4 Ways to Give Your Storage a Quick Update

Adding stylish storage options to your home

Easy ways to make your storage solutions more stylish

Where would we be without baskets and bins? They help control the clutter by storing your stuff in plain sight while also adding major style with just the right amount of warmth and texture. So whether you’re in desperate need of storage containers or you’ve used the same ones for years, now’s the time for a quick update that will give your space a new look.

Here are our four new favorite looks for getting organized in a flash.

Saturated colors and luxe velvet for Fall 2016

1. Braided Jute Baskets

Get a more casual, relaxed look with our Braided Jute Baskets. We love to mix textures in a room for a little push-pull, and the thick, chunky jute braids of our baskets are a welcome contrast in a room with metal finishes and soft fabrics. They’re perfect for a home office, family room, laundry room or kitchen. The Large and Medium sizes have a sturdy wire frame, so they’ll keep their shape, whether you’re storing magazines, throws, towels or media components.

Woven storage bins in a living room or office

We made sure to make our baskets a universal size that fit easily with a variety of our furniture, including the Durham (first photo, above) Collection, Silvia Etagere (above), Morgan Shelves and Ladies Home Office Hutch, among others.


2. Galvanized Metal Bins

Trade in your woven baskets for a more vintage industrial vibe with our Galvanized Storage Bins. They’re handmade of outdoor-safe, galvanized iron with strong, riveted bail handles and perforated sides. We love them in a home office for storing magazines, mail, printer paper, fabric and paint swatches and other odds and ends. They’re also specially sized to fit many of our popular bookcases, cabinets and consoles, including Bourdonnais (above), Owen Entry Cabinet, Belgard Cabinet and Toulouse Bookcases.

Abbeville modular storage with baskets from Ballard Designs

3. Abbeville Canvas Storage Bins

Clean, crisp and tailored. That’s the fresh, new look you’ll get with our Abbeville Canvas Storage Bins. Available in two sizes and made of rugged ivory cotton canvas, each is finished with a riveted leather pull. While they’re specifically made to go with our Abbeville Storage Collection, they’re great for bringing organization to a linen closet for holding toiletries, towels, craft supplies and more.

Ballard Designs' Sarah Storage closet system with linen bins

4. Sarah Storage Linen Bins

If you’ve been using clear plastic bins or plain old shoe boxes, it’s time to step up your game and bring a little luxury to your closet. Our modular Sarah Storage Linen Bins are made of beautiful natural linen with a wipeable coated interior that protects your items, including lingerie, scarves, hosiery, sweaters and handbags. Sewn-on label sleeves hold your own labels or a picture of what’s stored inside, so you can achieve total wardrobe organization. The Large and Small sizes fit perfectly in our Sarah Storage, but you can also use them in the office, craft room, bathroom or kids’ rooms.

For more design inspiration, visit our Pinterest Boards, or find more gorgeous rooms in our Photo Gallery.

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Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.


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    August 24, 2016

    thx u.