Instead of complaining daily about the disorder prevailing in your home, why don’t you try to find practical solutions to organise your belongings? And thus, turn household chores into useful activities that contribute to the aesthetics of the interiors.
That is why storage boxes and baskets will be your best allies and the ideal solution for keeping your rooms tidy while decorating them. Thanks to their pretty patterns and natural materials, they can be placed with pleasure in any room. By matching colours, you will then turn chaos into harmony.
But where to begin? Getting rid of all the mess may seem difficult. Certainly, there are those things we don’t use that much, but also many items we are almost forced to have at hand.
If you follow our step-by-step tips, you will realise that storage and home decoration will become a single thing.
Choose boxes and baskets with lids
This is the best way to store and protect all those things you don’t use frequently. Not to mention all those unattractive objects. Storage boxes and baskets with lids provide not only long-term storage and protection from dust. But also, they help you to hide everything lying around and messing up your furniture and decoration.
Store objects rarely used
This might be the case of simple documents to be archived, or books and magazines you particularly care about. In addition, there is also the instruction manual for those electrical appliances you do not need on a daily basis, but cannot be thrown away. Without forgetting Christmas decorations, which are used once a year, but that should be stored carefully in order to be reused. Moreover, certain knick-knacks or family souvenirs that you prefer to store temporarily so that you can give your interior a new look, but which will be useful again sooner or later.
Although a bit of tidying up occasionally doesn’t hurt, all these little treasures will find their place inside containers with lids, such as elegant boxes. You can place them in cupboards, drawers or on shelves. For other small items, lidded baskets will be useful and provide an extra decorative touch.
Put aside everything that is anti-aesthetic
There is nothing uglier than cables and phone chargers lying around the house. And what about the keys placed around the house without any real purpose? Or those sunglasses we don’t really know where to drop them when coming home? All these items lying around contribute to an overall impression of clutter. And they also cause you to waste a lot of time when you need to find them again.
So get yourself some nice decorative wooden, mother-of-pearl or wicker boxes and place them in strategic spots. One next to the front door for the whole family’s keys, one on each bedside table for personal chargers and belongings, another one on the living room table and a last one on the kitchen countertop for cables and remote controls. As a bonus, unplugging cables is a good way to decrease your electricity bill.
Choose boxes and baskets without lids
Tidying up does not mean hiding everything systematically from view. This is because a too neat house gives the impression of not having a soul. This is more a matter of organisation, strategies and finding the proper place for everything. But also of having the habit of placing everything back in its place after use. And don’t forget that well-chosen, well-presented or matching storage boxes and baskets contribute as well to the decoration of your home.
Tidy up and keep frequently used items within easy reach
Accessories such as scarves, gloves and foulards can be stored inside baskets without lids to keep them more accessible in the wardrobe or in the hall. For practical reasons, regularly used items such as office supplies or cosmetics can be kept in plain sight. Obviously, as long as they are perfectly tidy and organised. Therefore, bamboo boxes and organisers facilitate their daily use and they are very eye-catching. Whether stackable or in compartments, these containers can be placed on display and even be part of the decoration of work areas, bedrooms or bathroom. If you like taking care of your products’ look and you enjoy matching them by colour, then they are well suited for you.
Arrange everything with a decorative purpose
Some nice books and magazines, soft blankets and a few extra cushions next to the sofa will be an extra touch of style. As long as you take care to combine colours and place them in pretty decorative baskets. The same applies to wood blocks, which are stacked inside large crates next to the fireplace in winter. Terry towels can be exposed in the bathroom if folded or rolled up in a natural fibre basket. On the other hand, in the kitchen dressings take on a new look if they are nicely stored and arranged on a fancy tray or grouped in a basket. In the living room or the children’s room, baskets can be useful for storing cute toys and hiding the less attractive ones in lidded containers.
In conclusion, when tidying up your home, always keep aesthetics into consideration while keeping a perfect balance between style and functionality at the same time. With the aid of boxes and baskets, expose what deserves to be exhibited and hide those that don’t contribute to the décor and style you desire. By alternating open and closed containers, you also create a visual interest. This tip applies to every room in the house, from the bedroom to the living room, through the kitchen and the bathroom, and will allow you to have a comfortable and pleasant living environment day after day.