Decorating Diva: 8 Stylish ways to organize your stuff
Welcome to Decorating Diva, where every week we share fresh, fun ways to update your home and spice up your living space! Staying organized can be tough, especially with a houseful of people. But one of the easiest ways to keep clutter to a minimum is to make sure you have ample storage solutions on hand — and we’ve sourced some of the most stylish options around.
Get — and stay organized with our picks for practical (and fashionable) storage solutions for your home.
Whether it's toys in the kids' playroom, books in your home office or random clutter in your living room, baskets are an easy way to keep things neat and tidy. But not just any baskets will do; we love these handwoven felt baskets in soft gray ($29 to $59). Not only do they allow for a quick clean up, they're cute to boot!
Keep your keys, unopened mail and anything else you want easy access to, tucked away in this hand-distressed wooden cubby organizer with 25 spaces to keep your stuff stylishly organized ($149). We suggest keeping it in the entryway, but it would work just as well in the kitchen, above a work desk or even in the bathroom.
Kitchens are one of the hardest rooms to keep organized because they get so much use. Cut down on clutter by investing in a kitchen cart ($349) that not only acts as storage, but expands your work surface (bonus!). The cottage-inspired cart boasts a grained plank top made from sustainable wood and contemporary white lacquer finish on the body.
Trade crammed coatracks and jackets piled in the entryway for a more serene foyer with this simple but stylish nook organizer ($35), featuring five hooks and an area on top for daily essentials like sunglasses, keys, phones and pens. We love any product that multitasks, especially when dealing with smaller spaces.
There's nothing better than storage that can also be used as seating. That way you don't need to double up on furniture and cause even more clutter. That's why we fell for this multipurpose bench perfect for the entryway or living room ($399). Lacquered in rich coffee brown, the elegant piece offers comfortable seating and a way to keep books, magazines and other items out of site when you don't need them.
Add some serious style to your countertops with these Le Crueset stoneware canisters in a rustic shade of red ($45 to $130). The country-chic containers come in three sizes and are perfect for storing dry goods like coffee, pasta, sugar or grains. We especially love how durable these are, made from nonporous enamel which resists cracks and stains.
Bored of baskets and boxes? Try something new on for size with this sleek, vintage-inspired galvanized trunk ideal for keeping anything from books to blankets to art supplies under wraps ($149). The galvanized sheet metal is powder-coated to ensure a rust-free finish, and we love the bright orange interior that adds a pop of fun color.
If, like us, you still take the old-fashioned route and put pen to paper on occasion, then you likely need a spot to store your writing utensils. We were instantly drawn to this bright blue desktop organizer that would look great on any desk or shelf ($49).
What are some of your go-to ways to keep your space organized? Share in the comments below!