There is a trend lately to have no filing cabinet and sometimes even no desk space!
Time after time I go to a client assessment or am talking with someone about paperwork and they say they don’t have a system for storing papers. I get that lifestyles have changed. Most people work on their laptops on the sofa or at a table. Lots of us are trying to go paperless, but realistically we will probably always have certain papers to keep.
Yes, there is such thing as a stylish and funcitonal filing cabinet!
One very common complaint I hear is that “file cabinets are ugly.” “If I could just find one that looks like a piece of furniture”…well folks I’m here to help! Here is a beautiful round up of a variety of stylish and functional file cabinet. Not baskets, boxes, binders or bins…we’ll get to those another day because if there is more than one of you with papers in your household, most likely you need a filing cabinet!
Luckily some great companies are bringing stylish filing systems in as furniture so you don’t have to forgo the style for the function! Some, like the cabinet below by Iannone Design is truly a work of art!
Horchow collection has some beauties. I love these two mirror file boxes. They’re not filing cabinets but would work for a specific category or one person with minimal papers.
Wayfair has a lot of options from this more rustic wood, one drawer cabinet filing cabinet to more utilitarian ones.
The Container Store has clean contemporary cabinets in fun colors!
Ikea has basic affordable two drawer cabinets.
There are tons of great DIY options for painting and making over your cabinet with fun colors, chalk board paint (image below from hometalk.com), decorative papers and more! Loads of popular furniture and home brands have great options as well like the white credenza-style cabinet by Crate and Barrel below.
With all these stylish and functional options there’s no reason to be keeping your paper in piles or bags anymore! I’ve shared lots of great tips for filing systems on the blog, (search filing, or paper organizing). I hope this stylish filing cabinet roundup inspires you to get your paperwork in order. For more inspiration check out my Pinterest Office Board or my Houzz Stylish Filing Cabinets Idea book.