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

boot roomHouse & Garden

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.

cosmetic brushes holdersBetter Homes & Gardens

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.

Lucas-Allen-SeptemberHouse & Garden

vintage pitchers

Dundee-Marmalade-Crock-Jar

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

G. P. Schafer-architect-kitchenG. P. Schafer Architect 

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.

Love your style!

Organize and Declutter In Style: Decorative Storage Ideas

Don’t you just love the hope, motivation, and get your act together decorative storage ideas a new year or a new season brings.

Saturday Evening Post

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.

Stylish options for storing the I need that-that’s an heirloom-we might need it stuff is the question.

built-in-storageBetter Homes and Gardens

Let’s face it, the life lived inside our homes can be one messy, cluttered, and disorganized situation.

And there’s always this scenario-

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Decorative storage ideas can help get the house to home organization and storage job done.

Oceane Acrylic Trunk - ClearOceane Acrylic Trunk – Clear

Timor Wood End Trunk

Timor Wood End Trunk

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Striped La Jolla Baskets

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Naples Wicker Trunk Storage BenchNaples Wicker Trunk Storage Bench

AHL, Holiday House

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

beachcomber-basket

Tyler Square Basket With Rope Handle Low

Tyler Square Basket With Rope Handle Low

antique silver vasesPinterest

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 Smith & Hawken™ Round Kaboo Basket

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.

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Better Homes & Gardens

Smart kitchen solutions such as cabinet dividers and storage drawers is standard organization procedure in today’s kitchen.

kitchen drawer dividersThe Kitchn

Houzz recently released the U. S. kitchen trends study.

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

One particular finding to note from the 2,598 polled shows 50% of U. S. homeowners are incorporating cookie sheet/tray organizers into cabinetry.

 

cookie-sheet-organizer

Customized cabinet built-ins not in your all things house that make a home project future?

No problem.

Affordable and stylish (the ultimate combination) kitchen cabinet and counter top organizers options exist.

Let’s take a look at just that.

kitchen-pantry-estateHayburn & Co. 

Counters fill quickly, and it seems there is 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

Decorative onlays and 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

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

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Rafterhouse

Staying in the vintage-repurpose theme, hit up your local antiques stores, flea markets, and curiosity shops for items such as a vintage wine cabinet for housing all things kitchen.

More times than not the price is right, the look anything but cookie-cutter, and the end result a stylish storage option showstopper.

vintage-wine-cabinetBetter Homes & Gardens

A keen eye sees a vintage window and how to brilliantly convert it into a spice cupboard.

Talk about a conversation piece.

vintage window spice cupboardAlison Anderson Interiors- Photo by Paul Craig

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Lynk Professional® Spice Rack Tray Drawer Organizer for Kitchen Cabinets

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Plain English Design

Crates easily become unique pantry drawers.

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House Beautiful – Rory Gardiner

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Rustic Gray Cabinet Storage Chest with 6 Crate Style DrawersRustic Gray Cabinet Storage Chest with 6 Crate Style Drawers

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

Alison Anderson Interiors

Alison Anderson Interiors

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.

kitchen-pantry-organizationDecorPad

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.

Pot Rack with Studio Lights

Urban Archaeology

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St. Charles of New York

Oh my gorgeous!

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Andrew Flesher

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Double decker pastry stand 

French Style Brass, Glass, and White Marble Pastry Stand, 20th Century

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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

Drawer organizers bring order to the chaos.

Clear Acrylic Stackable Drawer Organizers Gold Trim Set of 6Clear Acrylic Stackable Drawer Organizers Gold Trim Set of 6

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?

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

beauty-product-organizer

Stylish options for housing jewelry and our favorite beauty products and brushes are simply an antiques, vintage or thrift shop shopping excursion away.

cosmetic brushes holders

Tea cups, trays, platters, small plates, creamers, pitchers- put your imagination and your personal style on display.

tea-cups-storageBrit + Co

Vintage creamers easily make the transition from collectible to workable storage solution for beauty products.

bone dish jewelry holder

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

beauty-trayThe Zoe Report

Clever!

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Traditional Home

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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Vintage Wire Laundry Hamper

custom laundry roomStefani Stein Inc.

storage closet photo lincoln barbourBetter Homes & Gardens- Photo by Lincoln Barbour

the-essentials

laundry room essentials

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

Restoration Hardware

metal-cabinetGamino Metal Accent Cabinet

Trunks work a room well as a storage option.

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Architectural Digest

Vintage trunks and suitcases have found a second life as coffee tables and beside tables, while often becoming the focal point of the space.

louis-vuitton-end-table-lonny My Domaine

trunk-at-end-of-bedMy Domaine

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!