People are embracing interior design like never before. This surge in popularity has occurred at the same time that, for most people, living spaces are getting smaller or they have more things that they want to fit into a space.
As a result, space-saving interior design ideas are becoming increasingly popular, particular as it gives homeowners license to be creative and come up with their own plans. Here is a selection of space saving designs that we already love.
Beds with ‘hidden’ storage or divan beds have been popular for many years, but they don’t score particularly highly when it comes to aesthetics. However, raised beds, more commonly seen in children’s bedrooms, are excellent both for convenience and for lifting the design of a room.
The biggest benefit a raised bed brings is the immense range of possibilities you have for adapting it as you wish. Underneath might become a bookcase, or a playing area, or you might have a desk with a range of activities and use other space as a toy box. Like we said, there are many ways you can make use of the space, so why waste them?
Under the Stairs
Those of us who have a cupboard under the stairs probably find it is something of a general mess at the best of times. However, there is a solution at hand.
Instead of using the space as a cupboard, you can create an internal support structure, block off the door, and create space for drawers from floor to the stairs. Granted, you’ll need to find somewhere else for the more bizarre things you keep in your cupboard, but things like shoes and creativity toys for the children can instantly become more accessible, while you’ll also bring a unique design concept and more space to your home.
You could also use this space for shelving or to create a bookcase.
Space Saving Wardrobes
You can turn your wardrobe into a space-saving machine in many ways, aside from the obvious point that you should keep it tidy!
Look to use storage boxes and drawers within the wardrobe to compartmentalize better, while on the outside you’ll benefit from sliding wardrobe doors from a company like Superglide, which will enable you to be more creative with the rest of your bedroom space. Although fitted wardrobes can take up more room, they too help bring a feeling of more efficient use of space.
You can do this with any type of flooring, but it definitely works best with natural wood. The idea is to create storage boxes beneath your floor, and adapt the flooring to that it can be opened outwards in certain areas to reveal what is underneath. If you have a lot of books or DVDs, for example, but don’t want them on display, this form of hidden storage can be excellent.
Making the Most of Space Saving
Although space saving is primarily a functional practice, the opportunities for building them into design features are obvious. Whether you do something simple like buy a raised bed, or go for something more full-on like floor storage or under stair drawers, these ideas will save space and give your home an aesthetic lift.
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Guest Author: Terance Nichols is a home improvement expert who loves taking on challenges related to making the most of what he has. Terance works with homeowners from various demographics, showing them innovative ideas for making more of their space.