Stylish File Cabinets

Files. Everyone has them and finding stylish storage options is not easy. After hours of searching for file cabinets for clients, this month I'm sharing stylish pieces that will motivate you to get your files in order once and for all.

First, before running out to purchase file cabinets, don't forget to focus on organization:
  1. Purge existing files.
  2. Measure the amount of files you need to store.
  3. Account for some room to grow.
  4. Okay, now you're ready to shop.


CB2 makes a durable “mechanic-shop chic” option in hot colors like mint and neutrals like white and grey. Plus, I love anything on wheels.

CB2 File Cabinet

Extra Storage

For simple lines and more storage, the Linear line from Room and Board is a great option. It has four hanging file drawers, plus space for office supplies and anything else you need in your office.


The Bedford two-drawer and two-drawer lateral file cabinets from Pottery Barn are a classic and sturdy option.


The Catalina lateral file is designed with an eye toward mid-century modern design with two drawers that fit legal and letter size files. This photo is from The Century House, but I’ve seen this piece on other sites as well.


West Elm’s Parsons File Cabinet line, with one large file drawer and one small drawer for letters or supplies, is perfect for a modern space. I love the metallic, but it also comes in white and chocolate.

Traditional Tower

Sometimes a space calls out for a traditional file cabinet tower. This European and cottage inspired option from Layla Grayce gives you lots of options from hardware to finish.

At the end of the day, quality file cabinets aren’t cheap which makes them the perfect candidate for a little DIY if you’re up for it. Here are some of my favorite projects out there:

Martha Stewart’s Mini Office in a Chest
Mox and Fodder’s $1.99 Filing Cabinet Makeover
Two Twenty One’s Stenciled File Cabinet

This is a guest post by Korinne Kubena Belock, founder and owner of Urban Simplicity, a professional organizing company based in New York City.

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