If you read regularly you’ll know that every month I take part in a Style Challenge with some other fabulous bloggers. Well this month, we decided to turn our hand to some storage ideas to see what we can come up with. January is the typical month for decluttering, clearing out the junk and starting a fresh with the new year, and storage pieces become an integral part of that process. I’ve been collaborating with HomeSense in the last few weeks looking at what I can find there to improve the storage in my new bedroom and en-suite.
So to start with you’ll see I’ve found myself a lovely set of storage baskets. My HomeSense had a large array of baskets on offer, many wicker but I loved this selection with blue and white print which will work very well in the bedroom. At the moment I’m storing my wallpaper remnants and other extra bits that needed a home, but in the future I’m thinking they’ll work really well for towels and books, which seem to accumulate in piles around the room usually.
I’ve bought a set of three and although they aren’t a matching set, they complement each other really well, and I’m trying to mix and match my patterns a little more, something that doesn’t come naturally to me.
Something else that caught my eye whilst wandering the HomeSense aisles was the vast array of coat hangers. Have you seen the new Jennifer Lawrence movie, Joy? It’s on my to do list very soon, but recently I was googling the real life person on whom the film is based and realised, as an entrepreneur she invented the Huggable Hanger – a coat hanger that sticks to your clothes and doesn’t allow them to fall off onto the floor. I have this problem so much in my wardrobe, so when I noticed something similar in HomeSense, I knew I had to try some. It was just £5.99 for 18 hangers, and my wardrobes have become deluxe overnight.
Whilst there’s not enough room in the bedroom for all three baskets (I may use one in my office in the future) I’ve taken to storing some extra toiletries in the bathroom with the third.
I love how the colours shift through from one room to the next, helping the flow and continuity of the space, and at the same time keeping the surfaces streamlined and clutter free.
Finally, storage covers all kinds of areas and my en-suite sink unit was in desperate need of some new handwash storage. I always go to HomeSense for their selection of bathroom products, and this was no exception. Just under £10 for a beautiful, ceramic soap dispenser that sits majestically and simply on the sink. The perfect finish to my storage finds.
So, why not hop over to the other blogs taking part in the #StyleChallenge today and check out which one you like best. Do let us know if you have a favourite!
Becky – A Thrifty Home
Penny – A Residence