No matter the kind of apartment you live in, it always helps to be organised, which is essential for a stress-free daily living experience. Here are some neat tricks you can incorporate into your own space to create your very own uncluttered and space-enhanced home.
Exploit every inch of vertical space
When planning your wall-mounted storage units, make sure to go right up to the ceiling instead of stopping midway or three-quarters way up. For example, instead of just installing bedside tables that stop at mattress height and leaving the area above empty, tack on cabinets up top to fully maximise your storage opportunities.
Embrace open shelving
Sure, plenty of solid cupboards in your home does contribute to a clean and streamlined visual appearance, but they can also make your interior feel narrow and claustrophobic. So instead, get a mix of both open and closed shelving units and leave everyday items hanging on hooks and shelves, and place lesser useful and unattractive items in the drawers. This will carve out a space that not only feels lighter and larger, but also neater and tidier at the same time.
Explore hidden storage opportunities
In apartments that come with bay windows, you’ll more often than not find them converted into a simple window seat. But did you know that it’s possible to hide storage units inside these fixtures? Cupboards or drawers that can be accessed from the front are the most ideal, as it will still allow you to utilise the top part as a seating arrangement, effectively ensuring that every last inch of the fixture is useful. Other hidden storage options include a platform bed or a sofa that can be flipped up to reveal storage units beneath.
Work around architecture
In the world of interior design, we believe that the architecture of your home shouldn’t hamper your needs, in the sense that you just need to work around it. So for example, if your home includes a flight of stairs, don’t miss out on the opportunity to carry your shelving units right alongside the stairwell. Additionally, don’t forget to look downwards and install storage spaces under the stairs too.
Remember to label
Yes, so far most of the pointers we’ve made have been about carving out clever storage units or reimagining how furniture should function. But however organised your approach to storage is, it’s all for naught if you don’t keep its contents in good order, leading you to have to rummage through closets and drawers to find specific items. So the most important step in maintaining an organised home is by using labels. Whether placed on food jars or on toiletries or clothing, labelling will help you find what you’re looking for in no time.