6 ways to tell a story through your storage

01 November 2015

We were flicking through the new IKEA FIND IT! book and loved this chapter featuring the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. We’re especially inspired by how he made storage set-ups a big part of the look and style of his home. Come see some of the solutions we thought were fantastic and see how they’re done.

These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here he shows how to use storage to add to your homes look and feel. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here he shows how to use storage to add to your homes look and feel. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here he shows how to use storage to add to your homes look and feel. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here he shows how to use storage to add to your homes look and feel. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here he shows how to use storage to add to your homes look and feel. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here he shows how to use storage to add to your homes look and feel. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here he shows how to use storage to add to your homes look and feel. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here he shows how to use storage to add to your homes look and feel. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here he shows how to use storage to add to your homes look and feel. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here he shows how to use storage to add to your homes look and feel. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here he shows how to use storage to add to your homes look and feel. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here he shows how to use storage to add to your homes look and feel.

1. CLOTHES CAN BE LIKE ART if you use a hanging frame and colour coordinate them. Give the whole setting a little space to make a bigger impact.

These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here shoe boxes can be like a still life display if you build them into an interesting shape. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here shoe boxes can be like a still life display if you build them into an interesting shape. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here shoe boxes can be like a still life display if you build them into an interesting shape. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here shoe boxes can be like a still life display if you build them into an interesting shape. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here shoe boxes can be like a still life display if you build them into an interesting shape. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here shoe boxes can be like a still life display if you build them into an interesting shape. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here shoe boxes can be like a still life display if you build them into an interesting shape. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here shoe boxes can be like a still life display if you build them into an interesting shape. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here shoe boxes can be like a still life display if you build them into an interesting shape. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here shoe boxes can be like a still life display if you build them into an interesting shape. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here shoe boxes can be like a still life display if you build them into an interesting shape. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here shoe boxes can be like a still life display if you build them into an interesting shape.

2. SHOE STORAGE CAN BE A STILL LIFE DISPLAY. Just bring them out of the cupboard and build them into a interesting shape. We like how these ones make a frame for the shoes inside.

3. SHOW OFF YOUR CHARACTER by building stories with your storage. Rustic boots and leather bags put together give an adventurous feel for example.

4. EMPHASISE YOUR EXISTING SETTINGS. We like how the  straight lines of these storage boxes make a nice contrast to the rustic seating in this palatial hallway.

These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here a pulley and rope makes an unconventional hanging rack. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here a pulley and rope makes an unconventional hanging rack. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here a pulley and rope makes an unconventional hanging rack. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here a pulley and rope makes an unconventional hanging rack. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here a pulley and rope makes an unconventional hanging rack. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here a pulley and rope makes an unconventional hanging rack. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here a pulley and rope makes an unconventional hanging rack. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here a pulley and rope makes an unconventional hanging rack. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here a pulley and rope makes an unconventional hanging rack. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here a pulley and rope makes an unconventional hanging rack. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here a pulley and rope makes an unconventional hanging rack. These images were taken from the IKEA Find it! book showing off the Paris home of stylist Hans Blomquist. Here a pulley and rope makes an unconventional hanging rack.

5. BE UNCONVENTIONAL. This might be for the more handy among us, but unconventional techniques like this rope and pulley help make a stylish storage setpiece.

6. SHOWING OFF YOUR CHARACTER is the most important thing. Pull your favourite things out of drawers and hang them out giving them enough space to make a strong expression.