Let’s talk storage… Do you ever find that the most practical of tasks can be fun if you add a hint of design to the mix? I’m currently in the process of organizing closets and shelves. Call it an early spring cleaning! The main issue: too many loose items that need to be contained. That’s what storage boxes and baskets are for! Which is why today we round up 12 storage options that will add both style and function to your home. Many of the selections below are colorful. Some are earthy and some are sleek. All of them are worth checking out…
Storage Box Solutions
We begin with storage boxes. Because sometimes you just want to put a lid on it! Keep clutter out of sight with this Rectangular Yellow Bin from Crate & Barrel. A heavy-duty iron construction combines with a yellow powdercoat finish for a colorful, sturdy storage option:
For radiant stackbles, check out these Round Lacquered Boxes from The Container Store. Perfect for storing smaller items such as jewelry and knick knacks, these boxes are pretty enough to display on shelves and night stands.
Need something a little bigger? This high-quality Fabric Collapsible Sweater Box from Pottery Barn is great for concealing items such as clothing and table linens. Handles make the box easy to hold onto, and stylish stripes create an attractive storage solution.
Affordable and vibrant, these Stackable Storage Boxes from The Container Store are colorful and translucent, making it possible to see what’s inside for easy retrieval. Great for art supplies, office items and grooming products!
For an earth-friendly storage option, consider this Set of 2 Bigso Ivory Rectangular Storage Boxes from Crate & Barrel. Not only do these boxes from Bigso of Sweden clear away the clutter, they’re crafted from recycled materials. An eco-friendly way to store and protect!
We’re loving the vivid yellow hue of these PALLRA boxes from IKEA, made from a combination of 100% recycled and laminated cardboard, 100% polyester and paper. These storage boxes have many uses, and we can’t help but think they’re ideal for containing smaller items that are cluttering your vanity or closet.
Stylish Storage Baskets
If easy access is a priority, consider storage baskets for your organizational needs. Some even pull double duty as eye-catching decor, like these Bolga Baskets from West Elm. They’re handwoven in Ghana from colorfully dyed grasses and topped with goat-hide leather handles. Use them to hold magazines, toys and more…
There’s something striking about this MAGGA seagrass basket from IKEA. Maybe it’s the combination of black and earthy tan. Or perhaps it’s the bold angles of the small chevron pattern. Regardless, we think it belongs on display rather than stashed in a closet!
This next storage basket is the perfect solution for a design lover who enjoys combining and contrasting materials. Say hello to the Zambales Storage Basket from Terrain, handmade by skilled Aeta artisan weavers working under fair trade conditions. The materials of choice: sustainably harvested rattan and repurposed plastic. A truly interesting design for a practical product, don’t you think?! [via Casa Sugar]
Once again we see the appeal of the bright and the sunny in this Yellow Wire Bin from Crate & Barrel. Steel wire meets a striking powdercoat finish in this industrial item. Make a stylish storage statement without concealing any contents! Plus, helpful carrying handles and an ID label holder add another layer of convenience…
If you’re a fan of wire, check out these Wire Mesh Storage options from West Elm. Not only do they combine a French countryside look with an industrial modern feel, they’re crafted of rust-proof stainless steel:
We end with these Room Essentials Y-Weave Baskets from Target, which can help you organize any room in your house. Need a container for under-the-sink cleaning products? Check! Looking to contain loose items in your garage? Done! A polypropylene construction makes these baskets as durable as they are colorful:
Got a clever storage solution you want to share? Leave a comment below…