New interior design can be great for revamping your home and breathing new life and vigor into rooms that have become dated and stale. However, interior design can be more than just aesthetically appealing; it can create space, storage and help you organize your home.
Make the most of an alcove
When decorating a room, look at the layout in detail and try to identify areas that could be used well for storage. Alcoves, for example, might seem like a useless, awkward space but actually can be used to make a room look great and help organize your stuff.
Many furniture companies now supply or will design furniture specifically for alcoves, such as desks, bookshelves and cupboards. This extra storage space could be perfect for tidying away books, CDs, paperwork or anything else lying about.
Put up some shelves
Another design tip to help organize a room and maximizse space is to add shelves. It seems obvious but many people forget or don’t bother to put up shelves in their living room and bedroom. They are inexpensive, easy to put up and can add a new dimension of space for your belongings.
Most hardware and home design stores have hundreds of styles and sizes of shelves available and so you are sure to find some that suit your interior design. If you have the free wall space, shelves can be the perfect addition to help organize your home.
Get furniture with storage
If you are re-designing a room you are probably going to be buying some new furniture. Obviously cupboards, a chest of drawers and cabinets are great for storage, but you will probably already have stuff you want to fill those up with.
So, why not get extra storage in other pieces of furniture? There are many sofas on the market now that have storage underneath the seats, which is ideal for stuff such as linens or board games. Similarly, many beds, foot stools and coffee tables offer extra, hidden storage which is ideal for clutter.
So there you have it, a few ways you can use interior design to help organize your home. However, before re-decorating or buying new furniture you should consider the costs and the impact on your contents and home insurance coverage.
I hope you enjoyed this guest posting from fresh! Insurance Group. I’d love to hear how you’ve combined interior design elements and organizing techniques in your home or workplace.
Wishing you simplicity, harmony and freedom,