Elevate an Entryway
Make your hallway or entryway work harder with a row of metal locker drawers. The storage-savvy solution provides a place for everything. Create a two-tone color scheme by painting just the drawers a pretty shade of mint. Add casters for easy rearrangement. Top with wire baskets to complete the look.
Feature Family Photos
Metal lockers can be fashionable as well as functional. Place a unit with multiple cubbies near a doorway for quick access to coats and accessories. Advance the look with a series of family photographs or framed artwork placed above the storage unit. Place lockers on risers to keep them from appearing too heavy and to visually expand a small space.
Complement a Color Scheme
Inject a splash of color into a room that's black-and-white and bland all over with a bold metal locker. This turquoise desk with locker-style drawers shines in a room with a monochromatic rug and plain white walls. Artwork in a similar shade continues the pop of color.
Coordinate a Kids' Bathroom
Mimic the look of a locker room in a den or children's play area for storage with style. Tie the traditional schoolhouse furnishing to an attached powder room or bath by continuing a color scheme. Here, bathroom cabinetry and decor exude a subtle shade of the fire-engine red lockers just outside the door.
Metal lockers and sweaty gym shoes? Not anymore. With a few clever tweaks, the storage unit can be revamped into a practical built-in pantry. Install wooden shelves to hold extra ingredients. Magnetic glass jars adhered to the doors create easy-access to herbs and spices.
Surround a Sleeping Area
No headboard? No problem. Combine two sets of vertically stacked lockers with one horizontal unit to frame a bed with accessible storage. A curtain rod beneath allows for a pretty curtain backdrop. Be sure to anchor the lockers to the walls to reduce tip-over risk.
Organize a Mudroom
Stop dirt in its tracks with a mudroom console. This metal locker model is easy to wipe clean, so muddy shoes, damp garments, and outdoor towels can be tossed inside until ready to be laundered.
Tuck into a Closet
If a separate office just isn't an option in your small home or apartment, look to a spare closet. Lockers can provide storage for paper files and office supplies and can squeeze into narrow spaces that a file cabinet might not.
Hide Toys and Trinkets
Playtime clean-up comes easy when storage can be reached by children and adults alike. A metal locker with labeled doors keeps games and toys organized and numbered.
Decorate a Den
Go team! Plain black lockers blend seamlessly into a vintage, sports-inspired den. Stack them with old textbooks and surround with varsity letter-adorned accessories for a winning design play.
Fashion Freestanding Storage
Sweeping trim and furniture-style legs spruce up a plain unit of lockers into a display-worthy armoire. Spray-paint the metal to match the molding for a cohesive look, or keep it colored for interesting contrast.