Country storage ideas - 10 of the best

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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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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.

Similar rail
Dunelm Mill
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Graham & Green

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
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Ella James Living

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
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Lula Sapphire

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.

Similar picture frame units
Lindsay Interiors
Similar paint
Fired Earth

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
Similar towel ladder
Fired Earth

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
Similar trolley
Turtle Bags

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.

Similar wardrobe
Similar spot cushion
The Wool Room

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.

Similar cabinet
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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.

Similar luggage rack
Original House
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The Balcony Gardener

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