Unique Storage Cabinets

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A unique storage cabinet will immediately make a noticeable decorative statement in your living room: after all, just because we’re talking about functional and traditional furniture, it doesn’t mean that it has to look boring or predictable! From small accent chests to taller cabinets, our team of interior design experts looked for the best and most eye-catching storage solutions for your home. Discover our tips on how to decorate with them, too!

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Colorful quirky storage cabinets

Colorful quirky storage cabinets

Mercury Row®

With three shelves and a wide top surface, this unique storage cabinet gives you more than enough room for all the items that always end up scattered around your seating area. You can choose amongst three finishes to frame its bold geometric print.

$154.99 $450

Designer Advice:

Thanks to its bright multicolor design, you can use this cabinet to introduce some color in a neutral section of your living room. Its versatile elements help it match different styles, from mid-century modern to Scandinavian.

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Apothecary style unique storage furniture

Apothecary style unique storage furniture

The fifteen different-sized drawers of this unique storage cabinet lead to a showstopping result despite its simple lines and monochrome finish. With a combination of recessed paneling and contrasting handles, it creates pleasant geometrical shapes.

Designer Advice:

The whitewashed finish of its solid wood makes it a natural match for both shabby chic and rustic, vintage, or farmhouse interiors. However, to help it pop, we mainly recommend placing it against walls in any color other than white and cream.

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Unique cabinets with different drawers

Unique cabinets with different drawers

We bet you’re immediately going to fall in love with the golden chevron pattern of the center drawer and how it breaks the light wood finish of this unique storage cabinet! Relying on solid mango wood and soft close drawers, this 39.3'' wide chest is durable, functional, and decorative.

Designer Advice:

Whether you decide to use it as a TV stand or in a different corner, it’ll provide plenty of storage space while introducing a subtle mid-century twist.

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Unique storage cabinets with see through designs

Unique storage cabinets with see through designs

Sauder Woodworking

As well as its indigo blue finish, we think you’re especially going to appreciate the creative geometrical cut-out design of its glass doors, creating a partial see-through effect. This unique cabinet also includes sustainable engineered wood produced using post-milling leftovers.

$225.77

Designer Advice:

We mainly recommend it against white or pale neutral walls and in a room where you feel that a brighter accent color is needed. For cohesive results, introduce other decorative elements in an indigo finish, such as artwork or cushions.

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Unusual storage cabinets with eye catching patterns

Unusual storage cabinets with eye catching patterns

This unusual storage cabinet steals the scene with its continuous linear pattern, bright gold against a dark brown finish. Luckily, its style doesn’t come at the expense of practicality: you’ll find two finger pulls carved into the upper edges of its cupboard doors, and it hides two spacious shelves for all your storage needs.

Designer Advice:

Thanks to its bold pattern and noticeable legs, you can use this cabinet to make a statement while still matching your other wooden finishes.

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Book shaped unique cabinet

Book shaped unique cabinet

Design Toscano

This 28” high cabinet might be small, but it’s guaranteed to make an impression thanks to its wooden design made to look like a stack of leather-bound hardbacks.

$456.56

Designer Advice:

Hand-painted and similar to a work of art, it’s ideal for book lovers or for adding a sophisticated antique touch to other types of interiors. Still, we only recommend it if you don’t need to store too many items, as it only relies on one shelf-less section and a small drawer.

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Unusual storage cabinet with open & closed storage

Unusual storage cabinet with open & closed storage

Rolanstar

Combining a unique cabinet and a bookshelf-like design, this piece of furniture offers a variety of both storage and decorative possibilities. You can choose between a 59.5” and 71.3” model when it comes to height, getting to play with either four or five open shelves as well as the bottom cupboard and top surface.

$109.99

Designer Advice:

Thanks to its rough and rustic wood finish, it works with a variety of decors, from raw industrial living rooms to countryside-inspired settings.

