Hiding in Plain Sight: Camouflage Your Storage

Hiding in Plain Sight: Camouflage Your Storage

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Carrie McBride
Dec 4, 2015

Do you see it? You do, but it took a second, right? I'm referring to the behemoth storage in the corner of this living room. Storing things, especially in small homes, isn't just about where to house them, but how to do it in a way that doesn't leave your space looking like a storage facility. Choosing storage, large or small, that is the same color as the background is one of the easiest and most effective tricks for "hiding" it. Take a look at more examples:

This bank of white cabinets blends in perfectly with the walls and affords a ton of storage without drawing attention.

(Image credit: Alvhem Interiors)

The idea is especially suited to an open layout studio such as the bank of white storage cabinets next to the bed in this home on Alvhem Interiors.

(Image credit: Sarah Coffey)

These two Trones storage boxes blend right into the wall in Apartment Therapy contributor Sarah Coffey's home.

Even small storage, like these boxes above the kitchen cabinets, are unobtrusive when the same color as the surrounding wall and cabinets.

Here's the same idea but in black. Not everything on this wall is black, but the color and uniformity of the small storage pieces helps them fade into the background.

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