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Bailey white and blonde timber shelf with 3 tiers from target australia

12 Chic Storage Solutions for every Pocket of the Home

Chic storage solutions are hard to come by. And it seems that (like me with red wine or chocolate), no matter how much you have, you always want more.

Enter today’s blog post to give you some clever storage ideas for every pocket of your home. Because we really need to start thinking outside the box when it comes to the way we store things. Not just precious possessions and mementoes, either. I’m talking cool ways to display the things you need to use every day.

From the living room to the kitchen, from your walls to your floors; chic storage solutions come in all shapes and sizes. And in this post you’ll see 12 of my faves.

12 Chic Storage Solutions for every Pocket of the Home

ikea vimle three seater sofa in yellow with chaisse storage

1. This Stunning Sofa from IKEA

This colourful VIMLE sofa from IKEA is the bomb diggity because the chaise section has built-in storage. A great idea for popping blankets and pillows into, ready for guests to stay over.

Bailey white and blonde timber shelf with 3 tiers from target australia

2. Bargain Buy: Bailey Shelf for $39!

There’s no better awkward-space filler than a small, sleek shelf. Target has you covered with their $39 Bailey 3-tier shelf, which is easy to assemble and perfect for books, magazines and other day-to-day odds and ends. Definitely a fave of mine. Click here to shop it.

carson buffet from OZ design in tasmanian oak against blue feature wall with gold floor lamp

3. Carson Buffet: $1986 from OZ Design

Made from Tasmanian oak and with wonderfully tapered legs, the Carson buffet is a chic storage solution for a living or dining room. Stack glassware in it or simply shove all of your day-to-day mess inside. It’ll be our little secret! Click here to shop it.

bone inlaid bar cabinet from west elm cabinet with black and white geometric pattern

4. Bone Inlaid Bar Cabinet: $1999 from West Elm

Nothing says ‘wine time’ like this stunning cabinet from West Elm. With a striking geometric design on the cupboard doors, this guy is super sophisticated. Perfect for your bar area, dining room, or covered outdoor space, I love it and want it in my life ASAP. Click here to shop it.

tom side table and planter by hunt furniture

5. Tom Side Table: $999 from Hunt Furniture

So much more than just a side table, the Tom comes with bonus space to store and display your favourite plant. It’s available in two colours (this darker option and a lighter variety) and is handmade here in Australia. Chic storage solutions don’t get better than this one. Click here to shop it.

normann copenhagen one step up bookcase against pink feature wall in office from top3 by design

6. One Step up Bookcase: $1015 from Top3 by Design

I am utterly obsessed with Normann Copenhagen. The brand produces a tonne of furniture and decor that merge beautiful form and wonderful function. But my fave has gotta be this ladder-inspired shelving unit. It’s a Scandi delight for just about any room in your home. Click here to shop it.

round leather strap shelf hanging on kitchen wall from h and g designs

7. Leather Strap Shelf: $350 from H&G Designs

I used some of H&G Designs leather straps in my recent ALDI bedroom makeover (see them here), so I can attest to how wonderfully chic and stunning H&G’s products are. This shelf come with your choice of screw cap colour options, so you can pick a hue that suits your home. Click here to shop it.

kip classic bed with pull out drawer storage in beige fabric from freedom

8. Kip Modern Channel Bed: $1274 from Freedom

I love finding chic storage solutions in unexpected places, and the bedroom is a great example. This gorgeous bed from Freedom comes in your choice of two fabric options and also features hidden slide-out drawers, so you can store blankets and other essentials. Click here to shop it.

antique grey modular clothes rack from pottery barn in bedroom with blue grey wall

9. Antique Modular Clothes Rack: $329 from Pottery Barn

We’re not all lucky enough to be blessed with rooms that have built-in wardrobes. So this savvy solution from Pottery Barn is a great one. The sleek design of this modular clothes rack means it plays second fiddle to your fashion; fading into the background but still being chic. Click here to shop it.

eldvarm fire wood basket in black and pink leather detail from top3 by design

10. Eldvarm Wood Basket: $764 from Top3 by Design

OK, so it’s a bit of a splurge item, but my obsession with fireplaces in winter and my love of leather detailing meant I had to include this beauty. Available from Top3 by Design, it’s perfect for storing wood, or just about anything else you want to display. Click here to shop it.

ply milk crates by like butter stackable timber crates

11. Ply Milk Crates: from $22 from Like Butter

I love a storage solution that you can completely customise. This one from Like Butter is amazing because you can stack the crates as wide and high as you like. And in any configuration you can think up! The raw timber element and white details make these crates one of my fave solutions here. Click here to shop.

custom joinery from auld design wall to wall cabinetry in living room in oak

12. Custom Joinery: from $3500 from Auld Design

I cannot explain in words just how smitten I am with custome joinery. It is my absolute dream to have wall to wall cabinetry in my living room, and Auld Design are the creatives to do it. The best part about working with these guys; consults are free! Bring it on. Click here to find out more.

west elm drinks cabinet with black and white front unique storage ideas

Over to you!

Have you found any chic storage solutions of late? I’d love to know where you found it and who sold it! Don’t be backward in coming forward. Simply drop a comment below and share your finds. I’d love to hear from you.

Outside of writing the TLC Interiors blog, Chris is an interior stylist and author. You can also catch him on your TV screens as a designer on Channel 10's Changing Rooms. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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