Organize and Declutter In Style: Decorative Storage Ideas

Don’t you just love the hope and motivation a new year or a new season brings?  Resolutions made for a new year or a new season usually involve vows of getting all things house that make a home organized. Personally, I don’t make resolutions.

Why?

Because I am perfect, and there is absolutely no room in my life or home for improvement.

If only I could find decorative storage ideas for that load of bullstuff.

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It appears from the onslaught of tips for a new year-new season-new you tutorials, most of us lead a messy, cluttered and disorganized household existence.  All things house that make a home tradition dictates that cleaning up our domestic acts at the first of every new year or new season is job number one.  I’ll be the first to admit that some of the areas, drawers and closets at Places In The Home leave a lot to be organized and desired, but where to store the I need that-that’s an heirloom-we might need it stuff is the question?  We are a two family household, and believe me folks, we’ve got a lot of stuff to store.  Decorative storage ideas can help get the house to home organization and storage job done.  If you’ve got to get organized, get organized in style.

built-in-storageBetter Homes and Gardens

Let’s face it, at times the life lived inside our homes can be one messy, cluttered, and disorganized situation.  Is it your house to home desire to get organized by putting your home’s stuff, things, odds, ends, collectibles and treasures on a diet?

Declutter

If I haven’t used it, admired it, dusted it or delighted in its home decor value for one year, it’s gone!

Edit

Transform by transferring

Forget trekking to the local grocery store for a haul of cardboard boxes to be packed and stacked storage solutions.  Allow me to suggest a stylish alternative with these decorative storage solutions for getting the job done.

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Adore Magazine

Decorative storage ideas are proof gorgeous works as seen in the images in this post.

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Striped La Jolla Baskets

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Decorative baskets, boxes and suitcases make a strong case for decorative storage solutions.

firewood-storage-basket Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Kitchen storage is a much sought after commodity.  Smart kitchen solutions such as storage drawers is standard organization procedure in today’s kitchen.

kitchen drawer dividersThe Kitchn

Houzz recently released the Kitchen Trends Study.

built-in-cookie-sheet-cabinetBetter Homes and Gardens

One particular finding to note from the 2,707 users polled shows 53% of homeowners are incorporating cookie sheet/tray organizers into their cabinetry.

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Customized cabinet built-ins not in your all things house that make a home project future?  You’ve got affordable kitchen cabinet and counter top organizers options!

kitchen-pantry-estateHayburn & Co. 

Counters fill quickly, and it seems there are never enough cabinets when we need them.  Kitchen pantries equipped with the storage within storage feature go a long way in the task of eliminating kitchen counter and cabinet congestion.

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Home Depot

While we are on the topic of decorative ideas …

Onlays and decorative appliques offer an affordable way to dress up to impress kitchen cabinets, drawer fronts and casings with the look of custom millwork.

antique-door-pantryRafterhouse

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Rafterhouse

Repurpose with a kitchen pantry door purpose- antique doors pair function with unique style for interior spaces.

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Plate racks decoratively display dinnerware while standing out in the world of kitchen custom space saving features.

kitchen-pantry-organizationDecorPad

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Fritz Galvanized 3 Tier Stand

I love the usefulness and display value of the 3 tier stand.  I store root vegetables on the bottom tier, crunchy granola and fruit bars find a home on the middle tier, and assorted package clips, bands and ties live on the top tier.  The boxes that house products such as breakfast bars and the like take up quite a bit of room on the cabinet/pantry shelf.  Unpack and free up, I say.

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Apothecary and vintage jars, tiered stands, canisters with clamp top lids, collectible canisters, dollar store glass containers and a plethora of storage basket options continue to be a favorite way to display dry ingredients, sweet treats, beans, farmers market finds and dry pastas in many kitchens.

foyer-entry-mirrorElle Decor

Keeping order and organization in an entryway can prove to be quite a feat, especially when it is a designated high traffic area.

entryway-storagePinterest

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Decorative hooks of the most unique and imaginative kind, umbrella stands, rattan baskets in assorted sizes and shapes, coat racks, and benches are the storage options that can help to tame the savage clutter beast.

joe-schmelzer-design Joe Schmelzer

Cookware storage within view and reach “rights” a practical and purposeful recipe for kitchen organization.

linda-ruderman-interiors-inc-portfolio-architecture-interiors-contemporary-eclectic-transitional-kitchenLinda Ruderman Interiors Inc on Dering Hall

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St. Charles of New York

OMGorgeous!

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Andrew Flesher

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Double decker pastry stand = ooh la la counter display

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Towel bar and hooks = pot and pan holder

kitchen-organization-towel-rackHouse Beautiful

Stairs doing double duty as a storage feature is space utilization 101. The genius of design meets decorative storage ideas meets resale appeal. Haven’t you heard?  Plenty of space and storage tops the list of what to look for when buying a house.

under-the-stairs-pull-out-cabinets-yellow-striped-runnerTerraCotta Properties – DecorPad

Kitchen banquettes create a cozy feel, offer a unique seating option and storage outlet, and remain a versatile decor choice.

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Anne Hepfer Designs

corner banquetteMidwest Living

Junk drawers unite!  Drawer organizers bring order to the chaos.

