How to create a calm home with clever storage

calming living room with white sofa and wooden side tables

A clutter-free home is the key to a calm and relaxing space and something that we all dream of.  The good news is that with the right storage, used properly, you can actually create a zen-like and peaceful home no matter how little space you think you might have. With this in mind, here is our helpful guide for the ultimate clutter-free storage solutions for the most important rooms in your home, from the living room and dining room to your bedroom, so you can create an organised and calming retreat.

Hang loose hallway 

A cluttered hallway can be a dangerous place with trip hazards everywhere, from hastily kicked-off shoes to school bags. The right storage can make all the difference here and help to make an instant better impression of your home to not just visitors, but you and your family. Great hallway storage solutions include a good-quality shoe bench and a console table with drawers, where you can store all those little bits and pieces you need when you are just “popping out.” 

industrial console table with drawers and black steel legs

Lazy living room 

The living room is the heart of any home and often the one where you relax the most. This room will certainly see more than its fair share of clutter. An industrial coffee table with a shelf or drawers is a great, and often underrated, storage solution that will allow you to put things like coasters, magazines and remotes out of the way to create a clutter-free surface. A TV unit with drawers is also a great storage solution – it's hard to relax in a cluttered living room but having a space to put those smaller items will really help you to switch-off. 

Rustic coffee table with two drawers

Wind down dining room

Relax and enjoy a family meal or intimate Dinner-a-Deux in your dining room with storage solutions like a rustic sideboard, dressers and even a carefully placed butcher’s block, or kitchen trolley. These all make great places to store your clutter out of sight and you could also use the surface of a dresser or sideboard for a stylishly placed lamp, floral arrangement or a couple of favoured ornaments.

Top tip - try not to use too many ornaments, otherwise, your furniture will begin to look cluttered.

rustic butcher's block with slatted bottom shelf and two drawers

Blissed-out bedroom

Good sleep hygiene can only go so far toward helping you to get a good night's sleep. If your bedroom is full of clutter, then it can be hard to relax and fall asleep. A wooden chest of drawers, bedroom side tables and a wardrobe are ideal storage solutions for a bedroom. If you struggle to store everything away properly, it may not be a case that you don’t have enough storage. It could be you have too much clutter and a good sort-out could really help. 

white bedroom with tall rustic sideboard

Organised office

Whether you are fortunate enough to have a separate office within your home or you use your dining room to double up as an office – as is the case for many people - the right storage will make all the difference. A reclaimed wood desk with drawers is a very practical addition to any office but it is important to keep the top of your desk tidy and clear or it could end up being far from calming. A wooden sideboard, particularly if you are using your dining room as an office, will provide you with somewhere to put your office supplies at the end of the day. This will help you leave the room as uncluttered and calm as possible. 

industrial desk with brown faux leather office chair

For more styling and décor tips for your home check-out our Ideas & Inspiration.


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