Today's Insider column is all about ideas for decorative jewellery storage, as inspired by my organised friend Abi who has the best stash of swish jewellery you've ever seen – but was struggling to contain it all in an orderly, yet beautiful and easily accessible fashion.
If you, too, need a better way to store your stones and sparklers, here are the images that illustrate today's column (with a couple of bonus ones, too). For specific tips, do check out the column.
1. A brilliant way to put knackered old picture frames to good use. Simply paint, suspend string/chain to the back (you'll need a hammer and some of these), and hang; 2. I posted last month about the stylist, Jasmine Orchard's excellent storage tips; 3. Sometimes simple is best: nails, a hammer and a spirit level will give you this clean, serene necklace hanging solution; 4. These old-school scoop storage boxes are meant for kitchens. They'd make excellent, see-what's-inside places to stash bangles and other large jewellery. From £180 at Ella's Kitchen Company; 5. see how to create this jewellery bust at Design Sponge; 6. Hardboard, from your nearest timber yard or DIY shop, covered in felt and leant against a wall is an idiot-proof and sleek way to go. I'd use sturdy black push pins; 7. This pegboard hanger is via Edit My Closet. Just add paint colour of your choice and s-hooks from somewhere like B&Q (I prefer it unframed, as seen in this kitchen context at Design Sponge); 8. Ikea see-through magnetic storage tubs, £4.99 for three (they come with a magnetic wall-board); 9. I posted about this excellent use of a printer's tray last month. Here's where to buy one; 10. Brilliantly creepy 80s mannequin from a selection at the Mannequin Shop
Modern Vintage Style), I think, is my favourite. It's just so simple: and if you have some nails, a hammer, a spirit level and enough blank wall, its ridiculously simple too.