Sometimes we find ourselves compromising our living space in favour of cost. You may be a student, renting with a friend, or somewhere bigger is simply out of your budget. Having sufficient space to unwind in and store your belongings is essential to getting better sleep and improving your mental health. This guide will help you to maximise your living area with these nifty tips.
Having designated spaces
Don’t just pile a variety of items in the same place – staying organised will free up a lot of space and let you know how much available room you have. For everything you own, create categories, and assign all your belongings to each one. Then, have an allotted space for each category and stick to it. You will feel much clearer in the head and can then start to think about decorating the rest of your space.
The benefit of having multifunctional items is in the name – they can be used for more than one purpose and will therefore reduce the space you intend to use up. Not only do they serve the main purpose of maximising space, they can also save you money and are often easier to maintain and clean due to the simple material they are made from. A classic example of a multifunctional item is a sofa bed, where it acts as a sofa in the day and can be turned into a bed at night. Excellent if you live in a studio apartment and don’t want to feel like you are simply living in your bedroom all day.
Furniture that fits
If you have an awkward-shape room, or are simply enjoy a spacious living area, consider investing in custom fitted furniture. The advantages are endless. You can create your dream room through fitted wardrobes, bookshelves, storage, and more. Opting for a fitted option means you can create more space and achieve your desired aesthetic all in one. With the help of specialists, you can begin to see how the space in a room can be optimised and stop paying too much attention to its limits.
Focus it on YOU
Your living space is uniquely yours, and your taste and needs should be prioritised when designing the perfect room. If you have young kids, you may want to shy away from expensive carpet, and if you feel subject to winter depression, making sure your living room is well lit as a priority for your own wellbeing. Research is key and you have to consider what colour scheme you prefer, what style is your favourite, and what furniture you want to make the centrepiece. Some people may prefer a minimalist aesthetic, whilst you relish in accessorising. All in all, you must pay attention to yourself – don’t ignore your burning desire for a stunning mantlepiece!
Maximising your living space can seem overwhelming an often an impossible job, but with the right mindset and meticulous planning – you are half the job done!