Are you bored of plain old plastic boxes, uninspired by shelving units and fatigued by flat-pack furniture? We are! To help make your storage a fusion of functionality and vintage stylishness, Queens of Vintage has compiled this gorgeous guide to the smartest and sassiest storage solutions for your home. Tara Gardner unlocks style secrets for each room. This week we look at how you can make your living space storage fabulous.


Huntley & Palmers tin £23

Get retro with your kitchen storage with this absolute treat of a tin. This gorgeous Forties lozenge-shaped Huntley and Palmers tin is bound to make food storage a real delight with its beautiful and unique shabby chic country garden scene. This really is one tin you won’t want to shut away in a cupboard.

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Classic French tins £75 (for the set)

Or add some French charm to your kitchen with these French Thirties storage tins. Each tin holds a different type of food from ‘riz’ (rice) to ‘farine’ (flour).

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Toadstall salt & pepper shakers £18

Alternatively, this set of Fifties toadstall salt and pepper shakers will definitely add a quirky vintage touch.






The Boudoir

Fifties Floral Wallpaper Delight Hat Box from Vintage Home, £28

Bring the elegance of the vintage boudoir to your room with this simply divine 1950s floral hat box. The floral ‘wallpaper-effect’ on the box is raised and embossed to give it a stitched, quilted appearance. Ideal for storing all manner of bedroom items, in a compact and elegant fashion, hat boxes are absolute must-haves for any girl’s boudoir.

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A selection of custom-made hat boxes using vintage fabrics

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Pink Lloyd Loom Style Bedside Table from Vintage Home Shop, £25

Go girly with your bedroom storage with this cute pink and gold Lloyd Loom style highly collectable bedside table. With gorgeous floral fabric covering the top section and finished with an eye-catching gold trim, this cabinet boasts two shelves of storage within. A real bedside bargain, this cabinet is a great feature piece, and will make storage an absolute delight.

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A selection of gorgeous vintage bedside tables

Louis XV Style Decorated Table

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Living Space

Painted Floral Shelves from Vintage Home, £355 (find similar ones here)

Fall in love with storage with these divine, one-of-a-kind floral shelves. Vintage furniture is exceptionally well-made, and these wonderful shelves are a fantastic example of chunky, sturdy, vintage design. You really will be getting the most for your money, as the shelves have been exquisitely customised with a white finish and beautiful floral wallpaper. From books to knick-knacks, these shelves are bound to take pride of place in any stylish living-room.

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Apothecary Shelves

Selection of vintage shelves

Classic Early Sixties  Floral Magazine Rack from Vintage Home, £23

Don’t let magazines and newspapers clutter up your living space – try storing them in this delightful 1960s stylish magazine rack. With a kitsch white wire frame, set off beautifully by carnations and rosebuds, against a black and blue geometric backdrop, this one-of-a-kind vintage piece is not only perfectly lovely, but perfectly practical too.

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Vintage Magazine Rack

Atomic Magazine Rack

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