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Cube storage is so popular because it’s efficient and modern. Used in every room it can hold everything from books to kid’s toys. Though simple, storage cubes come in a variety of materials and designs offering various options for your interior. Modular cubes allow for more flexibility when it comes to growing storage demands. And clear display boxes provided with a practical yet beautiful way to show off your precious collectibles.

Cube Nightstands

Cube nighstand 25 Creative Ways to Use Cube Storage in Decor

Storage cubes are versatile, so you can use them in place of many other furnishings like nightstands. Cubes are better than those regular nightstands because they don’t look as bulky. You can display accessories or books all the while hiding extra blankets and sheets inside the storage baskets.

A DIY by The Every Girl uses Ikea’s Kallax shelf as a glamorous nightstand. And it fits seamlessly into the white modern bedroom thanks to its smooth and streamlined design.

Teen girl bedroom 25 Creative Ways to Use Cube Storage in Decor

House of Rose used the cubby shelving from Target to create a nightstand for this adorable teen girl’s bedroom. Outfitted with two grey bins and wire baskets the nightstand provides with display and hidden storage options.

Anything can go on top of a cubby from a night lamp to reading glasses. Here Mandy of House of Rose used decorative letters to spell the appropriate Dream and Pretty Little Things.

Cubes for Kid’s Storage

Nursery cube storage

This nursery by Sissy and Marley makes use of the cubby shelving for storing all the little things a newborn may require. Striped bins offer a neater, cleaner way to organize storage as well as provide a contrasting pattern to the star spangled wallpaper.

Bins and storage boxes can always be replaced with ornamental accessory bowls, display boxes and objects, which will give your storage a more decorated look.

Cube storage in kid's room

Leclair Decor also makes a case for cube storage in a kid’s room. It looks neat and highly organized and seems like it has a huge storage capacity.

Bright plastic bins act as accents and correspond with the room’s color scheme. They can also be signed for easier organization and access to the toys, books, or drawing supplies.

IKEA Kallax Shelving

Big cube storage doesn’t have to be limited to the kid’s room only. The Graceful Welding used a 5×5 Kallax shelf from IKEA to organize an office closet. As you can see it’s a pretty cool way to also display family photos and trinkets.

Besides the weaved storage baskets they used kraft paper magazine holders and accessory dishes to keep the closet well-organized.

Cube Storage Home Bar

Stephanie Scholl's Raleigh, NC Apartment

Organizing a home bar is a challenging task. You need quite a bit of space and custom furnishings. Or do you?

This Raleigh apartment features an Ikea shelving unit turned into a home bar. Filled with glasses, plates, and bottles the cubby makes for a nice entertainment corner.

Cube storage bar

It’s a great way to fit a home bar or coffee station into a small apartment. Treat it as a console and place it along the wall where it will not obstruct any pathways.

A few candleholders, vases, or planters should be enough to add a bit of flair to it and a mirror or an artwork should complete the arrangement.

Cube Storage For Every Room

Cube storage divider

As if to prove that the cube shelving can be used for virtually anything Marta of Sweet Harmonie has created a room divider out of one. Sweet little thing separates living and dining areas from the rest of the room creating a more intimate atmosphere.

Here the shelves aren’t used to the fullest, but this is what gives them such an airy look. Besides, the bottom shelves with storage drawers seem to be enough to store some books or utensils.

Mixxit Storage Cube Furniture

A small cubby also makes for a great TV cabinet. Fill it with bins for a more organized look or leave the shelves open; it’s incredibly functional.

Modular cubbies can provide even more storage space and, moreover, arranged in many interesting ways to create an entire entertainment center.

Verner Panton Wire Shelving Montana Cube-Shelf

As an alternative you could use some wire storage cubes if you’re after a more utilitarian look. If not, though, here is a wire shelving by Verner Panton that looks as exquisite as wire can get.

First created in 1955 the wire shelving design still looks modern. Staying true to the original design specifications it can be stacked and rearranged in a variety of ways to fit with your interior and needs.

Cool cube storage idea

Not all storage cubes are plain white. Some designs are eye-catchy and even come with their own flair. These rather retro-looking perforated cubes are full of detail.

Some feature wooden legs and can be used separately. Others can be stacked as in case with the modular cubes. And their colors offer great dynamic and flexibility when it comes to decor.

