In summer we need to put it in the fridge or it goes mouldy quite quickly.
Because winter has just ended here, it is still OK for us to leave it out, so I keep a basket on the bench and put all the breads in there, it looks quite attractive. I think I need to get a second basket because sometimes they spill over onto the bench when I buy bagels, croissants, challah etc as well as the usual bread!
I have a small kitchen, but I have a bread box for the bread. My MIL keeps hers in the microwave, which works for her but drives me batty. Then again, she doesn't really use her microwave, whereas I use it to reheat coffee, heat up kid food, etc. Things we use less frequently than basic bread-muffins, burger rolls, etc. I keep in the refrigerator to keep longer.
I do not eat bread. However, dd1's father does. We keep it in the freezer. When he wants a slice or two, he pops it in toaster on low. When I used to eat bread, I couldn't stand it kept in fridge or freezer, so I bought really cheap stuff and kept it in a breadbox. I almost always threw half a loaf away everytime though due to mold.
We have a stainless steel bread bin from Ikea that sits on the countertop next to my compost bucket (also SS). I also throw the garlic in there. It's easy to clean and conceals our homemade bread + the huge numbers of crumbs
Most of our bread is in the freezer, with a loaf on the counter in a basket. If it's been out a couple of days and not getting eaten up fast enough I stick it back in the freezer. Bagels, croissants and the like are all in the freezer and we warm them in the microwave or toaster as needed.