Is clutter getting the best of your environment? It’s time to rescue and refresh your home: our simple small space solutions clear hallways, tidy bedrooms and de-clutter living rooms so you can enjoy a soothing and serene home again.
Discover storage solutions to banish clutter, find out how to create multi-use spaces and read decorating tips to help create a sense of spaciousness.
Make the entrance to your home clear and calm – wall hooks are great for bags and umbrellas as well as coats, with designer hooks making a real statement. Swing a shoe organiser over doors for a streamlined spot to stash shoes.
Mirrors in narrow hallways offer an ideal way to create a feeling of light and space – try one with hooks for a convenient place to hang keys
In open plan homes where these rooms are combined, opt for sleek styles to maximise your space. Our incredibly compact Cosmo table can be used as a console table, with the capacity for 12 seats when extended as a dining table – perfect for family gatherings! Pair smaller tables with folding chairs or stools to save on space.
Sofa beds are another excellent solution for guests, doubling up as your living room centrepiece, and they look and feel so that you won’t remember they’re hiding a bed within. Our Louis sofa bed is raised on slender legs to create a spacious aesthetic, and can even be customised – choose your own fabrics and leg colours for a personalised look. Bean bags offer casual seating: they can double up as footstools or even pet beds (simply cover with a throw) when they’re not being used for extra seating.
Make use of bookcases and shelving units to create zones: they’re perfect for dividing your room into work, lounge and dine areas while providing added space to display books and ornaments.
Use designer pieces for a neatened look with flair
Shelves are the saviour of small homes, and we have a wide range of shelving for every part of the home. Put them in passageways and kitchens for crockery, spices and essentials; in offices for books; in living and sleep spaces for display items and literature, and anywhere else you want to free up floor space.
Use light paints, or large prints if you’re wallpapering, to suggest spaciousness – small, repeating prints and dark tones draw a room inwards, but lighter tones and larger prints offer airiness
Choose a bed with built-in storage to put away bulky items such as spare duvets and pillows. Freestanding rails embody minimalist chic for a place to hang clothes – complement using light tones for walls and soft furnishings to open up the room.
If you want bright colours, splash them around your room. Accent cushions or rugs work well to add colour without drawing in the space.
Enlist children to help decorate a storage box with stickers and paint, to create a personalised toy box that they can then use to store toys and games. We also offer a range of dedicated children’s storage and toy boxes for a lively ready-made option
For kids’ bedrooms, our Stompa Uno range offers lots of clever space-saving solutions to allow plenty of room for playing, studying and sleeping too. Add-ons mean the room can be adapted to meet their needs as they grow.
Use a glass table to turn a corner of your living room into a workspace while maintaining a spacious look, or furniture ranges to create a cohesive feel. Read our creative home office ideas article for more inspiration. Filing cabinets, shelving and organisers keep paperwork and stationery neat, or try a Vitra Uten.Silo for an innovative way of storing stationery and other office bits and pieces.
Creating a clear working space sets your intentions – even if you convert part of a room, ensure you make an effort to make your desk a clear working environment. Setting working hours and making a to-do list helps to make this an efficient working spot
Finding a place for everything in the kitchen can be difficult, but rails, racks and stands offer ingenious solutions for every kitchen item. Make use of shelving for spices and tins, along with hanging baskets for fruit and veg. Once you’ve washed dishes in the dishwasher, don’t empty it – it can be used as extra storage space instead.
Organising recycling into separate bins is an often overlooked way of keeping kitchens neat. Joseph Joseph answer the problem with Intelligent Waste totem bins, combining everything into one streamlined bin to organise everything from compostables to plastic recycling and landfill waste.
Small storage caddies, shelves and cupboards are a great way to free up space and neaten up the bathroom. Another space-saver is a heated towel rack – it serves as both as a linen cupboard alternative and a streamlined radiator.
Mirrored wall cabinets are ideal for smaller bathrooms: a mirror is a bathroom essential and also creates a feeling of roominess, while the cabinet offers a spot to tidy away toiletries
Elfa’s modular storage is smart and practical. In the garage and utility room, they make use of shelving and racks to free up floor space and keep essentials to hand. They also offer racks, shelves and gliders for the wardrobe, and freestanding baskets for errant shoes and toys.
Using shelves and racks means garages and utility rooms have more free space, and ensures you can always find what you need