A ladder shelf creates a convenient spot for nursery necessities. Simple touches can transform plain baskets into stylish accessories to create sophisticated storage. Inexpensive fabric baskets can be dressed up with ribbon to store clothes and shoes in a child's room or nursery.
For the master bathroom of a 1870s row house in Brooklyn, NY, designer Lorraine Bonaventura designed a vanity in keeping with the home’s historic style. A vintage mirror hangs above the white-painted vanity, which Bonaventura fitted with polished nickel fixtures. “Five deep drawers provide enough storage for all the toiletries,” she says. “The four seagrass baskets hold towels.”
This backroom was transformed into a play space for a young boy with light gray paint that contrasts with the new wood floors and corrugated metal awnings over the windows that bring a masculine element to this cottage-style room.
A wide, double faucet sink gives a unique look to the vanity set up of this country bathroom. Contemporary sconces frame the mirror over matching towel rings. Simple basket storage keeps the space uncluttered, and a red patterned rug adds a splash of warm color to the design.
Woven baskets are a textured and practical addition to the modern bookshelf in this neutral kids' room. They conceal clutter and make it easy to organize children's things like toys, puzzles and games.
The white fireplace surround lightens the look of the black fireplace and mounted TV. Candles and trinkets set on the mantel give a personal touch to the display and fill the empty wall. A storage basket and cube floor cushion bring a touch of texture to the design.
A white stove and oven give a vintage vibe to this attractive country design. A frosted glass cabinet and stainless steel shelves add an updated, contemporary feel to the room. Floating shelves create storage to keep the countertops clear. A black floor adds a contrast to the bright, white room.
This white marble floating vanity features attached drawers for easy, concealed storage. Wicker baskets provide extra storage and add a touch of color and texture to the smooth design. Black hexagon floor tiles add a sharp color contrast to the white surroundings.
Beautiful white wood walls and exposed ceiling beams give a great nautical feel to this coastal mudroom. Dark wood on the built in bench and ceiling fan panels give a deep contrast to the bright white. wicker baskets tuck under the bench for organized and concealed storage.
A deep blue built in unit and matching molding is brightened by the white walls and ceiling of the room and complemented by pops of raspberry pink decorative details. Linen baskets create an organized storage system while the remaining shelves are beautifully decorated with personal touches. A button wall canvas and jar-base lamp bring subtle touches of texture to the room.
The overall color look is neutral with pops of bold color creating a modern feel for the design. The red-toned wood of the dresser pops agains the gray-toned hardwood floor and beige wall coloring. Red flowers and a black spiked sphere compliment the tones in the area rug with gold wall embellishments traveling upward to fill the empty wall space.
Keep root vegetables like onions and potatoes fresh longer by storing them in a cool, dry, dark place. Handy open-weave baskets, like these, provide air circulation to keep the veggies dry while the cabinet's interior protects them from sunlight. Photo courtesy of Dura Supreme Cabinetry.
Sneak in some extra storage underneath a shelf: Just screw in cup hooks and tie on lightweight plastic baskets with ribbon. This is a great place to stash small items like gloves, hats and sunglasses that can easily get lost.