I share my space with our storage shelves. That's okay because I've arranged them to help define my space. But just because I have to be near our cardboard boxes doesn't mean I have to look at them! This big ugly metal shelving unit is hidden away behind a plain window curtain. Check your your local resale shops...you can get them really cheap. I just used a tension rod and slipped it back behind the metal uprights on each side.
|The curtain farthest away is the big shelving unit. The close one is a shower curtain, which is camouflaging another stack of storage boxes.|