Designer Storage Buying Guide
The right storage for you
It’s not always easy to keep clutter down to a minimum.
Having the right designer storage solutions within your home will help to keep everything in tip-top shape – and your home looking great.
There are lots of different types of storage solutions available. Knowing which to go for to suit your needs may not be as obvious as it sounds. Shelving, for example, isn’t just shelving; there’s modular, adjustable, open and freestanding shelving, with many other options to consider, too.
Shelving and sideboards
Depending on the space you have available, shelving is a suitable storage solution for any room. From smaller units to place ornaments and books on, to large wall mounted systems for organising your entire room, shelving is the most versatile solution of them all.
Sideboards are ideal for the dining room, living area, office or bedroom and offer plenty of storage space without taking up too much of your space.
Cabinets and mobile units
Cabinets are often found in bedrooms, bathrooms or offices and are perfect for those essentials that you need on hand whilst in a particular room. Our mobile units are mostly smaller in size but are highly convenient for easy manoeuvring or transferring from room to room.
Hooks, racks and stands
We sell a wide range of clothes hooks, coat stands, hangers and racks to help you keep your outerwear and clothing organised in style. They are usually situated in hallways, bedrooms or bathrooms and are no longer seen as just functional necessities; many look fantastic as decorative items on their own.
We also sell clothing racks, laundry baskets, magazine racks, shoe racks, TV and umbrella stands.
Things to consider
As with any big purchase, it’s important to take the time to consider if the storage you’ve got your eyes on is suitable for you and your home. Here are six essential factors that will help you tick the boxes and work towards making that final decision.
Measurements and space
It’s all too easy to get drawn in by appearances, but focusing on the layout of your room and the measurements of your desired storage solution are two considerations you should ideally make before anything else.
Adjustable and mobile storage
If you’re a globetrotter or like to rearrange your home on a fairly regular basis, then adjustable or mobile storage might be more convenient for you. Many of our cabinets and shelving units offer adjustable inside shelving options for mobility or multiple configurations to help you build your storage to your own personal specifications.
Don’t be afraid to be bold
Rather than thinking of storage as something conventional and necessary, why not try doing something different with your storage? If you’ve got the space, we love the idea of using freestanding shelving as room dividers as an alternative to placing shelving against the wall.
If your main priority is function, that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. For functional storage that will complement any interior, consider simple lines and shapes, softwood, neutral tones or crisp black or white. Another way to keep things tidy in a functional yet intriguing way is by using pocket organisers.
The Scandinavian look is informed by simple forms, functional features and plenty of wood. Get inspired by our varied collection.
Sometimes, storage isn’t just there to serve its purpose. If you’re looking for a shelving unit, cabinet or bookshelf to become the main focal point of your room, then we have many bold and expressive designs to bring something alternative to your home.
We hope you found this guide useful. If you need further help, please get in touch by calling 0114 243 3000, email: email@example.com or via Live Chat.
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