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Behind closed doors: home storage ideas in a stylish apartment

The person living in this home is definitely no minimalist, though their ultra-organised apartment might have you thinking otherwise! It’s all down to the array of closed storage units throughout the house, keeping all but the absolute essentials and nice-to-look-ats hidden from view.

A dark-brown BESTÅ cabinet against a hessian wall, a BLEKKLINT table lamp and a SYMFONISK picture frame with WiFi speaker.
A dark-brown BESTÅ cabinet against a hessian wall, a BLEKKLINT table lamp and a SYMFONISK picture frame with WiFi speaker.

Hallway with a touch of wardrobe

With limited clothing storage space available in the bedroom, this home’s hallway steps in to help. A curated collection of hats are kept out on display, but what you don’t see are the jackets, scarves and other out-of-season attire that’s packed into the cabinet below. Elegant storage boxes in all shapes and sizes keep them neatly stored and easy to access when colder weather arrives.

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A black GALANT cabinet with one sliding door open. Two hats on stands are on top, between a lamp and a vase with reeds in it.
A black GALANT cabinet with one sliding door open and three shelves holding storage boxes with lids, round boxes and baskets.
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A home workspace you can hide away

The generous size of this cabinet means there’s plenty of space for other things too. Hidden behind the doors on the opposite end is a whole lot of paperwork, stationery and even a printer – all organised with the help of magazine files, boxes and more. Simply slide the doors shut to activate “out of office” mode.

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A black GALANT cabinet with an open sliding door showing three shelves holding files, storage boxes, a bag and a tray.
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Functional elegance

A wall-mounted TV bench is the main stage of this living room, commanding attention with its clean lines and wood-veneer doors. But don’t let its look fool you: this is one hard-working piece of furniture. Take a peek inside and an impressive amount of storage space presents itself, letting no charger or cable disrupt the style of the room around it.

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A dark-brown BESTÅ cabinet in a brown room, with a BLEKKLINT table lamp and a SYMFONISK picture frame with WiFi speaker.
Two black shelves, the bottom shelf has dark grey storage boxes and records on it. A RAGGISAR tray is on the floor in front.
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A toast to space-saving storage

On the opposite end of the room, the same wood-veneer doors appear once again – this time as an ultra-shallow floating cabinet for glassware. This adds much-appreciated storage to the dining area, while taking up zero floorspace. Closed doors have another function: keeping your favourite champagne coupes free of dust.

A BESTÅ wall cabinet with HEDEVIKEN doors with an owl and bottles on top, above a dining table holding bottles and glasses.
A BESTÅ wall cabinet with HEDEVIKEN doors. Two doors are open, showing glasses, coasters and cocktail-making accessories.

A well-tailored fit

Here’s a wardrobe as well-designed and put together as its contents, with doors that lighten up the room with a calm and elegant style. Interior organisers curate the collection of shirts, belts and spectacles, with integrated lighting to let each one shine.

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Two SVARTISDAL panels for sliding doors with a white paper effect finish on a PAX wardrobe, by a light green wall.
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Organise your style

The best thing about PAX wardrobes is that you can configure their interiors almost any way you want. This individual, for instance, only has a few shirts that need hanging – so drawers, shelves and display trays are ideal for the items he has more of.

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An open wardrobe with shelves on one side holding various items, a hanging rail on the other and pull-out trays below.
A drawer that's pulled out, showing a grey KOMPLEMENT insert with different types of glasses and a watch in the compartments.
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Bathroom storage that cleans up well

Creams, colognes, shampoos, foams and brushes are packed away into an elegant wall-mounted cabinet that complements the nearby mirror beautifully. There when you need them, hidden when you don’t.

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A wood-finish GODMORGON cabinet on a bathroom wall beside a STOCKHOLM mirror and with a wash-basin and towel rail below it.
A brown GODMORGON cabinet on a bathroom wall with an open door showing shelves holding toiletries and shaving accessories.
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