Decorative Storage Solutions

Decorative storage solutions come with the there’s no better time than the beginning of a New Year territory.

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

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We accumulate scads of stuff in a 365 day period, and organizing it all can be a daunting undertaking, however, decorative storage solutions serves as the upside to this task.

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

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

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Photo by Zachary Staines

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 décor choices, may better fit your décor 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 often adds to the flow of a space and promotes a comprehensive appearance.

Transferring from Within

Transferring furnishings and décor 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 thought to placement; mixing and mingling about the space furnishings and accents at first glance may not seem to play beautifully together.  Some of the best looks I’ve ever put together began just this way.

If the look doesn’t work your keen eye will know it.

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Southern Home Magazine – Photography by Emily Followill

Winter is here again folks, and I for one am all about the cozy indoor projects beneficial to bright and fresh.

Note the blue and white porcelain jars on each end of the fireplace mantel.

These easily can become decorative storage solutions for housing fireplace starters, matches, and candles- all essentials for creating a warm winter’s day into evening ambiance.

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Better Homes & Gardens -Photography by Stacy Zarin Goldberg

Tracking in the outdoors can wreak havoc on floors, rugs, and carpets. Stopping tracked in stuff in its tracks may not be completely doable.

Mitigate the problem by having decorative storage solutions utilized in entryways and mudrooms to house, store, and organize at the ready.

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Andrew Howard Interior Design

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

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Folsom 6-Piece Entryway Set with Bench

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.

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Tyler Square Tall Tote Basket with Handles

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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Woven Rattan House-Shaped Hamper
Braided Book Basket
Brown Woven House Basket

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 Quintessence – Cabana Magazine – Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna 

Inviting cozy warmth to the winter days and nights party begins with introducing home and hearth to decorative ideas for firewood storage.

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Virginia Living

Antique armoires, sideboards, cupboard cabinets, new or vintage display cases, bookcases, and crates have the space potential to become great housing for just about everything we need and use in our day to day.

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Back in our flipping days, Dave the Builder thought I had lost my mind when I campaigned for converting small, basic utilitarian spaces such as side porches, nondescript alcoves, or even a bedroom into a large closet.

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Architectural Digest

Most of the houses built in the 1930s-1940s-1950s do not offer adequate closet space, especially by modern day standards.

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Scalloped Wicker Storage Baskets (Set of 2)

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.

Twisted Open Checkered Weave Milk Crate Natural

All Purpose Storage Bin

All Purpose Storage Bin

Contemporary Metal Storage Unit Gold - Olivia & May

Contemporary Metal Storage Unit Gold – Olivia & May

Storage space is a hot commodity, as witnessed by the in demand designer closet suites of today.

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1stDibs – Photography by Christopher Dibble

Stack, store, and display storage options need not be plain, boring, or lacking in the decorative oomph.

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

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

Unexpected placement and purpose has the decorative chops to land a super chic look. I like the idea of using items not quite so on the nose to further complement both project and purpose.

5Pack 3Gal Heavy Duty Plastic Storage Bins with Durable Lid and Secure Latching Buckles, Orange

When balanced properly, the marriage of two styles achieves visual interest and keeps the look fresh and fun.

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Crew on Unsplash

Free Ship No 116 Flat Top Steamer Trunk with Double Trays Antique Circa 1900

Free Ship No 116 Flat Top Steamer Trunk with Double Trays Antique Circa 1900

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

Brown Leather Traditional Trunk (Set of 3)

Brown Leather Traditional Trunk (Set of 3)

New or vintage trunks and suitcases make excellent decorative storage solutions.

Texture® Brand Trunk - Houndstooth Gray

Texture® Brand Trunk – Houndstooth Gray

Carbon Loft Lochhead Vintage Decorative Suitcase (Set of 3)

Carbon Loft Lochhead Vintage Decorative Suitcase (Set of 3)

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1stDibs – Photography by Eric Piasecki

Pack away memories, photos, papers, collectibles, ties, socks, dress shirts, and the like in storage solutions  brimming in color, texture, and pattern.

