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Why home organisation matters in design

Sunday, January 8 2017

When most people think of interior design, they consider the at of revamping the look of a space Ė picking out paint colors and finding the perfect furniture. However, itís also vital to consider the life that a space will have once a design is complete and is being lived in.

Home organisation is that crucial element that keeps a design looking fresh long after youíve completed the finishing touches. Itís an essential step to creating a look that youíll love for years to come.

Whether youíre someone who needs to have every aspect of your home in order or youíre the type of person thatís more laid-back, every home should have some type of storage system in place. Weíve compiled a list of reasons why order is key, as well as some tips on how to make it happen. Give them a look. You may just be inspired to give your home an organisational makeover.

It gives a polished look Think about all the professionally-designed rooms that you see when youíre scrolling through websites or flipping through the pages of glossy magazines. There is one feature that sets them apart from real interiors.

Simply, real homes often looked lived in while the staged photos leave nothing out of place.

Organisation is the key to achieving that catalog look. If you look carefully at the pages of those photos, itís clear that all of the everyday-use items in the room are stored in a specific and predetermined place, which creates a streamlined look.

One of the first steps toward getting your home organised is to find a place for those loose items so they arenít left lying out and about. Challenge yourself to find spaces for all of your current loose items. Remember, if you canít find a spot for something, itís probably time to de-clutter.

Blend form and function When youíre looking to organise your home, try to find storage solutions that also fit into the look of your home.

Dual-purpose furniture, colored baskets, and built-in shelving that you can paint or stain are often the safest bets.

Honesty is key here, too. As you shop for storage solutions, think long and hard about how youíll use the item before you make your purchase. Even if you have to search out multiple options before finding a solution that works for you, it will be worth the time in the long run because youíll continually be inspired to put the piece to use once you get it home.

Structure adds resale value Itís true. Proper organisation can add value to your home. Whether youíre currently preparing to enter the real estate market or you want to stay in your home for a long time to come, itís never to early to start taking the organisational steps that will keep your home in tip-top shape.

Think about it this way, if you were in the market to purchase a new home, would you want to have to wade through someone elseís clutter on a showing? Of course not. By welcoming buyers into an organised property, you not only show your home in its best light, but you also show them how they could potentially use the space.

Even if your not looking to put your home on the market right away, itís never too early to put organisational systems in place. That way, if you do need to make a move, youíre not struggling to create order at a momentís notice. (freshome.com)

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