These days, a pile of dog-eared cardboard boxes in the attic just won’t cut it – now that we’ve discovered the KonMari method, we want our boxes to be as pretty as all of our other home accessories. In this spirit, we’ve gone on a search for the best in fabric storage boxes and emerged with our five favourites, each of them available now from an online retailer near you!
Geometric Canvas Storage Box – £15, Linea
We love the bright yellow geometric trim that covers this storage box by Linea. Measuring 33.5cm by 34cm (by 35cm), the box folds to be perfectly flat, making it perfect for homes where space is limited. If you like the bright design but the colour scheme isn’t your thing, a box in the same shape and size is available in broad bands of cream and grey.
Two-Piece Cat Design Storage Set – £7.49 (was £14.99), Ace.co.uk
Cats love boxes, but they’re fairly indifferent to everything else – string aside – so it remains to be seen whether they’ll be impressed that they’re depicted in a tapestry-style fabric on the outside of these folding storage boxes from Ace.co.uk. At almost half its original price, this is a lot of storage box for your money – the two piece set contains two cubic boxes of 20cm and 30cm.
Chipstead Fabric Basket – £25.98 (was £29.56), Closetmaid
Another foldable design, Closetmaid’s fabric drawer is available in thirteen (!) shades – yellow, green, black, natural, hunter green, royal blue, canteen (that’s brown!), fuschia, grey, mocha, pastel blue and red, as well as in the rather fetching pink colour shown here. You’ll get two boxes – 27.94cm high, with a base that’s 26.67cm square – in this set. Made from a non-woven polypropylene fabric, they have a pull handle at the front for easy portability.
Small Folding Ottoman Storage Box – £19.99, Visco Therapy
Why shouldn’t storage be glamorous? Made from a faux leather fabric, this ottoman storage box from Visco therapy measures 38cm down each side and has a removable lid. The fully-foldable box is also available in a version that’s twice its width, if you really like the finish – but both versions are available in fuschia, cream, brown and black versions, if you’re looking for a practical bit of storage that looks great.
Weave 30cm Storage Box in Cream – £5, Wilko
Wilko have become well-known for their wide range of storage solutions and when you combine that with their competitive prices they really are hard to beat! This storage box demonstrates that – a cube measuring 30cm, it’s fully-collapsible and is made from a cream-coloured woven fabric. A large eyelet at the front of the boxes makes them easy to handle and Wilko also sell a storage unit perfectly designed to accommodate them – and at a fiver each, they won’t break the bank!