When life runs at the speed of a rollercoaster and you are feeling the stress of increasingly expensive property prices, learning the best advice for space saving in your home is important. Especially when living in an inner city apartment, learning how to maximise space and utilise every millimetre of your home.
The solution to the reappearing problem of saving space in your home – buy more versatile furniture designs. Think about your apartment as a wardrobe. Every fashionista knows that when you have nothing to wear, a cotton t-shirt paired with well-fitted jeans does the trick. The same goes for furniture – it must be simple, functional, and timeless. To create your unique aesthetics, you need a basis of timelessly elegant pieces which you can mix and match indefinitely.
Alex Swain’s A Stool for example passes the versatility test! An adaptable piece of modern furniture which you can use as a bedside table, an additional seating, a plant stand, a foot stool or countless other options – these ideas all lead to space saving throughout your home. All you need is your imagination. Like the cotton top, you can pair it with multiple items and, although you can live without it, your closet will never feel complete until you own one.
Small spaces have the advantage of constantly reminding you to ‘stop buying, start utilising’. Therefore, think about all the objects you already own and which one of them you really need. What makes you happy and what classifies as an impulse purchase? Space saving your home means picking your favourite pieces and picture them in different areas – the living space, the bedroom and the kitchen corner. Can you think of at least three different uses for your chosen furniture piece? If yes then keep it.
Living in small apartments is fun because you are living in city, surrounded by inspirational culture and things happening all the time, but it comes at a price. Approach it as an ongoing challenge of space saving and celebrate your achievements along the way. Utilising what you have and letting go of what you do not need will not only free your space but also free your mind!