#2: ELVARLI Storage System

updated Jun 5, 2019
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IKEA says: Whether for a walk-in wardrobe, hallway solution or a business, ELVARLI storage system provides open storage that’s easy to get just right, while looking nice. ELVARLI storage system is the result of some innovative development at IKEA to create flexible, beautiful and lightweight storage.

ELVARLI storage system is elegantly designed with attention to small details like seamless joints and invisible fittings. The posts, drawer fronts and drawer tops are white giving it a fresh look, while bamboo shelves add warmth and character. A click-in function makes it easy to assemble and being made in lightweight aluminum, it’s even possible to take along this clever storage system when moving houses.

What We Predict: The ELVARI is the latest in a long line of modular storage systems that are buildable-to-size with a variable mix of open and closed storage. Like the IVAR before it, the adjustable heights will make it a possibility for all sorts of studios, apartments and homes that can use some more definition to their space.

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Let’s start with the most obvious option. Take a page from Adam & Daniel’s book and use a plant-filled unit as a room divider in your open-plan apartment. The EVARLI’s white metal build, rounded edges, and slimmer profile makes it even more attractive and less clunky looking.

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Leaning ladders are great impromptu storage units that also look decorative, like this one from Livet Hemma made from IVAR side units. It’s a perfectly pretty solution for extra clothes lying around in the bedroom, and the EVARLI has a similar component.

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Or, try this advanced move and hack some space-saving bathroom storage out of a single unit. Natasha, via IKEA Hackers, used a curtain for some camouflage, but it’s baskets and storage bins would work nicely too.

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