Summer will soon be on it’s way out the door to make room for fall and winter. With that season change, it forces us to change how we dress and even the things we eat. The drop in temperature makes us have to put away all of our summer clothes and replace them with fall and winter clothes, right? Yes, so what does that mean for your home? Well, if you’re like most people, that means that there will be a change in your home’s decor. You’ll be making changes to your home to take it from the cooler summertime feel to more of a warm and cozy feel.
When the fall months come, people often like changing their home’s colors up by adding more warm colors like red and orange. People will add these colors to their home decor in the form of pillows, throw blankets, candles, and rugs. Now, the tricky part of the seasonal transition in your home is where are you putting everything as you swap things out? What type of storage are you using?
Most people have closets and storage bins full of “stuff.” According to thespruce.com, the reason why lots of people keep so much “stuff” is because they feel guilty about getting rid of it. The reason as to why people keep those items doesn’t explain why they keep those items in unsightly plastic totes, cluttered closets, and messy drawers? If you’re working with limited space, that doesn’t mean that you have to shove things into every nook and cranny you can find.
There are actually several different storage options to choose from that allow you to keep a clean and organized living space all while stowing your belongings in style! Take a look at some of the best stylish storage solutions for your home.
Storage Solution 1: Baskets
Baskets come in handy for all kinds of storage solutions. Now, just keep in mind when choosing baskets that double for storage and style, you want to get the decorative woven baskets… they’re not only sturdy and pretty but they also give your home a stylish rustic look. Because baskets are so durable and versatile, they sit perfectly in corners of rooms to house throw pillows, blankets, and even laundry. There are even baskets designed for stairs. So whatever it is you need to be stored, a basket is always going to make it look great!
Storage Solution 2: Hidden Storage Furniture
There are so many pieces of furniture out now where you can not only enjoy the comforts of the furniture but you can also appreciate the functionality of it as well. There are sectionals with storage in the armrests, ottomans that have removable lids, and bed frames with drawers. Furniture that offers comfort and functionality really offers the best of both worlds… you have access to the things you need without it being an eyesore and you can be comfortable watching your items not being an eyesore!
Storage Solution 3: Racks and Shelving
When you’re working with limited space, go up! Racks and shelving will give any room a fresh and modern look, especially in kitchens. When kitchens don’t have much cabinet space, the new look is to add shelving and stack your plates and glasses on the shelves (more so the ones you use every day). When you add shelving to your rooms, it not only creates more space in the room but it also makes the room look stylish, uncluttered, and adds attractive visual height.
Storage Solution 4: Bookshelves
Now, who said that bookshelves HAD to be used for books? Now there are some people who still use bookshelves for its actual purpose of storing books but the way technology is taking off, people have donated their hardback and paperback books and traded them in for E-books now.
But just because lots have gotten rid of their paper books, that doesn’t mean that they’ve gotten rid of their bookcases. Their bookcases have just gotten a new lease on life. Bookcases are now storage solutions but also the place for putting cool knick-knacks on display.
So as you can see, there are tons of storage solutions that aren’t over-stuffed drawers and plastic bins. You just have to think outside of the storage box. There are trays and bowls as well as baskets and functional furniture pieces… you just have to figure out your preference of making stowing look mind-blowing.