It seems like we never have enough storage in our homes. Storage furniture provides an option that meets decorative and functional needs. These furniture pieces give a place to display decor, set items on, and store things inside. Using storage furniture to the fullest advantage will help you create a clutter-free organized home. Let's explore your options for choosing multifunctional furniture that will expand your home's storage while creating a well-kept space.
Think outside the obvious function of a bookshelf. Besides just a place to store books, a bookshelf can display other pieces of home decor. Bookshelves come in many different sizes and styles. Depending on the space available to you, units can be large enough to cover an entire wall or thin and compact.
2. Coffee Table
Coffee tables often have additional storage capabilities. Some will have a lower shelf, while others boast cabinets with doors or cubbies for placing baskets. This unique design, for example, allows for storage under a clever extension that allows you to work at your coffee table.
An ottoman is typically designed as a footrest. Some clever designs feature storage under the lid. Ottomans will also extend your seating capability by creating a casual place to rest. An ottoman can add a pop of color to your room. Living rooms and dens make good places to add an ottoman. Setting an ottoman in the corner of your bedroom creates a glamourous dressing area with a place for seating while getting ready in the mornings.
4. Media Rack
Media racks solve how to store music CDs, video games, DVDs, albums, and books. These racks allow easy visibility and organization of your media collection.
Buffets and servers are classic furniture pieces typically found in a kitchen or dining room. This larger piece of furniture will provide for storage needs of serving wear, glassware, and tablecloths. Decor items can be displayed on the top of the piece. Styles of furniture may be completely enclosed with cupboard doors or have open or glass doors that allow your housewares to become display pieces.
6. China Cabinet
A china cabinet is a piece of furniture typically found in the kitchen or dining room. Created for glassware storage and serving wear, the traditional china cabinet showcases glass doors allowing your crockery colors and textures to become part of the decor. The lower unit of a china cabinet will contain drawers or cupboards for storage that is not visible.
7. Entertainment Center
Entertainment centers expand the storage in your living room or den. You may also choose to place an entertainment center in your bedroom if you enjoy watching TV there.
An entertainment center is designed to hold your television and equipment while allowing cords and wires to be organized and hidden. Additional storage may be built into your entertainment center for storing DVDs or video games. Larger units will provide additional space to place decor items as well as your electronic essentials.
A dresser is typically found in the bedrooms of your home. These chests with drawers are designed to hold your folded clothing. A dresser can also extend space for other household items. Home decor items can be placed on top of the dresser for display, or a smaller TV might be placed atop a dresser for watching TV while in the bedroom.
If your room is small and a dresser seems overwhelming, look at this post for other options: 12 Excellent Dresser Alternatives
Nightstands provide a handy place for essentials right next to your bed. Your phone, alarm clock, a lamp, or a few books can all be placed in arm's reach. Many designs will incorporate a drawer or cupboard for holding other items that you don't necessarily need to reach as quickly. Bedroom suites will often come with matching pieces that include head and footboards, nightstands, dressers, armoires, or wardrobes.
A wardrobe is another furniture item suited for a bedroom and designed for the storage of clothing. Wardrobes will generally contain both a section for hanging clothing and drawers for storing folded clothing or shoes. This is a larger piece of furniture and will take up space. It would look out of place in a smaller room.
Benches are a great way to add additional seating along with storage. A bench can be placed in an entrance hall or mudroom to sit while putting on and off shoes and provide a place to store shoes that are not being worn. Placed at the end of a bed, a bench adds a classy touch to a bedroom and can be used for storing extra blankets or textiles.
Chest, footlockers, and trunks are interesting storage solutions. These items can be used in nearly any room of the house. Larger and bulky items fit well inside a trunk. Children's rooms and playrooms are a good place to use these as toy storage. A trunk or chest can be placed at the end of a bed, providing a place to sit and storage. Off-season clothing is easily stored in these options.
13. Shoe Rack
Shoes seem to be an endless source of frustration when trying to organize your home. A shoe rack is a perfect solution. A rack placed in your closet will help organize and store shoes. You will always be able to find the mate of a shoe when they have a permanent place. A shoe rack in your entryway or mudroom helps avoid shoes' clutter when your family comes in and out.
Hampers provide storage for laundry. Some options allowing for the sorting of clothing and racks that provide additional storage beyond the laundry. A hamper in your bathroom or closet can keep laundry contained.
15. Curio Cabinet
Curio cabinets are designed to hold and display collectibles. These cabinets will often have glass backing and sometimes lighting to highlight your collectibles. Corner cabinets fit nicely in areas that would otherwise not be used. Larger cabinets are available as well.
Create Your Clutter-Free Home Using Storage Furniture
With the many furniture options that do double duty for storage, keeping your home tidy and organized is a breeze. Every room of the house can be both beautiful and functional. If home organization is a high priority to you, our post 10 Bedroom Organization Tips That really Make a Difference can guide you in the process.