USING A CURTAIN ROD FOR STORAGE SOLUTIONS
Fix those Empty Wall Blues with a Rod! What can you do with a metal curtain rod? If you have an empty wall, you can do a surprising amount to create convenience and interest. Grab yourself some hooks, buckets, and baskets and you go downright crazy!
I’ve never been one to think that empty walls are the domain of just pictures and clocks. I tend to look for different ways to make use of space, display items and generally make things more efficient. Using hanging rods allows for this in a number of different rooms plus, it also makes a great play for storage and efficiency in tiny spaces.
RODS & BASKETS
Metal rods with baskets and hooks are great in the bathroom. As Stimulistas we have so many small things that need organizing. Hair brushes, makeup, cotton swabs – you already know they work perfectly in a basket, so why not put them in reach like on the back of your bathroom door? Add a plant or other décor item and suddenly your beauty mess looks, well, beautiful!
Display Grandma’s pretty tea towels that you love but can’t bear to use. Add a few awkward utensils like the potato masher, the strainer, and the grater and voila! Your messy, hard to store kitchen items become a focal point. A good one at that!
DECORATE WITH PLANTS
Another thing I enjoy seeing incorporated into the function of rods and baskets is plants. A little greenery goes a long way and in the kitchen that can naturally mean herbs or even African Violets for colour. Mixing pots, pans, and plants make an unusual blend of hard and metal and soft and natural. Throw in a cutting board for good measure.
One of my favourite things in a past home was the pot rack hanging on the wall. Not only did it free up valuable cabinet space, it also put pots and pans at my fingertips and created a discussion-worthy feature in my home. Give it a go – all you have to lose is a blank wall.