Today is twelfth night and the day all the Christmas decorations go back in the loft, or the shed, and the tree gets recycled into logs or taken away by the refuse people.
I’m trying not to repeat myself here, as I am aware that I have already posted a blog about storage but I always think twelfth night is an ideal time to get your home back in order.
No home ever has enough storage to my mind and ideal solutions, without going to the expense of purpose built storage can be easily found by using baskets, boxes and old trunks.
As you will already know, our biggest project this year was the renovation of our kitchen and storage is still a task I am tackling. I have bought some new Jamie Oliver Betty flip top storage jars for everyday essentials such as pasta and rice, and very nice they are too but I am still looking for some slim line crates for herbs for our window ledge and also to put sauces and condiments in.
Vintage storage jars add character to a kitchen. Our 1950’s jars were found in a local charity shop but Ebay have loads on offer.
I really like these vintage bakers trays, which have been upcycled into useful shelves by Baileys Home Store.
Plentiful storage is essential in a bathroom for towels and cosmetics and I love the use of this vintage glass fronted cabinet. We also have a wire basket for our toilet rolls which we found in HomeSense, which looks strangely effective when the rolls are lined up inside?
In my daughter Ambers room, I have recently bought some crochet lace effect baskets for her ever growing collection of makeup, perfume and hair products. I bought hers from Dunelm but others are available from Etsy and Zara Home have some crochet bread baskets in their sale, which would be just as effective.
If you are anything like me, your ironing is never up to date and for this we have a vintage trunk in our bedroom, which hides a multitude of sins. They can be updated to match a paler colour scheme with a coat of paint, like this one here and become a design feature as well as a practical solution.