Filling your new home with all your favourite belongings is the best thing about buying your new home… but it can be tricky to find a place for it all, especially if you have a large family.
Our homes are built with real lives in mind, so we’ve made sure that many of our homes come with built-in storage cupboards. If you want even more storage, take a look at our favourite space-saving ideas to de-clutter your home.
Hidden storage furniture
Investing in a piece of furniture that doubles as storage is a great way to create a calm, inviting space. Whether it’s a coffee table with a removable top, an ottoman bed, a footstool with a removable lid, or a jewellery armoire, creating hidden storage space is a great way to keep items out of sight.
Feature bookcases with built-in stairs
Create a statement with a floor-to-ceiling bookcase, made with pull-out drawers at the bottom to help you reach for higher items. Not only is this a stylish addition to room décor, but it is also great for organising your belongings. The bottom drawers pull out to make stairs, helping you reach the top drawers with ease. Looking for inspiration? Check out this staircase by Conceptual Product Designer, Danny Kuo. Or, if you don’t fancy the DIY, opt for a floor-to-ceiling bookcase with a ladder.
With drawer dividers, you have an easy way to organise your things into manageable sections and see all of your belongings in one place. They are also useful if you often find yourself misplacing your things, as having a designated area for items can help you put them back in the same place every time.
Making use of negative space – the empty space between items in your home – is a great way to maximise storage while also injecting some of your personality into your home. Create an extra seating area and use negative space all in one with a window seat featuring a hidden storage compartment. Whether you opt for neutral tones or a funky pattern, a window seat is a fun way to accentuate your personal style, create a comfy sitting nook, and create extra storage space, too.
Install a pan rack
Save precious cupboard space by fitting a pan rack onto your walls or hanging one from your ceiling. Great for adding a modern-industrial element to your kitchen, they are a cost-effective way to inject more personality into your kitchen while keeping pans organised and tidy.
Wicker baskets are a popular interior design trend, and for good reason. Relatively cheap, versatile, and stylish, they make fashionable centrepieces and double up as a great storage solution. They’re ideal for keeping your belongings tidy and are easy to adapt to your storage needs – they are so easy to hang on walls and store in cupboards.
Clutter Boxes and Bowls
Keep the clutter contained and surfaces neat with designated clutter boxes and bowls. Great for putting your keys, pens, and tabletop items in. Once a week (or when they get full), empty your clutter box and put the contents back where they belong.
Give everything a place
Being intentional with your belongings can help you make sure that everything has a designated use and place, meaning that you’ll easily be able to tell what you need and what you don’t, allowing you to have more space for the things you love.