When you’re living in a small home clutter can be a real problem. If you have too many items, your home can look packed full of belongings and completely overcrowded. The issue here is that the home then isn’t a very pleasant place to live and it certainly won’t look stylish. If you want your home to look stylish, you need to focus on making sure that you have lots of space and basically aim for a minimalistic design. So, let’s look at some of the best ways to declutter a smaller home.
Think about reducing what you own
Perhaps the problem is that you just have far too much furniture. If that’s the case, you should think about selling it or donating it to a charitable cause. That way, you can make sure that your home isn’t overcrowded with belongings. The best way to handle this is to make sure that you have the right number of pieces of furniture in each room. For instance, in the living room, you only need around four places to sit. If you have more than that, you should consider getting rid of some of the extra chairs.
Of course, you don’t have to sell the extra items, you can just put them away out of sight. To do this, you can put them in the loft or attic. If you don’t have any space there, you can consider keeping them in storage. This might be useful if you have larger items that you use on occasion. For instance, you might have a large dining table that’s perfect when you have guests over but a nuisance the rest of the year.
Invest in Unobtrusive Furniture
You may want to think about getting furniture that doesn’t take a lot of space up in the home. An example of this type of furniture would be items that fold in on each other. For instance, you can get chairs that fit snugly into a dining unity along with a table that connects together in two pieces. That’s perfect because it will give you a completely open space in an area of your home like the dining room. Other furniture might fold up against the wall when not in use. Or perhaps slide out of sight.
Try some clever Storage Options
You should think about adding some clever storage options to your home that keep the majority of the space clear. In smaller homes, it is worth thinking about using as much as the space above the floor as possible. That way, you’ll be able to keep your home clean, clear and minimalistic. For instance, rather than having the TV on a floor stand, you can secure it to the wall. Modern wall supports actually pull out so that you can still watch the TV from the best possible angle.
Don’t forget there are also some great accessories and appliances, built and designed for space saving at home. You can get an oven where the door slides underneath when it’s in operation. That’s certainly going to make cooking the kitchen a lot easier.
Use this advice and even a smaller home can feel like a mansion.
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