5 Ways to Use Flat Files

5 Ways to Use Flat Files

Sarah Coffey
Apr 3, 2009

In a home, flat files can be the perfect storage piece for certain things: artwork, magazines, accessories, belts, or any small collection that needs to spread out. They're heavy, but they're also durable, and they look great mixed with industrial or vintage pieces. For five ways to put this piece to work in a home, click below...

As a coffee table, flat files work well for storing books, remotes, and other things that collect on a living room surface. In a home office, they can store oversized or irregularly shaped paper files. Flat files in the bedroom are great for socks, accessories, sheets, and clothes. In the kitchen, they can store silverware collections or table linens. If you have the space, they also make good entryway storage pieces. For a few examples, click on the links below:

1 Designer Portfolio: Kelly LaPlante on AT:CH
2 IKEA Storage Units from Dooce's Office on Unplggd
3 Gennine's Art Blog on AT:SF
4 Under Bed Storage on AT:NY
5 Map Display Cabinet on AT:LA

For flat file sources, see this post.

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