101 Ideas: Dining-room storage tips
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Expert designers share their favorite dining-room storage tips. From bookshelves and floating shelves to buffets and baskets, discover what works best for your space and design style.

Child-Friendly Drawers

For a house with young children, dining-room-storage solutions must be child-friendly and clever enough to keep little hands away. Designer Christopher Grubb recommends using bench storage or a window seat with drawers to keep curiosity at bay.

Shared-Purpose Storage

Bench seating is ideal for a dining area with limited space. Designer Layla Palmer says creativity is key for small spaces. “Bench seats with lidded tops can hide your Tupperware!” she says.

Simple and Elegant

Even the simplest piece can stand out in a large dining area. “A shelf with a couple of statement pieces or something on top of a buffet or a serving surface is a great way to make a focal point,” designer Luis Caicedo says.

Organized and Functional Baskets

If your dining area serves as a multipurpose room for the kids, designer Lori Dennis suggests baskets and lots of them. “Somehow, at the end of the day when all of the toys or books are in them, a room looks neat and friendly,” she says. Mix baskets of different shapes and sizes to accommodate the stored-away items.

Stylish and Efficient Shelving

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