We all need storage to tidy things away, so why not make the most of it and create a decorative feature out of your storage? Decorative storage items are the perfect combination of practical storage and beautiful decor. Choose from elegant photo albums, quirky storage baskets, sleek wall shelves or pretty jewellery boxes.
What decorative storage should I choose for my living area?
Living rooms are the areas of our houses where we probably do the widest variety of activities, so storage items can be very useful. If you have little ones who like to scatter the room with toys and various clutter, then decorative storage baskets or boxes are simple ways of collecting everything together and hiding it away, Boxes can be sleek and modern or old and rustic, and baskets can give a vintage or country feel. Think about the placement of your boxes or baskets and whether they can be tucked away under a bench or into a shelving unit. Wall shelves can create a feature on a blank wall as well as giving a place for books, photo albums, plants, trinkets and pictures a place to be displayed. They don't have to be simple white shelves either; there are all manner of decorative shelves available to give a bit of life to your walls.
What decorative storage should I choose for my bedroom?
Storage in the bedroom is usually all about clothes and accessories, but there's more than just wardrobe storage available. Decorative trunks and suitcases could be used as bedside tables, coat stands to display hats and bags, rails and hooks to hang scarves or ties, decorative bowls and baskets to house makeup and toiletries, and jewellery boxes to keep delicate items untangled and safe. Wall shelves and storage boxes can also be used to great effect in the bedroom, too, so consider the style of your bedroom and see if you can find storage boxes to match in order to store away bed linen, towels, shoes or accessories.
What decorative storage should I choose for my bathroom?
You may not think there is that much to store in your bathroom, but if you think about the extra toilet rolls, the shower and bath toiletries that have built up over the last few Christmases, the towels and linen, the cleaning products and any medicinal items you may keep in your bathroom, you'll realise how much there is! Decorative storage such as baskets and shelving will help to organise your bathroom items and either hide them away if you don't want them on display, or show them off if you do. Wooden storage boxes can look really great, but remember to think about how wet they may get in your bathroom – wood and water don't always mix well so check before you buy to make sure you don't ruin any new purchases.
There are so many different ways of storing your items decoratively, so browse through the sections of decorative storage to narrow your search. You can also choose styles to further define your search and choose items that will fit the design theme of your home.