5 Creative Storage and Decor Solutions

5 Creative Storage and Decor Solutions

Nothing beats the feeling of going home to a clean and organised home. When things are in disarray, it feels as if something (or everything) is not right! Keeping things organised isn’t only pleasant to the eyes, it also helps reduce stress and feelings of anxiety.

Adding a storage shed to your home is not only a great way to increase its value, it also gives you extra space for organizing and storing items. However, a storage shed may not be the best option most of the time.

Now the question is, how do we keep our space clean and organised? We have rounded up simple and easy-to-follow steps on how to create more storage space in your home:

  • Utilise vertical storage
  • Make use of awkward spaces
  • Use movable storage units
  • Designate places and corners
  • Match storage with your aesthetics and decor
Utilise vertical storage

Utilise vertical storage

As much as possible, find ways to vertically arrange your things. Lining up your stuff horizontally takes up space. Sure, everything’s in order but having too many things lying on the ground disrupts the mobility and traffic in a space. You can either stack, hang or mount them. The slim silhouette of vertical organisation frees up more space.

Make use of awkward spaces

Make use of awkward spaces

For every home, there is an awkward, unutilised space. Make use of these by putting boxes, drawers or baskets where you can store your things. For example, cleaning supplies can be stored in closed baskets under the sink. The small space under the stairs could be a possible storage place for your pairs of shoes. You may also opt to install drawers under the bed where you can put your neatly folded fresh sheets and beddings. Be creative and use every space possible.

Use movable storage units instead of installed ones

Use movable storage units instead of installed ones 

Movable storage units enable you to be flexible with its functionality and how it will blend in the design of your space. There are times when we have the urge to redecorate and move stuff around. It would be difficult to do so when the cabinets and drawers are already fixed. Carts are versatile storage units that are appropriate to place almost anywhere in the house. It’s also multipurpose. Should you decided to discard the items that it once stored, you can use the card to store other items and place it somewhere else in the house.

Designate places/corners

Designate places/corners

Group things according to functionality and place them where you would usually use them. It’s a given to group kitchen, bedroom, dining, and bathroom stuff together; but for hobbies and interests, make sure to assign a corner where you could practice your craft. Place all your materials together where you could easily reach and use them. One more pro tip: when looking for drawers, do not buy those deep ones. Our goal is to maximise space. Using drawers that are too “tall” will defeat the purpose.

Match storage with your aesthetics and decor

Match storage with your aesthetics and decor

Lastly, make sure that your containers and storage units match with the aesthetics and decor of your space. Simply organising doesn’t get the job done. Level up the look by getting containers and storage units that complement the theme and color of your space.

Cluttered spaces make for cluttered minds. Our space should be a sanctuary where we can relax, not a place where we would be drowned with stress. As we organise our rooms, it’s also important to make room for our minds to pause and relax.

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