Like any good investment, your space should work for you! Whether you want to easily transition a bedroom into a study or create a little reading nook, here are ways you don’t have to sacrifice functionality for décor.
Find a purpose
The best way to find a style that works best for you is to identify three or four main functions of the room. For example, would you like to have an office with an art studio and a reading nook, or a kitchen with a dining room and pantry? Plan your furniture by prioritizing the functionality of the room.
Make use of the vertical space
One of the biggest mistakes most homeowners make is not optimally using their vertical space. A lot can be stored even in the smallest of places as long as you are a little creative about it! Use space-dividers or stack storage bins one on top of the other, to make the best use of your closet.
Keep the décor light
Find furniture that works for many purposes – like a pull out sofa for your study, or an ottoman that you can store items in. Go light on your decor but personalize your space.
Splurge a little
Have one element in the room that you have really splurged on. It could be a swanky leather chair, or a really large desk to work on, but indulge a little to really make the room your own.
Open floor plan
Nothing screams out space quite like an open floor plan. Wherever you can, avoid putting up walls and allow for portions of the room to seamlessly blend with each other. If you want some privacy, invest in wooden dividers or screens that can be easily moved or dismantled. While using an open floor plan, keep one consistent tone throughout and make sure that the décor does not clash.
Hide the wires
Not only are wires unappealing, they are also a tripping hazard. They ought to be hidden far from the line of sight. If you don’t feel like drilling holes to tuck wires away, you can use binder clips or even keep them hidden behind a fancy storage box.
Whatever your choice, creativity is limitless. What are your favourite hacks? Let us know in the comments below.