September 13, 2021 Furniture, How To

Storage Furniture Ideas for Every Room

Storage Furniture Ideas for Every Room

Have you bought way too much stuff recently?

We get it. Sometimes it’s impossible to resist a good deal.

And there’s nothing wrong with that. Well, at least until you get home and realize you have nowhere to store your extra set of fine china.

Storage Furniture Benefits 

What are you going to do?

  1. You could return the products. But that’s a hassle, and you’ve already fallen in love
  2. You could become a hoarder — no need to explain the negatives here.
  3. You could rent some space in one of Canada’s 3,000 storage facilities. However, a storage unit is expensive, not to mention inconvenient, because you have to drive several miles each time you need to replace a broken coffee cup.
  4. You could upgrade the storage solutions in your Calgary home and optimize the space you already have available without compromising on design.

This last one is by far your best bet because you can hit two birds with one stone — more convenient storage space and a more stylish, clutter-free house.

Convinced? Awesome — then let’s help you transform your home into a storage haven by discussing the top storage furniture Canada has to offer, including:

  1. Entryway storage furniture
  2. Dining room storage furniture
  3. Living room storage furniture
  4. Bedroom storage furniture
  5. Sideboards, buffets, and credenzas

A Quick Overview of Your Storage Furniture Options

Desert Rose Sideboard

Desert Rose Sideboard by Universal Furniture

Before getting into all the juicy details, it’s helpful to take a moment and quickly run through the different types of furniture we’ll be talking about today.

These pieces are the ones that will save your life when you click ‘add to cart’ one (or thirty) times too many.

Room Suited Storage Furniture
Entryway
  • Console table / chest
  • Credenza
  • Hallway bench
Dining room
  • Sideboard
  • Buffet
  • Cabinet
Living room
  • Bookshelf
  • Sideboard
  • Media consoles
  • Under sofa storage boxes
Bedroom
  • Nightstands
  • Dressers
  • Ottoman beds
  • Under-bed storage boxes

Now you’re 100% ready to dive into the four most important rooms of your house when it comes to storage — your entryway, dining room, living room, and bedroom — and learn how to maximize the space you have available in each of them.

Entryway Storage Furniture

Entryway Storage Furniture

Modern Server by Universal Furniture

Entryways (also known as foyers, mudrooms, and hallways) are often one of the most underrated and underutilized rooms in the entire house.

After all, you only spend a couple of minutes there each day, so why bother making this room perfect?

We get the logic, but the truth is different — entryways are fundamental hubs, both for you and your things, and you overlook them at your own peril.

Just take a look at this scene:

Does it ring any bells?

We’ll go out on a ledge and say it does. Why? Because the average person spends 5,000 hours (a.k.a. 6.5 months) of their lives looking for things they’ve misplaced, with keys, phones, and wallets amongst the worst culprits.

Now that’s what we call a royal waste of time.

But luckily, a properly organized hallway goes a long way in reducing the pain (and the rage) of having to waste months searching for lost items. And on top of that, it also gives you a couple of hidden locations to store away unused items, like that beautiful set of fine china.

What foyer furniture for storage should you get to reap these (literally) life-saving benefits?

Dining Room Storage Furniture

Dining Room Storage Furniture

Opaline Bar Cabinet by Universal Furniture

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a separate dining room; many of us have to make do with a dining table in the kitchen or one in the living room.

And that means, if you have a dining room, you have the moral obligation to make the most of it.

Please don’t just fill it with a thousand and one things — there’s no such thing as under dining table storage, well, unless your table has special built-in drawers, racks, or shelves (which is a great idea, by the way).

Cutlery Organization

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To put it simply, clutter around the places we eat is extremely harmful.

Scientists have linked it to unhealthy diets and poor eating choices, with people living in highly unorganized houses being up to 77% more likely to suffer from obesity.

Those are some pretty scary numbers. So rather than having to worry about your family’s health, do something about your dining room and make it as organized and clutter-free as a finely-tuned restaurant.

What will you need to get the job done?

Living Room Storage Furniture

Living Room Storage Furniture

Coastal Living Cabinet by Universal Furniture

We spend most of the time we’re awake (and at home) in our living rooms.

Living rooms are the backbone of family life, a place where we come together to share stories, watch a bit of TV, and enjoy each other’s company.

But they’re also a magnet for everybody’s stuff — kids leave their toys, teenagers their homework, video games, and backpacks, and parents their letters, laptops, and briefcases.

This mess isn’t exactly the backdrop you’re looking for when you get together as a family. And to make things worse, the extra clutter generates 40% more time- and energy-consuming housework.

And that’s simply not acceptable; something has to be done.

You should sit down and review your living room’s layout and current furniture.

Ask yourself questions like: ‘Is something missing from my living room? Is there a place that’s always full of clutter? Is anything that’s underutilized or not fully functional?’