Am I the only person in the world who methodically cleans and organizes the junque (takes the sting out of the mess when you get all ooh la la with the word) drawer and then can’t seem to make heads or tails of the order?

House Beautiful

Think outside the storage box when it comes to jewelry and beauty products storage options.

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Stylish options for housing jewelry and our favorite beauty products and brushes are simply an antiques, vintage or thrift shop shopping excursion away.  Tea cups, trays, platters, small plates, creamers, pitchers- put your imagination and your personal style on display.

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Love how a Jo Malone candle holder is reinvented as a makeup brush and tool holder.

beauty-trayThe Zoe Report

Rustically beautiful and simple in on trend design, wire laundry baskets and French hampers complement and stylishly achieve the purpose of decluttering a space.

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Kindwer Vintage Wire Laundry Hamper

Vintage inspired pharmacy and industrial metal cabinets make great options for linen storage.

Restoration Hardware

metal-cabinetRosalie Metal Cabinet

Trunks work a room well as a storage option.  Vintage trunks have found a second life as coffee tables and beside tables, while often becoming the focal point of the space.

louis-vuitton-coffee-table-brook-shields-homeArchitectural Digest

louis-vuitton-end-table-lonny My Domaine

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It’s amazing how quick we accumulate stuff, things, mementos, collectibles- and it all has to go somewhere.  These are just a few decorative storage ideas, options, suggestions and solutions for resolving storage and organization dilemmas in your home.

Love your style!

 

Currently Catching My Eye

Sourcing and sightings of home decor accents is all in a day’s work and I love it! When I started Places In The Home my objective was simple: to design an all things house that make a home show and tell, a sharing collective of knowledge and experience of interior decorating, home furnishings, decorative accents, home decor where to finds and gotta have it lists.  Four years later, I continue to be excited and inspired to show and tell you about items currently catching my eye.

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The Riviera stool from Serena and Lily is currently catching my eye in a big way. Great choice for a statement piece desk chair.

chart-house-sloane-3-light-shop-light-3-light-linear-island-pendantDuneier Design via DecorPad

The lines, pattern and form of the Riviera stool delivers style at work and style at home.

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J. R. Watkins Coconut Room Freshener smells like summer at the beach.  A spritz or two of this tropical delight coconut scented room freshener is all it takes to infuse the space with a light coconut scent so refreshing you’ll be inclined to light the Tiki torches, turn up the calypso music and whip up a blender full of Piña Coladas.  I am coconuts for this stuff!

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Seaside-inspired and stylish storage approved.  I am “digging” this Conch Magazine Basket from Birch Lane.

chest-brass-corner-brace-hardwareGlitter Guide

D I Why yes, I can do this!   Three or four drawer chests are just a thrift store, flea market or curbside boutique visit away.  For the retail fortunate, check out your nearest IKEA and the Rast 3 drawer chest.  At $34.99 + tax  it’s a bargain. For the rest of us, I say add this baby into your online shopping cart and justify the shipping cost with my logic.  I couldn’t drive to Houston (closet IKEA) for $10 (the shipping cost). Makes cent$.  Decorative hardware dresses the look, and a couple of coats of black paint adds the essential touch of drama.

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Blue and white porcelain is classic chic.  Eye spy these Tang blue and white salt and pepper shakers as a summer soiree hostess gift idea.

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May I suggest for your summer reading pleasure.

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Currently Catching My Eye

currently catching my eye

Cylinder Pink Champagne Flute ||  Pink Flamingo Drink Swizzles ||  Seahorse Table Lamp ||  Blah Blah Blah Journal ||  Riviera Stools ||  J.R. Watkins Coconut Scented Room Spray || Coral Ophelia Elephant Wallpaper || Vintage Style Champagne Bronze Campaign Hardware Set with Corner ||  Serena Two Drawer End Table ||  40 Years of Fabulous Kips Bay Decorator Show House: The Kips Bay Decorator Show House ||  Love Boat bracelet ||  Tang Blue and White Salt and Pepper Shakers

Decorative Storage Solutions

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

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Antique and vintage armoires, harvest tables, jelly cabinets and trunks make great housing for just about everything we need and use while feathering our nest.

Better Homes and Gardens

Storage options with doors, tops, and lids are a wonderful thing for those of us who keep things quite organized in full view, but don’t necessarily carry that theme through to what’s behind closed doors.

El Mueble

Is your New Year’s resolution to get organized by putting your home decor stuff, things, odds, ends, collectibles, and treasures on a diet?  

DIET:

Declutter 

Clutter free zones must exist, or at least they should. Stack, stash, or stick things away and off the counter, floor, or table.

If I haven’t used, admired, or missed it for one year it’s gone!

Come on, a year is a long time. If items sit idle or the bloom is off the rose of  personal attachment to Aunt Ethel’s whatnot,  to the donation pile it goes.

Edit

This is simple interior design and decor math~ add one, take away three.  To keep the space even, keep the accents and accessories odd. Using accents and accessories in odd numbers stabilizes the decorative flow.

Transform by transfering

Transform  the look of a space by simply transferring accents and accessories from one room to another. This practice is not only cost effective and affordable,  but it is amazing how the simple change of location shines a new light on an old object.

Decorative storage solutions in today’s market takes the dread out of the task by offering practical options big on function as well as style.

Love your style!