My home is somewhat small.
But that’s mostly OK because there is just myself, my husband and three (yep, three) cats. There are other words for small – cosy, for example – and in winter that’s absolutely perfect. When it comes to heating in winter and cooling in summer a small abode is certainly financially convenient so I’m not complaining (much).
One problem with a small home is it can easily resemble a trash and treasure sale, particularly if you find it difficult to part with things. Granted, you can stuff the less aesthetically pleasing items in cupboards and never open the doors (out of sight, out of mind right?).
But what about the things you don’t want to shove in a cupboard? For me, personal items like letters and cards from loved ones belong in a special box and on display for easy access to those treasured memories. Beautiful boxes and containers are one way of reducing the visual clutter and creating an organised, serene space.
Your home reflects the personalities of the people who live within it’s walls and under it’s roof. Be quirky if that’s who you are, show your unique self, clash patterns, stack beautiful boxes one of top of the other or place on a bookcase. Make a visual statement.
And anyway, no one’s going to look in your cupboards.
1. Orla Kiely Canister Set via Bloomsbury Store $28.89
2. Paris Rustic Wooden Crates via Not On The High Street $33.80
3. Dwell Studio Cylinder Storage via Down That Little Lane $130.00
4. Plank 2 Storage Box via Typo $14.95
5. Occasional Box via Early Settler (contact Early Settler for price)
6. Teabag Tin Storage Box via Down That Little Lane $19.95
7. Set of 4 Storage Tins by TFL/Andre Marty via Bloomsbury Store $31.41
8. Marimekko Puutarhurin Parhaat Tin Box via Crate & Barrel $22.70
9. Lime Kalejdo Storage Boxes via Papercookie starting from $16.00