Office Cube Storage

Fairphone's Amsterdam Office shelves

Customized cube storage is never boring either. Melinda Delst Interior Design and Studio Modderman worked together on Fairphone’s head office design and came up with a cube shelf idea for the kitchen.

Framed in steel these wooden cubes are housing tableware, some products as well as small decorative plants. What a neat alternative to the tired kitchen cabinets!

Modern office storage

Where do you need efficient storage the most? Why, a home office, of course! Cubby shelving takes up little space, but offers a splendid way of organizing your reading material, office documentation, and even crafting supplies.

In this modern office the checkered cubby shelving creates an interesting dynamic. Its glossy doors are disguising half of the library amplifying natural light from the window. And the open shelves show only the of your choosing.

Home office storage

Cube storage in a crafting room, what can be better? Stowing all the little crafting supplies in storage baskets keeps the room neat and clutter-free.

Cubbies are great at dividing supplies by categories or need, which helps immensely with space-management and organization.

Home Library Cube Storage

IKEA hack shelving

It’s not hard to see why Ikea’s Kallax shelving is so popular. Look at how these stacked units create an impressive library/display in an entrepreneur couple’s San Francisco home.

The floor-to-ceiling shelving was safely fixed to both the ceiling and floors and each unit was bolted together. Achieved on a budget the result looks luxurious and expensive.

Readyourbookcase by Saporiti

Read Your Bookcase is one of those designs that stirred up the net back when it just came out. And you probably can see why. Spelling its very name the bookcase comes with 16 cubic shelves that allow for flexible book storage.

Even when it’s filled up to the brim you can spell out each and every word. No more plain book arrangements there.

Lago Sistema Net by Mobil House

Lago Sistema Net is another way to create a home library. These modular cubes come in a succession of lines with the occasional openings that make for an airy look.

Use it as a room divider or create a reading nook by arranging the cubes in a semi-circle. Possibilities are endless in terms of both size and arrangements.

Cube Shelves

DIY cube shelves

Cube shelves are equally useful and versatile. These can be used in virtually any room from kitchen to hallway. These easy DIY cubbies were made for the bathroom.

Their L-shape ensures a neat intriguing look and decorative display objects help jazz up the entire room.

Modular Corner Cube Wall Shelf

Modular cube shelves are an even better idea. These can fill up an awkward corner going all the way up in alternating patterns. Made from stackable differently sized cubes the system can be rearranged on a whim.

It can be used as floor shelving or a wall unit. Available in six different colors the shelf looks like it’d make a great addition to the kid’s or teen’s room.

Cube Storage for Kitchen & Bath

Kitchen storage


Cubby wall shelving seems like a perfect fit for a kitchen. Glasses go into one cube, a serving dish into another and so every tableware item has its own special place.

Besides you can show off your china and crystal flatware on those open shelves. And if you would like to hide a thing or two a bin or a basket is always an option.

Kitchen cube storage

Open shelving is a tricky design solution. On one hand you get to display utensils, but on the other it may get messy very quickly and there is no way to hide it until you have time to clean and organize the contents again.

Before choosing cube storage for kitchen be sure you can keep the order on the shelves at all times.

Bathroom cube storage

A cubby in a bathroom is a space-saver. It’s also easy to organize all those little things in a cube storage. Here is a great DIY shelving that separates first aid kit from the towels and toilet paper.

The idea of the project was also to give the guests an idea what’s lies in each bin and where they can find what they need.

Display Storage Boxes

Acrylic display boxes

Display storage boxes are more decorative than functional, but they can often be both. For instance, these wall-mounted acrylic display boxes are used to organize kid’s things and toys in a sophisticated way.

Such boxes can also store a figurine collection or some art objects. It’s a great way to create wall art all the while storing sensitive things that you wouldn’t want to toss in a drawer.

Kartell plastic cubes

Kartell’s textured plastic cubes are attractive and colorful. And since they are equally functional and decorative they can hold anything from shoes to antique collectibles.

Different colors are also helpful if you want to add an accent to the interior. Many a time storage cubes aren’t meant for making a statement in decor, but these were designed to attract attention.

Glass wall shelves

Pappus Square Wall Display are the glass wall shelves you can also use as decor elements for your desk, nightstand, or side table. Use them to display your favorite plants or store jewelry and accessories. This is a great way to get rid of clutter and make every little thing work for your decor.

