8 locking cabinets that are stylish enough to put in your bedroom #Shopping#advice#bathrooms#furniture September 23 2014 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Offbeat Home & Life runs these advice questions as an opportunity for our readers to share personal experiences and anecdotes. Readers are responsible for doing their own research before following any advice given here... or anywhere else on the web, for that matter. Stainless Steel First Aid Cabinet 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 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. Equipto storage cabinet with locking handle in pretty blue. Or just mount this locking mirrored cabinet on your wall. 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. This one's probably my favorite: the unexpected, red, corner unit with a crescent moon design. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Want to get to know your neighbors? Start a crazy-stupid, summer-long, front-yard project NEXT Dealing with difficult in-laws the grown-up way Show/Hide comments [ 19 ] 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…! 1 agrees Reply That one mirror thing has R2D2 feet. *want* 1 agrees Reply It looks like these would be a nice place for your stash and accessories as well. Just sayin'. 3 agree Reply Or sex toys! 6 agree Reply 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. 😉 1 agrees Reply 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? Reply Oh, we got the "adult implements" angle covered over here!: http://offbeathome.com/2012/12/stash-the-toys 1 agrees Reply 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. 1 agrees Reply 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? Reply Some of these might work — the bigger blue cabinet for example. But most of these are probably too small, meant more for tiny storage like a medication bottles and jewelry. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply That last one is a thing of beauty and a joy forever. 2 agree Reply RIGHT!? That one is so freaking cool! 1 agrees Reply I just wish it came in blue 🙁 Reply According to the website, it does actually come in blue too. Reply 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. 1 agrees Reply The LedgeLOKR from this site came across my Facebook feed the other day and seems like really cool, tasteful gun storage. It seems like it would also work well for anything else you need to hide in plain sight: http://1withabullet.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/hidden-in-plain-sight-custom-gun-storage-furniture/ Reply I have no small children and nothing I really need to lock up and yet now…I need one of these. NEED. 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