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Jill Pollack

Professional Organization Expert

Storage Box Decor

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Some people (men?) would argue that it is not the size of the box, it’s what is in the box that counts. That may be true in some cases (especially when you are talking about Valentine’s day or anniversary gifts, of course), but when discussing decorative storage boxes, the size and the outside of the box are the most important features.

Another very important quality of the storage container is the shape. A hatbox should not be very long a thin, unless of course it contains a one-of-a-kind millinery creation by Philip Treacy (then that’s a whole other article), nor should a guitar case be a square. So when deciding on storage boxes, you should consider what it is you want to store, and where you want to store it. The where is not only what room you will be storing it in, but where in the room. Will it be on a shelf in the room for all to see? Will it be in a closet? Do you want the box to have a cover or to be open and accessible? Tough questions to ask, but Socrates said “the unexamined life is not worth living,” so, even if you are not an ancient Greek Philosopher, you can still ask yourself these deep questions and come up with the meaning of life, or at least how to clean up the family room.

The one thing you can be sure of in the decorative storage box market is that there are a lot of options out there and they come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. And unlike many other organizational products, you can buy a few extra and know that you’ll always find a use for them in the future. Practical shopping? That’s a win win situation.

Best Decorative Storage Boxes by Jill Pollack

The Best You Can Get

  • Brown Fabric and Leather Box with Side Openings

    Jill says: These are super-stylish, luxurious and functional! What more could you ask for in a storage container? This set of five brown boxes will add a classy and decorative touch to any room, plus they are so versatile that you will want to get several sets. I think they make great handsome storage spaces for the clothing closet, the office, the den, even in the mudroom.

    Store photos, CDs, DVDs, and magazines or get creative and use them as a great looking hideaway for all your errant technology cords and plugs!

    • 5 pieces
    • 1 - Large: 17 x 8 x 11 7/8 inches
    • 1 - Medium: 15 1/8 x 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches
    • 1 - Small: 13 x 9 x 5 1/2 inches
    • 2 - Mini: 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches
  • Woven Storage Containers (5 different types)

    Jill says: These are great looking heavyweight storage containers finished in durable grass cloth. These boxes come in various shapes and sizes and fit many different needs. There is a photo box, a media box, a magazine butler and storage boxes with removable lids. This is a great matching set of boxes that would look great in any office, den, even bedroom or closet. The style even comes with a bulletin board that is an indispensable organizational tool for tacking up to do lists, notes, keeping tickets, and invitations at your finger tips.

    • Magazine butler: 10 x 4 x 11 H inches
    • Storage bin: 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 H inches
    • Photo box: 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 7 H inches
    • Small storage box: 12 x 12 x 5 1/4 H inches
    • Media Box: 17 x 13 1/4 x 7 1/2 H inches
  • Bamboo Storage Boxes

    Jill says: These boxes are casually stylish and airy and are great solution for many of your storage needs. They are expertly handcrafted using durable bamboo, and sold in a set of two (one large and one small box). The bamboo construction is a great look, but you can’t store top-secret items in them, as the sides aren’t completely finished. They come equipped with a hinged lid and metal latches for secure closing and side handles to make moving the baskets from room to room so easy. Use them to store extra beauty products in the bathroom or closet, mitten and hats in the hall closet, the knitting project, keepsake magazines, etc. When not in use, the small basket nests inside the larger one for space saving storage.

    • Set of 2
    • Large: 12 1/4 H x 20 W x 13 D inches
    • Small: 10 1/4 H x 18 W x 12 1/4 D inches
  • Large Striped Bin

    Jill says: This container is a generous size without taking up a ton of space or weight when empty. It folds flat for easy storage and is made from poly-woven, water-resistant material. The spunky candy striping colors makes it a perfect fit for the bathroom, kinds room, mudroom, and pool house! Its comfortable, easy-to-grip handles are perfect to hold linens, towels, clothing, toys, etc. It measures 24 L x 15 W x 15 H inches and is even great for transporting items and gear when traveling by car. Use it to bring towels and sand toys to the beach, or even as a laundry basket! You’ll want a few of them as they are so easy, practical, fun, and easy to store when not in use.

