Forget ghouls and goblins – the simple state of a messy room can be terrifying enough. Although Halloween is winking at us from our calendars, the horror of clutter, junk and heaps of clothes is something that no-one can embrace, or enjoy for that matter.
If this sounds familiar, it could be time for a change. To rescue you from being buried alive, Hartleys Rooms have some home organisation tips that will transform your décor to boot…
Fitted furniture plans
Rooms become messy, quite simply, because they don’t have adequate storage space. This is why fitted furniture is the ideal solution, both for its tailored look and the extra dimensions it frees up.
Fitted bedroom furniture, for instance, moulds to the exact length and breadth of your room’s four walls. Wardrobes, dressing tables and other storage units will embrace the farthest edges of your décor, opening the floor space as wide as possible. Sliding wardrobes will seamless run end to end along the whole length of one wall, allowing other freestanding pieces of furniture that complement your room design to assimilate into the room without impeding your movement. And if you think your bedroom is too small or awkward in shape to do anything meaningful and stylish with, you might be surprised how bespoke furniture, including vertical shelving units, could help.
Home office provisions
Storage is even more important in a home office. Failing to organise your paperwork can lead to a growing mountain of documents, with the risk of losing something valuable. Your home study should be a refuge for those important files; arranging receipts, bills and documentation requires deliberate and careful attention.
Fitted home offices have several advantages in this regard; you can designate overhead shelves for files and document holders, while stacking any go-to books neatly in a row with a photo or two to give your office personality. The all-important desk is handy for storage too, with plenty of potential for drawers at either side of your chair, useful for stationery, printer paper and any documents you wish to keep close by.
If your home needs improved storage solutions, but you can’t see where that space can be spared, have you considered multi-functional furniture? This is the perfect solution which allows you the flexibility to use a space for a range of purposes accordingly. So if you’re one of the millions of people now working from home, you will probably need a desk, a chair and some storage, but if there aren’t enough rooms in your house for a dedicated study, why not use the guest bedroom and install a foldaway bed to free up space.
If your spare room is overun with boxes of books and resources for a hobby, why not transform it into a useful space with rows of book shelves and bespoke cupboards for arts and crafts. An alcove in the hallway can easily become the ideal nesting place for a slimline desk and chair with storage above. A window seat on the landing has plenty of potential for storage space beneath it.
At Hartleys, we have the experience and expertise to create winning furniture designs which will improve the functionality of your home, making life more organised and thus reducing stress. Of course the aesthetics are important too, and we are delighted to offer a whole host of door styles, accessories, colours and finishes to suit a wide range of tastes. Thus giving you more scope to enjoy your interiors this autumn.
Can we help you incorporate our ideas into your home? You can make an appointment to view our showroom via this link, or call our team on 01756 700471 for a few other tricks and treats!