Admittedly, this is less about utility and more about the element of surprise and aesthetics, but we love this store display of old furnishings mounted onto the wall, used as part display, part storage. Not many of us have a whole room to convert into a unique walk-in closet (though this is obviously a clothing retailer), but this blend of display and storage is playfully inspiring...
We wished we had a garage so we could collect and keep vintage/thrift store furnishings like this project by Sloom & slordig
. We'd have a wall collection of credenzas and Midcentury stereo cabinets (personally our favourite furnishing pieces).
The idea isn't so crazy when we remember that one of our favourite Smallest Coolest entries
ever had chairs stored and displayed on the wall. You'd just have to be really, really sure you mount them securely on studs, or your collection might literally bring down the house.