Storage furniture buying guide

Read the Furniture Village storage furniture buying guide for everything from beds with storage to slider wardrobes.

Choosing storage furniture

Storage furniture is essential if you want to avoid too much clutter. Dedicated storage furniture, including chests of drawers, bookshelves and TV units, comes in a wide choice of sizes and styles. And if you want to make the most of your space, multi-functional storage furniture is stylish and dual purpose.

All too often, storage furniture is an afterthought, which is a shame, as it’s the perfect opportunity to combine style with functionality. Well thought out storage will make a room feel less cluttered, more spacious and – because everything has its place and you can find things with ease – can actually be life enhancing. Look out for cleverly designed furniture that looks fabulous and will work hard for you. When you find it, it will serve you well for years to come.

Remember, the function of storage furniture is to give you more space, not less. The trick here is to think about the difference between short-term and long-term storage. Anything that you use rarely (a few times a year rather than a few times a week) should ideally be stored somewhere out of sight, such as in your loft or garage.

If you reduce what you store in your most-used rooms, your whole home will feel lighter, brighter and more spacious – and tidying will be easier too!