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Hide and sleek: a guide to minimal storage

We all own those don’t-quite-have-a-home bits and bobs. So how do you keep them tucked away without ruining the look of your space? From Scandi sideboards to multi-use hallway benches, these clutter heroes will do the trick.

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1. Living room

First up, invest in a sideboard or media unit for your living room – they offer so much storage space, and look great as a centrepiece. Like things a little bit retro? You’ll be a fan of Elona’s hairpin feet. Or if you’re more of a Scandi type, check out Wingrove’s warm oak veneer and angled legs. If kid’s toys are your main source of mess, hide them away in handy trunks – they’re roomy, stackable and you can even display your favourite plants on top (BTW, fan palms are the new cheese plants – you heard it here first). 

2. Bedroom

This is where the magic happens, so naturally you’ll need to invest in some equally magic storage solutions. A wardrobe with sliding doors is perfect if you’re short on space. Elso will hide your OOTD behind its mirrored frontage, and has both hanging and folding storage options for all your essentials. Want to go natural? Opt for an oak or ash wardrobe and team it with a rattan bedside table and chest of drawers

3. Hallway 

The easiest way to make an entrance? Think brass, velvet and glass, and you’ve got Connelly. With an upholstered seat, integrated shoe rack and hooks to hang your coat, this multifunctional stand is the perfect blend of form and function. Plus, the small mirror is just the thing for those last minute touch-ups. And for bigger households, keep everything in check with a generous shoe cupboard like Elona. The ten compartments will keep the whole family’s footwear neat and organised. Marie Kondo would be proud.

 

4. Bathroom

Less visible clutter is key to creating a zen space (more on that here), so stash your bathroom bits away in style. The collapsible Felicia boxes are so practical, while the sleek lines of the Calypso shelving unit will hide all your lotions and potions behind a mirror. Want to create that luxury hotel feeling? Show off your new towel collection with this powder-coated metal and wood towel rail. Now, time to run that bath. 

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