As we are at the end of January, let’s be clear: our mission to completely revamp every space in our homes for the new year has run out of steam a bit, hasn’t it? Luckily, there’s nothing like a shiny new storage solution to rekindle the desire to sort (keep or donate), preserve (carefully reconsider “essential” items), and store (put said items in a beautiful container) all our goods. But not just any old bin will do, the perfect storage solutions should hold all your odds and ends, of course, but they should also contribute to the overall aesthetic of your space. We’ve rounded up our favorite modern storage solutions who do just that.
Dosa storage box by House Raccoon
The adorable little Dosa storage box from House Raccoon is the perfect place to store your small items and trinkets. Handmade in Belgium using Jesmonite, each box is completely unique, making it something you’ll want to keep for years to come. House Raccoon’s array of understated and minimalist color options, like white and black marble, millennial pink, and (my favorite) olive green, means there’s a shade for every decorating style. The best part? House Raccoon plants a tree for every item sold!
Medium Storage Bins – Set of 2 by Open Spaces
New to the Design Milk Shop, these medium storage bins from Open Spaces tick all the boxes (no pun intended). They’re roomy enough to hold all the things, durably made of easy-to-clean hard plastic, stackable, and my personal favorite – incredibly minimal and chic. The circle feature on the front of each bin gives you a glimpse of what’s inside and also makes them easy to grab and pull off the shelves. Choose from cream or light blue colors for a look that suits your space. Watch our latest ICT Tac for ideas on how to use them!
$62 – 72
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Revov Parts Storage by Mordeco
A Design Milk favourite, the Revov Coin Storage Box has an oddly satisfying magnetized swing-top lid and a funnel-shaped opening that makes storing small items fun. Use it to keep all your spare change in one place, to store small office items like paper clips, or for jewelry and other small accessories. The beech wood top lid and weighted aluminum base are also the perfect combination of materials, giving a sleek and modern look to any room in the house. It is also available in white.
$55 (15% savings!)
Press ship by Craighill
The Craighill Press Vessel is a worthy home for your treasured memories and can be used virtually anywhere in the house. Crafted from precision-machined anodized aluminum for an ultra-modern, industrial look, these premium containers feature an airtight seal that makes them an ideal storage solution for spices in the kitchen, a safe place to delicate jewelry and a perfect place to keep scented items. like incense cones. Also available in black finish!
Atlas cork planter / desk pencil holder by mind the cork
We love a versatile storage solution and remember the Cork Planter and Pencil Holder Combo is just that! Sustainably crafted from the brand’s eponymous Portuguese cork, this modern storage container has a lightweight, tactile design that brings natural personality to any surface. Use it to store office essentials like pens and pencils, paint or makeup brushes, or make it home for your favorite succulent!
Large Wire Baskets – Set of 2 by Open Spaces
Large Open Spaces wire baskets give you easy access to your items and are big enough to hold anything from folded laundry and towels to sheets and toys. The durable steel construction is scratch resistant and has a matte finish that makes modern, minimalist bins look elevated. Best of all, there are plenty of soft Scandi-inspired color options to choose from – so you know you’ll find a set that will complement any space in your home.
Valet Tray Wood + Felt by Komolab
This classic Komolab valet tray uses a sophisticated combination of solid wood and felt to store all your very special items like jewelry, watches, glasses, and more. The soft felt base ensures coveted accessories won’t get scratched or scuffed when not in use, and the solid walnut or maple wood finish adds a refined look that will transform every visit to your closet or dresser. into a luxurious, upscale experience.
Gray Rubber and Brass Basket Set by Slash Objects
Complete with a unique speckled design and raised brass details, the rubber and brass basket set from Slash Objects is an ultra-modern way to store all your essentials. We love the clever combination of recycled rubber and luxurious brass, and the tactile interest the bins bring to spaces! The basket set can be used in the kitchen for supplies and pantry items, in the bedroom for books and linens, or in the living room for magazines and other everyday items – you can also order them individually in small, medium and large sizes.
Set of 3 Bako bins by Graf Lantz
The Graf Lantz Bako Bin Set includes 3 different sizes of the brand’s beloved Bako bins for all your storage needs, in their durable merino wool felt material. We love the textured interest that merino wool brings to spaces and the playful pouch-like shape of the bins. But don’t be fooled by their soft appearance, the bins retain their structural integrity and resist odors, stains and dirt for easy cleaning!
$194 (6% savings!)
22″ Wire Basket by Bend Goods
Inspired by African market baskets, this wire basket from Bend Goods has an elegant copper finish that brings a touch of glamor and personality to your home. The width of the basket (it’s the widest basket in their collection) makes it perfect for large throws, towels or quilts, but it works well just about anywhere. Design Milk shopper Beautha uses hers in her kitchen, saying “it works great for holding everything from snacks to fruit. It’s quite large but functional and elegant at the same time. Bonus: it is also available in gold and white!
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