With winter well and truly settling in for the season, we’re spending more time indoors.

So it’s time to streamline your interiors and clear your house of clutter to make the best use of your space.

Freestanding furniture units are the best place to start, especially if your home doesn’t have enough in-built storage, and have multiple uses.

One of my favourite pieces is the Charlbury Wide Sideboard from Barker and Stonehouse.  Taking inspiration from mid-century styling with hints of both retro and Scandinavian design, this product is crafted from a combination of walnut veneers and beech solids.

Sophisticated and understated, it would look great in a contemporary dining or living room and is as functional as it is fashionable, with plenty of space to hold all your bits and bobs.  Partner it with the Charlbury Entertaining Unit which will make your TV right at home, with drawers to store all your CDs and DVDs.

If you love literature and have bundles of books, then a bookcase to house them all is a must. Look for pieces that match your personal interiors style, whether classic or contemporary.

The Brideshead Double Sideboard from Barker and Stonehouse is the definition of elegance and will make an impressive statement in any room. Made from solid mahogany and veneers, it has an antique finish which features natural distress marks, with black and white printed wallpaper in the background for a truly vintage feel.


A stunning piece of occasional furniture, it has glass doors on top to showcase your storybook selection, while the solid wooden shutters at the base keep more delicate pieces out of sight.

If you’re a fan of adaptable interiors, then you’ll love the Yona storage solution from Barker and Stonehouse.  This clever modular unit allows you to make your arrangement as large or small as you like with different sized section units. 

Each piece is made from oak veneers with a natural oil finish and you can also choose from wicker baskets and a wine cross to add a bit more character to your combination.

For smaller spacesaving solutions, trunks, boxes and baskets are a fantastic option.  These are great because they are easy to move around and have a variety of uses, whether you’re storing magazines, toys or logs for the winter fire.
Barker and Stonehouse has a beautiful collection of Grey Kubu Square Log Baskets which are made from strong rattan to bring a natural look to your living space.

So whether you go big or go small, clean up the clutter and get savvy with storage this season.

All of the products are from Barker and Stonehouse (www.barkerandstonehouse.co.uk). You can follow us at www.facebook.com/barkerandstonehouse