With the rise in the popularity of minimalism within interior design, it seems as though almost every home you see in glossy magazines and on Pinterest boards tends to be relatively empty. Now, while this may work for a snapshot of a show home, it isn’t really all too functional when it comes to reality. After all, your home is a place where you live.
A single stool in the middle of the room may be aesthetically pleasing but just isn’t going to cut it when you want to come home from work, kick back, and relax. In fact, empty spaces in a lived-in property can often look, well… a bit odd.
Now, we are by no means encouraging hoarding, but if you want to make the most of the space that you have on offer within your property, here are a few ways that you can fill the gaps and make every room as comfortable and habitable as possible!
Many people think that there’s not all too much that you can do with corners to make them a functional part of a room. They are, after all, relatively limited. The best way to make sure that they’re used is to incorporate a corner sofa into your living room design. There are so many designs that you’re bound to something that fits in perfectly with your current interiors, and there are plenty of cheap corner sofas on the market, so you don’t necessarily have to fork out a fortune to get the job done. Consider getting a matching arm chair to place in another part of the room to really finish off the design to a tee.
When people want to add a little something to walls, they generally turn immediately to wall art. While this is a great feature here and there, when you start hanging it form every wall in your home, things can start to look a bit overwhelming. Instead, why not combine storage space and something to look at by fitting shelves to some of your walls instead. You can pile these with your favourite books, magazines, or even potted plants. Not only will they free up space elsewhere in your property, but they will add something a little more interesting to an otherwise blank canvas.
People tend to go from one extreme to another when it comes to cupboards. They’re either entirely empty or filled to brim with unorganised chaos. But this doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, cupboards can be extremely functional spaces within your home. Consider clever storage solutions or turning your cupboard into a miniature pet bedroom! Take a look at some of these brilliant examples on Pinterest to get your creative juices flowing.
While you don’t necessarily have to completely fill your home with items and belongings, there are certain spaces that are just waiting to have their full display potential explored.