When it comes to decorating your home, it’s easy to focus on the style and design but forget about the functionality. This is true when it comes to organizing main living spaces, as you want to keep it looking stylish, but you also want to make sure you have a usable space that will look good and stay organized. So why not combine these two aspects, so you have a modern, stylish space that works well for your whole family and yourself! Keeping these few tips in mind will not only make life a little easier, but it will also help you stay on top of the house and the cleaning time that comes with it.
If you decide on one thing for your home, let it be baskets. Baskets are the perfect solution to organizing your home while keeping the style modern and beautiful. You can use different baskets throughout the house to gather items together in a fashionable way. Items like books, blankets, toys, pillows etc., look great gathered together in baskets and will make for easy access as the items will be out in the open without looking messy. Consider using different sizes to accommodate different sized items and use them in every room for optimal organization.
Utilize Wall Space
Items such as paperwork, school work or daily mail can get out of hand quickly when they don’t have a place to call home. This is because it’s always easy to throw the paper down in one spot and let the pile gather, but not anymore! With a few simple steps, you can use wire organizers and wall organizers to keep your important papers altogether, and it will still look great within your home. To take this idea one step further, consider adding a command center near your front door where you can keep items organized, such as daily paper, keys, phones and other items.
Think outside of the box when it comes to organizing in style! For example, the picture above shows a beautiful rustic ladder holding and displaying blankets, which might not be your first thought when it comes to storing your favorite cozy wraps. But by getting creative and using a ladder, you display your items beautifully and don’t take up to much valuable square footage, and as a bonus, it keeps everything looking neat. Use this method of getting creative in every room, and you might just be supersized at how great everything looks!
Use Unused Space
Last but certainly not least, don’t count out those little spaces in your home that you might see as unusable. Most times, we need to look at these rooms in a different light and find a way to make them work for us. For example, having your charging station near your plugs keeps everything in one place, and you can make it look stylish by adding in small decor items like a decorative plant. Consider using rails, boxes, bins and shelves in these small spaces to optimize usage and functionally.