Decorative Storage Solutions

Getting your house in order and neatly organized is a necessary all things house that make a home activity.

Today’s post is a popular read- one refreshed for the new year.

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We accumulate scads of stuff in a 365 day period, and organizing it all can be quite the task.

The upside to this sometimes dreaded, always necessary task is decorative storage solutions.

Putting the spaces and the places in your home on a diet will help to get the job done. 

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Declutter 

Declutter by definition is removing unnecessary items from an untidy or overcrowded place.

Decluttering is a physical and mental activity.

You stretch, you reach, you bend, you lift, you give thought to.

When you live in a clutter free (or greatly reduced) environment, you can find things easier.

You can get from point A to point B without having to negotiate an obstacle course of stuff.

Decluttering restores order, reduces stress and anxiety, and gives instant visual results.

If you haven’t used or admired it or over the last year, the time is now to part ways with it

If you haven’t used, admired, or simply lost that loving feeling for a particular item, the time is now to part ways with it.

Of course, exceptions to this suggestion exist.

Family heirlooms, inherited collections, and items steeped in sentimental value, but not your present day decor choices, may better fit your decor tucked away in a keepsake storage box-container.

Edit

Editing allows you to clear the canvas so you can see the space in a new light.

Taking away from can add to the comprehensive appearance and flow of a space.

Transferring from Within

Transferring furnishings and decor accessories from one room to another puts a new spin on things.

Groupings with the emphasis placed on cohesiveness will balance the scale of the room.

Absolutely play with the look.

Give placement to each and every “that will never go together” idea.

Some of the best looks I’ve put together began just that way.

If the look doesn’t land you’re keen eye will know it.

“What if I fall?

Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?”

― Erin Hanson

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House Beautiful

As smart and savvy ideas for decorative storage solutions go, baskets, boxes, compartmentalized organizers, racks, and dividers continue to lead the way in stylish options for honing our home storage and organizational skills.

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The Scout Guide

Antique armoires, sideboards, cupboard cabinets, new or vintage display cases, bookcases, crates, and trunks make great housing for just about everything we need and use while feathering our nest.

Antique Carved Pine English Imported Armoire Cabinet Louis XVI Baroque StylingAntique Carved Pine English Imported Armoire

Farreli Display Stand

Farreli Display Stand

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Airelle Console Table

Tyler Square Tall Tote Basket with HandlesTyler Square Tall Tote Basket with Handles

woven square basket set

Woven Square Basket Set

Walnut Solid Wood Console TableWalnut Solid Wood Console Table

McGrath II

McGrath II

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Pottery Barn

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Safavieh Sidonie Grey Natural Rattan Storage TrunkSafavieh Sidonie Grey Natural Rattan Storage Trunk

Trunks, chests, benches, and coffee tables make excellent 2-for-1 storage options.

19th Continental Scrubbed Pine Blanket Chest with Ball Feet

19th Continental Scrubbed Pine Blanket Chest with Ball Feet

Southern Living Idea House - Crane IslandSouthern Living Idea House – Riverside Homes

Palm Estates Coffee Table

Palm Estates Coffee Table

Dannerville Antique Lift-Top Storage BenchDannerville Antique Lift-Top Storage Bench

Domiteaux ArchitectsDomiteaux Architects

Sapphire Round Storage OttomanSapphire Round Storage Ottoman

Storage options need not be plain, boring, or lacking in decorative oomph.

