20 Storage Solutions That Aren't Eyesores

Put down the giant plastic storage bins and run far, far away.

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November 28, 2018

Stylish Sweater Storage

Create a closet as cute as your wardrobe with a set of magnetic, drop-front sweater boxes. Each box features a sturdy, fiberboard frame that is covered with pretty, heather gray fabric. The drop-front door features a translucent plastic window, so you’ll never have to dig for your favorite sweater again.

Buy It: The Container Store, $29.99

Decluttered Desk

Don’t let a cluttered and chaotic cubicle prevent you from crushing your to-do list at work. Snag this chic, black-and-white decorative box, and use it to hide rogue pens, peppermints and sticky notes. The universal grid design will fit right in with the rest of your office accessories, and the lovely lid feature will keep your mess out of sight and out of mind - so you can focus on the important tasks at hand.

Buy It: Amazon, $68

Tucked Away Toys

As parents, the holiday season means one thing: An influx of new neon-colored toys and bulky gadgets that will, inevitably, clutter your house. Be proactive and bag this timeless, solid birch toy chest to keep the chaos contained. The handsome chest features a child-safe closure (no smashed fingers, here!) and a classic design that can transition from childhood, to teen-dom with ease.

Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $299

Neat + Tidy Nightstand

Hide your bedtime essentials in plain sight with this fabric bedside caddy. You’ll love how easy it is to keep your bedside table clear throughout the day, without sacrificing on style or convenience. Simply slip the caddy under your mattress and store your remote, reading glasses and the latest edition of HGTV Magazine in one of the many pockets. In the morning, make the bed and your comforter will keep the caddy out of view, all day long.

Buy It: The Container Store, $29.99-$49.99

Clutter-Free Cabinets

Skip the pretty, yet pricey, custom built-ins for your kitchen cabinets. Mask the mess of your bottom or side cabinets at a fraction of the cost by installing a set of these beautiful bamboo pull-out drawers. Each drawer can hold up to 80 pounds and offers top-quality glides for seamless functionality, every time. Bonus: These stylish storage drawers are made from environmentally-friendly bamboo.

Buy It: The Container Store, $54.99-$69.99

Vanity Makeover

If you have a bad habit of buying too many beauty products, you’re not alone and we are here to help. Run - don’t walk - and snatch-up this sleek, acrylic makeup organizer for your vanity or bathroom counters. The translucent design allows you to easily locate that long-lost lipstick and highlighter in a snap. The best part? The luxe acrylic design is a modular system that allows you to create storage that is 100 percent tailored to fit your personal needs and most-loved products.

Buy It: The Container Store, $7.99-$29.99

Bone Basket

Keep your floors clear from clutter and store Fido’s stringy ropes and plush chew toys in this classic, bone-shaped basket. Your pups will love having easy-access to their toys with the open basket design, and you will appreciate how breezy cleanup is after a few hours of fun.

Buy It: Ballard Designs, $79.00

Darling Drying Rack

Introducing our No. 1 must-have for all fans of custom built-ins who don’t have the time, money or expertise to do it themselves. These crisp and clean white beadboard drying racks easily mount to the wall and instantly elevate your laundry space with a fresh, custom look. Plus, you’ll have a much easier time matching socks, and who doesn’t want that, right?

Buy It: Ballard Designs, $119.00-$339.00

Sleek Shower Dispensers

Question: When you peer through your master bath’s glass shower stall or pull back the kids’ shower curtain, are you greeted with an array of offensively, brightly-colored shampoo and conditioner bottles? Yep, us too. If the floral-clad, fuchsia dispensers don’t exactly jive with your personal aesthetic, grab a few (read: several) of these crisp, white and silver dispensers for your shampoo and conditioner. Your bathrooms will instantly appear fresh and clean, and your hair will still smell like roses.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $16

Clear Out Your Closet

It doesn’t matter how neatly you folded your tops, there’s always room to up the ante with organization. We can guarantee that your closet will appear more polished and put together than ever before with a little help from these clear, lidded storage bins. We’re obsessed with how the translucent bins offer the functionality of your mom’s tape-labeled plastic bins without their bulky, snap-lid design.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $69

Sparkling Jewelry Stand

Never let your necklaces tangle to the point of no return with this crystal-clad jewelry stand. The glam, gold finish and dreamy crystal pegs make this jewelry stand just as dazzling as the beads and baubles it stores. You’ll love the way it looks, displayed on your dresser, in your closet or on your vanity.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $39

Lovely Log Holder

Do yourself a solid, and snag this beautiful, brass log holder for your home, ASAP. You’ll love how its sleek design elevates your hearth, while also providing easy access to fresh-cut firewood that leads to an ultra-cozy, crackling hearth.

Buy It: CB2, $99.95

Mudroom, Made Easy

Simplify your life with this unbelievably chic clothing valet for your back door or entryway. The open-air armoire will stop guests in their tracks - composed of a modern, metallic gold steel bar and an inky, mango wood cubby. You’ll never feel the need to toss your coat in the corner of your bedroom or across the kitchen counter ever again.

Buy It: CB2, $299

Handwoven Hamper

Have a habit of haphazardly tossing your T-shirts across the room at the end of the day? Let’s just say - your dirty clothes strewn across the floor and damp towels, dangling from the bathroom door aren’t exactly setting you up to reach your high-style, design potential. Live your best (and most-stylish) life by snapping up one of these pretty, handwoven rattan hampers for every room.

Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $109.95

Pretty Produce Basket

Tasty treats will never be too far from reach with this pretty, two-tier wire basket. The gold finish will add a touch of sparkle to your kitchen counters, and the roomy double-tier design allows you to store as many avocados, bananas and garlic bulbs as your heart desires.

Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $49.95

Stackable Storage System

Customize storage for your kids’ toys or the home office with this unique, stackable system. Each cubby features three bins and is composed of birch veneer over engineered wood. Purchase one cubby, or snag a set of two or three to stack for even more home storage.

Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $199

Upholstered Ottoman + Secret Storage

This contemporary upholstered ottoman is a must-have buy for extra bedroom or bathroom storage. Grab one to pull up to your teen’s vanity, or use a pair at the end of your bed to store books and throws.

Buy It: Amazon, $238.40

Spice Up Your Counters

Cooking is messy at times, but that doesn’t mean your kitchen needs to be. Get rid of your over-crowded, outdated spice cabinet and upgrade to this countertop spice rack. Each spice is displayed in sleek, silver top glass dispensers and nestles into a contemporary, gray wood rack.

Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $59.95

Polished Pull-Out Bins

Skip sharp corners on wooden bins, and outfit your little’s room with a set of these striped fabric pull-out bins, instead. You’ll love their soft-to-the-touch feel, and the metallic gold stripes make for a timeless and cool accent that even the grumpiest teen can, and will, appreciate.

Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $14

Classic Glass Jars

If you're not sure where to start with your storage journey, turn to these classic lidded glass jars. The jars come in various sizes to fit all your needs, and your countertops and pantry shelves will instantly appear polished and organized.

Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $19.95