10 Chic Storage Containers You Won't Be Embarrassed to Leave Out

We've searched high and low to find chic and beautiful storage solutions for you so that you never need to feel storage container shame again.

Raise your hand if you have some ugly storage containers hanging out around your home that you very much don’t want anyone to ever see. (Excuse me while I raise my hand high.) These containers might work fine up in the attic or deeply buried in the garage, but if you have some storage needs that require more front and center solutions, you need to find some cute containers ASAP. Here we go...

Laundry Room With Stylish Storage Containers

Laundry Room With Stylish Storage Containers

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.

Photo by: Not Another Housewife

Not Another Housewife

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This numbered organizer can be mounted on the wall and is a killer solution for a kids' room, mudroom, kitchen or even an entryway. You can use the baskets on their own to store small items or hold gloves, hats, scarves and pet supplies. You can even put additional storage containers inside the baskets to make them even more useful.

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These industrial wire baskets with copper handles are a fab option for open shelving where you’re looking for a bit more organization. Since these baskets are open, you’ll want to choose things that aren't messy or cluttered. Think books, neat stacks of paper, yarn or other craft supplies.

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Ballard Designs

This gorgeous, vintage-inspired bucket looks like it came straight from a flea market in Paris. This would be a perfect solution to keep at the front door to hold shoes and slippers or to use for magazine storage in a living room. They would also work great in a bathroom for extra towel storage.

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This magazine holder is shaped like a small tote and would do a magnificent job of reeling in some of the clutter if you’re a magazine addict. You could also use this in a guest bedroom or in an entryway to store umbrellas.

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These inexpensive woven baskets are a fantastic buy and include chic chalkboard labels on the front. These would work especially well in a pantry or a closet but would also look great on some open shelving or underneath a bed. Though they're woven, they're a tight weave so you don’t risk anyone seeing the contents of what’s inside if they're tucked under a bed or on the top shelf of a closet.

Photo by: Zara Home

Zara Home

This box would work beautifully for jewelry storage but could also be used for a number of other storage options. You could put it out on a console in your entryway to store keys, wallet and other small items or use it on a coffee table to store remote controls out of sight.

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Restoration Hardware

This is a sneaky solution to keep on your bookshelf to store anything you want to hide away. Since this box simply looks like another book, no one will be able to tell that it's actually a storage container. While you wouldn’t want to use it in place of a safe, it’s definitely a great option for hiding things away in plain sight.

Photo by: The Container Store

The Container Store

These modular boxes are a great choice for staying organized on your desk or craft table. Since they're stackable, you can choose to add as many or as few as you would like, depending on your needs. You can also create different combinations of drawers. For example, if you only need wider drawers, you can skip all the smaller, more narrow drawers altogether.

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west elm

This industrial-inspired narrow storage rack is a great solution to add in particularly tight spaces. This would work well in a kitchen, laundry room or bathroom. You could use some additional bins inside the open shelving if you didn’t want your items out in the open, or simply use the wire mesh shelves to neatly display your items.

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These woven baskets are available in a couple of different sizes and color choices. They would work great for some additional magazine storage in a living room or even to store some extra blankets. The larger one would be great as a hamper in a kids room or for extra towel storage in a bathroom.

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For the Closet: Not Just for Photos

Photo boxes are an extremely inexpensive option for versatile storage. Look for them on sale at craft stores, and then stock up. Here, they’re used in a bathroom closet for extra supplies, like razors, toothbrushes and travel-size toiletries. Get more closet organizing + storage tips.

For the Closet: Add Bonus Storage Drawers

Plastic storage drawers can add tons of organization to any space. In a linen closet, use them to corral wash clothes and hand towels. The sturdy drawers also help piles of bath towels stay neat and upright on each side. Get more closet organizing + storage tips.

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For the Bathroom: Put Cabinet Doors to Work

Inexpensive BYGEL containers from IKEA are more versatile than you may think. They can add convenient storage to the back of any cabinet door! Hanging them with Command strips makes them temporary with no damage to your cabinet. Get more bathroom organizing + storage tips.

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For the Bathroom: Spice Up Your Storage

Spice shelves aren’t just for the kitchen! Grab a tiered spice rack and load it with beauty supplies under your bathroom sink. You’ll never have to hunt for hairspray again. Get more bathroom organizing + storage tips.

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For the Kitchen: Clever Clothespin Hack

This is the least expensive storage solution ever! Attach clothespins to the inside of a cabinet with super glue gel. The clothespins are the perfect place to store dish gloves. Get more under-the-sink organizing + storage tips.

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For the Kitchen: Cabinet Message Board

Use chalkboard vinyl or paint to create a message board on the back of a cabinet door. It’s a great place to leave notes for pet or house sitters! Get more pet supply organizing + storage tips.

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For the Pantry: Consistency Is Key

Buying dry goods in bulk saves money, and storing dry goods in matching containers saves space. Adding labels lets everyone in the family know what’s inside. Get more pantry organizing + storage tips.

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For the Pantry: Glam Up Basic Bins

Spray paint made for plastic can give dollar store bins a more expensive metal look. Once the bins are dry, add labels for a perfectly organized pantry. Get more pantry organizing + storage tips.

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For the Pantry: Corral Coffee Supplies

Trays are a great tool to unify separate items into one organized and pretty grouping. Create a coffee station to make mornings easy for house guests and to spoil yourself every day. Get more pantry organizing + storage tips.

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For the Home Gym: Display Your Gear

Pegboards are great tools for organizing because they take a mishmash of items and turn them into one unified display. Think outside the garage and use pegboards inside the house in unique spaces – like a mini-home gym in front of your exercise equipment. Get more home gym organizing + storage tips.

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For the Home Office: Contain Paper Clutter

Keep your office organized by creating a magazine file for catalogs you want to keep for later reference, and another for incoming new magazines. It keeps the magazine clutter out of the rest of the house, and if it’s in the file, you know you haven’t read it yet. Get more home office organizing + storage tips.

For the Home Office: Take Advantage of Walls

In the home office, IKEA wall files keep your high-use folders nearby. They’re also perfect if you don’t have the space (or budget) for a file cabinet. Get more home office organizing + storage tips.

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For the Laundry Room: Make a Lint Bin

Is your laundry room or closet too small for a traditional trash can? Repurpose an outdoor literature holder into a wall-mounted trash can for lint, clothing tags and receipts that get left in pockets. Get tips for making your own laundry room lint bin.

For the Garage: Choose Versatile Cubes

In the garage, IKEA KALLAX cubes create tons of inexpensive storage. Mount them to wall and add labeled storage bins so you can always find what you need. Get more garage organizing + storage tips.

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