Multi-Functional Furniture and Built-In Storage
The best furniture to choose if storage is an issue are items that are multi-functional or have built-in storage. Opt for a bed with drawers included as this is the ideal solution for storing bedding. It can also be used for clothes if you have limited wardrobe space as well as any other items you need to keep out of sight. Similarly, choose dining and coffee tables that include drawers. In a dining table, they are the perfect space to store cutlery, tablecloths and other tableware. The space under coffee tables is commonly used to keep magazines, brochures or newspapers. Storing paperwork here is another option.
If the problem in your home is that there is a lack of space due to the size of your furniture, then the obvious solution is to opt for furniture that takes up less space. Think about your own personal needs, such as how many people you need to seat in your living room, before deciding on which items to buy for your home – do you really need that extra chair in the corner? If they are taking up unnecessary space that could otherwise be put to better use for storing things, then look for alternatives. Choose pieces that take up as little floor space as possible, as this will also leave more space available for storing other items.
Slimline and Corner Furniture
It is important to make the most of all the space available to you. There may be areas of your home that are too small to fit regular furniture into. This leads to some areas, such as alcoves, under the stairs and awkward corners, not being used at all. Look for slimline or corner furniture that can fit neatly into these spaces. Typical furniture available in slimline or corner designs are bookcases, shelving, display cabinets and chest of drawers.
It may be worth paying the extra to have bespoke fitted wardrobes in your home. Buying individual pieces of furniture does not always offer the best solutions, in terms of space or storage. By choosing fitted wardrobes, you can fully utilise every inch of your bedroom and also think of the best storage solutions to meet your needs. The area at the bottom of the wardrobe is often not used to its full potential. Neither are the tops of wardrobes. Having fitted wardrobes designed to meet your needs allows you to ensure that the potential of these spaces is fully maximised.
Consider Self Storage
Although storage in the home is a common problem faced by most people, it is a problem that can be resolved with some creative thinking and the careful selection of furniture in your home. A bit of clever thinking and forward planning will mean that you make the right choices.