By Lindsay Cohn

Published on October 8, 2017

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Photography by THE CRAFTED LIFE

Fall is prime time to get organized. But if your dwelling lacks square footage, you’ll need to get creative and, perhaps, crafty with your storage solutions. To help you curb the clutter, we hand-picked DIY projects that are specifically designed for small spaces. Think: ladders, pegboards, and jewelry displays. Whether you live in an apartment, dorm room, or tiny home, the how-tos ahead are sure to take your pad from cramped to chic.

Rainbow Pegboard

Calling all DIY aficionados! We love this rainbow-bright, makeshift workshop. From spray paint and tape to scissors and pliers, everything has its designated place. The eye-catching use of color doesn’t hurt either.

Get the how-to on The Crafted Life.

 
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Photography by KRISTIN MANSKY: MOSS & MAIN VIA KJ WINE BLOG

Two-Tier Wood Produce Stand

Kitchen short on counter space? Don’t waste valuable real estate with bowls and racks. Instead stockpile fruits and veggies in a wood crate produce stand.

Get the how-to on KJ Wine Blog.

 
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Wrapping Paper-Covered Boxes  

Infuse some feminine charm and structure into your abode with a pair of pretty paper-covered boxes—perfect for stashing trinkets and technology. (Why does everything come with so many extra cords?) Gold leather handles add a luxe touch.

Get the how-to on Club Crafted.

 
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Color Block Storage Lockers

A mud room is the dream, right? But that’s not the reality for most us. So the entryway becomes a catch-all for everything from shoes and bags to cold-weather gear. This storage locker is a genius solve. The open design prevents it from looking bulky and the color-block detail really makes a splash.

Get the how-to on Sugar & Cloth.

 
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Branch Jewelry Display

City-dwellers know that sometimes a bedroom really only fits a bed. A wall-mounted branch keeps chains tidy and untangled. Plus, it doesn’t require any dresser space.

Get the how-to on For the Makers.

 
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Horseshoe Bathroom Shelf

Infuse some Western flair into your commode with this rustic, horseshoe-accented shelf, cleverly made to hold towels as well as decorative accoutrements.

Get the how-to on Mountain Modern Life.

 
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Wood Dowel Blanket Ladder

If you’re anything like us, you’ve amassed quite the collection of blankets and throws. A ladder is handy solution for housing textiles—and it takes up virtually no room. Pro tip: Don’t limit yourself to the living quarters, it’s great for bath towels or extra bed lines, like quilts and coverlets, too.

Get the how-to on Francois Et Moi.

 
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Hanging Clothes Rail

Lacking closet space? Rather than potentially ruining prized garments by stuffing them in draws already filled to the brim, give dresses, skirts, and coats the hanging room they deserve (and need) with a wall-mounted rack.

Get the how-to on  Burkatron.

 
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Color Block Storage

Short on square footage and storage? This colorful cabinet is a cheerful and creative fix. The horizontal orientation is ideal for an open floor plan, like a studio or loft. And its low-profile keeps it from overwhelming a small space, with the added bonus of not blocking windows.

Get the how-to on Sugar & Cloth.

 
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Reclaimed Cubby Shelf

If your kitchen is cluttered with cookbooks and recipes cards, we’d recommend streamlining it with a cubby shelf, like this reclaimed wood beauty.

Get the how-to on The House of Wood.

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Wood Earring Board

When you have the perfect pair of earrings to complete your outfit, but can’t find them… If that’s ever happened to you, you’re probably using the wrong storage system, or, worse, none at all. This tri-chromatic, easel-propped wooden board offers instant access to studs, hoops, and statement styles.

Get the how-to on Club Crafted.