Decorate & Organize with Boxes: Cardboard To Be Proud Of

Decorate & Organize with Boxes: Cardboard To Be Proud Of

Angie Cho
Apr 14, 2011

Storage can make or break the relationship between you and a potential home. Don't despair! Attractive boxes can give you the storage you need without burning a hole in your wallet. With modern boxes, you won't need to hide them either. They come in a wide array of colors, hardware and even subtly different textures. Boxes have come a long way from their brown cousins. Read more for details.

There are many reasons to love the modern box. They come in a variety of colors, both popping and receding. They give you quick and snappy storage solutions. They are modular, so you can arrange them into a tower, a horizontal table, stair shape, and staggered levels. Boxes are also multifunctional, providing not only storage, but also quasi tables, depending on how you stack them — think coffee table in the living room, a buffet in the dining area (cover with a cloth for a less utilitarian look), or an office credenza for your printer, fax machine and scanner. Last but not least, for all that boxes do, they are extremely inexpensive!

Another plus is that boxes are for the most part eco-friendly, being made of mostly paper and steel hardware. Let's banish — or at least minimize — plastic storage bins!

Decorate & Organize with Boxes:

1. Photo of boxes blending into home decor.
2. See Jane Work Basic File Box from See Jane Work. $18.00
3. Large Storage Box, Black by Snap-N-Store. $8.99
4. Kassett Magazine Box with Lid from Ikea. $12.99/2pack
5. Recollections Photo & Craft Storage Boxes from Michael's. $2.99/each

(Images: Angie Cho and as linked.)

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