    • 24 L x 15 W x 15 H inches
  • Decorative Storage Boxes

    Jill says: These naturalistic tan rectangular boxes make a nice matched set that will sleekly blend into your decor. They are elegant and make a nice decorative accent piece to an office, library, bedroom, or den. The aged brass hinges and front clasp add a touch of class. Use these boxes for storing treasures, photos, and other items you want to keep safe and private. Their clean and simple designs make them as useful as they are functional. They are made of fabric-covered wood.

    • Set of 2
    • Small: 9.7 x 6.75 x 4.5 inches
    • Large: 12 x 9 x 5.25 inches

You will be happy with any of these

  • Axis Imex - Set of 5 Nesting Boxes - Black Toile

    Jill says: This set is the quintessential ideal of a decorative storage box. The design is a classic, rich, damask with decorative black bow accents. They are definitely more a feminine item but the perfect product to add organization to any cluttered area. The five different sizes fit inside each other for easy storage when empty and are perfect for your photos, letters, cards, documents, lingerie, sweaters, accessories, and linens. The largest box measures 7 H x 16 W x 12 D inches. They are almost too pretty to hide away in the closet.

    • 5 nesting boxes
    • The largest box measures 7 H x 16 W x 12 D inches
  • Large Eco-Fabric Open Bins

    Jill says: This is an amazing organizational item and green to boot! This bin is sturdy, multi-functional and the eco-friendly fabric is comprised of 69% recycled plastic water bottles (PET) and 31% cotton fibers. Feel good about the environment and getting your stuff under control by keeping clothing, toys, magazines, catalogs, socks, even loose Tupperware, under control. This sturdy eco-friendly bin is secured with an inner metal support making it easy to transport. A wide opening allows easy access to the items stored. Use it in the kitchen for loose vegetables! The bin measures 17 x 14 x 10 H inches.

    • 17 x 14 x 10 H inches
  • Large Cascade Khaki Box

    Jill says: This is a great and stylish storage box woven from durable polypropylene straps and constructed with a rigid metal frame. It has a groovy checkerboard weave and measures 19 L x 14.5 W x 7.5 H inches. This makes it perfect to hold loose photographs, a collection of keepsakes, and even kitchen items like cans of pet food, plastic utensils, cloth napkins etc. The hinged top makes it easy to access without having to deal with taking a top on and off.

    • 19 L x 14.5 W x 7.5 H inches
  • Natural Canvas Storage Boxes - Set of 5

    Jill says: These natural canvas storage boxes are sturdy and simply elegant, and although they are not decorative in a specific style, the simplicity of the color and shape make them a great storage option for your closet or anywhere you want to get the piles of stuff out of your way. This five-piece box set features different sized boxes specifically suited for various spaces and items. Each box is constructed of extra thick and sturdy cardboard to ensure that it will last a long time. You’ll love the clear label holder in front to help identify the contents quickly and easily. Now you have no excuses but to get yourself organized in style!

    • Extra Large: 6 3/4 H x 12 W x 16 D inches
    • Large: 5 7/8 H x 10 5/8 W x 14 1/2 D inches
    • Medium: 5 3/8 H x 9 1/2 W x 13 3/8 D inches
    • Small: 5 H x 8 3/8 W x 12 1/4 D inches
    • Extra Small: 4 3/8 H x 7 W x 11 D inches
  • Rustic Storage Box - Dark Finish

    Jill says: This is a totally unique, adorable, and very functional decorative storage box. Return to simpler times with this vintage-style container perfect for storing smaller items like CDs, DVDs, loose scrap paper for lists, nail polish, snack bars, hair accessories etc. This box is made of wood with sturdy construction, and an open storage design. It measures 8 x 6 x 5.5 inches.

    • Medium
    • 8 x 6 x 5.5 inches

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