We all need storage in our lives don’t we? Here are four key looks that are both practical and beautiful.
Open plan shelving is for the neat and tidy, and it can look fabulous especially if you are neat and tidy! This District Eight shelving unit has 5 tiers, each made out of reclaimed wood which are connected using hand-made cast iron piping. This style of unit looks particularly good in kitchens and is perfect for storing tableware and pots and pans on. ALSO Home have just launched a beautiful range of tableware called Krem, too stunning to hide away so why not pop it on the District Eight shelving unit.
Credit: Krem Ceramics from ALSO Home
The Swedish trend is here to stay, and it’s one that we welcome with open arms. Their sense of style and simplicity is second to none and this Albion console demonstrates just that. This design has a traditional white painted body with a greywashed rustic top and a handy bottom shelf. Always useful, consoles work well in hallways, living rooms and dining rooms, they offer that extra bit of space for displaying pieces and storing items in the drawers. Keep a couple of these cosy throws on the bottom shelf for cooler evenings this autumn, shown here is the Visby wool blanket, £59, Gotland wool blanket, £55, and Corcovado alpaca blanket, £89, Urbanara.
We all seem to have an array of remotes, game consoles and freeview boxes to hide these days, so choose a stylish media unit to help keep all these bits and bobs organised. The Grafton has been painted in French Grey with a smart hardwood herringbone parquet top and has two good sized cupboards and an open shelf to help you keep clutter free. Ikea have this fabulous 114- piece cable management set which will help you to organise all those cables that seem to breed behind your TV, Fixa, £3.50.
The Mid-Century modern style is so iconic, and works beautifully in contemporary and more classic settings. This Caso oak sideboard is a must- have buy, the simple design teamed with tapered legs and pale blond wood makes for a very stylish piece that comes with two large sliding doors, shelves and four drawers. Pop these gorgeous blue fish vases on the top for a splash of colour, from £20, The Contemporary Home.
Post written by: Sophie Warren-Smith