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Storage Furniture: Statement Looks, Hidden Depths
There is something about the start of a new year that gives us the urge to get our marigolds on and get cleaning, tidying up and organising. Whether it’s the boring paperwork scattered on the dining table or a sea of kids toys you’ve got your eye on, we can all agree that the main question is “where do I put you?”.
When you think of storage, your mind automatically goes to those ever-faithful plastic boxes. From sliding them under your bed, piling them high in the garage or slipping them into any free nook and cranny going, they are a fantastic space saving go-to. We aren’t casting them out (after all, they have helped us move house, store away everything bar the kitchen sink and they stack up like a dream!) however, we do have some new additions that are perfect to mix and match or make a statement while keeping your bits and bobs in order.
If you’re sick of standing on your little one’s toys (we feel your pain- literally) and want a stylish hideaway for every brick and car, a chest, basket or footstool is a quick win. They make a great addition to your living room that can fit in perfectly with your style, and even create a place to put your feet up once the kids are in bed. Ideal for that speedy tidy up we all find ourselves doing, these storage- space makers keep everything hidden in plain sight when not in use, and make it easy for the kids when they’re ready to run amuck again. Better still, when your little ones have grown up, you can pop anything from your favourite cuddly throws to your crafting projects in place of their toys.
Stylish sideboards you say? Oh yes, sideboards are not only a fantastic way to show off your favourite framed snaps, potted plants and keep things out of reach of the kiddos, they’re perfect for discrete storage. We all have files filled with paperwork, extra plates and bowls or maybe even a pile of board games that need a home. Slotting them into a sideboard means they can be instantly hidden behind a door or in a drawer. If you haven’t got space for an additional piece of furniture, you could even swap out your current TV stand for a new design that features handy compartments for remote controls, DVDs and a handy hole at the back to disguise those pesky wires.