Living in a fairly small house myself I know just how important storage can be. That, and having a good clearout on a regular basis. But filling any available space with cupboards is not the only answer. For one, floor space might be limited anyway. And two, unless you have the money to invest in bespoke fitted storage which looks as if it has always been there, it can look quite unimaginative. Plus, I’ve found that if you hide everything you are not currently using in a cupboard, you are more likely to hoard unwanted items, and often forget what’s actually in there. But one of my favourite websites, the inspirational Nordic House, have a few decorative storage ideas you might fall in love with.
This old school style locker has so many uses around the home, it’s almost impossible to list them. Fill it with dry goods in the kitchen, your most used and decorative tableware in the dining room, books in the living room, office supplies, bathroom towels, sheets and linens. The list goes on. Best of all, you’ll have to keep it looking tidy and fab. So no hoarding or hiding. Except in those bottom drawers. That’s allowed.
The charm of this piece is its clever design. A unique wall storage system that includes 4 baskets, 1 shelf and 5 hooks which can all be moved to where you need them, or wherever looks best. Unlike kitchen or office shelves, this rack will not gather dust, but it will keep things you need close to hand without taking up valuable worktop or desk space. I’d love to see it filled with herbs by the kitchen window or displaying fancy lotions and potions in the bathroom maybe.
I’ve written about the versatility of the trolley before. And of course it will really come into it’s own at Christmas when there are never enough places to put drinks, food waiting to be served, and festive treats. But the places you can use a trolley really are endless the wheels make it so movable and easy to adapt to changing needs.
This vintage inspired wall cabinet is reminiscent of an old apothecary cupboard. It would work beautifully in a hallway or kitchen and is perfect for a downstairs cloakroom. In fact it would look amazing anywhere and sums up the concept of practical and pretty. Why have boring storage when it can look this good?
Lightweight storage that can easily be moved is another of my favourite things. So handy to stand next to a free-standing bath, which let’s face it, throws up a few challenges when you can’t reach the shampoo. But also great for stationery near your desk, or extra storage near the bed when you can’t decide exactly which book you want to read next.