We've admired tree-stump stools with painted tops before (see DIY: Garden Stools); we also like these side tables made from felled logs, with exteriors painted glossy white. Designer Marie-Laure Helmkampf came up with the idea for a project in Provence.
Small Spaces: When you live in a small apartment or a studio, you don’t want to lose any floor space. Just hang plants or even mount them on the wall to get your greens without sacrificing the precious space. (via Apartment Therapy)
Staircases take up a lot of space, so why not use them for storage as well. Imagine each step is a box with a hidden drawer in it still allowing for additional storage or home office space beneath the staircase.
Another pinner wrote: Vintage numbered crates. Buy ready to finish crates from O-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, stain then apply number stencil. Great for storage. Click through to see them in a darling herringbone bookcase!