Household Essentials® Collapsible Storage Boxes with Lids in Orange (Set of 2)

Household Essentials® Collapsible Storage Boxes with Lids in Orange (Set of 2)

hat boxes

Fabric Storage Bin with Tassel, 2-PackFabric Storage Bin with Tassel, 2-Pack

 

European Grain Pantry Box

European Grain Pantry Box

Lindy 2 Piece Decorative Trunk SetLindy Decorative Trunk Set

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Fresh Home

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Antique American Empire Flame Mahogany Bookcase Curio Cabinet 

Lexington Black Glass Door BookcaseLexington Black Glass Door Bookcase

harvest-wire-basketHarvest Wire Storage Basket

Mainstays Medium Round Wire Copper Basket - 4 Pack

wire storage basket set of 4

Mainstays Medium Round Wire Copper Basket – 4 Pack

 

Vintage French Market BasketVintage French Market Basket

Albin Rattan BasketAlbin Rattan Basket

A vintage dish, box, or mug becomes a handsome holder for cuff links, change, keys, phone, jewelry, or sunglasses.

1975 New Orleans Attractions Ruffled Glass Trinket Dish1975 New Orleans Attractions Ruffled Glass Trinket Dish

 

Butter Cheese Dome Under Plate Vintage Silver Plated SmallButter Cheese Dome Under Plate 

 

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Toby Mug

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1950s Vintage Tortoise Bakelite Jewelry Box

Items that make one pretty look polished and organized when housed in vintage silver tea set pieces.

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Never underestimate the organizational power of dollar store storage hacks.

 

The quickest way to clutter up the top of your desk is to let the mail stack up on it.

Large Market Basket - Threshold™Large Market Basket – Threshold™

Not all of us have gone paperless or digital (e.g., bills and magazines).

As much as I love receiving greeting cards through the USPS, they do tend to stack up.

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Wall hanging letter baskets solve the problem, free up valuable desktop space, and look smashing.

antique-secretary-Tara-ShawTara Shaw

New for the storage resort season, natural caning boxes are sizing up to be a smashing storage solution choice.

natural caning boxes

Natural Caning Boxes

Organizing in style doesn’t stop at the desktop.

clear drawer storage organizersDrawer Organizers

Glitter 4 Tier TrolleyGlitter 4 Tier Trolley

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Vintage pitchers, containers, and crocks make a charming choice of housing for kitchen utensils.

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vintage pitchers

Dundee-Marmalade-Crock-Jar

Once upon a time function and style was an either-or situation.

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Bracey Decorative Metal Wall Mounted Coat Rack1

Bracey Decorative Metal Wall Mounted Coat Rack

Fortunately, designers and retailers got the memo, and the decorative storage solutions in today’s market offer both.

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Metal Wall Decor With Hooks

Waterpipe Metal Wall Decor With Hooks

Waterpipe Metal Wall Decor With Hooks

gold-hanging-utensil-holderHanging Utensil Basket

Decorative 3-tier display servers remain a super popular storage and display option.

3R Studios Wood 3 Tiered Shelf Server3R Studios Wood 3 Tiered Shelf Server

Galvanized Cloverleaf 3-Tier Display StandGalvanized Cloverleaf 3-Tier Display Stand

Giving the Dog a Bone

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Beau, the wonder Shepherd, loves his afternoon treats.

Each afternoon at promptly 3:00 p.m. he appears at the French doors ready for his afternoon snack.

Anchor Hocking 3 Qt. Heritage Hill JarAnchor Hocking Heritage Hill Jar

The Ziploc bag I presently store the box of bones in gets the job done, but isn’t exactly what one would deem stylish storage solutions.

Pet Woven Rattan Bone Toy Basket

Pet Woven Rattan Bone Toy Basket

Taylor Madison woof jute binTaylor Madison Woof Jute Bin

 

DII Bone Dry Small Hyacinth Bone Shape Storage BasketDII Bone Dry Small Hyacinth Bone Shape Storage Basket

Towels, keys, leashes, coats, backpacks, messenger bags, purses, jewelry,  scarves, and robes hang in style on decorative wall hooks.

leopard-name-plate-wall-hooksLeopard Wall Hooks

Lion Wall Hook - GoldLion Wall Hook – Gold

Houser Dog Wall Hook

Houser Dog Wall Hook

Boxer coat hookBoxer Wall Hook

Decorative storage solutions bring style to the job of getting organized by offering options big on both function and style.

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