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Unusual cupboards with different storage solutions

Unusual cupboards with different storage solutions

With two drawers, two shelves and two partially hidden ones, the combination of open and closed storage offered by this unique cabinet makes it ideal for a variety of smaller items.

Designer Advice:

The distressed finish and charming barn door mean that it’s a no-brainer in rustic, farmhouse, and country cottage interiors. Decorate the top surface with items that reinforce these styles, such as a natural touch (a vase or plant), wooden pieces, or items nodding to farms and the countryside.

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Tall & beautiful storage cabinets

Tall & beautiful storage cabinets

Brushed white, rustic oak, gray wash: each of this 68” high cabinet’s finishes is even more charming than the next. With two fixed shelves and four adjustable ones, it makes it a breeze to create the right space for what you personally need to store in it, including taller items.

Designer Advice:

We recommend using its barn door strategically to cover the side where you’ll mainly chuck functional items and display the half with a few decorative statements or aesthetically pleasing pieces.

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Accent storage cabinets

Accent storage cabinets

Mistana™

Manufactured by combining solid fir wood and hairpin metal legs, this unique storage cabinet consists of four mix-matched drawers in an adorable stacked design.

Designer Advice:

You can make the most of their patterned finishes in different colors and styles (from chevrons to stripes and circles) to introduce an accent hue while still matching the rest of your wooden pieces through the actual frame.

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Unique Storage Cabinets

Buying Guide

You can store plenty of items in unique storage cabinets, from hardback books and vinyl records to kitchen utensils and drinking glasses. When figuring out what to store in your visually exciting cabinet, consider several key aspects of the unit’s design.

Measure the depth and height of your cabinet’s shelves. If they’re relatively shallow, you won’t be able to store larger items like coffee table books or highball glasses. Unique cabinets with drawers are ideal for people wanting to store high-quality silverware, table linens, and tumbler glasses. Models with deep compartments can store important files or binders.

You should also think about your cabinet’s look. If the cabinet has an open plan design, try to fill it with items that look aesthetically pleasing. You could store your finest glassware on its shelves or use one compartment as a place to exhibit your favorite keepsakes. You might even want to line up some valuable vintage bottles of wine along the top of the cabinet to impress your guests.

Unique storage cabinets bring both flare and function to your living room. To style your living room with a one-of-a-kind storage cabinet, take the cabinet’s aesthetic into account. Storage cabinets with traditional wood designs work with almost any decor scheme, whereas cabinets with unique colors or patterns require more coordination.

White and grey cabinets look fantastic with white, grey, and pastel furniture. Dark-stained wood works well with nautical themes, old world-inspired, and masculine accessories. Light-colored woods and elegant swirl patterns on your cabinets pair well with French Country and cottage-themed decor. Whimsical cabinets with bright paint colors add a fun vibe to your living room and work pair well with bold blanket and pillow accents.

While home storage used to be something to stow out of the way, the increase in trendy, unique storage cabinets gives people with small spaces or without more traditional storage options a chance to make an aesthetic and practical statement.

We’re seeing a lot of very colorful storage elements against neutral backdrops (e.g., a cream cabinet with drawers or doors painted in rainbow tones).

 Varied drawer sizes and types are also a current trend; a unique storage cabinet might include long, narrow flat-lay drawers, opening doors, and a series of tiny card-size drawers as well. This adds lots of visual interest, and presents an antique feel for your storage.

Finally, we’re also seeing a lot of wooden cabinets painted with unique patterns—ivy, for example—as well as distressed or textured wood to add modern, sculptural vibes to what could be an otherwise basic piece of furniture.

Best Ideas

Molly 8 Drawer Storage Cabinet

Molly 8 Drawer Storage Cabinet

It is a beautiful storage cabinet with eight drawers and amazing white distressed finish. It is a great decoration accent for any room in your home. Everyone will be impressed how stylish this cabinet is.