Probably the most important thing about cubby shelving is that it’s very affordable. The shelf itself will probably run you less than $100 and storage bins and drawers won’t mount up to even $50. Cease this decor opportunity to organize your space and create all those things you’ve always wanted like a home bar or a library.


DIY Cube Organizer Shelf- IKEA Kallax Knock Off

DIY Cube Organizer Shelf- IKEA Kallax Knock Off

I love the Kallax line at IKEA.  Seriously love it.  My whole craft room is full of the cube organizers.  I just love the look of them but also how functional they are.  They can hold a ton of stuff and they look good too.  Really they are so great.  We are redoing our loft area and we needed a piece of furniture that was short enough that would fit under the TV’s (there are going to be more than one once we get it all done) but functional enough that it would hold all of our gaming consoles and controllers and electronics.  I immediately knew that I wanted to some kind of cube organizer but when I was looking into buying one, I could only find ones that were 4 cubes long and I wanted at least 6 cubes.  I thought about buying two 3 cube shelves and building a top for it to make it look like one big piece but I figured if I was going to be building a top, I might as well build the whole thing.  I’m so glad that we decided to make it because then we could make it exactly how we wanted and make it fit our space perfectly.  We ended up with 7 cubes in it and I love how it looks in my loft area.

This is how we made it:

We headed to home depot and picked up the wood.  We ended up going with the melamine boardthat was 15 3/4 inches wide and 97″ long.  In order to get the 7 cubes in it, we had to have 97″ and since the fabric cube organizers are 15″ deep, we needed it to be at least 15 inches.  So really, this board was perfect for what we were making.  We bought 4 of these boards, two for the top and then two for the shelves.

Using our table saw, we cut the boards.  For the cube pieces, we cut the boards to be 15 3/4″ x 15 3/4″.  We cut 8 of them.  The top and bottom pieces of the shelves, we didn’t cut at all.

Once all the inside pieces were cut, we started assembling the cube organizer.  Using a 1/2″ hole drill bit, we drilled a hole into the bottom piece of the shelf.  Then we aligned the side piece up and drilled a little hole through the two pieces using a drill bit.  Then using a 2 inch screw, we screwed the pieces together.

In order to fit the fabric cube organizer, the sections have to be 13″ apart (the containers are 12.75″).  We marked the 13″ from the side board and worked our way to the center.  We would drill the hole and screw the piece together on one side and then flip the whole thing over and screw in the other side before moving to the next piece.

Here are all of the pieces screwed in.  The 97″ board fit 7 cubes perfectly.  Each cube is 13″ and there are 7 of them so 13″ x 7 = 91″.  Then the board are 3/4″ inches thick and there are 8 of them, so 3/4″ x 8 = 6″.  Add those two together, 91″ + 6″ = 97″.  Now it works out perfectly, but because there isn’t much room for error, the sections that we built the shelf in the middle of it, we actually made them 12.75″, just in case there were some problems in the middle.  Since they didn’t have the containers in them, they didn’t have to be 13″ wide.

Next we put on the other piece of the shelf and screwed it in.  We started from the outsides, got sides screwed in and then screwed in the middle pieces.

Here it is all put together :).

We wanted to added a little bit more flare, so we added a 1/3 piece of trim to the top.  We just nailed it onto the top piece.  ***This is just for looks, if you don’t want to add the trim, you don’t have to.  Instead of cutting the pieces 15 3/4″ x 15 3/4″, you would cut them 13 1/2″ x 15 3/4″.  The shelf would 13 1/2″ high instead of 15 3/4″ high.***

Two of the cubes we made shelves for consoles.  We just drilled holes and added shelf pegs.  These pieces were cut to fit the cube, so they are 12 3/4″ x 15 3/4″.

Once everything was built, we used wood filler to cover up all the holes.

Once the wood filler was dry, I sanded it down and then wiped the whole shelf down and then painted it.

And that’s it! I added some storage bins that I got form Walmart (the ones from Ikea would fit too).  The middle cube we put in an insert instead of building one.

I love it so much!

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10 Best Things To Put On Your Cube Storage Shelves

Cube storage shelves or cubbies are a great way to organize your things, regardless of the size of your space. They are cheap, versatile, and an increasingly popular storage option because they are modern and efficient. You can find these cube furniture in a lot of forms like bookcases, wall units, individual shelves, or modular compositions.


