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 🙂 ) , 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 – $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 – $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 – $29 set of 3
This magazine holder adds sophistication to any room. Urban Barn $35.
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.
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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!