If you're not a fan of plastic, give glass containers a go in the pantry. Emily of Decorchick found hers at IKEA and Walmart, then gave them an organized upgrade with vinyl adhesive labels and chalk pens.
If your favorite dryer sheets' package clashes with your color palette, transfer the contents into a container that's more in line with the decor. Stacy Risenmay of the blog Not Just a Housewife chose an old metal box that adds the perfect patina to her laundry room.
Save space by throwing out packaging, advises Clea Shearer, cofounder of The Home Edit, who recommends transferring items like granola bars and wrapped crackers into labeled bins. Or, shop in the bulk section when possible to skip cardboard boxes altogether.
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.”
Gold leaf scraps add a shining finish to this baby pink vanity tray. The tray keeps vanity items organized and adds to the colorful display. Vased flowers and small storage containers create a blend of texture and color.
A gold and white peony wallpaper covering a table top brings instant feminine flair to your dorm room decor. A tray and small storage containers help display items in an organized fashion. Vivid wall art adds even more brightness and color to the display.
With various sized bins and a range of lids, it doesn’t take much for your collection of leftover holders to get out of hand. Lufkin and Goodsell say to group bottoms, then stack lids vertically with the help of a plate rack.
A wood door with striped glass panels beautifully matches the light hardwood and molding in the foyer. A dark gray accent wall adds depth to the bright design. A wall cut out with open storage boxes is fixed next to a large built in cabinet with decorative wood finish accents.
Portable storage containers such as painted wooden crates or metal bins that can be personalized are a stylish option for children's rooms. With an endless array of colors, patterns, fonts and shapes to choose from, these storage containers are a cool and decorative addition to any room.
Keep all those baby necessities within easy reach by placing a large, open-faced shelving unit near the crib. Along with a few storage containers, the shelves will provide a variety of options and ample space for storing all those books, toys, clothing and nursery linens.
Toys in a playroom can be organized quickly and easily if storage containers have labels for toys, dolls, and other common kid items. Just toss the plush giraffe in a labeled canvas bin, and the task of tidying up is done.