When living in an apartment, it may be hard to have a visually appealing space while also storing all of your belongings. There are many ways to store your belongings while opening up space and adding visual appeal to the area. Clean the chaos and find a good space for all your stuff. You’ll never waste time searching for stuff again.
You’ve just moved into a new apartment and have unpacked all of your stuff. Things are everywhere and it’s almost overwhelming how much stuff you have. This is a great time to go through your belongings and get rid of any non-necessity things that are taking up space. That shirt from high school hanging in the back of our closet, those books or movies you lost interest in long ago? It’s time to let them go! Getting rid of anything you don’t use will lessen the amount of stuff you need to store and will make things easier. Your living space will be easier to clean and organize. You can donate the stuff you choose to lose or sell bigger stuff like furniture.
Add appeal and storage to your apartment by using effective and decorative storage containers. Not only are they an appealing and useful way to store certain belongings, but ottomans can also act as extra seating when you have guests over. You can even use one as a coffee table. Smaller ottomans can be stored under a floating shelf (another cute way to add extra storage to your apartment), under your dining room table or placed in front of your sofa. Place a trunk in your bedroom to store shoes, extra pillows, or blankets. The ones you place in your living room can store remotes, DVDs or video game controllers. Whatever you decide to store in your ottoman, it will be put to good use.
You can also utilize hidden storage areas by placing storage containers under your bed or in your closet to store winter clothes during summer or accessories not used frequently. Doors can also be great hidden storage spaces. Hang a vertical storage container on the back of your closet or bathroom door to help keep your clothing and shoes organized.
Using a bookcase for more than books is an effective storage idea. Place DVDs, picture frames and other knickknacks onto a taller, thinner bookshelf and store it in a corner by a sofa or desk. That way you get extra storage that isn’t taking up too much room and adds appeal to whatever room it is placed in.
There are ways to trick your brain into thinking your apartment is bigger than it really is. Use lighter colored furniture and decorations. Natural lighting makes a space appear bigger, so keep your windows unobstructed. Add a mirror in your living room to reflect light. It will help the room to appear brighter.
Make the best out of your apartment by getting creative with the way you store things. Try some of these tips to see which storage method works best for you and your apartment.
Back to Blog