Modern homes are much more cramped compared to how houses were constructed before. The main reason is that houses are more in demand than ever due to the growing population in cities.
As a result, people are forced to build new apartments and houses with relatively less space. Moreover, the ever-increasing prices of houses make larger spaces a lot more expensive. If the house isn’t enough to accommodate all of your belongings, how do you store them?
No matter how much you declutter, material possessions need space in the home. You can follow this article to get information on how to store your possessions creatively in a smaller living space.
Build More Storage Space
You can never go wrong with more storage space. It makes your room look organized, and you can have that extra storage to fit your possessions. One of the best ways to do so is to create a closet at the base of the stairs.
Perhaps your bedroom closet could use functional organizing to add more space. Use space effectively by investing in closet organizers to separate different clothes types, shoes, and accessories.
Mirrors Make a Place Appear Spacious
Besides adding space, the home needs to appear spacious as well. You can easily brighten up the space by adding mirrors, lighting, and moving around some furniture.
The trick is to ponder upon the angle of the room you want to reflect in the mirror. Placing a mirror near the window will lighten up the room and make it seem less cramped.
Your bedroom is the perfect place to install a new mirror to make the space appear open. Step up your mirror game and get a window glass replacement.
Keep the Kitchen Functional
Since the kitchen is probably the busiest room, your goal should be to keep it functional and welcoming. Start organizing your pantry and use drawer organizers on shelves instead of stacking everything together.
Keep the counters clutter free by adding more overhead cabinets. This way, you can prepare meals and clean up the space more quickly. Another creative idea for more space is to install a pull-out storage organizer and utilize the corner space as well.
Make Changes to the Bathroom Interior
If you feel like you have a huge bathroom, then it’s the perfect time to make the most out of the space. Add open shelves to the upper wall and keep the towels, washroom essentials and much more organized.
Shared washrooms can often get messy and make your mood go off first thing in the morning. One thing you can do is to install cabinets under the sink and assign a section for every house member.
Get Minimalist Furniture
The living room gives off the impression of how well you maintain the home. Since it gets a lot of traffic, it can get messy quickly.
Think about adding furniture that provides more space and allows you to simultaneously have a modern living room. Add coffee tables with drawers to hold onto some of your essentials.
Replace your old sofas with the ones that have storage underneath. Make sure to go with the color and design that compliments the rest of the living room.
DECORATE WITH MEANINGFUL OBJECTS
Oftentimes we can get easily caught up in the seriousness of design. You want it to look a certain way. You want high quality pieces. You want things to be placed just so. But something that you should always keep in mind is showcasing at least one meaningful object. This can help tell a story, even shaping the rest of the living room. Or it can simply be a break from the sleek designs and perfectly placed pillows to show a bit of your personality, your life, or your family.
It could be an antique your dad collected and treasured in his own home or a handmade pot your child made in school. It gives the space more soul and adds a bit of comfort for you and your guests. It doesn’t even have to be a centerpiece — when your friends finally notice it, they’ll love to hear the story.
ADD DRAMA WITH SMALL DETAILS
Small details can add character to your living room without overwhelming the overall design. This can be in the form of unique characteristics on the furniture or little pieces on the coffee table. This is something that I often do for their high-end residential and commercial projects.
This is where a lot of people will add a lot of clutter to their shelves, to their coffee tables, to all their different surfaces. So keeping it clean and simple with more negative space in between is more visually appealing than having overly cluttered spaces.
Instead, pick a rug with tassles for some added flair. Or pick furniture with a certain texture that pops against the rest of the decor.