Control the clutter with pretty storage options

Hello! I'm really glad you stopped by!  This week I am focusing on the smaller details that make a house a home...and make it so much prettier too.  Today I'm sharing tips on ways to hide those unsightly home items (the stuff you can't really throw out, but have no idea where or how to store it).  

Whether you purchase your storage, or get creative and make your own, hopefully you'll be inspired by this week's topic, and walk away with some simple ideas to implement in your home!  Let's get started....

1.  Crates

Decorative crates are everywhere it seems!  Buy them new, or find them at thrift stores or yard sales and "clean them up"  Below is an example of an old wire crate found at a local thrift shop. It was cleaned, spray painted gold, and fabric lined: 

The crate and basket/pillows look pretty right?  What's inside them is not.  Who knew?

The crate and basket/pillows look pretty right?  What's inside them is not.  Who knew?

2.  Smaller containers

Hide the small stuff with these smart "home-made" solutions.....

Using empty coffee cans or soup cans, place contact paper around them and label using label stickers. These are great for pantry items, art supplies, bathroom items, or anything small you want organized, and looking pretty! 

3.  Bookshelves or hutches

Bookshelves and hutches are great ways to store "things" in a pretty way.  You can hide smaller items in baskets or crates, and fill the gaps in with your decor....

Storing items non-traditionally in hutches is something we do often in our home. It's fun to use furniture in different ways, and helps to avoid the "shoving everything into drawers and closets" syndrome.  When something looks nice, we are more likely to continue that trend, putting all those "things" back where they belong. 

I am temporarily using this hutch (which is for sale!) for paint supplies and tools.  It will be bittersweet to say "good-bye" to this piece! 

I am temporarily using this hutch (which is for sale!) for paint supplies and tools.  It will be bittersweet to say "good-bye" to this piece! 

And there you have it.  Simple storage options that will not only help you organize, but provide a pretty way to display all those things that easily and quickly clutter up the house!  They are especially great when you are expecting company!  Just hide that clutter and you're good to go!  

What do you use to hide all the clutter?  Have you ever made your own "pretty" storage?  Share your ideas to Novo Decor Co. Facebook page HERE

Join me all week as I share more tips on all the little details that make your home good to great!  

Coming up tomorrow.....We can't forget the windows! Get those windows accessorized using this easy, no-sew window panel tutorial!