These plastic free storage ideas will not only help you keep your home in order, but they look lovely too.
Okay, maybe this doesn’t make us sound like the most rock and roll of folk, but isn’t there something exciting about a truly brilliant storage solution? Better yet if that clever piece of furnishing looks good.
They say “tidy house, tidy mind“ and we can see why. It feels so good when everything is stored away in its correct place, which is what spurs on our buzz in buying storage solutions that we know will make our day-to-day lives that little bit easier.
Plastic boxes and crates have previously been considered easy methods of storage. But, now that we’re trying to incorporate an eco-friendly consciousness into everything we do, our desire to move away from plastic goods and find sustainable alternatives has encouraged us to seek out plastic-free storage solutions that are still stylish.
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From well known brands like Habitat, who have several ranges of eco-friendly products, to ethical sellers of homeware, we’ve sought out storage ideas which are both beautiful and good for the planet.
Using natural materials such as sea grass and bamboo, these cool storage solutions manage to dodge using plastic and many of them also work with fair trade producers or recycled fabrics.
These chic rattan baskets can be placed inside each other and used as decoration, or taken apart to be used as storage.
They’d work particularly well in the bathroom for keeping towels in.
Shallow jute and seagrass baskets
Homeware brand Green Tulip works with producers in Bangladesh to create these beautiful baskets made from native jute plants.
You can get these baskets in a variety of sizes and colours, too.
As one of John Lewis & Partners’ ‘trending products’ this is a must-buy.
This storage set can be smartly packed away or taken apart to be used to its fullest.
Habitat Cohen baskets
What’s better than one eco-friendly storage basket? Well, two of course!
This colourful pair have been crafted from recycled magazines and hand-woven in Vietnam.
Keep them together or dot them around your home as an easy place to throw clutter.
Maisons Du Monde Barcelone metal trunks
We love the pastel shade of this set of trunks.
They would work as part of a feature in your bedroom to display shoes or accessories, or as a cute way to pack away laundry or towels.
They’re made of metal and have a latch and lock mechanism.
H&M Home bamboo basket
The light colour and textured look of this bamboo storage basket is a big tick for the natural decor trend, which is set to be BIG this spring.
Team with an all-white decor look and other natural material accents, like a rattan lampshade.
We recommend using it in your living room to store throws or small cushions.
Images: Rose & Grey / courtesy of brands
Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.