Storage Solutions

I’ve finally got a few weeks off work to spend at home and hopefully also in the garden.

After managing to condense a weeks worth of clothes, shoes and cosmetics into hand luggage on a recent trip to Spain, I’m determined to try and live a simpler life at home and deal with all our clutter, so I’m using some of my time to have a good old clear out, which is long overdue. However much I tidy, there are always certain objects I can never find a home for, such as my yoga mat which lives under our bed and my shoes, which i am sure must be breeding and as for my 10 year old daughters bedroom, where do I begin?

If you’re looking for some storage solutions like I am, these inspiring images might help?

I love metal filing cabinets which can be used in so many ways to store anything from bathroom toiletries to clothes.

 

I can never resist buying food packaging from overseas and these tins make great storage for office pens and pencils etc. Home Sense are a great source for foreign food with a lovely selection of tins, bottles and boxes. 

http://www.homesense.com/ 

 

This vintage wooden cutlery tray makes a great container for office clutter and they can be picked up for a few pounds from car boot sales. 

Baskets are so versatile and fit into any room style or scheme adding natural warmth & texture.

I started storing my magazines in a basket years ago and it’s grown into a design feature of it’s own. I’m sure if I ever empty the basket, the cupboard next to it will fall down! 

 

If you have any pretty or interesting garments, shoes or bags why not use them as a display, such as super model Helena Christensen has done in her apartment here.

 

This is a vintage prom dress I bought years ago for my daughter to grow into and she has it displayed on the side of her wardrobe. It adds an extra layer of colour and texture to the room and is far too pretty to hide away.

This industrial shelving unit would look great in a hallway.

I couldn’t resist this cute image!

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