Mix it up – By rotating your favourite display items you not only create some shelf space, but by regularly refreshing what’s on show you keep your space interesting and engaging.
Embrace the subtle storage. A coffee table with drawers, console tables and media units, banquette seating with a lifting lid, draws under divan beds- these are all great integrated bonus storage options. Something to think about if you’re looking to buy new furniture, can it be multi purpose?
If you are able to add some built in storage, consider box shelves. These add structure and order, whilst still allowing you to display items in an ordered way and are much simpler to keep tidy than wall to wall shelving.
Make it pretty. We all have stuff we need to access daily, whether that’s beauty products, hats and gloves or the pods for your coffee machine, if you don’t have a space for these things add some baskets, decorative boxes or tins around the house to use. This way your things will be organised and easy to find, and you’re much more likely to keep using the storage if it’s within easy reach.
Use design tricks. Sliding doors, made to measure curtains and room dividers can all be utilised to turn that small unused space into a storage area, by hiding the clutter you keep the home streamlined. When adding in a simple wall shelf or cupboard, try painting it in the same colour as the wall to visually make it fade into the background, this way your all important storage isn’t interrupting your carefully styled space.