Almost everyone I work with stresses their need for storage. Sometimes that's the reason alone I get hired. Either way I love helping clients create effective and stylish systems to organize their stuff. I cannot stress this one enough guys! Make it look good and you'll want to use it.
A bookshelf is a great way to gain additional shelf space. White is a very clean look, but sometimes it's fun to paint the back of the piece (above Ben Moores "Soft Marigold" is especially fun). Add baskets (matching please!) to act like drawers. World Market has a great selection. Keep like items together and label your baskets so you know exactly where everything goes.
The light from IKEA is $3.99 yet makes your belongings feel so special. No excuses guys. $3.99. With the money you saved on the light, add this beautiful Anthropologie curtain. It will conceal you belongs and look pretty all at the same time.
Loving this look. Perfect for spring!