Amazing antique industrial wood 23 drawer library card catalog cabinet

Amazing antique industrial wood 23 drawer library card catalog cabinet

Unique dark brown storage cabinet repurposed from an old library card catalog cabinet. The result raises eyebrows in a positive sense. 23 wooden drawers await to organize all kinds of stuff. One of them even serves as a plant pot stand.

Cannery Bridge 2 Door Storage Cabinet

Cannery Bridge 2 Door Storage Cabinet

Do you need to add some convenient storage space to your interior? This tall storage cabinet with rustic appeal. Made of sturdy, manufactured wood, it features six adjustable shelves behind doors. It is turdy enough to hold a clothing rod.

2 Door Storage Cabinet

2 Door Storage Cabinet

It is a two doors storage cabinet that has got an adjustable shelf, collier red finish and two doors. If you looking for stylish cabinet, you need to choose this one. It is a very good choice.

Jaden Storage Cabinet

Jaden Storage Cabinet

Trendy functional cabinet of wooden materials with a dark grey finish. It has a tall rectilineal body, a recessed full base and 4 cabinets in 2 tiers. Each cabinet has 2 adjustable shelves and a full door with a side finger pull.

Library Style 12 Drawer Multimedia Cabinet

Library Style 12 Drawer Multimedia Cabinet

Functional and capacious, this 12-Drawer Multimedia Cabinet in Cherry Finish accommodates up to 228 CDs, 96 DVDs, or 48 VHS tapes. Crafted from solid Oak wood, the piece also includes 12 storage drawers with a self-close gliding mechanism.

2 Door Glass Storage Cabinet

2 Door Glass Storage Cabinet

Pretty traditional cabinet of wood with a natural finish. It has an open base and mouldings at the top and in the centre. It has 2 vertically divided cabinets with 2 adjustable shelves each: a bottom full door cabinet and a glazed door one up.

2 Door Storage Cabinet

2 Door Storage Cabinet

This accent cabinet was design in a contemporary style as a practical storage space. Its sturdy construction is made of solid hardwood and has a black or white finish. It features a double glazed doors.

Magdelene Accent Storage Cabinet

Magdelene Accent Storage Cabinet

Rustic style storage cabinet designed using solid wood for durable frame, quality lacquer finish to offer great protection, brushed nickel knobs for added elegance, and ample storage compartment behind glass and wood doors.

Storage Cabinet

Storage Cabinet

This is a very interesting cabinet. It is made of wood. It has a white color. It consists of various cabinets and shelves. In addition, it has a variety of drawer. It is perfect for the bedroom, hallway or office.

Kitchener Medium Storage Cabinet

Kitchener Medium Storage Cabinet

Spice up your home décor with this lovely Medium Storage Cabinet in Dark Walnut Brown Finish. Includes 2 tempered glass doors with brushed nickel pulls and hidden hinges. Doors conceal a spacious storage area with 4 adjustable shelves.

Durbar CD Multimedia Cabinet with Library Style Drawers

Durbar CD Multimedia Cabinet with Library Style Drawers

Multimedia cabinet featuring beautiful antique design and construction made of sturdy mango wood. Additionally, hardware of the furniture is burnished and it includes six drawers that can hold up to 132 CDs.

Storage pantry cabinets

Tall cabinet for space organization in the kitchen. Construction is made of wood. Includes a lot of shelves in various sizes for storing food, spices and others needed stuff.

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This wooden storage cabinet delights with its antique appeal, being a real bargain for all fans of retro decors. Its tall and narrow construction comprises 8 small storage drawers.

Building a pantry closet

Functional cabinet for the kitchen, dining room and more. Construction is made of wood. Includes 3 wide drawers arranged vertically and a lot of shelves for storing food and others needed items.

Small chests furniture

Decorative wooden storage cabinet in the form of small chest. It provides practical space for documents and other important items. This solid construction is very functional, because it also offers additional sitting space.

Cd storage cabinet wood

This library storage cabinet used for catalogs and documents gained a new breath. It can be smoothly used as a CD storage cabinet. Particularly, if you are an enthusiast of rustic style, then this one shall appeal to you.

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