Each has its own unique features that can suit every space or room and hold every item you can think of. They may look simple, but cube storage shelves offer a wide variety of materials and design options for your interior. Some of them include modular cubes that allow more flexibility for your growing storage demands. There are also clear display boxes that provide a practical yet beautiful way to show off your precious collections.


You can find them anywhere, and there are plenty of creative ways you can use them to make your home more efficient. Check out these stylish ideas that make use of these cube boxes. You may find inspiration from these suggestions and come up with your own storage ideas!


1. Nightstand Essentials

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Versatility is one of the best qualities of cube storage shelves. You can use them as a substitute for furniture such as nightstands. Storage cubes do not look as bulky as regular nightstands, making them a better option for displaying various items like books and accessories or holding extra sheets and blankets. You can also put anything on top of the cube, from your reading glasses to a night lamp. Storage cubes provide a modern display with hidden storage options.

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2. Kids’ Toys

Kids toys for cube storage spaces

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Storage cubes are very useful for storing every little item in your newborn baby’s nursery or kids’ playroom. They offer a neat and clean way to organize their books, toys, clothes, accessories, drawing supplies, etc. Cube storage shelves for your kid’s room also provide a huge storage capacity while complementing the youthful vibe of the space. You can find bright plastic cubbies with patterns and accents that correspond with the color scheme of the room.


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3. Home Bar

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Cube storage shelves are a perfect way of organizing a home bar. Even if you have only a little space in your home, you can still make find a way to get yourself a cozy bar with cube storage shelves. You can fill your storage cubes with plates, glasses, mugs, and your favorite bottle of liquor. It can make for a nice entertainment corner when you have friends and family over. Cubbies can fit a coffee station or mini bar, especially if you live in a small apartment. You can place it along the wall so it does not block any pathways. Also, your home bar can be decorated by adding a few vases, candleholders, plants, a mirror, or an artwork. Make your mini-bar a representation of who you are!

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4. TV or Media Cabinet

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In whichever part of the house it may be, cube storage shelves are great for organization. It can be used for virtually anything, from the dining area to the living room. Storage cubes are a terrific option to use as a TV or media cabinet. The bins are incredibly functional and can store your magazines, books, CDs, DVDs, or Blu-rays. You can arrange modular cube storage shelves in many interesting ways to create a fun entertainment area in your living room. There are lots of details and designs that come with their own flair, and we’re confident that you can find one that suits your needs. This makes it a dynamic decor option with great flexibility and functionality.


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5. Office Supply Holder

office supplies

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Cube storage shelves are a great storage option to make the most out of your office space. It offers a good way of organizing your important documents, stationery, reading materials, and supplies necessary for your work. Cubbies create an interesting visual dynamic and efficient storage in modern offices.


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6. Bathroom Essentials

bathroom cube storage

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Storage cubes are equally useful and stylish. Aside from the common areas in the living room or the office, they can also be used in the bathroom. Cube storage shelves help save space by holding a considerable amount of toiletries. You can efficiently store and separate your first aid kit, cosmetics, towels, and toilet paper. The shelves keep your bathroom clean and orderly at all times.


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7. Kitchen Wares and Utensils

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Kitchen storage can be tricky, but cube storage shelves are more than a superb answer to these woes. Each cube can hold a good number of kitchen utensils and tableware for easy access and organization. Your serving dishes can go into one cube while glasses or cutlery go into another. The open shelves feature also gives your precious china and crystal flatware its own special place, making them a good spot to be displayed.


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8. Clothes and Accessories


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Whether it’s placed in your bedroom or the laundry room, cube storage shelves can keep your various clothing items organized. Sometimes, it can be hard to find the perfect shirt or pants when it’s stored in a closed space like a cabinet. Storage cubes with open shelves remove that hassle by allowing you to easily locate any clothing article you may need. It can make room for your jackets, shirts, jeans, underwear, even accessories such as hats, scarves, or gloves.


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9. Arts and Crafts Supplies

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Cube storage shelves provide enough space for various crafting supplies. For example, modular cubes can hold your art materials, drawing boards, sketchbooks, crochet, and various items in your DIY kit. You can find different designs or colors like wall-mounted acrylic display boxes for a more decorative and functional storage solution.


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10. Display Items

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Cubbies are a great way to create a more aesthetic and visually pleasing decoration. They help organize your display items at home that you do not want hidden inside a drawer. These decorative elements include plants, frames, figurines, or even jewelry and accessories. Cube storage shelves help get rid of clutter and maximize your space by turning small items into decor. There are different colors and textures that can add an accent to your interior. These will make your home more attractive and spacious.


