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13 smart ways to use wall space for extra storage

Whether you have a small home or plenty of room to spread out, using wall space for organizing and extra storage is always a smart idea.

Go vertical with these creative storage ideas for small spaces. Wall storage is an often overlooked solution and an easy way to add more storage and DIY décor to your home at the same time.

Adding extra storage to your wall spaces is a smart idea because:

  • It’s convenient. Things stay close at hand, but out of the way.
  • Things stay neater. Sweaters or coats on hooks are automatically tidier than a crammed drawer. It takes almost no effort to hang something on a hook, whereas what kid will take the time to hang something nicely on a hanger?
  • Things stay visible. If you’re like me, you want a visual overview of what you’re looking for. Using wall and door spaces for storage keeps things easy to find.
  • It’s efficient. If storage space is at a premium, using wall space is a great way to squeeze in extra storage and keep the piles from forming and the cupboards from overflowing.
  • It can be attractive. If you put a little effort into making it stylish, it doubles as decor!

I found some smart uses of wall space for organizing on Pinterest. Here are some of my favorites.

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Go vertical with these creative storage ideas for small spaces. Wall storage is an often overlooked solution and an easy way to add more storage and DIY décor to your home at the same time.
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When you use the back of a door for sturdy storage, you really maximize your available space. Pretty labeled totes do double-duty as storage and decor.

Go vertical with these creative storage ideas for small spaces. Wall storage is an often overlooked solution and an easy way to add more storage and DIY décor to your home at the same time.
Source: Landeeseelandeedo

Striped towel hooks add a vivid pop of color to the bathroom. Plus, you’ll have room for more towels than with ordinary towel bars.

Go vertical with these creative storage ideas for small spaces. Wall storage is an often overlooked solution and an easy way to add more storage and DIY décor to your home at the same time.
Source: Martha Stewart

Add simple ribbon loops to your bath towels to keep them on the hook and promote even drying. Bonus points for color-coding!

Go vertical with these creative storage ideas for small spaces. Wall storage is an often overlooked solution and an easy way to add more storage and DIY décor to your home at the same time.
Source: Life as a Thrifter

This DIY shutter display is a stylish way to display cards and notes in a minimum of space.

Go vertical with these creative storage ideas for small spaces. Wall storage is an often overlooked solution and an easy way to add more storage and DIY décor to your home at the same time.
Source: Amazon

These hanging wall pockets keep lots of things organized and at hand.

Go vertical with these creative storage ideas for small spaces. Wall storage is an often overlooked solution and an easy way to add more storage and DIY décor to your home at the same time.
Source: Sheldon Rachel

This old picture frame takes just a short time to DIY and keeps jewelry free from tangling and easy to select. So cute!

Go vertical with these creative storage ideas for small spaces. Wall storage is an often overlooked solution and an easy way to add more storage and DIY décor to your home at the same time.
Source: BHG

Or even just use some dainty hooks for instant jewelry storage – how practical and sweet!

Go vertical with these creative storage ideas for small spaces. Wall storage is an often overlooked solution and an easy way to add more storage and DIY décor to your home at the same time.
Source: Amazon

Hooks for keys are a must-have for an organized home. I love this basket for the outgoing mail.

Go vertical with these creative storage ideas for small spaces. Wall storage is an often overlooked solution and an easy way to add more storage and DIY décor to your home at the same time.
Source: Shanty 2 Chic

A few hooks and some $1 buckets keep art supplies handy and the workspace clear. I love organizing with containers!

Go vertical with these creative storage ideas for small spaces. Wall storage is an often overlooked solution and an easy way to add more storage and DIY décor to your home at the same time.
Source: Clean and Scentsible

Then take that artwork and clip it up for instant wall art with this super easy clipboard display.

Go vertical with these creative storage ideas for small spaces. Wall storage is an often overlooked solution and an easy way to add more storage and DIY décor to your home at the same time.
Source: Jill Ruth & Co.

An old picture frame + some burlap or scrapbook paper makes a pretty dry erase board. Did you know any dry erase marker will work on glass?

Go vertical with these creative storage ideas for small spaces. Wall storage is an often overlooked solution and an easy way to add more storage and DIY décor to your home at the same time.
Source: Crafty Southern Mama

Backpacks on hooks are soooo much nicer than having them piled on the floor. Can you relate?

Go vertical with these creative storage ideas for small spaces. Wall storage is an often overlooked solution and an easy way to add more storage and DIY décor to your home at the same time.
Source: Cosmopolitan

A couple of Command hooks inside a cupboard door put an end to a tangle of cords in the bathroom cupboard. Grab some Command hooks on Amazon >>

Other Smart Vertical Storage Ideas:

When you’re lacking counter space, floor space, or storage space in general, here are a few clever storage solutions to give you that extra space while organizing your home.

  • Hang your guitar on the wall (using wall hooks like these)
  • Hang your bike on the wall
  • Add hooks to the bottom of kitchen cabinets for coffee mugs, utensils, etc.
  • Wall mount a TV in order to free up some counter space on your entertainment unit
  • Add a grid or pegboard to the wall (Something like this is so versatile!)
  • Hang a magazine/book rack
  • Add wall shelving inside a deep closet behind the clothing rack. (Or if you have the room, put an entire dresser inside a closet.)

If you’re dealing with a lot of clutter, think about where you can add some hooks or other ways to go vertical with your storage.

>> Looking for more organization ideas when you are low on space? Try looking under your bed!

What are your favorite tips for wall storage?

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12 thoughts on “13 smart ways to use wall space for extra storage”

  1. I like the towels with the hanging loop on them! We have a towel bar and a hook on the back of the bathroom door (that never gets used, because we forget it’s there!), but a few hooks on the wall and these looped towels would be way better – and more colorful!!

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  2. I have been using nice curtain tie-back hooks for hanging scarves on…bigger than regular hooks and decorative too! Could be used for beaded necklaces also.

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  3. I love these tips! The ideas for jewelry are great because mine is currently in a pile on top of my dresser. I find that one major “storage” need we have in our home is for all the papers lying around. We have a file box for the things we need to keep long-term, but we end up with a mess of papers that we only need for a week or two. They pile up into a huge stack until we finally go through them and throw most of them away. I need to find something I can hang up that allows me to organize those papers! Any suggestions?

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  4. So nice ideas! I just moved to a new place and my current mission is organizing all storage spaces. Although I’m a professional at big storage solutions, organizing my home is not so simple. Your post gave me some good ideas, and I’m definitely taking advantage of it. Thank you for sharing all these great suggestions! Greets, Dianne from http://selfstoragechelsea.co.uk/ 🙂

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  5. Using the wall for storing things is a brilliant idea! I live in a small apartment and this will save me so much room! I will definitely will use some of these storage ideas! It is true that having you stuff stored on the wall makes them so much more visible and accessible. I think that I must start with my jewelry because my jewelry storage boxes are so full and I don’t really know what I have anymore. Thanks for the post! Greetings!

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