Creating Space in Your Home
Over the course of the last few months, we’ve all become intimately acquainted with the confines of our own homes. Given this limitation, it’s easy to feel a little bit of claustrophobia. Perhaps you’re sharing the building with an active family; perhaps the clutter is getting a little bit out of control. If you’re going to retain your sanity, it’s vital that you carve out a space or two for yourself – where you can work, relax, and exercise in peace.
Let’s look at exactly how you might go about creating that space.
Creating Space with Storage
For every square inch of space that’s out of sight but not being used, you’re creating visual clutter. And the more efficiently you can use your existing storage space, the less you’ll have to rely on freestanding wardrobes, bookshelves, and other devices that can make a room feel that little bit smaller if they’re not used sparingly. If you’re trying to make space in a small house, then you’ll need to use every storage hack in the book.
Do you have any storage hacks to share? My daughter’s share a room and we managed to save space by removing their bookshelf when we bought new bunk beds with book shelves on them. They love their books!
Creating Space with Room Dividers
If you can’t create new space, then you can at least keep clutter out of mind, and gain some privacy, with the help of a few strategically-spaced screens. These are fantastic for partitioning off corners of bedrooms, living areas and hallways for use as art stations, studies, and meditation areas. Throw in a pair of noise-cancelling earphones and you’ll be able to put some mental distance between yourself and the rest of the household.
Take advantage of the garden
There’s nothing quite so capable of busting stress as a garden. It can function as an outdoor dining room, lounge, office space and gym – but only if you take care of it in the right way. This means making time to give the lawn a regular trim, tending to the flowerbeds, and installing a few tasteful items of garden furniture. As with any room in your house, you’ll want to bear in mind how you’re actually going to be using the space, and then plan the layout accordingly.
Hammocks and Garden Decorations
If you’re looking to really relax in the garden, then a fold-out sun-lounger or a towel spread across the lawn might do in a pinch. But a fixed item like a bench, or a hammock strung between two trees, can make a real feature of your garden furniture. The possibilities are endless, so be sure to experiment and do your research before investing.
I’m spending more time in my garden now and I’ve just invested in a new safety screen for the trampoline for the kids and a new rotary washing line. Exciting I know! But what about me? I love how garden furniture can be so comfy these days. I can’t lie on a sun lounger, but I’d definitely looking for something more cosy than folding metal chairs, which we currently have.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post