GIR Guide: Modern Storage Solutions

In a world where our apartments keep getting smaller, we either need to change our views when it comes to possessing things or simply declutter our space. Maximizing the storage space in our apartments can make the home feel a lot less cluttered and more functional, regardless of its size.
From display cabinets, shelves, storage furniture, boxes, and baskets, or organizers for your desk clutter, here you will find some modern storage solutions for your every need.

  • Living Room 

Let’s start with the most important room in an apartment – Living Room. This is the room that requires a bit of showing off. You will want to display your books, souvenirs from trips, frames with family photographs, and make your living room as cozy as it gets. At the same time, you need the space to store some items that you need.

Metal Frame Rack - 3X
Metal Frame Rack - 3X

Our recommendation for your focal point in the living room is Metal Frame Rack designed by studio Autori for GIR. It comes in three sizes as Metal Frame Rack 1x, 2x and 3x. This shelving system can respond to your needs, as it can be used both in private and public space. Arrange it the way you want, depending on your room, this modern storage solution allows you to be the designer of your own home.

Metal Frame Rack

From the same GIR collection of wooden furniture, comes the Totem shelf designed by studio Redesign for GIR. This shelving system is also modular, and the idea of stackable elements comes from the packaging technique of smaller-into-bigger principles. When fully assembled, the shelf creates a harmonious structure that can stand on its own, or against the wall.

Totem Shelf
  • Dining Room

When it comes to modern storage solutions, Sideboards can also be used for your living and bedroom area. Traditionally, sideboards were used in the dining room for serving food, for displaying serving dishes and for storage. Cabinets, cupboards, and drawers are characteristic of sideboards. Here are some of our recommendations from the Belgian brand Ethnicraft that will brighten any home.

  • Bedroom

Your bedroom should be a peaceful and relaxing sanctuary that promotes optimum rest so you wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day. There are simple things you can change to create a healthier sleeping environment and it starts with decluttering your space. You can use a nightstand as an efficient modern storage solution. Our recommendation for furnishing your bedroom space (or decorating a living room) are Ethnicraft items such as Monolit side table and Window side table.

Monolit Side table

Practicality without sacrificing style. The minimalistic Ethnicraft Monolit bedside table offers ample storage and serves as a convenient stand for bedside essentials.

Give room to your personality with the Window collection of coffee and side tables. The Ethnicraft side table is topped with tempered glass, allowing a transparent view inside the table where decor pieces or personal items can be displayed.

Window Side table

If you have an empty wall in the kitchen or a living room shelves can really make a boring white wall interesting again. For shelving systems on the wall, our recommendations are Ethnicraft Wall Shelf and Ethnicraft Ribbon shelf.

Ethnicraft Wall Shelf

Ethnicraft Ribbon Shelf

  • Office space & small storage

Office spaces generally need a lot of storage, for documents, books, reading materials and some items you would want to display to avoid a sterile environment. Here are some modern storage solutions that we recommend from Danish brand Muuto.

Being both versatile and functional, the Stacked Storage System consists of storage modules that can be arranged on the floor or wall. You can use them as anything from bookshelves over room dividers to side tables. This multi-functional, clean Scandinavian design works in a setting you could ever imagine. Stacked shelves come in different sizes and prices, allowing you to create your desired storage system.

Our Muuto Stacked storage system is on sale too, so hurry up!

Muuto Enfold Sideboard combines industrial materiality with residential references for a new perspective on modern storage. Made from a lacquered steel that gently enfolds its top and bottom in solid oak, the Enfold Sideboard fuses cold and warm materials for a unique expression, paired with the vibrantly modern expression of its ridged steel doors. The design comes in two sizes: one vertical and one horizontal, both with adjustable shelves to either side of its middle.

Enfold Sideboard

Last but not least, small storage is as equally important as large cabinets and drawers because it can make your desk feel a lot less cluttered. For that we believe that Muuto Restore Baskets (in any size) are the perfect solution. Being versatile and functional, these baskets can be used for almost any object from laundry to blankets to children’s toys. The round basket comes in a variety of colors and offers a textural, quirky addition to any home or professional space.

Modern storage solutions transcend the idea of “out of sight, out of mind.” We hope we managed to show you that storage doesn’t have to mean a box unceremoniously shoved under a bed—it can be a way to display your most treasured objects.

Visit us at Trešnjinog cveta 5 and discover our carefully curated collection of storage items for any room.