Posts Tagged ‘box’

Spool design tins from BlissHome

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

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Aren’t these storage jars striking and colourful?

Featuring a circular spool design, the airtight tins are available in various sizes and can be used for all sorts of storage needs. They’d look great in the kitchen for tea and coffee (a matching cookie jar is available too), or you could use them in your bedroom for housing jewellery, or a study for storing stationery accessories in.

However you want to use them, they’ll look lovely on display on a shelf and are affordably priced at BlissHome.

The 100g round box costs £7.50, the 150g size tin is £8, the 250g round box is £10 and the tall box costs £12.

Zebra print storage trunks from Fab and Funky

Thursday, May 5th, 2011
Zebra animal print trend home interiors

Zebra storage trunks

If you’re wooed by animal print designs, then this striking black and white zebra print storage trunks by Fab and Funky are oozing in style and practicality.

The set of two storage trunks – one small, one medium – would be perfect for use in many rooms of your home. Hide all your living room clutter in them, store handbags inside them in your bedroom, or you could even use them for storing spare bedding or guest towels.

The luxury trunks are finished off with leather trims and studding and, when they’re not both in use, the samller size fits compactly inside the medium one.

The funky zebra print storage trunks cost £265 for the pair and can be purchased from Fab and Funky.

Seagrass storage baskets set from Lombok

Thursday, March 24th, 2011
Lidded seagrass home storage box

Clutter hiding facilities

I’m in the middle of a big Spring clean and major house tidying session at the moment and, in trying to find ideas for clearing clutter out of sight, stumbled upon this set of seagrass baskets.

Compared to some of the seagrass baskets available which don’t have lids, I love the fact that these do, so you don’t permanently have to see everything inside. As they’re made from seagrass they should be sturdy and long-lasting and the circular design is a nice alternative to square storage boxes.

Even better is the fact that you get two of these storage baskets in a set – one large and one small – and together they’re priced at £30 from Lombok, which seems very reasonable.

Orla Kiely designer storage boxes

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

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If you can’t enough of Orla Kiely’s designs, or would like to introduce other people to your favourite designer, then these practical home storage boxes are a great idea.

Available in various different designs and sizes, each of the boxes features one of Orla’s classic designs. The boxes provide ample space for storing away your treasures or clutter, or you could use them as gift boxes for giving special presents in (and the recipient could then re-use them, making perfect eco sense!).

The large car design box is £15.50, the large multi stem print box is £14.50 and  the large black abacus design box is also priced at £14.50. All three boxes are available from Selfridges, along with lots of other gorgeous Orla Kiely stationery.

John Lewis tiffin picnic boxes

Friday, May 28th, 2010

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These tiffin carriers are great for carting around all your goodies for a picnic, but you can also use them at home to store cakes or biscuits in.

Made from hard wearing melamine, the carrier features four separate sections that are clamped together with a stainless steel band. Just flip back the clips and, voila, the case is opened.

The bottom three sections of the tiffin are 6cm deep, so there’s a good amount of space available. The top layer is 4cm deep and divided into three useful compartments.

The tiffin box is available from John Lewis in a choice of two colours – Brights, which is pink, green, red and blue, and Woodland, which features more subtle shades of blue and green.

Sturdy under bed storage box

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
Super storage box

Super storage box

Having drawers built in under a bed provides oodles of useful storage space. But if your bed is lacking drawers, don’t despair!

This super sturdy large storage box is perfect for popping under your bed, or even on top of a wardrobe. It’s made from dark rattan, lined with a nice turquoise colour and measures 83cm by 46cm by 18cm. It would be ideal for storing all your jumpers and woolies during the summer, or simply for helping to reduce some of the clutter from your room.

The dark rattan storage box is sold by Heal’s, who also have other matching boxes available in different sizes.

Decorative rectangular bookshelf boxes

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
Storage boxes

Storage boxes

I really like the idea of wallpapering the inner back of plain white shelving, so you can see colourful wallpaper showing through, but it can be a bit of a fiddle to do on existing shelves, especially if they’re packed with books.

These bookshelf boxes are great, as they come ready wallpapered, so there’s no hard work involved. You could use them for storing books in, or simply use the shelves for displaying other home accessories and ornaments. The less you put in them, the more the wallpaper will show through.

The bookshelf boxes come in sets of two, in a choice of green or purple, and are available from Camel and Yak.

Raya striped seagrass storage basket

Monday, March 15th, 2010


Storage baskets are one of those ever useful home accessories that you can never have enough of. They’re even better when they’ve got lids, like these two seagrass storage boxes from Zara Home, as you can fill them with clutter, then pop the lid on and hide it all from view.

These two storage boxes are given a bright, fresh look with the use of coloured stripes. Choose from the vibrant turquoise green, or the pastel pink.

The Raya baskets measures 23cm by 23cm and are only £9.90 each from Zara Home.

Get a bird nesting box

Monday, March 8th, 2010


Spring seems to be sprung at long last, bulbs are popping up in the garden and it’s time to give a thought to the birds.

We’ve been having a lot of interest in our bird box recently, with two blue tits spotted checking it out this week – we’re hopeful that they may consider nesting in it this year. If you want to do your bit for nesting birds, it’s not too late to get a bird box up in your garden.

This blue tit box from Dig Your Home is made from sturdy FSC-accredited wood and finished off with a nice copper roof. As well as attracting blue tits, it’s perfect for other small birds, including coal tits. It’s only £12, with no postage charge, from Dig Your Home.

They have various other bird boxes availabe too, including ones specially designed for great tits and wrens.

In addition, if you spend over £20, you can get 10% off by using the promotional code “DYHMD2010″.  The discount offer is available on all orders until 14/3/10.

Rosablue handmade velvet storage box

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
Handmade velvet box

Handmade velvet box

Brighten up your home storage, with the help of these colourful velvet handmade storage boxes from Rosablue.

The boxes are available in two sizes (17cm by 17cm and 12cm by 12cm) and are made from striking velvet fabrics. The insides of the boxes are lined with silk or linen.

These would be ideal for storing jewellery or other keepsakes, but you could also use them as presents and fill them up with goodies for your recipient!

Rosablue have the boxes available in a choice of four colourways (blue, green, red or red on dark), with the small box costing £12 and the large £18.

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