6 Interior Trash Can Designs for your Home

Even the simplest of objects can have an impact on the overall look of a room. In this article, we'll tell you all the things you need to keep in mind when choosing a trash can for your home.
6 Interior Trash Can Designs for your Home

Last update: 11 December, 2018

Although we generally try to place our trash cans somewhere out of sight, this isn’t always possible. So you still need to think carefully about the design and shape of trash can you want for your home.

Trash cans are really practical items that we simply can’t do without. They are designed to store waste and keep our homes clean and tidy. Although they are very simple objects, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t care how they look, as they can actually have an impact on the rest of the decor in the room.

There are some objects which, instead of creating contrast, should blend discreetly into our home environment, to create a sense of continuity. Their primary function isn’t decorative, but practical.

4 kitchen trash can designs

If you’re buying a garbage can for your kitchen, the first thing to remember is that, ideally, it needs to have a lid. That way, bad smells won’t spread throughout the room and it won’t attract flies.

It’s not essential to buy pedal-operated cans for your kitchen, but these models are usually the easiest to use, which is why they are one of the most popular choices.

A kitchen trash can should ideally have a lid to keep in bad smells.

Kitchen trash cans are usually fairly simple in design: they are rectangular or cylindrical in shape, come in varying heights and volumes, are generally only one color, and come with a pedal and lid. The most popular designs are:

  • Plastic, rectangular cans, with a lid but no pedal.
  • Cylindrical stainless steel pedal operated compact trash cans.
  • Semi-round plastic cans with a single compartment.
  • Rectangular trash cans with different compartments to separate the different types of waste (paper, glass, plastic, food waste).

We should also say that they often also come in bright, vibrant colors, like red, green or yellow. These will add color to your kitchen, which is great if you have predominantly white or neutral decor.

Some people prefer to hide their trash cans as much as possible. For example, if their kitchen is completely white, they choose a white can that blends in with the background.

2 bathroom trash can designs

Another room in our homes in which we often need trash cans is the bathroom. These usually come in one universal size. They are smaller than kitchen models, which require a considerably larger capacity to cope with the amount of waste generated from our kitchens.

We usually place bathroom trash cans at strategic points where they are always within reach and take up as little space as possible. As for the designs, there are two main types:

  • Cans with a lid and pedal
  • Cans with a swing lid

Nowadays, you can find garbage cans with different designs and decorations. In fact, you can even find plastic trash cans which imitate marble, wood or other materials so that they match and complement the style of your room. It all comes down to personal taste.

A bathroom trash can normally comes with a pedal and a lid.

Bedroom trash cans?

People usually have waste paper baskets rather than trash cans in their bedrooms, especially if it’s also a work or study room. In general, they don’t have lids and can be made from anything from wicker to stainless steel. Any kind of container can serve as a waste paper basket.

If you have a waste paper basket or trash can in your bedroom, it’s best to empty it regularly to avoid the build-up of waste and to prevent bad smells.

There are many different models and designs, from the simplest and most practical, to personalized children’s and adult trash cans. Depending on your personality, you could also use them to give a fun and unique touch to your kitchen. It’s even possible to make one from recycled materials. The most important thing is that it gets the job done.

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