Woven Storage Boxes Set of 2 Taupe - Threshold™

Woven Storage Boxes Set of 2 Taupe – Threshold™

Artisan Fluted Acacia Bin

Artisan Fluted Acacia Bin

Copper & Mocha Woven Kiva Storage Bins

Versatile and affordable collapsible fabric storage cubes suit your storage needs in an array of sizes and designs.

Mainstays Collapsible Fabric Cube Storage Bin Natural Woven

Mainstays Collapsible Fabric Cube Storage Bin Natural Woven

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Fresh Home

Bent Rej - Keith Playing the Piano II, Copenhagen, Fine Art Print1965

Bent Rej – Keith Playing the Piano II, Copenhagen, Fine Art Print 1965

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Solid Wood Kyle 4-Door Wardrobe Armoire with Solid Wood Doors – Black

Rich deep hues of black and brown relay a sense of mood and modern against a backdrop of warmth and trend.

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Ella Set of 3 Black Seagrass Baskets with Light Brown Handles

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Aria 2 Door Modern High Gloss Wardrobe Armoire

Aria 2 Door Modern High Gloss Wardrobe Armoire

Espresso Media Storage

Espresso Media Storage

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9 Drawer Dresser Fabric Storage Tower Organizer with Easy Pull Bins

Williamsport Chinese Chippendale Style Carved Mahogany Chest on Chest

Williamsport Chinese Chippendale Style Carved Mahogany Chest on Chest

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Concepts in Wood KT613 Multi-use Storage Cabinet, 4 Shelves – Cherry

Stickley Brothers Style Antique Mission Oak Arts and Crafts Double Bookcase

Stickley Brothers Style Antique Mission Oak Arts and Crafts Double Bookcase

Alternatives open up a world of decorative options, and these decorative storage solutions report for two for one duty as home decor pieces and smart storage options.

Charcoal Metal 5 Shelves Standard Bookcase With Casters

Charcoal Metal 5 Shelves Standard Bookcase With Casters

Layer your choice of decorative storage solutions throughout the space to broaden the style perimeters and achieve a custom effect.

Mainstays Medium Round Wire Copper Basket - 4 Pack

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Mainstays Medium Round Wire Copper Basket – 4 Pack

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The Style Saloniste – Stephen Brady Design
Photography by David Duncan Livingston

American Decoupage Vintage Chest Sideboard, 19th Century

American Decoupage Vintage Chest Sideboard, 19th Century

19th Century Portuguese Chest of Drawers

19th Century Portuguese Chest of Drawers

Super cute planters turn into super cute storage options.

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Dapper Animal Planter

Colonial Man Toby Creamer

Colonial Man Toby Creamer

Hotel Bellman Card Holder Figure

Hotel Bellman Card Holder Figure

Black Valet Tray for Men, 5 Compartments

Black Valet Tray for Men, 5 Compartments

Wooden Multi-layer Storage Case Desktop Drawer Style Sundry Sorting Box

Wooden Multi-layer Storage Case Desktop Drawer Style Sundry Sorting Box

At the auction finds designed to house and tote.

Burberry Haymarket Check Canvas Travel Bag With Brown Leather Trim

Burberry Haymarket Check Canvas Travel Bag With Brown Leather Trim

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3 Pack Woven 100% Cotton Rope Shelf Storage Basket with Handles

Mushroom Storage Bin Basket

Mushroom Storage Bin

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Mushroom Storage Bin

How stinking cute is this mushroom basket!

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Small decorative bowls and plates in addition to multi-functional tabletop accents such as this photo frame cushioned earring holder make great accessory organizers.

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Photo Frame Cushioned Earring Holder

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photography by Adam Albright

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

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Antique pieces used for housing vintage treasures and favored collections deliver think outside the box brilliance, charm, character, and conversation.

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1stDibs -Photography by Leon Foggitt

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Bergdorf Goodman

 Kitchen storage is a highly sought after commodity.

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Imagine Design on Facebook

Structured for storage and well appointed for display, counter cabinets take the look to new style and store heights.

