Often overlooked, storage should be an essential part of any home as it can revolutionise not just the look and feel of a space, but how you use it, too.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking ‘out of sight, out of mind’, but hiding things away under the bed or in the cupboard beneath the stairs is only half the solution – storage isn’t about simply concealing clutter, but about creating an organised system that allows you to find items quickly and effortlessly, making for a stress-free experience.
With this in mind, before investing in any type of furniture, it’s essential to thoroughly sort and categorise all your possessions. A good place to start is to separate items into those for immediate use and those for occasional use – this will help you to decide what things should be stored where and the type of furniture you will require. The most efficient storage systems are those designed specifically to fit their contents.
Period home storage
With their odd-shaped rooms and peculiar angles, many old houses are a challenge to furnish, as are small spaces. In this case, investing in built-in cabinetry from experienced local carpenters is a fantastic option.
Alternatively, freestanding pieces can be easily repositioned if you need to create extra room for entertaining, or just fancy a change around. What’s more, they can be taken with you when moving house. Likewise, opting for multifunctional pieces will maximise the floor space and potential uses of a room.