A cluttered home can be overwhelming. It can cause your mind to feel cluttered and that can make it impossible for you to relax in the one place you should always be able to unwind. Fortunately, there are some very simple things you can do to make your home feel less cluttered in no time at all…
Rearrange the Space
One of the simplest, but most effective things you can do to make your home feel less cluttered is to simply rearrange the furniture. Many of us have placed our furniture for convenience without really thinking about how it makes the room flow, and by simply switching things around, we can create the illusion of more space, even if the reality is that we have the same amount of stuff in there.
Hide the Essentials
Most of us have some essential equipment in our homes, which although it is vital is also pretty unsightly, and which takes up a lot of space. It’s a good idea to see what you can do to change this so that you have more space. For example, you may have a gas boiler taking up lots of room in your kitchen, which you could relocate to the cupboard under your stairs or you may have big bulky radiators that could be replaced with a range of underfloor heating products available online so that you increase floor/wall space and create a more streamlined look in your home. Have a think and see what you can do to minimize these kinds of things.
Use Hidden Storage
If you have a lot of stuff, whether that be children’s toys, books or clothes, and they’re making your home look and feel more cluttered than you like, you might want to consider hidden sources of storage such as storage beds and ottomans that allow you to hide your clutter away while providing you with an essential function.
Get Rid of Open Storage
Open storage, such as kitchen shelves with no doors can often make your home look and feel cluttered quite simply because everything is on display. Doing a little DIY and adding doors or screens to this kind of storage can make the world of difference and it’s pretty easy to do.
Let There Be Light
It doesn’t matter how cluttered your home is, if you let in lots of natural light, it will look at least a little bit more open. Light creates the illusion of space, and that is why you should let more of it in.
Curate Your Home
Of course, the best way to make your home feel less cluttered is to actually declutter it. A lot of people are hesitant to do this because they find it hard to part with their stuff, but you should think of it less as parting with your stuff and more as curating the look of your home, putting the stuff you really do love front and center, letting it shine and getting rid of the stuff that detracts from it.
Here’s to a less cluttered home!