Downsizing can be a sad process. You may be forced to shed items that have been with you for some time, and if you don’t organize your small space efficiently, you’ll still have trouble creating a clutter-free living space.
Regardless of the size of your home or apartment, organization is key to maximizing your space. Of course, when you’re dealing with a small apartment or personal studio, it’s much easier for the space to become cluttered if a useful storage system isn’t put into place early on.
At Perfect Fit Closets, we specialize in creating custom storage solutions for spaces of all shapes and sizes. If you’ve recently moved into a new apartment, or you’re simply struggling to keep your small space organized, here are a few trends that will help you maintain order:
Small spaces require greater creativity when coming up with ideas to store everything while still keeping your space functional. Your mission will be aided significantly if you consider multi-functional storage areas that can also be useful in the course of your daily routine.
One great idea is to purchase a large galvanized tub from your local hardware store and top it with a simple wooden round. This will give you a hidden space to store bulkier items while also providing a new coffee table around which to entertain guests.
If you have lots of jewelry and not enough hanging storage space to store it all, you might consider hiding items inside picture frames or behind canvas prints. A few quick hooks installed properly on the top of the frame will give you more places to hang necklaces and earrings out of view.
Wall storage is incredibly useful in small spaces where you otherwise wouldn’t have room to store larger items in drawers or in other areas where they would eat up precious floor space. Making sure you’re wall storage doesn’t detract from your home’s overall décor, however, requires careful color consideration.
In other words, you want to make sure your storage containers are the same color as their surroundings so that they don’t appear out of place. Your wall storage containers should help to keep valuable floor space free without creating too much of a visual distraction.
The ‘Murphy Bed’
In exceptionally tight spaces, it can be seriously advantageous to install a murphy bed. This multi-purpose option is perfect for small apartments or studios. At Perfect Fit Closets, we have twin, full, and queen-sized options available, and all accommodate a ten-inch thick mattress.
We also offer murphy beds with a built-in, flip-up desk that converts your sleeping area into a temporary workspace. In a small space, you often don’t have room for your bed, a couch, and a desk. Combining two of these in one easy-to-convert piece of furniture saves space while maintaining much-needed functionality.
At Perfect Fit Closets, we strive to design custom storage solutions that fit our client’s unique needs. If you’d like to speak with one of our experts about your storage needs in a small space, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 403-768-3051 today!