Got too much stuff to cram in your cupboards? Don’t despair – Nicole Gray asks the TV storage experts how to tackle your clutter
Styled storage is a hot trend, thanks mainly to season two of Get Organized With The Home Edit. This hit Netflix series features Nashville-based decluttering queens Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin helping celebrities and mere mortals transform their cluttered wardrobes, shelves and cupboards into objects of beauty.
From Gwyneth Paltrow’s pantry with precisely placed tinned goods and clearly labelled baskets to actress Dakota Fanning’s colour-coded handbags perched on open shelves, ‘stuff’ is no longer a dirty little secret we need to hide.
The new trend is to incorporate our collections of things into our decorating scheme, alongside our hanging plants and distressed Persian rugs. Provided we give it a touch of glamour, of course.
The tools needed? Open storage units, glass jars and wire and rattan baskets (plastic designs are falling from grace; sales of sustainable solutions are up by 122 per cent at John Lewis).
A must-shop is the new storage selection at H&M, which is awash with greener options, such as its rattan and wicker caddies (£35 each) and seagrass desk caddies (£8, all hm.com), or try Dunelm’s rope storage baskets (£6 for three, dunelm.com).
If you want to be bang on trend, opt for a wire basket in a fresh pastel finish. We love Mustard Made’s lilac and pink designs (£39 each, mustardmade.com).
Fill these organisational goodies with your curated clutter, arranged in eye-catching hues. Colour-coding is here to stay ‒ see Clea’s vibrant pantry or the vivid playroom in the new series, below.
Rainbow-sorting is a hoarder’s secret weapon, as it allows any jumble of mess to look organised. The trick is to fill jars or baskets no more than three-quarters full for a more curated aesthetic.
Also having a moment is the turntable tray as it enables you to display things neatly while accessing them quickly, making them a handy storage solution for tricky countertop corners. Check out the selection at aplaceforeverything.co.uk.
Lastly, don’t scrimp on the finishing touches as small details make a big difference: a brass bracket here (wickes.co.uk sells a good selection), a handwritten chalkboard label there (try wilko.com). The end result? A stylish, super-organised space that experts would be proud of.
HOME STORAGE IDEAS
BAG SOME BASKETS
In the HQ of fair-trade brand The Little Market, everything is neatly stored within this eye-catching arrangement of baskets, a few of which are purely for display. For similar try olliella.com.
PLAY AND DISPLAY
In this busy children’s room featured in the latest series of The Home Edit, essential items are placed on lower shelves and art supplies stored out of reach in clear containers higher up. For a similar leaning bookcase try dunelm.com.
REACH FOR THE JARS
In the pantry of actress and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow, glass jars are used to organise various nuts and pastas, with labelled baskets displaying snacks and breakfast foods.
DO ADJUST THE COLOUR
In the Insta-worthy pantry of The Home Edit co-founder Clea Shearer, dry foods are displayed in clear storage jars and other items are arranged by colour, with muted ingredients on higher shelves and rainbow snacks at the bottom. For similar stacking storage jars try sassandbelle.co.uk.
In the walk-in wardrobe of actress Dakota Fanning, clothes and accessories are arranged and displayed by theme or colour and, for easy access, have their own designated area.
JOHN SHEARER, THE HOME EDIT/NETFLIX