8 locking cabinets that are stylish enough to put in your bedroom

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Hey Megan,

My husband is on a lot of medications and we have a two-year-old who has finally figured out the beauty of moving stools to reach what she wants. We need to lock up his meds, but not in the bathroom.

I was hoping to find a locking cabinet stylish enough to put up in our bedroom. But I haven't found anything yet. Especially something not too expensive.

Would that be a challenge you would be willing to do? -Jenn

Hell yeah it's a challenge I'm willing to do! I've rounded up a bunch of cool locking cabinets that I'd be more than happy to have in my bedroom.

Some of these are clearly for medical reasons (for those that want to be super obvious) and some of them are sneaky pieces of furniture that pull double duty, while keeping your things locked up tight…

This locking medicine cabinet is pricier, but I really like the apothecary snake on the glass door.
This locking medicine cabinet is pricier, but I really like the apothecary snake on the glass door.

 

This mirrored hanging armoire can hang on the back of your door.
This mirrored hanging armoire can hang on the back of your door.
 

But if color's more your thing, check out this bright red storage cabinet.
But if color's more your thing, check out this bright red storage cabinet.

 

Equipto storage cabinet with locking handle in pretty blue.
Equipto storage cabinet with locking handle in pretty blue.

 

Or just mount this locking mirrored cabinet on your wall.
Or just mount this locking mirrored cabinet on your wall.

 

Look into a locking storage space that doubles as a full length mirror!
Speaking of mirrors, look into a locking storage space that doubles as a full length mirror!

 

IKEA has stylish locking cabinets in blue, white, and grey.
IKEA has stylish locking cabinets in blue, white, and grey.

 

This one's probably my favorite, the unexpected, red, corner unit with a crescent moon design.
This one's probably my favorite: the unexpected, red, corner unit with a crescent moon design.

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  1. Damn it, I have that IKEA cabinet in my bathroom, but it doesn't have a lock! I mean, it only has toothbrushes in it, but still…!

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  2. It looks like these would be a nice place for your stash and accessories as well. Just sayin'.

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    • Yeah, a lot of these are made for jewelry storage, so maybe it can pull double duty? Meds to make you healthy, accessories to make you purtty. 😉

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  3. OK, I'd like to see this topic broadened a bit. We need two types of locking storage in our bedroom — one for firearms, both pistols and longarms (please no debates about gun safety in the thread. I'm happy to do that privately, but this thread isn't the place for it) as well as for….ummm….adult implements.

    For the prior, I really liked these:
    http://www.ar15news.com/2013/01/14/new-tactical-walls-concealment-options/
    but damn, are they pricey.

    For the rest, my favorite contender is, since our bed needs replacing anyway, this bed:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/91549804900589670/
    with two of the underbed storage units, and then add maybe even just toddler locks.

    Anybody got other good ideas?

  4. I already have a full length mirror and it wouldn't go with anything in my house, but I want that white full length mirror one.

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  5. I have a question, and I apologize for veering a bit from the original topic: Would these types of locking cabinets be appropriate for locking a gun away from a young child? Husband and I are a few years away from making a baby, but I already worry about how to deal with his gun. He feels more secure having it accessible, and it's currently in his nightstand. Obviously it needs to be locked up when baby comes, but he would prefer not to have it locked in the safe in our spare room. Would something like this be an adequate compromise? Or do we need something more secure?

    • Check it out with your local gun safety laws etc. Here in NZ, your gun cabinet needs to be inspected and approved when you apply for a gun licence.

    • Obviously it really depends on your comfort level, but these are nowhere near as secure as a good firearm safe. However, many of the low priced safes marketed for firearms are also not ideal (I've heard of several instances of people buying a cheap gun safe at Wal-Mart and then finding out that merely dropping it is enough to open it.) My ccw instructors were happy to discuss the pros and cons of various safes, brands and models…so I'm sure you could find some informed instructors to offer recommendations. At the very least, do some research and read reviews. Though any lock is better than no lock and you could always combine a locking cabinet with an affordable trigger lock for some peace of mind.

  6. Yeah, here (well, Virginia, I don't know where Ashley is) there's no requirements about the gun cabinet when you get the permit. What my husband was looking at for a bedside safe was one with a biometric lock that operates quickly, but we've got more stuff than just that will hold. I'd fret about most of the locks on these for firearms.

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  7. I have no small children and nothing I really need to lock up and yet now…I need one of these. NEED.

    I have no idea what I'm gonna put in it. But I need it.

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