Friday, April 24, 2015

~Farmhouse Storage~

Welcome to this month's Farmhouse Friday where we are talking about storage in our homes today.  Older homes never seem to have enough storage and even though my home isn't old, I still like to use vintage finds that I decorate with for more storage space like this large European basket.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.   

It is used as a coffee table in my living room, but also holds extra blankets and linens.  I have many different shapes and sizes of baskets throughout my home and they all are used to hold extra items.

Another great extra storage solution in my home are the many cupboards that I decorate with. This one works great as both storage behind the closed doors and also to display items on the open shelves.

This French oyster basket is the perfect size to hold my collection of Jeanne d' arc Living magazines.

The other side of my living room has a large armoire that houses a TV and stereo along with another European basket that displays vintage grain sacks. 
By using baskets that you are already decorating with to hold extra items that you aren't using but might want easy access to you are creating open storage. This French basket underneath the table at the foot of my bed which holds blankets and pillows along with another French metal basket to hold more magazines are a good example of keeping things contained. 

Another large cupboard in this room also holds a TV and stereo with the drawers being perfect for clothing and I've added some more French baskets on top, not only for looks, but to hold (you guessed it) more linens!  I might have an obsession...  

My laundry room has an old shoe rack that I've filled with many different kinds of baskets to hold extra fabric that I use for sewing projects( if only I could find the time to sew again).   

In this bathroom I've added a metal rack for extra towels and toilet paper along with a metal basket hanging on the wall for even more extra towels.

And finally in my master bathroom where we didn't have built in cabinets made, I use this shelf which is open to display items on top and has a curtain on the bottom for some other bathroom necessities. 

I hope I've given you some storage ideas you could use in your own home. Please stop by these other lovely ladies for even more ideas and inspiration.

Have a great weekend!
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  1. Kathleen, I love that light blue paint on the one cupboard! You have so many great farmhouse pieces. Love it all!!

  2. Thanks for the great your Farmhouse style!

  3. Beautiful! Your storage ideas are works of art!!!! I adore your blue cabinet and your laundry room!!! Simple and stunning! LOVE partying together!

  4. Your home is so welcoming. I love the painted blue cabinet. Thanks for the great ideas.

  5. wow your killing me with the baskets !!!! I have a basket addiction ! Where can I find some for my collection ! Pleeeease ?!?!?!?!?!

  6. Your home is stunning! I really enjoyed looking at all your lovely pictures and storage that is pretty and practical.

  7. Loved your use of all the baskets, as we have nowhere near enough storage in our 200 year old ho use you have inspired me to search for more baskets when we visit a huge brocante which is being held nearby on Sunday. Thanks x

  8. Ahhh, your gorgeous home! So beautiful. Love the baskets!!

  9. I think I need a vintage oyster basket for my JDL's. I love yours. Your use of baskets is wonderful. We used a large vintage wicker chest for our coffee table for years and stored blankets inside. It was very useful. I will never tire of wicker and baskets. A lovely weekend to you.

  10. Kathleen - simply gorgeous - I love your home and the way you are adding in hints of blue! Could I ask your source for the pillows on your couches?

    Thanks for sharing,

  11. Love love your storage! The chest in the bathroom is awesome and I love the colors you put on the door and cupboard in the sitting room. Thanx for inspiring me as always. Jo

  12. Lovely as always over here ! I just need someone to come and organize for Me these days Lol

  13. I love your wire baskets and cupboards they are so functional and display well as decor. I really enjoyed the tour and your laundry room bowled me over. You have given me some great ideas.

  14. I really have enjoyed seeing all of the different storage areas in your home. The baskets (both styles) and the cupboards are very functional decor. I fell in love with your laundry room. You have given me some really great ideas.

  15. Thanks for your loveley post, I like your home so much, it`s beautiful! With many hugs 4 you, Meisje

  16. Soooo beautiful Kathleen, your posts are always so pretty and calming. You have such a gift for pulling things together and creating beautiful displays. LOVE that blue cupboard especially! ~Meg