With a lovely little bird and soft pink hues, these file folders definitely buck the manila standard. Stylish folders help you organize and decorate in one fell swoop.
Bird folders, $14 for 8; .
This organizer features a bulletin board for tacking up notes, a pocket for organizing mail, a few hooks for hanging extra keys, and even a sweet little clip for displaying an exotic postcard or inspiring photo. Plus, its weather-scarred wood gives it rustic appeal.
Boatwood organizer, $62 (reduced from $89); .
This peekaboo magazine rack is a flirty, feminine way to store your favorite glossies or even a few files. It's made from epoxy-coated stamped steel, so it's sturdy as well.
Brocade magazine file, $24; .
Storage ottomans can often be boring, basic, and frumpy, but in textural grass cloth or a cotton-blend basket weave and soft, muted jewel tones, these sly storage units are ideal for the living room.
Storage cubes, 20" square x 19" h, $99; .
This splashy red number has room to hang books or magazines, as well as balance a favorite drink, making it a perfect small-space side table.
Madra magazine rack, $60; .
This smart piece can stand upright to be used as a traditional bookcase or turned on its side to function as a media console ready to hold your every CD and DVD. With a mix of closed and open cubbies, it both adds storage and showcases your finest objets.
Shift media console/bookcase, 27.25" w x 15" d x 73.75" h, $199; .
As much as we love wooden cutting boards, they are often tough to store and take forever to dry. To remedy this, our favorite kitchen gadget gurus, Joseph Joseph, have created a compact, organized solution. The convenient file system features four basic boards, color-coded and marked according to their intended use: fish, raw meat, cooked food, and vegetables, so you won't have to worry about cross-contamination.
Index chopping board set, $65; .
This ingenious system by Sagaform stores three different herbs, all easily hydrated through a clever corner opening. The broad base ensures access to water while still allowing for air circulation.
Trio herb pot, $48; .
Tight on counter space? This smart shelf sits above the faucet, creating a storage surface for dish soap, sponges, and other dish-washing necessities—, it has a hanging space for a dish towel and utensils. It's a small-space must!
Overboard sink shelf, $26.50; .
Typical bathroom storage is usually anything but chic, but this tin box with the classic First Aid symbol is the perfect container for Band-aids, cotton balls, and any other smaller medicines or toiletries. Plus, the familiar icon looks fresh and modern in gleaming white.
First Aid storage box white, 7.75" x 6" x 3", $23; .
This mini, modern lazy Susan is ideal for clearing clutter on the counter. Fill it with all the little sink-side essentials—touch-up makeup, Q-tips, cotton balls—and use it to store the day's jewelry as well. Just spin each level to bring items within reach.
Pivo storage tray, $21; .
Lightweight and decorative, these tiered iron shelves provide ample storage for extra towels and toiletries and have a delightful antique gray finish that will complement almost any space.
French tiered metal shelves, 18" w x 16" d x 58.5" h, $129; .
Every one of us has a whole slew of photos we've been waiting to put up, but if you don't have all the frames, nails, and hooks on hand, this photo sleeve from Urban Outfitters is a clever and graphic solution. Just fill its slots with 28 of your favorite 4" x 6" photos, and you'll have less clutter and more personal wall art in no time!
Picture Window, $15, or 2 for $25; .
Most coatracks are at least a couple of feet long and provide only a few hooks, and the freestanding variety always takes up more floor space than necessary. This cast-iron wall hook cleverly sidesteps all those disadvantages with its five swinging sections that have three hooks each, stretching across only seven inches of wall space.
Cast-iron multi wall hook, $14; .
At about a foot deep and just over 16 inches wide, this slim white nightstand is far from clunky, and it has plenty of space for a small lamp, a glass of water, and a few other knickknacks. Plus, with a magazine storage rack conveniently underneath, you'll always have bedtime reading on hand.
Morrum nightstand, $50; .
Maximize under-the-bed space with these neutral canvas bins that won't be an eyesore. A lidded top protects your favorite sweaters, and handles provide easy, slide-out access.
Canopy large lidded multipurpose storage bin, $12; .