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▪ written by Jamil Isimbabi

Is your storage affecting your room design, here’s how to avoid it

Have you ever felt a disconnect between your room design and the reality of storage chaos? Have you ever walked into a room and felt an overwhelming sense of clutter? Few of us certainly did.

The emotional impact of a disorganized space can cast a shadow on the warmth and charm you envision for your home. It’s more than just physical; it’s an emotional tug-of-war between the desire for an aesthetically pleasing space and the practical need for storage.

Let’s dive in!


  • Assess Your Storage Needs
  • Think Beyond the Box
  • Label and Categorize
  • Color-Coordinated Storage
  • Declutter Regularly

1. Assess Your Storage Needs

Consider the impact of inadequate storage in your space; it can act as a villain, causing clutter. This issue often arises from the absence of a smart storage solution. For instance, imagine a closet overflowing with clothes, making it challenging to find what you need. 

To address this, identify must-haves and areas that could benefit from decluttering or more efficient organization. This thoughtful approach ensures a harmonious blend of functionality and style in your living space.

2. Think Beyond the Box

Storage doesn’t have to be something boring like a pack of boxes. You need to get creative! Put old containers or items into multifunctional furniture with hidden compartments, contact a design company to install built-in shelves, or invest in stylish baskets that double as decorative accents. Remember, storage solutions should be as beautiful as they are functional.

3. Label and Categorize

Don’t let your storage solutions become black holes where things go to disappear forever. For instance, you decided to store your snacks and ingredients into your pantry but every piece of it keeps getting missing. In order to avoid this, be sure to label your shelves, drawers, and baskets to make it easy to find what you need without hassle. Categorize items logically to avoid going through mountains of mismatched items.

4. Color-Coordinated Storage

Transform storage into a cohesive part of your design by choosing pieces that align with your chosen color palette. When you use color-coordinated storage, you can make your room go from chaotic to curated.  By opting for storage solutions in colors that complement your overall aesthetic, you should consider buying bins or baskets in muted tones for a seamless blend with your design. For example, select gray storage bins to blend with a modern monochromatic theme, creating a visually pleasing and organized living space.

5. Declutter Regularly

To maintain a harmonious balance between storage and design, make decluttering a regular practice. It’s not about sacrificing your items but about curating a collection that enhances your space’s ambiance. You really need these three things – donate, sell, or recycle anything that doesn’t serve a purpose or bring you happiness. Remember, less is truly more, especially when it comes to creating a serene space.

In conclusion, storage isn’t just about hiding away your stuff; it’s about creating a system that supports your life and enhances your space. So go forth, declutter, organize, and take charge of the power of smart storage!


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