Country storage ideas - 10 of the best

Find a place for everything, with clever ideas for storage from Country Homes & Interiors. For more country-style decorating ideas and inspiration, visit

Open shelving is a great way to keep kitchen implements to hand and show off your favourite plates. Keep the look bright and cheerful with zingy yellow appliances.

1/10 Open kitchen shelves

kitchen with shelving and toaster

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jon Day)

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Ikea (opens in new tab)

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Kenwood (opens in new tab)

2/10 Bedroom clothes rail and cabinet

bedroom with storage cupboard and cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Jon Day)

Using hanging rails and glass-fronted display cabinets gives bright sweaters, pretty scarves and floral tunics the chance to shine as part of the bedroom décor.

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Dunelm Mill (opens in new tab)
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Graham & Green (opens in new tab)

3/10 Home office storage in a suitcase

home office with suitcase and storage

(Image credit: Future PLC/Tim Young)

Keep your e-reader or tablet looking good with stylishly designed covers, popping them and any accessories, cables and chargers into vintage-style suitcases for pretty home office storage.

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Mollie & Fred (opens in new tab)
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4/10 Utility room cupboard

utility room cupboard with storage bin

(Image credit: Future PLC/Trevor Richards)

A well organised utility cupboard is a joy to behold and makes light work of keeping home essentials accessible. Any extra mops and brooms can be propped up in a jolly storage bin.

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Marks & Spencer (opens in new tab)
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Lula Sapphire (opens in new tab)

5/10 Bedroom box frames

bedroom with box frames and picture frame unit

(Image credit: Future PLC/Trevor Richards)

Ornate picture frame storage units are perfect for bedroom bits and pieces. Choose a wall-mounted version, or stand one on a bedside table. Paint them up and back with wallpaper offcuts.

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Lindsay Interiors (opens in new tab)
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6/10 Cool bathroom trolley

bathroom with trolley and towel ladder

(Image credit: Future PLC/Tim Young)

Include practical storage that won’t detract from a serene spa-style bathroom. This neat storage trolley can be wheeled to within easy reach of the bath, while a ladder and basket take care of towels.

Similar storage trolley
Ikea (opens in new tab)
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Fired Earth (opens in new tab)

7/10 Kitchen canister storage

kitchen with canister storage and shelving unit

(Image credit: Future PLC/Trevor Richards)

Store kitchen basics in vintage-style canisters inside cubby-hole shelving. A shopping trolley made from recycled materials will save your back on trips to the shops.

Similar shelving unit
Garden Trading (opens in new tab)
Similar trolley
Turtle Bags (opens in new tab)

8/10 Country bedroom with painted storage

bedroom with wardrobe and drawers

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

Painted, panelled furniture such as this wardrobe will evoke an air of calm in a country bedroom. Opt for an off-white or stone finish and dress the bed with toning pastel cushions.

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Neptune (opens in new tab)
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9/10 Cottage kitchen cupboard

kitchen with cupboard and cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

Vamp up the vintage feel of an old kitchen cabinet with a distressed paint finish, then line the back with a cheerful yellow wallpaper. It’s the perfect home for a collection of bee-motif pots.

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10/10 Hallway hanging space

hallway with hanging space and white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Gardiner)

Bring a little lateral thinking to a hallway corner, providing extra hanging space with a vintage luggage rack and topping up your shoe storage using a three-tier plant pot ladder.

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