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   Veranda Magazine –  Photography by Amy Neunsinger 

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

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Kitchens by Deane

Drawer organizers bring order to the chaos.

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Veranda Magazine – Photography by William Abranowicz

Question: 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?

Quartz Gray 23-5/8 in. W x 46-1/16 in. L Drawers Non-Slip Mat

Quartz Gray 23-5/8 in. W x 46-1/16 in. L Drawers Non-Slip Mat

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

No problem.

Built In Cutlery Drawer

Better Homes & Gardens

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

vintage-wine-cabinetBetter Homes & Gardens

Hit up local antiques stores, auctions, flea markets, and curiosity shops for items such as a vintage wine or drawer file cabinet for housing all things kitchen.

Antique Arts & Crafts Oak 36-Drawer File Cabinet or Chest of Drawers

Arts & Crafts Oak 36-Drawer File Cabinet or Chest of Drawers, Circa 1900

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

Wooden Pedestal Lazy Susan

Wooden Pedestal Lazy Susan

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Polished Brass Recipe Box

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Country Living Magazine – Photography by Brie Williams

French Provençal Shelf or Plate Rack

French Provençal Shelf or Plate Rack

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

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Veranda Magazine – Photography by David Tsay

Open.

Under.

Over.

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles – Photography by Jeff Herr

Shelves hold the key to clever storage solution success.

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Alexandra Kaehler Design

Decorative hooks, umbrella stands, rattan baskets in assorted sizes and shapes, coat racks, and storage benches top the options that can help to tame the savage clutter beast.

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

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 Lauren Leonard Interiors

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.

Blue pantry shelves

Design Galleria

In today’s kitchen pantry, glass jars, tiered stands, canisters, containers, and a plethora of woven baskets continue to serve function and style for dry ingredients, sweet treats, beans, farmers market finds, and dry pastas.

Unlacquered Brass Pot Rack Wall Mount

Unlacquered Brass Pot Rack Wall Mount

Cookware storage within view and reach develops a practical and purposeful recipe for kitchen organization.

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Country Living Magazine – Photography by Brie Williams

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The Lifestyled Company 

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Better Homes & Gardens

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50 Pack Traditional Wooden Clothespins

100 Count Traditional Wooden Clothespins

Add these to the gotta have it list.

Vintage Inspired Day of the Week Split Clothespins

Vintage Inspired Day of the Week Split Clothespins

Wooden Storage Box with 2 Drawers for Desk Organizers Wooden Storage Box with 2 Drawers for Desk Organizers

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Set Anchor Hocking Glass Storage Heritage Hill Jars

Anchor Hocking Glass Storage Heritage Hill Jar, 1 Gal

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 Tori Rubinson Design

Rolling wire laundry baskets stylishly achieve the purpose of decluttering a space.

CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan Industrial Iron Rolling Storage Basket Cart

CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan Industrial Iron Rolling Storage Basket Cart

Copper Metal Vintage Rolling Laundry Basket with Wheels

Copper Metal Vintage Rolling Laundry Basket with Wheels

Hampers work too!

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Steele ® 2.5-Bushel Olive Vertical Rolling Laundry Hamper

Be creative with your choices for housing jewelry and beauty products.

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photography by Brie Williams

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

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Vintage Westmoreland Heavy Milk Glass Grapes and Leaves White Pitcher

Westmoreland Milk Glass Old Quilt Pitcher 7.5″

Milk Glass Pitcher Creamer Quilted Diamond Pattern Vintage

Imperial Glass Cream Pitcher – White Milk Glass, Rose Pattern

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Kara Cox Interiors

Life lived inside our homes has the ability to create one messy, cluttered, and disorganized situation along the way.

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Southern Living – Photography by Hector Manuel Sanchez

With that being said, may I suggest a don’t fret the stuff solution by incorporating decorative baskets, bins, and boxes here, there, and possibly everywhere in stylish placement.

Austin Woven Basket Collection

Austin Woven Basket Collection

Tyler Square Basket With Rope Handle Low

Tyler Square Basket With Rope Handle Low

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

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.

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