Repurposing boxes and crates as storage units is a brilliant way to add some serious style and organisation to you home. Your options are literally endless… so we’ve sourced some great ideas to get you inspired.
Whatever your style – rustic charm, acid bright pops, retro inspired or shabby chic; you can add stunning, unique and functional touches where you need them most.
Rustic charm is bang on trend right now and so easy to do. All you need is some natural wood crates and a little imagination. You could choose some gorgeous well-weathered crates or equally, choose a more Scandinavian look with new ones.
Stack them for a fuss free approach, or you could even create a gorgeous rustic looking work desk with a few planks of wood. Simple. Effective. And easy on the pocket.
For an old world feel, shabby chic is ideal. White washing or painting in subtle shades gives an elegant shift to an otherwise rustic look. Neutral colours allow your favourite items to stand out as the storage fades gently into the background.
Stacking crates can even create a subtle room divide and a plant or those favoured candlesticks become your showcase item, framed with style.
For a more decorative look, wallpaper or fabric is ideal. Choose coordinating patterns and colours or choose a single favourite pattern for an elegant ‘designed’ look and feel. With so many colours and options, you can create a truly unique look that brings your room to life.
Adding paint is another great element – pick out an accent colour to provide contrast or get creative with stencils to make your own design in your favourite colours.
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Go Bright and Bold
Painting your crates in bright colours is ideal for kids’ room storage creating an attractive way of organising all of their things. You could let them pick their favourite colours and even get them to help paint the boxes so they have a real sense of ownership of their storage.
Brights are just for kids’ rooms. Crates are a great way to create extra storage in a bathroom and using bright colours to coordinate with your towels will really give your room a lift.
For more inspiration just pop in-store and talk to our friendly team who will help you find the perfect combination of fabrics, wallpapers, primers and paints to work best with your ideas..