Who says storage has to be unsightly bins, cluttered drawers, and messy shelves? Utilitarian pieces can be super chic, especially if you style them just right. If you’re short on space, you don’t have to shove things under the bed or in your closet to feel at ease. In fact, there are so many stylish ways to store, from baskets and boxes to racks, containers, and wall shelving. Read on to see our stylish and products to shop that double as accents.
Clothing & Jewelry Racks
If you’re lucky enough to have a separate dressing room or you have a spot in the corner of your bedroom or closet, try a stylish clothing rack in a modern or industrial style or even a bookcase or etagere as a shoe rack as well as storing clothes and accessories. A clothing rack and bookcase can double as a decor piece and serve a major storage purpose. Now you can display favorite pieces from your wardrobe on heavy rotation. If you have a small space or a room with no closet, these clothing racks also come in very handy.
Baskets & Boxes
Decorative woven baskets and storage boxes not only keep magazines, accessories, toys, and more stashed away, but the natural textures look great in your space. Have them under a console table, near your sofa, in your bedroom, or even as drawers in a bookcase or room divider.
Carts & Bookcases
No cabinet? No problem. Bookcases, rolling carts, and even bar carts let you get vertical with your storage. And there are so many that are majorly chic, so they’re not just for utilitarian purposes. Bookcases can be repurposed and used for your library, of course, as well as old magazines, shoes, folded clothes, accessories, and more. A bar cart can be used in almost any space and looks stunning as bathroom and kitchen storage or as a bedside table.
Racks & Shelving
Open shelving looks refreshing and modern, especially in the kitchen and dining room. As mentioned before, it’s usually easier to go up when creating storage space (especially if the area is smaller). Racks and shelving give a space visual height and they can look stylish and uncluttered. Try it in your kitchen, entryway, living room, and home office.
Hidden Storage Furniture & Decor
Mudroom or entryway looking a little crazy? These high-traffic area could always use a bit of extra storage space. Add comfort and style to your space with the added benefit of storage from an ottoman, bench, headboard, credenza, and more. Benches and ottomans with built-in storage are perfect for your bedroom or living room. It’ll be your little secret.
So, think outside the closet/box/cluttered drawer and typical storage bins! Storage solutions can indeed be chic and get rid of the need for those plastic bins. From trays and bowls to elegant clothing racks and open-storage solutions that disguise themselves as decor, there are a multitude of ways to make stashing look dashing.
There’s even more in store: Check out all of our tips and ideas on quick, easy (and stylish) storage and organization.