This should be the first thing you consider before buying a cabinet or chest. You'll need to know exactly what function you want it to fulfill within your home, and where you'll want it to stand.
Prefer to keep it simple? => Chest of drawers
A chest of drawers is the perfect option if you have quite a lot of items you want to put away, and don't mind them being hidden from view.
It can fit practically into any place in the home, whether that's the living room, a hallway, a bedroom, or even a bathroom.
This option is very versatile as you'll have a huge range of colors and finishes to choose from - you'll be able to find anything from natural wood to bright pink and glossy!
A chest of drawers is usually the cheapest storage option you can find.
Love displaying your items? => Display cabinet
Display cabinets usually have glass panes in their doors to allow you to see what's inside.
These are very popular among collectors of various items ranging from vinyl figurines to old books.
They can also sometimes be found in kitchens or dining areas, displaying vast collections of plates and bowls.
Display cabinets are quite tall and large, so you'll need to make sure there's enough space for them in your home.
This option can get very expensive, especially if you prefer real wood over plywood, so keep that in mind if you have a tighter budget.
Need something multifunctional? => TV cabinet
As you can tell by the name, TV cabinets act both as storage units and as TV stands, which can be very handy if you have limited floor space.
TV cabinets can sometimes have removable back panels, which can help you store TV cables out of sight without having to disconnect them.
Not all cabinets will be sturdy enough to sustain the weight of a TV, so make sure you purchase one made specifically for this purpose, or out of a strong material like real wood.
It can sometimes be cheaper to buy a sturdier cabinet that isn't specifically listed as a TV cabinet, so pay attention to that if you're on a tight budget.