While it may seem difficult to get adequate storage in rooms that are used often while still maintaining some style throughout the home, with decorative storage boxes the possibility becomes much more real. Nice boxes will help to organize small items and can blend seamlessly into the decor, or stand out to be a design feature. Shopping for these boxes can be fun if you are willing to spend the time finding the right ones.
Big, general retail stores almost always carry some decorative boxes for storage. But since the selection is likely to be limited at any one store, you may have to visit more than one place before finding just what you are looking for. A better option might be to try a retailer specializing in home storage solutions, where you can expect to find a more extensive variety.
Shopping on the Internet allows access to even more choices. If you visit the web site of brick-and-mortar shops in your town you may be able to purchase a box on the site and have it shipped to the store instead of your home, which is often free. There are so many options for boxes online that you may have the opposite problem that the big stores present — too many choices instead of too few, both of which can cause the search to take longer than anticipated.
If secondhand boxes are an option for you, garage sales, flea markets, and other used goods stores can lead to some really inexpensive or unique finds. Yard sales in particular are good for finding really cheap decorative storage boxes, often for much less than retail prices on new boxes. If you have a good eye, buying secondhand can let you find unusual or rare boxes that could never be found in a typical store.