Storage is a never ending challenge whether your home is large or small. One pet peeve of any designer is clutter. I am no Marie Kondo, but I do like to see utilitarian things kept together where I can find them, but out of sight. Clunky black remote controls for instance, are not objects of beauty in most living rooms. Plastic toys, can take your ultra chic look down a few notches and leave you fatigued at the thought of tidying them up yet again. Easily collected in bins and out of sight they can be on stand-by for a spontaneous playdate.
We have rounded up some great storage containers that will add style and keep order in the house!
First on our list are these terrific lidded bins. Handwoven in Mexico by artisans they come in three sizes and two colour choices. Sizes: Medium – 14″W x 14″H, Large – 16″W x 16H”, Oversized – 20″W x 20″H. Perfect for scarves and mitts, at the entryway, gathering toys in kid’s rooms, or to corral your knitting beside your comfy chair. Your imagination will know what to use them for. Go for a complete set for children’s rooms and they may pick up their own toys (a mom can hope).
For storage you won’t want to hide, take a look at these below! Durable, sturdy, and decorative with a woven diamond pattern, these are a work of art! If that’s not enough, the shape stopped us in our tracks!
As usual, click on any image to order if you see something you like.
Beautiful in a two-toned construction that showcases the geometric pattern. Get the large to keep a throw handy next to the sofa, or use the smaller one as a market tote? You decide. Our vote? Get both!
Laundry in every room doesn’t have to mean a plastic hamper in plain sight. We love these lidded containers to collect everything until laundry day.
I’d use these next leather containers to fill with vertically stacked birch logs beside the fireplace, but they have many uses, and come in 2 sizes and colours.
Open shelving can be great but a cluttered look is never attractive. Pick closed boxes to store extra supplies like boxes of staples, paper clips or whatever you have extras of. We’ve got more great ideas on how to tackle your home office organization, but we love the style these add with their pretty details!
Practicality aside, these next woven baskets add style and texture with handy handles to grab and go. Use these bins to organize your work-from-home essentials or create homes for books, toys, games or slippers and shoes.
What about these woven luggage pieces to keep guest bedding and towels at the handy for overnight guests? Whether in the guest room at home, or at the cottage these add style and function to any room.
Add some pattern and texture to any corner with a lidded basket.
For little ones and little fingers, what could be prettier on a shelf to store small items than these cotton rope bins from Marie Kondo herself?
Did you know that clutter can make a small space look even smaller? It’s true. A stream-lined well-organized space where the eye has room to travel without being interrupted will appear larger, more spacious. We have some great kids rooms ideas and a post on adding storage if you are looking to invest in built-in storage.
Any way you look at it, your clutter can have a place to hide in a storage container you will enjoy looking at.