Bedroom Storage Updates from HomeSense #StyleChallenge

Storage basketsIf 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.

Storage bedroom basketsSo 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.

Bedroom storageI’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.

Coat hanger storage

Coat hangers

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.

Bathroom basketsI 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.

Bathroom storageSo, 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

Collaborative post. 

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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  1. Penny
    January 21, 2016 / 11:15 am

    Funnily enough I have been singing the praises of the storage bag with handles too. Love these, I need to come and see your new house!

    • Jen Stanbrook
      January 25, 2016 / 6:19 pm

      Come round for a cuppa Penny, any time xx

  2. becky
    January 21, 2016 / 11:40 am

    Love these baskets , gorgeous pattern and so handy!

    • Jen Stanbrook
      January 25, 2016 / 6:20 pm

      Thanks Becky, yes I can see I’m going to put them to very good use.

  3. Pamela | Life With Munchers
    January 21, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Love a bit of colour! So easy to fall into the monochrome theme, so I’m loving when people impart their own sense of style. PS…loved you on QVC the other day x

    • Jen Stanbrook
      January 25, 2016 / 6:20 pm

      Aah bless you, thanks Pamela!

  4. Jo
    January 21, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    Gorgeous storage containers, a nice pattern and splash of colour while still being subtle. Love the hangers too.

    • Jen Stanbrook
      January 25, 2016 / 6:21 pm

      Thanks Jo, I didn’t realise how similar they were to my bedding until I got them home.

  5. Stephanie
    January 21, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    I love how many storage boxes they have in there. So much choice! I have been shopping in there for some storage items for my lounge/office area and I spent 1 hour looking for something as I could’t make a decison! I love the colours you have chosen, they work really well together.

    • Jen Stanbrook
      January 25, 2016 / 6:22 pm

      Thanks Steph, yes it took me ages to decide, I’m always crippled with indecision when I hit HomeSense.

  6. Catherine
    January 21, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    I love those baskets, so nice to see something that isn’t wicker for a change. And my wardrobe is crying out for those hangers!

    • Jen Stanbrook
      January 25, 2016 / 6:22 pm

      Oh I’m totally loving the hangers too, why have I not discovered these before!

  7. kylie
    January 22, 2016 / 4:27 am

    Even though Space under your bed hides a lot of possibilities to store things, but I love those baskets as they can keep numerous significant belongings which you want to keep at easy access.

    Thanks for fantastic idea.

    • Jen Stanbrook
      January 25, 2016 / 6:23 pm

      You’re welcome Kylie,glad you like them, I think they’re going to be so useful

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