I think people often overlook wall space for storage solutions. You can buy modular wall unit sections at places like Target, Sears, Home Depot, Lowes, and Walmart. Then install them in various configurations in the sizes and shapes you need.
A MUCH cheaper idea is to individually cover a series of large cardboard boxes, laying on their sides with the top or largest opening facing towards you, with pretty wrapping paper, connect them together and fasten to wall with a bunch of push pins, or short finishing nails!
Shelves can also be made from scrap pieces of plywood--perhaps you can get a discount from Home Depot or Lowes? Spray paint them in bright colors, and install using inexpensive wall brackets.
at 4:48 PM on Mar. 28, 2010