An organised, neat and tidy home is an inviting home. Keeping your home well organised and clutter free has been linked in scientific studies to better mental health, more peace of mind, improved productivity, and other beneficial effects.

Investing in storage furniture is the best way to keep your living space free from clutter. Having dedicated storage furniture in each room allows you to store all of your most treasured possessions – from books and seasonal decorations to clothing, work supplies and more – while adding to the ambiance of every room.

Making the most of your space means using stylish, multi-functional storage solutions to keep your belongings safe, clean, and neatly stored until you need them. They also make for effortless organisation, allowing you to find what you need as soon as you need it.

In this storage buying guide, we will explore every factor you need to consider when buying your own versatile storage furniture.

Savona 3 Door Storage Unit In Silverwood High Gloss Finish

What type of storage furniture should I choose?

The type of storage furniture you should choose depends on a range of factors, starting with your personal needs. If you need to store cutlery, crockery and dinnerware, for instance, a spacious sideboard that fits well in your living room or dining room is likely the best option for you. You may also need shelves, cupboards and sliding wardrobes, hinged door wardrobes, drawers, hanging space, and table-top space for displays, depending on the room for which the storage solution is intended and what you plan to store in it.

Fishpools offers a wide and diverse range of storage furniture to upgrade every room in your home. Our collection includes elegant display units, bookcases, bar units, TV units, wall storage systems, chests of drawers, and more. Browse our collection online and you will also find multi-functional storage furniture, such as Ottoman storage beds and innovative storage footstools that serve multiple uses at the same time.

Pisa Dining Storage

Storage solutions by room

Every room in your home needs the right type of storage space to keep it looking neat and feeling functional. Here are our favourite storage furniture options by room to get you started.

Living Room

Living rooms can accommodate a wide range of different storage solutions, from sideboards and TV and media units to wall systems, bookcases and display units, and bar units and trolleys. Assess how much space you have to work with before you choose your storage furniture; each piece you opt for should provide enough storage area to meet your needs without leaving the room feeling cluttered or overwhelmed.

Sideboards and bar trolleys are must-haves for storing dining, drinking and entertaining equipment, while media units, shelves and display units are more versatile and are best suited to home accessory and collection displays.

Varenna TV Unit

Dining Room

No dining room is complete without a sophisticated sideboard. The right sideboard will allow you to store dinnerware, dining accessories, tablecloths, napkins and more with ease, while display items are better stowed away in an elegant corner display unit.

Choose a sideboard that fits comfortably into the corner of your dining room or along a wall to maximise the amount of space you can access while dining and socialising.


Bookcases and display units make excellent additions to hallways, as they come in a variety of sizes and configurations that will fit seamlessly into even the smallest or narrowest of spaces.

A wardrobe with hanging and drawer space is another great storage option for your hallway if you have the room, as it allows you to store and access raincoats, umbrellas, outdoor shoes, and other essentials as you head out the door.


Bedrooms have diverse storage space needs that are based on each inhabitant’s personal preferences. Start by investing in a wardrobe for each bedroom, choosing each one’s features (such as hanging space, drawer space and folding space) based on the needs of the people who will be using them. Check out our wardrobe buying guide to find your perfect match.

If you will be storing the majority of your belongings in your bedroom, we would also recommend opting for both a wardrobe and a chest of drawers. This will give you access to ample hanging and drawer space and allow you to organise your things according to purpose, frequency of use, and other considerations.

Bedrooms also feel more functional and curated with at least one bedside table flanking the bed. These tables can be used for lamps and lights, display items, and storing the items that you use most frequently, ensuring that they are always close at hand.

Arkana Mirrored wardrobe

Home Office

Your home office storage solutions should meet your specific needs while leaving your office space feeling organised and functional. Wall systems, bookcases and chests of drawers are all good options for this space, as are work desks with built-in storage drawers. Our home office buying guide has all the information you need to create your ideal workspace.

What materials should I choose?

Our storage furniture at Fishpools is finished in a variety of high-quality, durable materials. These include:

  • Ceramic and ceramic effect. Ceramic and ceramic-effect storage options offer a sleek, modern look that will complement virtually any interior design style. They are also highly durable and simple to clean and maintain.
  • Glass. Glass storage furniture provides an ultra-modern, chic appeal that will flatter any room. However, this material is best suited to homes without pets and small children and can be more prone to damage as glass is a fragile material. It also doesn’t provide much privacy for any items stored within it and is best used for display purposes!
  • High gloss. High gloss finishes offer eye-catching appeal and suit most contemporary settings. They are also simple to clean with a few wipes of a damp cloth and retain their lustre for years if cared for properly.
  • Marble. Marble is a classically beautiful material that adds a sense of regal charm to the home. It is also exceptionally strong and has a character all its own as no two pieces of marble look the same.
  • Mirror. Mirrored storage furniture not only provides mirror surfaces when needed, but it also helps to refract light, brightening up smaller rooms and helping to create the illusion of spaciousness.
  • Reclaimed materials. Storage furniture made from reclaimed materials is a highly sustainable choice that is kind to the environment. It also holds a rustic appeal that will align well with antique and vintage-inspired design styles.
  • Wood. Wood is one of the most popular furniture materials for good reason. It’s strong, durable, elegant and versatile, can be cleaned and maintained with ease, and retains its beauty for many years if it has been treated and protected properly with oils or wax along with a regular dusting to ensure it stays clean. It also comes in a range of tones to flatter every colour palette and interior.
  • Paint effect wood. This material combines the strength and appeal of wood with coloured paint finishes, allowing you to match your furniture to the look of your home. The paint finish also gives the wood an extra layer of protection, helping to keep it in great condition.

What style should I choose?

There are so many different storage furniture styles to choose from, ranging from modern and contemporary to rustic, antique, vintage, industrial, natural, minimalist and more.

The style you choose should ideally complement the current furniture and décor in the room in which your storage solution will be installed. Many people choose to stick to a specific style throughout a room, but you are also free to mix and match across design styles to create an eclectic result that reflects your individuality.

Frequently asked questions

How long will I have to wait for delivery of my storage furniture?

Fishpools offers in stock ready to deliver and quick delivery furniture categories. All products in these categories are ready to be shipped immediately to your home.

What delivery services does Fishpools offer?

We offer a premium delivery service, which is carried out by our expert delivery teams. Our teams will ship your storage furniture to your door and help to install and position your items in your home before removing all packaging as they leave.

What are the best storage solutions for small spaces?

The best options for small spaces include small bookshelves, corner display units, and wall systems that expand your storage area without taking up floor space. Multi-functional storage options like Ottoman beds also provide plenty of storage space while serving other uses as well.

How do I measure for my storage furniture?

Measure the length, width and height of any storage solution you are considering buying, and then use a cardboard box, newspaper pages, or a measuring tape to map out the space this item will take up when installed in your home. There should be plenty of room to walk freely past and around each storage furniture piece – and if there isn’t, you may need to consider a more compact version of the design you are interested in.

Organise your life with Fishpools

Now that you’ve explored our storage furniture buying guide, it’s time to find the perfect storage solutions for your personal space.

Fishpools’ extensive storage furniture collection offers everything you need to safely store, display and protect your most prized possessions, from personal items to dinnerware, work supplies, and more. Shop online today! or visit our store to see our collection of storage furniture.