This Japanese Home Brand has the Best Minimalist Storage and Decor

published Nov 5, 2019
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We’re always on the lookout for attractive storage solutions, and one brand that we keep coming back to again and again is Yamazaki Home. The Japanese brand specializes in minimalist and actually very pretty storage and decor, with most products characterized by simple colors (usually black and white) and light wood accents. You’ve probably seen their products on AT before, but we figured it’s about time we shine a light on all of our favorite products for every room in the home. The best part is that Yamazaki products are sold just about everywhere, so there are tons of retailers to check and compare prices—including favorites like Amazon and West Elm.

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Wood-Handled Dish Rack

Yup: This is the prettiest dish rack we’ve ever seen (not to mention one of the most expensive). It has a simple steel frame and attractive wood handles, plus a removable utensil holder and high-sided draining tray that make it just as functional as it is attractive. The white classic white version can also be found at West Elm, but the blush and gray colors are exclusive to Food52.

Buy: Wood-Handled Dish Rack, $70 on Food52

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Tower Toothbrush & Toothpaste Holder

Keep all your toothbrushes organized with this slim yet roomy holder. Made of easy-to-clean steel, it can hold six toothbrushes plus your toothpaste (or razor or favorite moisturizer). If you don’t have room to keep it on your sink, it’s compact enough to fit in your medicine cabinet.

Buy: Tower Toothbrush & Toothpaste Holder, $15.99 from Amazon

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Wood Handle Storage Caddy

You can never have too many storage caddies, and this one is especially versatile. Use it in your bathroom to hold your favorite products and extra toiletries, or your kitchen to organize jars, dish towels, and anything else that doesn’t already have a place. The wood handles are a nice Scandi touch, and the two colors are complementary if you want both.

Buy: Wood Handle Storage Caddy, $30 from West Elm

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Toilet Paper Stand

Even the most mundane bathroom accessories don’t have to be totally boring. This toilet paper stand holds up to three rolls and easily blends into your space (especially if you have white walls). If you’re looking for something even more heavy duty, check out this full toilet organizer, also at West Elm.

Buy: Toilet Paper Stand, $20 from West Elm

Minimal Over-The-Door Hook

For more minimal over-the-door storage, consider this highly-rated option found on Urban Outfitters. It has a low profile and five hooks for hanging towels, bags, and your favorite robe. Use it in your bedroom, bathroom, or hall closet (or why not all three?) for all your door storage needs.

Buy: Minimal Over-The-Door Hook, $18 from Urban Outfitters

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Wood Handle Trash Can

Similar to the storage caddies above, these trash cans are sleek and sophisticated—two words we rarely, if ever, associate with trash cans. They’re perfect for bathrooms and home offices, and feature a convenient wood handle for easy tossing. They’re available in two colors at West Elm, but you can find a few other options at Food52 (although they’re sold as a set of two).

Buy: Wood Handle Trash Can, $19.50 from West Elm

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Plain Shoe Rack

Upgrade your shoe storage with this shoe rack, which can comfortably fit three pairs of shoes (plus three more underneath). Simple and unfussy, it’s a great option for entryways or other heavily-trafficked areas. And if you need more room, feel free to grab a couple and stack them together.

Buy: Plain Shoe Rack, $28.26 from Walmart

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Accessory Stand

Keep your necklaces and bracelets on display with this minimalist stand that doesn’t take any attention away from your jewelry. There’s room for all your most-loved pieces here, including a tray at the bottom for rings and small earrings, but it’s still small enough to fit nicely on your dresser or vanity.

Buy: Accessory Stand, $35 from West Elm

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Steel & Wood Leaning Ladder

Ladders are a simple yet surprisingly versatile piece of decor—you can find a use for them in every room of your home, whether it’s to store and display blankets, towels, and scarves. Food52 sells two of these ladders: a slim version and a wider one with a top shelf. You can find the white and black colors on Amazon, but the gray is exclusive to Food52.

Buy: Steel & Wood Leaning Ladder, starts at $55 from Food52