What storage furniture should I buy?
The type of storage furniture you want to invest in will largely depend on your requirements and how much you have to store, but generally there are certain pieces that work best in certain rooms. For bedrooms, wardrobes and chests of drawers are usually the staples, but bookcases, trunks and shelves can also house other bedroom items you'd like to store. Bathroom storage furniture is usually limited to bathroom cabinets and perhaps drawer or shelving units, but it really depends on how much space you have in your bathroom and how much you'd like to tidy away. Seagrass drawers or boxes can look great, but if they're unnecessary then you might as well stick with your bathroom cabinet and free up some space for a plant or other decorative feature instead.
Children’s storage furniture will be a little different from regular pieces to accommodate for children’s size, style and need for toys and accessories! Toy organisers, children’s bookcases, chests and small-sized wardrobes and chests of drawers, in a range of fun, colourful and child-friendly designs are the sorts of children’s storage furniture you might want to look for when furnishing your kids room.
Kitchens are usually stacked full of storage furniture when they're installed, but sometimes there are a few additions you can make and extra pieces of kitchen storage furniture to consider that might help you find a place for everything. Kitchen islands can be fantastic additions that serve as tables and extra storage space at the same time, so if you have the room it could be a viable option for you. Dressers and sideboards can be used to display any special crockery or serveware and then store any extra items below in cupboards or drawers, and you can even buy pantry cupboards as separate kitchen storage furniture pieces to give you bags of food storage.
In living rooms, storage furniture such as bookcases, decorative chests and media units will be able to house DVDs, books, photo albums, games, records, CDs, toys and all the useful bits and bobs you want to have to hand in your living space.
What style of storage furniture should I choose?
Once you've settled on the type and size of your storage furniture, you can think about materials and styles. Black and white pieces will be neutral and simple, so will work in rooms where you don't want to draw attention to your storage. Wooden furniture can work well in traditionally styled homes, but, dependent on the type of wood, could also work well in contemporary homes, especially if you go for lots of sleek lines. If you want the vintage look, seek out storage furniture in traditional styles but painted in a distressed or more colourful way. Or, find old pieces and do it yourself!
There are so many options when it comes to storage furniture, so start comparing products and prices right here by looking through the different storage furniture categories on Houzz. Whether you need kitchen storage furniture or some extra children’s storage furniture, there’s plenty of choice.