Bookcase shades 1
At first glance this looks like a bookcase with storage bins in it, but it's not. It is actually a bookshelf with shades on it made out of fabric and installed with tension rods. The tutorial for these fabric shades is pretty darn simple too.
Skirted desk 2
You can follow this simple tutorial to create a skirt for a desk or table, which will provide you with extra storage while not looking cluttered.
As you can see curtains aren't just for windows. They are a great way to cover shelves that are filled with things you don't need to have on display. You can make your own curtains or buy pre-made ones.
Cover it 5
Visual clutter caused by electronic cords drives me crazy. It's just so ugly and unsightly. I love this idea of using a shower rod cover to camouflage cords. So easy.