Optimising Home Spaces

storage space

Not all of us can afford to live in a large, luxury mansion with five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a huge backyard. That’s just fine, although that doesn’t stop me mooning over properties on Rightmove with loads of storage space. When it comes to home renovations you need to consider the amount of space you have first and foremost. There are so many different ways that you can make a difference to your petite property and be happier than ever with your décor, designs and storage space. We’re currently looking at shelving and bespoke furniture to help with maximising home storage space.

Check out these ideas and incorporate them into your small space right now. 

Smart Storage Space

Bathrooms can often become the most cluttered areas in the house, simply because of the amount of things you need to keep in there. You need to find a high quality and neat storage solution to keep all of your belongings safely tucked away. Drench has lots of gorgeous vanities that will ensure you always have sufficient storage in a smaller bathroom. No matter how small your space is, you will be able to find one that fits perfectly in your bathroom. When it comes to decorating your bathroom, make sure you keep the colour scheme as simple as possible in order to open up the space more. Dark and bold colours will give a much more enclosed vibe so pick a neutral palette if you want to create the image of a larger space.

Another top tip from me, decent towel storage. Nothing makes out bathroom messier than clean towels chucked on top of our bathroom unit!


Perfect Plants

Flowers and plants can work miracles and brighten up any space, whether it is spacious or small. As long as you have a couple of trustworthy vases to can create an array of arrangements to keep your house looking and smelling fresh at all times. As the seasons change you will have a variety of different greenery on offer. 

Multi-Use Furniture

Invest in a sofa bed which can be used for a variety of different situations. There are so many amazingly comfy ones out there, which will save you a tonne of space. Double up your sleeping pillows as decorative cushions too, so you don’t have to find a place to store away your unused fluffed up padding. Decorate some pillow cases with a bit of DIY handiwork and you will have a set of unique designs to brighten up your home. These are just a few ideas. Have a look on Pinterest for some fabulous (ingenious!) multi-use furniture ideas.

Awesome Accessories

From scented candles to shabby chic rugs you can really go to town on your accessories. You might want to consider smaller, yet effective ornaments so that you’re not using up too much precious space. A perfectly patterned rug or a set of floral bedding can bring you the brightness you’re craving. Choose a scheme and stick with it, whether it is rainbow bright or a palette of pastels, stay consistent and tie each item in with each other. 

Gloriously Green

Going green with your power sources at home is one extremely effective way of saving more money each month. Opt for solar panels for the ultimate energy saving method and fill in any tiny gaps around the house to keep your warmth in. Switch to LED lighting or energy saving bulbs so that you’re attempting to save some money on your bills. Any money saved of course can go back into making your home look and feel the way that you want it to. More money also means more clever storage space (clearly a priority for me).

Pristine Paint

Did you know that the colour white can give the illusion of a bigger space? The brightness of this color reflects off the walls and will make even the tiniest of homes look grand and luxurious. If you think the colour white is too neutral for you, then don’t be afraid to jazz it up with a selection of brightly coloured accessories and other additions. Even the plainest room will pop with an awesome accessory added to it.

Personal Touches

Hanging up pictures and photographs on the wall can really add a personal touch to your little house. Choose your favourite images which capture the most special moments in your life and make them into an attractive collage on the wall. You can include photos of your loved ones or invest in some alternative artwork which makes you feel at home. Perhaps your little ones have painted the most perfect portrait and you want to hang it in a frame. Whatever makes you feel homely hang it on the wall!

Wonder Walls

Shelves are your best friend when it comes to living in a tiny house. You can install shelves on each and every wall and use them for a variety of purposes. Whether you want to stack up a set of your favourite books or you’re planning on using them to store your kitchenware, shelves can be a super effective way to keep your things neat and tidy. Take inspiration from the many tiny house hacks online and make the most of your wall space by installing shelves from floor to ceiling. When in doubt, go high! We’re looking at creative ways to illuminate our wall shelves at the moment.


Living in a small cosy home, doesn’t have to be a boring one at all. There are so many ways that you can transform a little space into a luxury one. Add your own personal touches, clean up the paintwork and find smart home storage solutions that work with the space that you’ve got. You will soon be able to boast a beautiful pristine home that is perfect for you and your loved ones.

Could Modular Furniture Be the Answer to My Constantly Evolving Storage Needs

Anyone who follows me across any of my social media channels will no doubt have noticed my quite regular decluttering day announcements. These happen in my house more often than in most others. You see I’m not afraid that anyone here will suddenly be hit by the urge to become a horder; I struggle to find the space to store everything and seem to become regularly overrun by things.

We have a good sized house with two reception room, the boys have their own bedrooms, we have a utility room and a “man den/workshop” which could be used for storage if absolutely needed and yet I find myself filling the house with plastic boxes in a remarkable array of sizes and shapes in a desperate effort to find a home for everything.

I run a business from my home, have two children with a wide range of interests which means they have a large amount of “stuff”, books and nothing seems to have its own place, its own home.

Spotting Room4Interiors recently after they were featured on The Consumer Voice after winning a top customer service award I fell in love. Room4Interiors offer a number of modular furniture options for your bedroom, lounge, office and all of them look as if they could have fallen out of an interior design magazine rather than in one of those furniture catalogues that comes through the post unasked for at annoyingly regular intervals.

My office is in dire need of extra organisation and namely storage and this collection has me practically drooling! I could mix and match sections and set the office up in a way that works perfectly for me, with everything to hand and looking fabulous.

You’ll see now what I mean here about the quality finish this furniture offers. I would happily re-gift my current office concoction of furniture to restart fresh with a Room4Interiors set-up like this.

What about everywhere else though?

The modular bedroom furniture also has me very excited as it would be perfect for Kieran’s room especially, keeping his clothes properly organised and of course drawers and cupboards could be utilised in any way to met his growing storage needs.


The site even offers home accessories, office chairs etc to pull everything together and ensure that everything looks great as well as offers practical solutions.

In truth I’ve always shied away from modular furniture in the past simply because the examples I had seen up until now weren’t solid enough and didn’t look as good as these. I simply wasn’t prepared to pay out to create great storage at the price of having ugly furniture!

I am going to have to make drastic decluttering decisions soon if I don’t find a solution to the ever-growing amount of “stuff” we have in the house and R4I look likely to be my saviour.

My question for all of you today is this: Have you used modular furniture and if so what did you find the best thing about it?