If you happen
to live in a house that has a couple of bedrooms and a garage, perhaps even a
basement and/or attic, then you have lots of places to put your “stuff”. And
that makes it easy to buy “great deals” when you find them or add to your
collection of holiday decorations on a whim.
But what if
you don't have all that space? Where do you put not only the things you love,
but your shoes and shirts? And how do you make the space “feel” spacious and
comfortable without having stacks of items on every surface?
Here are some
great tips to achieve just that:
thought to the things you do and create space accordingly. Do you need space to
work and if so, how much? Would you like a designated space for dining? There
has to be a sleep zone, and a zone for relaxing is always nice.
identify these, group your personal belongings accordingly and then incorporate
visual cues like paint colors, floor rugs, even pieces of furniture spaced
strategically to divide the zones in to their appropriate areas.
Eye Into Seeing More Space
-Mirrors are a
terrific and simple way to do this. They can be small or large. Wall mounted or
sitting on tables. Singular or grouped together. You can place them on the wall
at window height to create the illusion that there actually is a window in the
spot. It expands the space. You can even put a large mirror on the wall next to
the side of your bed so it looks like an
entrance to another room.
rods at ceiling height and hang curtains that are the full height regardless of
where a window starts and stops. The vertical visual creates the illusion of
lighting strategically so your eye goes to different heights and locations in
the space. You can do this by combining the use of floor lamps, table lamps and
Furniture That Multi-Functions
-A bench that
also works as a table or tables that can be used as seating. Murphy (or Wall)
beds are terrific space savers and the design options offered today are quite
diverse. There's actually a Wall Bed that also serves as a desk. It's amazing.
Here's a link to a video if you'd like to see it in action:
Storage At Every Opportunity
is nice, but not as important as storage when space is tight. Keep in mind that
you can “go up”, meaning that you can use the walls as “vertical storage” with
shelving or cabinetry.
and boxes helps keep things looking nice and stylish while still functional and
increasing overall storage capacity.
a few of these tips into your living space, whether large or small, will help
you feel better, find things more easily and live life more stylishly.
customization because custom storage options make use of every inch of space
and can be personalized to fit almost any purpose. Give us a call if you'd like
some help figuring out custom storage solutions for your living space.