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Cubbies are very practical and help keep the area clean and tidy. They come in various sizes, colors, and designs. You can store almost anything you can think of inside these cubbies while making your home more stylish. The ideas mentioned above are not the only items you can put in cube storage shelves, though. Think outside the box and get creative by also adding them as part of your home decor and fully transform your home into a modern place that’s as visually appealing as it is functional.



How to Make a Wooden Cubby - Great Storage Project!

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Build your own 6 cube organizer bookcase designed to fit standard fabric cubes!  The cubby design helps with organization and keeping items separated.  We love the legs - so it's more like a real piece of furniture.  Solid wood construction is easy to paint or stain. Free step by step plans from

DIY 6 Cube Organizer Plans

Built and photographed by Hillary from The Friendly Home


6 cube organizer dimensions shown in diagram

Dimensions are shown above


Step 1

DIY 6 Cube Organizer Plans

Mark out all of your joints as shown in the diagram on the cut pieces. Predrill and countersink all screws, using 2” screws and glue. Adjust for square.

NOTE: You can also use 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and a Kreg Jig for construction.

Step 2

DIY 6 Cube Organizer Plans

Attach the bottom shelf divider pieces to the bottom shelf with 2" screws.

Then attach bottom shelf to sides (with glue where the vertical cubby dividers line up).

A 1x2 will be added to further strengthen this joint.

Step 3

DIY 6 Cube Organizer Plans

Attach legs to the sides, flush on all sides, with 1-1/4" brad nails and wood glue.

Step 4

DIY 6 Cube Organizer Plans

Measure and cut the horizontal trim to fit on the front and backs of the bookshelf. Repeat for back.

Step 5

DIY 6 Cube Organizer Plans

Attach back with 3/4" brad nails and glue.

Preparation Instructions

Sand the project with medium grit sandpaper.


Storage shelf cube

Modular Cube with Shelf by Simply Tidy™



This modular cube comes with an adjustable shelf that has 3 optional positions to suit your storage needs. You can use this wooden cube to store all your art and craft supplies. Pre-drilled to add additional cubes and accessories (sold separately) to customize and personalize your home or office storage space.

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  • White
  • Stack and combine to customize
  • Finished front and back
  • Pre-drilled to add additional cubes and accessories (sold separately)
  • Hardware included
  • Adult assembly required
  • Additional shelves sold separately
  • MDF and metal
Size Information:
  • 16" x 16" x 16" (40.64cm x 40.64cm x 40.64cm) overall size
  • 14.9" x 14.7" x 0.4" ( 37.8cm x 37.3cm x 1cm) shelf size
  • Maximum 11 lb. (4.9 kg) load limit per shelf 
  • Maximum 22 lb. (9.9 kg) load limit per cube in static status
  • 1 movable shelf with 3 optional positions
  • Additional hardware provided for combing multiple cubes or alternate mounting options
Care & Usage:
  • Dust with a clean, dry, soft, lint free cloth
  • Blot spills immediately and wipe dry
  • We do not recommend the use of chemical cleaners, abrasives, or furniture polish on white painted items
This modular cube comes with an adjustable shelf that has 3 optional positions to suit your storage needs. You can use this wooden cube to store all your art and craft supplies. Pre-drilled to add additional cubes and accessories (sold separately) to customize and personalize your home or office storage space.

Click herefor assembly instructions.

  • White
  • Stack and combine to customize
  • Finished front and back
  • Pre-drilled to add additional cubes and accessories (sold separately)
  • Hardware included
  • Adult assembly required
  • Additional shelves sold separately
  • MDF and metal
Size Information:
  • 16" x 16" x 16" (40.64cm x 40.64cm x 40.64cm) overall size
  • 14.9" x 14.7" x 0.4" ( 37.8cm x 37.3cm x 1cm) shelf size
  • Maximum 11 lb. (4.9 kg) load limit per shelf 
  • Maximum 22 lb. (9.9 kg) load limit per cube in static status
  • 1 movable shelf with 3 optional positions
  • Additional hardware provided for combing multiple cubes or alternate mounting options
Care & Usage:
  • Dust with a clean, dry, soft, lint free cloth
  • Blot spills immediately and wipe dry
  • We do not recommend the use of chemical cleaners, abrasives, or furniture polish on white painted items

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