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Ten homes featuring smart and stylish storage solutions

For our latest lookbook, we've collected ten interiors that use clever storage solutions, including custom-made shelving, pegboard walls and hidden bench spaces, to create streamlined, uncluttered interiors.

These homes from the Dezeen archive all feature storage design that helps them make the most of their space.

From Taiwan to Portugal, from micro apartments to homes with double-height ceilings, there are solutions for homes of all sizes.

This is the latest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks series that provides visual inspiration for designers and design enthusiasts. Previous lookbooks include homes with playful slides, stylish plywood interiors and interiors with window seats.

Ti Clara by Espaço p2 Architects

Ti Clara, Portugal, by Atelier Espaço P2

Architecture studio Atelier Espaço P2 inserted wood-lined interiors into this single-storey home in Ansião, Portugal.

It used custom-made built-in furniture elements to make the most of the space, including a wooden surround at the living room threshold that doubles as a bookshelf and coat rack.

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Interiors of Apartment X, designed by KC Design Studio

Apartment X, Taiwan, by KC Design Studio

A clever pegboard-like wall design was used to create adaptable storage in this apartment in Taiwan. The owner of the 46-square metre apartment can add shelving to the wall and use it to display and store books and decorative items.

The shelves can be moved and added to whenever he wants, creating an easy storage solution that can be continuously expanded.

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La Madriguera by Delavegacanolasso

La Madriguera, Spain, by Delavegacanolasso

In Madrid, a disused art studio was turned into a mirrored extension by studio Delavegacanolasso.

Inside the 50-square-metre house, the studio has added plenty of built-in storage, which was designed to run around the periphery of the room to free-up floor space.

A wooden work desk by the window slots perfectly into the space above a storage area with simple, sleek white drawers and cabinets.

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Block Village by Hao Design

Block Village, Taiwan, by Hao Design

Hao Design transformed this apartment in Kaohsiung, Taiwan by adding an upper level with a second bedroom and more storage space.

To connect the two floors, the studio designed a blocky wooden staircase. A matching double-storey bookcase covers the wall behind and integrates shelves, windows and a desk to create a clever storage unit that also functions as a workstation.

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EBBA architects interior Bow Quarter

East End apartment, UK, by EBBA Architects

A double-height storage wall made from white-stained pine emphasises the ceiling height of the main living space in this London apartment.

With its added cabinets underneath, the custom-built shelf enables the owners of the flat in a former matchstick factory to really take advantage of all of the room's available space.

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Borden residence by StudioAC

Borden residence, Canada, by StudioAC

StudioAC added short wood cabinets, which it describes as "contemporary wainscotting", to the Borden residence in Downtown Toronto to create storage and give the impression of more space.

On the ground floor, one of the cabinets stretches throughout the open-plan space to form the base of a built-in fireplace and kitchen counter.

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Bedroom of Upper Wimpole Street apartment by Jonathan Tuckey Design

Upper Wimpole Street apartment, UK, by Jonathan Tuckey Design

Architecture studio Jonathan Tuckey Design filled this apartment in London's Marylebone neighbourhood with pastel-coloured storage walls.

These deep-set walls are made from medium-density fibreboard (MDF) and were designed as built-in furniture, negating a need for standard shelves and cupboards. In the bedroom, open shelves were added to the storage walls to create bedside tables.

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Slim Fit by Ana Rocha Architecture

Slim Fit, the Netherlands, by Ana Rocha Architecture

The wooden Slim Fit house in Holland is spread over three floors and makes the most of its 16-square-metre footprint.

Bookshelves have been fitted to the back wall of the stairway to both add storage space and creative a decorative detail.

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Apartments in Senri by Nmstudio Architects

Danchi, Japan, by Nmstudio Architects and Nozoe Shimpei Architects

This public-housing complex in Osaka, Japan, was given raised plywood floors and pegboard walls to let residents customise their apartments.

The 30-centimetre-high floors are hollow so that items can be stored underneath. Users can also hang shelves and hooks on the perforated walls for more convenient storage solutions.

Find out more about Danchi › 

LIFE Micro Apartments by Ian Lee

LIFE micro apartments, South Korea, by Ian Lee

These South Korean micro apartments have birch-lined walls with hidden storage to maximise useable space.

Window seats feature hidden storage underneath and the walls have multiple cupboards. The minimalist apartments measure between just 16 to 23 square metres in size.

Find out more about LIFE micro apartments › 

This is the latest in our series of lookbooks providing curated visual inspiration from Dezeen's image archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks showcasing window seatsplywood interiors and playful slides.