My lovely DIY shelf in my guest room using 4 crates stacked together! Simple edge-paint project that ties the colors of the room together immediately. All my guests compliment it all the time. It is very sturdy and holds heavy books to sweaters.
A secret storage in a staircase can be a great hidden storage for bulky things that look unflattering when stored in full display. It’s the same space under stairs only hidden and accessed from the floor in the staircase. At: The Bottom Of The Stairs