Johanna has over one hundred thousand followers on Instagram and she asked them for tips and ideas on how they would make maximum use of an awkward space for clothes storage. Many of her followers recommended Elfa. Although the sloped ceiling and exposed beams posed a challenge, Elfa’s flexible system provided a solution that maximises the storage potential of the space.
By Charlotta Flinkenberg Photos Johanna Berglund
Elfa’s storage expert Christine Dahlman came to the rescue and planned a layout using Elfa’s visualisation tool. Johanna and her husband Kristoffer liked it straight away.
“We gave Christine free hands and had complete confidence in her expertise. After all, she’s the expert when it comes to storage. The first design she showed us was perfect. We didn’t change a thing.”
When all the boxes containing the pieces and parts for the tall wardrobe arrived from Elfa, it was time for the couple to roll up their sleeves and get started.
“My initial thought when it arrived was “Crickey, how on earth are we ever going to put all this together?!” But it was all very straightforward once we’d got the top track in place. It took two hours or so to install it all. It was easy. Anyone could do it.”
“The gliding drawers are great, especially with their dividers.”
“I love all of Elfa’s smart details, from small trays and shelves for accessories to large, sturdy shelves and rails.”
Everyone in the family is pleased with the Elfa storage unit.
The space right at the top is used for storing extra duvets, outdoor gear, towels, winter wear and other less frequently needed items. A wooden ladder is kept next to the wardrobe wall.
“After we moved out of our previous home, we had a proper sort-out of our clothes. My advice is to sort all your clothes into three piles - keep, throw/give away and sell. My husband jokingly said ‘Everything I need can be moved in just one car. The rest is yours’.”
Does one of you, like many other couples, take more than a fair share of wardrobe space?
“Yes. I have two thirds of the wardrobe...”