It’s no secret that functional and chic storage enables your home to work twice as hard. Here’s our round-up of the most inventive options, from clever foldaway beds to ergonomic magazine racks.
1. SUPER SHELVING
Fitted storage will add a smart note to your scheme. Shelving is perfect for storing books and accessories neatly. Choose deep shelves that are adjustable and can bear heavy weight without bowing. Neptune’s Pembroke Fitted Storage, from £840, features solid oak shelves and can be painted in a variety of contrasting paint colours for a bespoke look. Switch up the look by adding lighting and creating an inventive display of favourite accessories. www.neptune.com.
A chic ottoman by day and a generous single bed by night, Willow & Hall’s Pewsey Bed in a Box, from £635, is a game changer. Lift the lid to slide out a hidden foldout bed, ideal for studies, spare rooms and children’s bedrooms, while a handy back shelf acts as a bedside table. www.willowandhall.co.uk.
3. COOL FOR SCHOOL
Multi-functional pieces work brilliantly in compact spaces. John Lewis’ retro-style House Magazine Rack, £60, features shelving at the back, a display rack to the front and a handy wooden top, making it ideal for use as a side table too. www.johnlewis.com.
4. INDUSTRIAL CHIC
Try incorporating freestanding storage into your kitchen scheme for a versatile, relaxed look. An industrial piece will add a contemporary note – we love Cox and Cox’s Iron & Wire Cabinet, £350, perfect for displaying ceramics and dinnerware favourites that are too beautiful to stay hidden. Handy castors make it easy to move too. www.coxandcox.co.uk.
5. SLEEK STYLE
Opt for chic accessories that allow for plenty of storage too. Perch & Parrow’s Pia Marbled Storage Jars, £60 for a set of three, blend the natural beauty of wood with the delicacy of white marbled ceramic for an on-trend look. Brilliant in bathrooms, on dressing tables or as a sleek flourish on kitchen counters. www.perchandparrow.com.
Article written by Emma J Page