28 February 2024

Gift Guide 2024: Ideas for The Minimalist Homeowner

A brand-new home can mean finally adding your own design and flair to the interior. For the minimalist in your life this can be characterised by neutral tones, pared-back design, open spaces, and fuss-free silhouettes. Minimalist furniture is simple yet striking an in short prioritises form and function, over extravagance, clutter, and unnecessary detail. When gifting for someone who loves a cleaner, simpler aesthetic, sometimes less really is more. 

Creative Storage Containers

Storage boxes are an essential for every home, perfect for managing everything from spare bedding to toys, from toiletries to paperwork. Rather than stack up boxes or use unsightly plastic trays, there are plenty of stylish options on the market that have the potential to enhance your interiors, so there's no need to hide them away. 

Best Woven Basket: 
John Lewis Water Hyacinth Trunk, XL £75-£85
This is a woven trunk made from water hyacinth, perfect for storage. Artisans use traditional weaving techniques to create decorative yet durable pieces. Comes in a variety of sizes so you can match throughout the house. Pop into the bedroom to store extra bedding or have smaller ones in the living room to hide away paperwork or other nicknacks.  


Best Toy Box:
White Heart Cut Out Storage Box | Dunelm £75
Perfect for storing any of your belongings this box adds a stylish touch to any room. With the hinged lid its safe for little fingers, making it ideal as a toy box but the white, clean, minimalist finish would make it perfect for any room in the house. 

Best Fabric Boxes: 
DRÖNA white, Box, 33x38x33 cm - IKEA  £4
This storage box in fabric creates a soft impression whether it’s in the bookshelf or the walk-in closet. The clean white fabric is perfect for any minimalist space adding both style and function to the home. 

Space saving Furniture

Make every inch of your home work hard with well-thought-out and space-saving furniture solutions. Every nook and cranny are crying out for your clutter, so take charge of your belongings and banish them to hidden or well-organised areas.

Best Ottomans: 
Habitat Aspen Ottoman - Light Grey £145
Store and sit, it's a perfect fit. This modern ottoman is stylishly simple with natural wooden legs and a cool grey fabric. Lift the lid and there's plenty of room inside perfect for a clutter free lounge. Close the lid and it's a comfy cushioned seat. 

Coffee Table with Hidden Storage: 
Coffee Table with Storage £65.29 
This lift top coffee table can be lifted up effortlessly to reveal a large hidden storage unit underneath, perfect to hide away any unwanted clutter. It also comes in an all-white design for a fresh clean finish. 

Wall Mounted Table: 
NORBERG Wall-mount drop-leaf tbl w storage, white £99
No space for a big table or office setup, no worries. Big on function in the smallest of spaces this wall-mounted drop leaf table with storage keeps your most important things organised and handy while you move between activities throughout the day.

Multifunctional Furniture

A key theme of minimalist furniture is less can be more, so why not have that one perfect key piece of furniture that can provide a multitude of uses.  

Storage Cabinet or Comfy Seating:
SoBuy® Storage Bench with 3 Drawers & Removable Seat Cushion £89.95
Perfect for the hallway, the bedroom or under the window, this storage cabinet has 3 pull out drawers to hide away shoes, blankets, toys but also has a comfy cushion on top to provide some extra cosy seating. 

Handy Shelves or Floor Lamp:
MiniSun, Wooden Floor Standard Lamp with Shelves Living Room Lounge Light £40.99
A combination of subtle lighting and clever storage, this floor lamp can be a perfect addition to any living room or bedroom. Its slim design means it can slot easily into any space. 

Clever Shelving Solutions

Shelving ideas are a brilliant way of working more storage into a key space. Off-the-peg shelving is an easy and often inexpensive option that can be worked into any room design. From sleek floating shelves or simple wooden shelves on brackets, fixing up a row of shelves is simple and effective. Freestanding shelving units are another option that offer extra storage space for bulkier items such as TVs and media equipment and can often be slotted into alcoves or work as a standalone piece.

Wall Mounted Coat Rack:
Borough Wharf Ghazi 7 - Hook Wall Mounted Coat Rack £55.99
The wall-mounted coat rack with storage boxes and coat hooks brings order to any hallway. They are ideal for places where there is not enough space for a cupboard. With 3 baskets to hide away your essentials, keys, glasses, or jewellery are always at hand. The baskets are removable and can be easily transported.

Floating Shelves:
STOREMIC Floating Shelves for wall £29.99
You can choose to combine the shelves together or hang them separately to get the perfect and organized appearance of any room. No matter it is in the bedroom or office, bathroom, kitchen, these shelves will hang flush on the wall giving you more space to store your favourite belongings.


Wall Mounted Shoe Storage: 
TRONES white, Shoe cabinet/storage £29
With a minimal, clean finish you can combine as many cabinets as you like and use the top surface to unload your wallet, phone, or keys. It’s shallow and takes up little space, a practical solution in smaller entrances or hallways.

Minimalist Wall Art

Remember minimalism equals simple and clean, so lots of neutral pieces, muted tones with occasional pops of colour, and plenty of space to make everything feel bigger and lighter. 

Minimal Abstract Wall Art: 
SEGNAYEN Metal Minimalist Abstract Woman Wall Art  £17.99
This metal Minimalist woman wall art creates an atmosphere of elegance in your bedroom, living room, or any other space. Meticulously crafted from superior quality metal, ensuring a product of exceptional durability, its excellent workmanship is designed to resist rust, breakage, and fading, guaranteeing long-lasting use.

Metal Sculpture: 
Minimalist Metal Wall Art Circle Home Hanging Wall Sculpture Blue £74.99
The design merges together metallic coloured discs, all with a textured finish for added depth. Perfect for any hallway, bathroom or living room. 

Neutral Vase: 
ANISSA KERMICHE Love Handles ceramic vase £340
Everyone has their eyes on owning an Anissa Kermiche vase one day so treat that someone special and let this year be the year. This playful design makes a striking impression and is perfect to bring life to any room and make everyone smile.