Furniture is a functional and aesthetic solution for optimising space within our homes. Beyond its timeless appeal, wooden furniture offers versatility, durability, and the potential to maximise storage in every room.

Whether you live in a cosy apartment or a spacious house, strategic placement of your furniture can transform cluttered spaces into organised sanctuaries.

Let's explore some creative ways to leverage furniture for storage solutions across various rooms in your home.

Luis Oak Blanket Box

Living Room Storage

The living room is the heart of your home, a space for relaxation, entertainment, and socialising. By integrating your furniture that multitasks as storage solution you will maintain a tidy environment without compromising style.

  • Coffee Tables with Hidden Storage: Opt for coffee tables with concealed compartments or lift-up tops. These provide discreet storage for blankets, magazines, workout gear, and other living room essentials.

  • Sideboards and Storage Units: Add sideboard or open shelving units against empty walls to display books, lamps, decorative items, and family photos. Include baskets or decorative boxes to hide smaller items and keep the space organised.

 Evora Bookcase, made to order by Martelo and Mo

Clever Bedroom Storage Furniture

The bedroom should be a calm retreat promoting rest and relaxation. Incorporate furniture that offers ample storage solutions to streamline your morning and evening routines and maintain a clutter-free environment.

  • Bedside Cabinets with storage: These compact yet functional pieces provide convenient space for keeping nighttime essentials such as books, reading glasses, medications, or a glass of water within arm's reach. Choose bedside cabinets with drawers or shelves to accommodate various items while complementing your bedroom decor seamlessly. 

Rosa Bedside Cabinet with Rosso Luana marble top, made to order by Martelo and Mo.
  • Dressers: Choose dressers with various drawer sizes and compartments to accommodate different types of clothing and accessories: Utilise drawer dividers and organisers to maximise storage efficiency and keep items neatly arranged.

Bespoke Sideboard designed and made by Martelo and Mo for Bergman & Mar One Crown Place. Photography by Edmund Dabney.

Space Saving Entryway Solutions

Efficient storage is crucial in our entryways and to ensure easy access to your home while maintaining a clean and organised shoe and coat storage. Wooden furniture can play a significant role in optimising hallway storage.

  • Storage Bench: Choose a wooden bench with a storage shelf or baskets underneath to keep shoes, bags, and accessories neatly organised. This not only adds a practical storage solution but also creates a welcoming entryway for guests.

  • Open Shelving and Wall-Mounted Racks: Install wooden shelves or racks on empty hallway walls to display decorative items or hang your coats, scarfs and hats. This not only adds storage but also creates a visually appealing focal point in the entryway.

Left - Andrade Bench in Maple
Right - Belem Peg Hanger in Walnut


Functional Home Office

Creating an organised and functional home office space is essential for productivity. Incorporate wooden furniture that offers both style and storage solutions to keep your workspace clutter-free.

  • Desks with Storage: Choose a wooden desk with built-in drawers or cabinets to store office supplies, files, and electronic devices. Opt for a desk with a hutch or shelving unit to maximise vertical storage space.

Front view of Annie Armoire Desk: Dark green cabinet atop sculptural Oak legsFront view of Annie Armoire Desk: Opened door revealing adjustable shelves and retractable keyboard shelf
Annie Armoire Desk, made to order by Martelo and Mo
  • File Cabinets and Bookshelves: Invest in wooden file cabinets and bookshelves to keep important documents, books, and reference materials neatly organised and within reach. Use decorative baskets or bins to organise smaller items and maintain a tidy workspace.

Alba Filing Cabinet in Oak

In conclusion, wooden furniture presents endless opportunities for maximising storage in every room of your home.

By selecting pieces that combine functionality with aesthetic appeal, you can create organised and clutter-free spaces that enhance both comfort and style.

Whether you're furnishing a small apartment or a spacious house, adding clever storage solutions with wooden furniture can transform your living environment into a harmonious sanctuary.

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