Modern lives are busy. Really busy. And there are times that we all put our home environments on the back burner for other, more immediate, needs. But our home is our castle. And when our castle is cluttered, it can create a constant annoyance and make it very difficult to find comfort in the one place we should.
So how do deal with clutter and keep it at bay—without spending too much time, money or becoming overwhelmed?
First, take a look around. A good, hard, honest look around your home. Where does your clutter gather? In the living room? Dining room? By the front door? Kitchen countertops? Most of us accidentally collect our clutter in similar places. Visualize your home spaces clutter free. Because it’s possible.
The name says it all: it’s a room we live in. A place to be cozy. And all that living means things collect. Slippers, throws, trays…it can add up to a mess if left scattered about. Consider an ottoman. They come in a variety of sizes to fit all of your lounge accessories and necessities. And every style imaginable, from the dignified wood and plaid of a traditional drawing room to sleek contemporary lines of a modern gathering space.
Candlelight. Toasts and clinking glasses. This is the room for vibrant entertaining! Why let a dining room table have all the fun? Serve drinks from a fun retro bar cart, stocked with all your carefully curated mixers and mixology tools. Create drama and utilize space with an elegant, engraved credenza to hold your best china. Turn your most treasured heirlooms into conversation when you display them in an elm and iron cabinet. Offer your guests after dinner tea from charming, traditional rolling tea service.
So much happens around the kitchen table. Kids create art projects. Adults become artists. We play games. We toss our keys, our mail and everything else we carry around. The whole room can become something of a catch-all. Keep your surfaces clutter-free with a stylish kitchen island or bistro set—complete with equally stylish (and functional) storage beneath.
There are few places more personal to display your most personal and comfortable style as in your bedroom furniture. And luckily, there’s no limit to the possibilities of style and functionality in the pieces available to you. Lingerie chests, bachelor chests, vanities, triple dressers, double dressers, 10 drawer dressers. See? Limitless. Even when your wardrobe is, as well.
There you have it! A few thoughtful ideas to keep clutter where it belongs…out of sight!