Storage needn’t be hidden away in plain cupboards and cabinets, it can look stylish as well as be practical, and one way to do so is with decorative chests and cabinets. Perhaps you want to pick out a beautiful, individual piece for its aesthetic, or you actually need somewhere to store your items in your hallway, dining room, bedroom or living room; whatever the case, you can find all sorts of styles, materials and designs of decorative chests and cabinets from top brands and furniture makers on Houzz.
If you’re looking for a practical decorative storage chest that can hold quite a few items but also provide a surface for more storage or displaying plants, pictures, lamps or ornaments, you could look at bombé style chests. Bombé chests are decorative storage chests consisting of thin legs, a bulging, curvaceous shape, drawers and a flat worktop. They were first designed in the 17th Century in France and named after the French word for bomb because of their shape. They are sometimes mistakenly called Bombay chests due to the way the accented é is pronounced, but are nothing to do with the Indian city.
There are also midcentury sideboards with coloured drawers and cabinets, oriental-themed large cabinets with intricate designs and standard sideboards, chests and cabinets that have been lovingly revamped or restored to showcase beautiful design on their surfaces. Browse through the decorative cabinets and chests to see if there’s a piece that could work in your home.