Tips and Guides

4 Easy Ways to Conceal a Trash Can

Say bye bye to this unwanted eyesore with these ideas

Shares

To keep the home clean and organized, we make it a point to add a trash bin in areas such as the kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. While we can always opt for pretty bins with cute designs, there are days when we simply want to hide it (especially when you forgot to throw yesterday's trash and it's currently overflowing with paper and plastic).

You are not alone! Many homeowners would like to keep the trash can hidden and the house free from eyesores too! If you are ready to deal with this problem, here are easy ideas that you can immediately work on:

Main photos from: Tresor Trouve and Dear Lillie.

Work with a curtain

Is your trash can placed under the sink? Conceal it by installing rods and curtains. Choose a curtain with an interesting print or pattern that matches the overall look of your space. Once you're done, this can add a homey and country vibe to your space.

Photo from Tresor Trouve.

Choose your pieces wisely

Avoid choosing pieces that can get brittle or dirty overtime. There are stores who offer quirky trash bins that can blend with your home's interiors. A cute trash can be an inconspicuous piece in the bathroom or bedroom.

Big Trash Can, P529, Dimensione.

Make use of an empty drawer

An empty drawer or cabinet can serve as a receptacle for your trash bin. Ask your carpenter to transform it into a pull-out shelf so that you can easily slide it out when you need to discard items. Use the photo above as your design peg.

Photo from Carla Aston Designed.

Use a woven basket

Big, woven baskets can accommodate a trash can as well. Use it if you need to add a trash bin by the living area. Just make sure that you clean it regularly and don't let it get wet to avoid funky smells.

Photo from Dear Lillie.

More on Realliving.com.ph

4 Ways to Arrange Furniture in a Small Space

5 Daily Habits to Keep Your Home Organized

8 Kitchen Cabinet Storage Ideas

Shares

Latest Stories

11 Peg-Worthy Celebrity Christmas Trees

From showcasing dainty blooms to using quirky ornaments, these personalities have taken the decorating game to the next level

This Quiapo Day Tour Will Make You Love Old Manila Again

Go on a DIY Quiapo adventure and look beyond the vendors. Say a prayer, have your fortune told, take a peek at a mysterious pagoda, and visit beautiful ancestral houses from a more genteel past.

10 Ways To Make Your Shoes Last Forever

Show your favorite pairs some tender loving care with these tips

A One-Bedroom Unit Transformed into a Two-Bedroom Home

The designers of this 45sqm condo in Manila created a functional space with an urban contemporary appeal that’s perfect for its young occupants

Here's Why You Should Skip Bringing Your Phone To The Bathroom

Trust us, liking that photo on Instagram can wait for a few minutes

7 Planners For An Inspired 2018

Stay organized and keep your goals in sight with these picks

These Christmas Ornaments Will Make You Feel Like Dancing

Celebrate a yearly Christmas ballet tradition with The Nutcracker collection

15 Calming Photos of Modern Minimalist Homes

Because less is more

10 Life-Changing Cleaning Habits For Lazy People

We've got the strategies for keeping an impeccably clean house without losing your mind

Did You Know That Ellen Adarna Lives in a 1930s Apartment in Manila?

She has a fantastic view of the Manila Bay sunset, too

Neat Home Appliances You Need To Buy With Your 13th Month Bonus

It's okay to treat yourself with the best things money can buy—especially if it is for your humble abode

A Taguig Condo With Cool Storage Features And Vintage Accents

This 80sqm unit has everything that its owners need: light and airy spaces, an interesting mix of furniture, and nifty storage tricks
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!