The first thing you might want to consider when looking to upgrade your home decor is adding more storage solutions – that’s arguably the number one problem every home owner has to face. But that doesn’t mean you have to resort to ugly shelves, racks and boxes just to have where to keep your stuff.

Having to add more storage units to your home is the perfect opportunity to improve your decor too. One great way to do that is by doing it yourself in rustic style. Not only you can be proud of what you make with your own hands but rustic accents bring a lot of warmth and style to your place, making it that much cozier. Here are 15 DIY storage ideas to do it.

Birch Wall Hooks

Are you up for a unique decor feature? Try these birch wall hooks that look a lot more interesting than a regular coat rack. We love the minimalist and rustic style that this idea introduces.

Coffee Mug Rack

Your kitchen needs this awesome coffee mug rag that you can make from pallet wood. The idea is so simple but quite genius – it had spread like wildfire on Pinterest a while ago.

Bathroom Mirror with Storage Shelf

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This mirror with storage shelf for your bathroom is not only relatively easy to build, it’s practical in providing a lot of storage for small things, not to mention it looks super attractive. (Read also about our picks for the best bookshelves for small spaces.)

Rolling Bookshelf

Build this rolling bookshelf (which is quite an easy project if you follow the tutorial) and save on a storage unit furniture while adding an attractive decor feature to your living room. It’s perfect for storage and display vignettes.

Apothecary Cabinet

While this project is a bit more involved than others on this list, it can be just what you need if you’re looking for a storage system with more space. This rustic apothecary cabinet is visually appealing and obviously practical. Try the tutorial if you’re up for the challenge.

Clock End Table

When it comes to unique ideas, this end table is certainly one of a kind. Take an old clock face and turn it into a whimsical end table for your sofa (read also about our picks for the best sleeper sofas). Extra decor points guaranteed.

Wood Slice Shelves

Rustic or modern industrial – likely something in between – these adorable little shelves
will sprinkle your kitchen decor with whimsy. And this project is quite simple to do too.