beautiful storage

When someone mentions functional storage, often the first image that comes to mind is a stack of Rubbermaid containers. Although these definitely have their place in the home (the basement ūüôā ) , other storage can be what I like to call gorgeously functional. That is – to serve a functional purpose and to add beauty to the home at the same time.

These beautiful envelope-style birch veneer boxes with button closure provide an attractive  way to store  smaller items.  CB2 Р$30/set of 4. This  laquered wood office storage box can also be used to store mittens, hats and scarves, while adding a pop of colour and glam  to any space.  West Elm Р$39

I absolutely love the handmade quality of these Kottebo baskets from IKEA. Look at the detail of the stitching. They are made from coconut palm leaves, and add a natural element to your space.  IKEA- $19.99 These lovely Cargo Euro cases add a touch of nostalgia. I love the bright colours they come in, as well as the fact that they are made from 100% recycled materials. Great for storing make-up, toiletries, photos or other keepsakes   Home Decorators Collection Р$29 set of 3

This magazine holder adds  sophistication to any room.  Urban Barn $35.

This versatile and sturdy basket is made from albaca-a rapidly renewable plant.  West Elm  $39.

Don’t you just LOVE these amazing knitted baskets? I like the texture and warmth these bring to a space. These are quite pricey to purchase, however- if you know someone who can knit ………. !!! ¬† ¬†¬†Ferm Living $112.

This beautiful storage trunk doubles as a bench , and can be used to store larger items, such as seasonal pillows and throws. It would look great in an entry way or mudroom. Target $79.99

Finally, how about this basket for just about anything you need to store? Use it for storing firewood logs, fill it with slippers for guests, or use it as fruit storage! Urban Barn $20


If you really don’t wish to spend much money on these things- hunt for ¬†old wooden crates, vintage suitcases and baskets¬†at thrift and second hand stores. Don’t let the item’s colour turn you off- all you need is a $5 can of spray paint, and you will have ¬†unique storage that is all you! You could purchase a stencil and stencil words of your choice onto it to personalize it even more.

Hope this post really inspires you to store everything in style!



About homedecoratingandstaging

I'm a home decorator and home stager. I love to make your home look fresh and new using your own items in new, creative ways.
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2 Responses to beautiful storage

  1. Kailee says:

    love it! great post, love the palm leaves one

  2. chantal deboersap says:

    i need to learn how to knit! i want that knitted basket!!!

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