Invest in some smart storage solutions with these ideas:
1 Bed brilliance
A bed with built-in storage is a must-have for anyone who is short on room. It’s a great way to make the most of what would otherwise be wasted space, and will help to keep things looking clutter free. The Brusali bed frame comes in two sizes and is fitted with four large drawers, which are set on wheels for ease of use.
• Brusali bed frame (with Lönset slatted base), Dh1,245, Ikea stores across the UAE
2 Stand delivers
With its slimline shape and hidden storage sections, the Bonaldo Vision TV stand is perfect for smaller spaces. Capable of accommodating a flat-screen TV measuring up to 40 inches, there’s a cupboard built into the back of the stand, where you can keep remote controls, cables, power sockets and other bits and bobs, while CDs and DVDs can be neatly tucked into compartments in the side.
• Bonaldo Vision TV stand, Dh13,380, www.gomodern.co.uk
3 Everything in its place
If you’re living in a smaller apartment, organisation is key. Everything in your home should have a dedicated place, including your jewellery and accessories. This Jewellery Display from H and G Designs can either sit on a ledge or be hung from the wall. It stands 66 centimetres tall, is made from anodised brushed aluminium, comes in silver or gold versions and is topped with a suede leather strap.
• Jewellery Display, Dh951, www.handgdesigns.com
4 Top of the table
Any extra storage is a bonus when you live in a tiny space, so look for multifunctional pieces with hidden compartments. This Botero table is a great case in point. Designed by Alessandro Masturzo for the new Italian brand Mogg, the oval-shaped dining table doesn’t come cheap, but with its clean lines and hollowed-out base, it will serve you well even if you move on to larger digs.
• Mogg Botero dining table, Dh16,000, www.gomodern.co.uk
5 Racked up
Use your walls to your advantage. You can hang this Copper Storage Rack in your kitchen or bathroom and use it to string up a whole host of gadgets. Super-handy, but also unobtrusive, it comes complete with a set of hooks and a storage box.
• Copper Storage Rack, Dh194, www.tch.net
Source: art & life