They may not be the most exciting of household contraptions, but bins don’t need to be as perfunctory and practical as their reputation would have you believe. Everyone likes their bedrooms to look nice, right? You spend a lot of time in there and you want the decoration and accessorising to be good so you get loads of wear out of it and it won’t go out of style.
Designers have caught on to this, and it’s now possible to get some fairly swish bins that not only do the job they’re designed to do but also look fantastic in your room as well.
One brilliant (and fantastically hygienic) option is the Smart Sensor Operated Bin. You don’t even have to touch it to open the lid – just wave your hand over it and the sensor will react and open it for you, meaning you don’t have to worry about bin germs. It also comes in a lovely brushed stainless steel finish, so it will look sleek and stylish no matter where you keep it. Plus, there are a variety of sizes so if you’re after a discreet bedroom bin, go for a small one and store it in the corner of your room.
If you’re someone who likes to change your colour scheme from time to time, or who likes to coordinate all of the colours in your bedroom, then a fantastic option you should consider is the Designer Pedal Bin, which comes in a range of colour options to suit all styles and tastes. You operate it via a traditional pedal mechanism and can pick from a range of lid colours – from red, green, blue, yellow and white, meaning you’re bound to find one that matches your room perfectly. These bins are great for anywhere in the house and are particularly good if, for example, you have a desk in your bedroom and are in need of somewhere to put your office waste.
Another lovely, popular bedroom bin choice is the small pedal bin that comes with a flat lid so it looks discreet but is still fully functional. Here, you could choose one in white for a minimalist look or perhaps go for stainless steel if you’re looking to make a style statement. As these bins are small (around 12l or so), they don’t take up much space and so are great if you’re looking for space-saving solutions as well as practicality.