Life is busy. Life is hectic. And life is full of clutter! No matter how organized you may try to be, it’s easy to let clutter control your life and fill up your home. Here we’ll discuss several decorating ideas for a decluttered life. You can finally have that neat and organized home you’ve always wanted with a little planning, and make your home look larger in the process. With a little practice, you can get the entire family involved with leading a decluttered life with these simple decorating ideas.
Let’s focus on the rooms in the house that are magnets for clutter. These rooms include the entryway, living room, office and kitchen. Each of these areas have a high traffic volume and tend to serve as a catch-all for book bags, papers, shoes, keys, change, and so much more. Improve the look of your home with these decorating ideas for a decluttered life.
“A place for everything and everything in it’s place.” We’ve all heard this expression before, but it is the KEY to living a decluttered life. By providing a space for all the things that get tossed to the side, you’ll keep your home looking nice, neat and organized. Here are a few suggestions for each room of the house. These ideas can be interchanged and used for different areas too.
Decorate and declutter the entryway
Assign a space – The entryway is a magnet for clutter, as it is the main room that members of the family dump their belongings. Fix this problem by assigning each member a bucket or basket that they are to place all their things in. This is a space that can store shoes, small toys, and more.
Hang up hooks – Hooks are an inexpensive item that can serve many purposes. Hooks can hold jackets, scarves, book bags, umbrellas, pet supplies, and much more. Hang attractive hooks at various heights so each member of the family can take advantage of their use.
For more Easy, Affordable Ways to Enhance Your Entryway, please read here.
Decorate and declutter the living room
Hide and conceal – Clutter can be tucked away and concealed out of sight with the use of wicker baskets and double duty furniture in the living room. Furniture such as ottomans, chests, and benches can serve a mutiple purposes. They are decorative in nature, provide additional seating, and can be used to store magazines, books, photo albums, and other clutter out of the way.
Decorate and declutter the office
Store away cords – It’s very easy to become overwhelmed with power cords in the office. To combat this mess, coral the wires with a ribbon box such as the one available from The Storage Store. This one convenient box will easy conceal a power strip (simply cut a hole in the side for the power strip cord to fit through), and keep your cords neatly organized.
Mail storage – Bills, envelopes, sale ads, and many other types of paperwork can easy take over an office. Instead of piling everything on top of the desk, place it in a wall mounted letter holder which will keep it organized and easier to see.
Decorate and declutter the kitchen
Cabinet storage – Maximize your cabinet space with any of these Cabinet Saving Cabinet Accessories. There are wonderful units that can be built-in to your existing cabinetry that keep spices, pots and pans, and other kitchen appliances organized and out of sight. Read more about these fabulous space savers here.
Add additional workspace – If your short on countertop space, purchase an expensive island with wheels from your local department or home improvement store. These handy portable surfaces can be used for storage, and add a decorative flair to the room.
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Jennifer Wagner – AC Contributor
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