A change of seasons means it's time to put stuff in storage, then take other stuff out and give it a good dusting off. This time of year when the patio furniture and barbeque grill go into hibernation is also a great time to take a look at organizing each room in your house.
Luckily, some everyday items are attractive enough to let hang out in the open. Take a look around and see what items can be displayed, not just stored in the back of some closet.
In the kitchen
Wire baskets are perfect in the pantry for food items, towels, cooking utensils, and pretty much everything else. They work overtime to contain while still looking good and showing what's inside.
Crate & Barrel, $13 - $16
In the kids' rooms
Forget the plastic tubs. Crayons, pencils and markers look cool stored in glass jars. It's functional and artistic all at the same time. (Of course, you'll want to make sure the kids don't go throwing the things.)
Montana Glass Jar, Target, $15
In the living room
Contain blankets, magazines and newspapers in baskets. Felt pieces like these give a soft look and warm texture.
Woven felt basket, West Elm, $29 - $79
In the bathroom
Makeup, skincare products and soaps look great displayed on a simple bar tray. Throw in a little dimension by adding jars full of cotton swabs and makeup brushes.
Rectangle Bar Tray, Pier1, $27