Finding an attractive garbage can is more difficult than one would think. This Large Waste Paper Bin is a classic, and we love that it can be used for other things. We think it would be just as good at holding throw blankets in the living room or children's toys as it is at containing all those crumpled up drafts next to your desk. Of course it also looks great as a modern wood basket next to the fireplace, as shown above.
£20 (plus shipping from the UK) from Rocket St George.