Once you have a few ideas in mind, check out these five pieces of furniture we love seeing in a storage-optimized living room:

Bedroom Storage Furniture

Bedroom Storage Furniture

Winston Dresser by Huppe

Did you know that clutter in the bedroom can lead to sleeping problems and increased anxiety and stress levels?

Stress creates cortisol in our brains, which means that a messy bedroom can lead to binge eating, oversleeping, and poor pre-sleep habits.

Life Without Clutter

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So now that you’ve seen the light, let’s help you eliminate the clutter that’s stopping you from getting the best shut-eye of your life.

And no, you won’t have to throw away your thirteen cable knit jumpers or replace your ensuite bathroom with a DIY walk-in wardrobe (unless you want to, of course).

You can sneakily upgrade your bedroom’s storage capabilities by getting yourself the following furniture:

And while we could end today’s article here and you would have more than enough ideas for how to improve your home’s storage, we feel the need to be extra helpful.

So instead of jumping straight to the conclusion, we’ll deep-dive into one of the most critical types of storage furniture — the sideboard and its closely related cousins, the buffet and the credenza.

Trust us; you’ll want to read it for even more inspiration.

Extra Tip: Our Favorite Sideboards, Buffets, and Credenzas

Top Sideboards & Buffets

Melange Classic Credenza by Hooker Furniture

Three pieces of furniture are the undisputed heavyweight champions of stylishly adding storage space to your home:

  1. The sideboard
  2. The buffet
  3. The credenza

You’ll want to add at least one to your home.

And while at first glance they might seem like exactly the same thing, there are slight nuances that distinguish these three multi-functional storage wonders.

But ultimately, these differences are just theoretical — you’re free to use these three pieces of storage furniture in any way that best suits your home. No one is going to fine you if you fall in love with a buffet and put it in your hallway.

With these semantics all cleared up, it’s time to show you a few examples.

Top Three Sideboard Furniture

Sideboard Description Price Image
Memento Sideboard
  • 72” x 32” x 18”
  • White oak veneer
  • Lacquered steel legs
  • Natural stone top
$2,725
Moon Sideboard
  • 68” x 18” x 30”
  • Dark wood with a coffee bean brush finish
  • One adjustable shelf behind each pair of doors
$1,435 Moon sideboard
Artemus Sideboard
  • 75” x 19” x 35”
  • Solid Manchurian walnut and veneers
  • Two adjustable shelves
  • Satin brass metal base
$5,885 - $7,435 Artemus sideboard

Top Three Buffet Furniture

Buffet Description Price Image
Condo Buffet
  • 60” x 18” x 32”
  • Made from solid wood
  • 12mm glass top
  • Three drawers
  • One hutch
$2,250 Condo buffet
Eclipse Buffet
  • 69.5” x 21” x 31.5”
  • Solid red oak
  • Soft-close doors
  • Metal base
  • Made in Canada
$1,825 - $3,040 Eclipse buffet
Absolute Buffet
  • 69" x 21" x 27"
  • Modern buffet furniture
  • Welded steel frame
  • Adjustable cam shelves
  • Made in Canada
Available on request Absolute buffet

Top Three Credenza Furniture

Credenza Description Price Image
Urban Elevation Credenza
  • 85" x 19" x 33"
  • Maple and white oak veneers
  • Aluminum sheet
  • Four doors and two shelves
  • Ventilated back panel
$2,295 Urban Credenza
Valora Credenza
  • 84" x 19" x 34"
  • Sandblasted oak veneers
  • Hidden inner drawer
  • Four touch-latch doors
  • Plinth base
$6,065 Valora Credenza
Apollo Credenza
  • 92" x 20" x 36"
  • Made from hardwoods
  • Aluminum-wrapped exterior
  • Cut out finger pulls
  • Silver and gold coloring
$3,670 Apollo credenza

Conclusion: Organize Your Life With Furniture Storage Solutions

Melange Greystone Credenza

Melange Greystone Four-Door Credenza by Hooker Furniture

Everybody goes on crazy shopping sprees from time to time.

It’s bound to happen.

But now that you know how to transform your home into a well-designed storage machine, you won’t have to worry about endless mountains of clutter, inconvenient storage facilities, or product returns.

You can simply redecorate and unlock your house’s full storage potential, room by room.

If you’re struggling with which room to start from, we recommend you take a deep breath and focus on the two areas you spend most of your time in, your bedroom and your living room.

Clearing out these two spaces will help free your mind and get the ball rolling towards the clutter-free house of your dreams.

And don’t forget that we’re right here if you need any extra help — just contact us or drop by our Calgary store (7133 11 St. SE, Calgary AB, T2H 2S1). We’ll happily point you towards the best storage solutions for your space, family, and usage needs.

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