Understanding how to decorate in a small space is a valuable talent whether your home is huge or cozy, and creative storage options, various design choices, and good organization can help you maximize the space in your home. If you live in a Renton apartment that feels a little cluttered, here are a few creative ideas to help you reclaim the space in your home.
Use an Elevated Bed With Storage Under It
Finding creative ways to make your apartment feel spacious often means cleaning off the surfaces in your apartment, so they’re clear and open. Unfortunately, a small apartment may not make it easy to put everything away in storage as it may lack sufficient storage space. One creative solution is an elevated bed.
Many beds are high enough to slide at least one layer of plastic bins underneath the mattress, but a truly elevated bed can make it possible to put a short chest of drawers under the bed or some storage units created specifically for placement under the bed.
Interior Zine explains:
“…an elevated bed [can give] the necessary space beneath the stairs to create cabinets and provide storage.”
You may choose to conceal the drawers under the bed with a comforter or dust ruffle, or you can choose some drawers that are designed to be put on display. Each option will help you remove the clutter from the open spaces in your apartment and hide those items away in a storage space that is easy to access.
Your Renton Apartment Will Look Great with Items Hanging on the Walls
You may be able to increase your storage by hanging things on the walls of your apartment or within the closets and cabinets of your small apartment. For example, you might not want to stack plates up to the top of a shelf because of the weight of large stack, but you can fill the shelf halfway with plates and put some cups above the plates via a hanger mounted to the top of the cabinet.
Maximizing the storage space you already have can help you make sure you don’t have piles of items sitting on countertops. If you find yourself running out of storage space completely, you may choose to hang some of your items on a coat rack or other wall-mounted storage device.
Elle Decor suggests:
“A well-ordered cleaning closet (or wall) makes housekeeping chores easier to tackle, and it will also brighten your day. Create your own using a peg rail and a few trusty tools: select things that, to paraphrase Michael Pollan, your grandmother would recognize.”
Not only can you maximize your closet space by hanging items in strategic locations, but you can also dial up the style of your apartment by arranging your everyday items an artsy manner. Don’t worry; it doesn’t take too much interior decorating ability to design a creative display of brooms, dustpans, and other cleaning implements.
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