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.
Our storage buying guide is broken down by the rooms in a house, to help you pick out some of the best options for the bedroom, bathroom and even the outdoors.
A room which sets the tone for the rest of your home, the hallway needs practical storage that provides easy access to your most often used possessions. It’s easy for coats, shoes, and umbrellas to congregate and create clutter, but the right storage solution can help to transform this transitional place into an organised and welcoming area.
Consider multifunctional storage solutions such as benches, mirrored cabinets, or decorative shelving to help you make the most of this small space. Modular storage systems are also a great choice – allowing you to customise the size of your storage whilst also providing flexibility for the future. If you’re lacking space in your hallway, we recommend a wall-mounted hanging rail or cabinet.
Living room and dining room
Hard-working hubs for the whole family, we place a lot of demands on our living room and dining room. These multifunctional spaces deserve multifunctional storage solutions that can be used to house all kinds of objects.
Both a style statement and a handy storage solution, sideboards are a must for many a living room and dining room. Explore sleek Italian designs from Punt, classic mid-century styles from the House of Finn Juhl and USM, or contemporary tactility from Warm Nordic.
It’s also worth considering how storage could be incorporated into everyday items of furniture. Double level coffee tables are a great way to hide away magazines and spare candles, whereas choosing a side table with a removable top can create a handy storage compartment for blankets or children’s toys.
The place for daily debriefs, spontaneous family gatherings and exploring the flavours of the world — the kitchen really is the heart of the home. This joyful but potentially chaotic space needs good storage to help you keep on top of the clutter. Kitchen cabinets are the starting point, but what other kinds of storage can help to create an organised kitchen?
Wall mounted shelving and racks provide a great place to store your favourite tableware and cutlery within easy reach, whilst wheeled trolleys are a convenient way to transport plates, glasses, and food between rooms. If you’re short on wall space, why not consider ceiling mounted shelving such as the Fogia Bond shelves.
We believe that bathrooms should make relaxation a priority. At the end of a long day, you want a bathroom that provides a sense of sanctuary and finding the right storage is key for creating a calming, clutter-free space.
We recommend investing in a couple of different types of storage in the bathroom – closed cabinets allow you to hide away unsightly toiletries, whilst easily accessible open shelves allow you to display a few key items and show off your personality.
Although they might not be traditionally defined as storage, carefully placed towel rails, toilet roll holders, hooks and laundry baskets can also make a big organisational difference to your bathroom. Finally, don’t forget to look out for water-resistant finishes such as powder coated metal or sealed wood that can withstand the daily exposure to moisture.
Unless you’re lucky enough to have a dedicated dressing room, the bedroom is a room that must double up as a relaxing retreat as well as providing storage for clothes and accessories. It can be a challenge to create a clutter-free bedroom, but a tidy space can do wonders for relaxation and even contribute to a good night’s sleep.
Before choosing bedroom storage, consider your needs. How many clothes do you own? Do you want these hidden away in a wardrobe or on show on a clothes rack? Or might you need a combination of both? Modular storage systems like those from String are a great way to create a storage solution that is customised for your space, adapting perfectly to alcoves, and making the most of tricky corners.
A bedside table or two is also a necessity for most. If you are a big night-time reader you may need something bigger to hold your selection of books, or if you only have a small room, you could consider a wall-mounted bedside table or shelf.
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