Five Bold Filing Cabinets: Under $200

A filing cabinet is the perfect example of a piece of furniture which prioritizes function over fashion. They're not flashy and with a few exceptions, they basically all look the same. If you just can't give up fashion for function, here are five options that shake things up in small, but fun ways.

Shown above, clockwise from top left:

Altra Modern Mission Printer/ File Drawer
If you don't need a ton of paper storage, but still want to keep a couple files on hand, this one drawer stand with printer area is a nice in-between solution. The dark wood and simple lines will work in a variety of modern settings. It's on the top left and is available for $89.99 on Overstock.

CB2 tps file cabinet
A bold pop of color is a surefire way to change things up in your workspace. This 3 drawer cabinet comes in chartreuse, white, mint, orange and grey. It costs $159, but the chartreuse is currently available for $129.

Lucite Desktop Filing System
If you are an exceptionally well-organized person without too much to file, this lucite desktop option is sleek, clean and affordable. Printed file folders would get extra attention with this model as well. It's top right and $24.99 at the Container Store

London File Cabinet
For some reason, this is the filing cabinet I imagine Sherlock Holmes keeps his cases in. Therefore, it's a winner. The interesting shape and woodwork will trick people into thinking it's a more mysterious piece of furniture. It's on the bottom right and is $179 from Home Decorators Collection.

Lateral File Cabinet
This cabinet is the best of both worlds: tons of storage without looking like storage. The simple drawer pulls could also easily be replaced with something more flashy for a more expensive look. It's on the bottom left and is $170.18 at Target.

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