How to maximise space in your home this winter with Oak FurnitureJamie Smith
Inevitably in winter we’ll spend more time indoors, so it can begin to feel a little cramped and claustrophobic. Many of us face the problem of not enough space, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re a self-confessed hoarder, you have an abundance of furniture or a lack of storage – the bottom line is to fight cabin fever by reassessing the space within to create more.
Thankfully there are a number of ways to create more space without having to embark on an expensive move to a bigger pad or home renovation. Here at Croft Oak Furniture, we have some fantastic ideas for maximising indoor space using oak furniture. Read on to find out how to make even the smallest of spaces seem spacious and roomy.
Before you even begin to tackle the issue of space, you need to assess your current situation. A good place to start is by decluttering and re-evaluating your current furniture and belongings. This will give you a better idea of what your needs are and how to tackle them.
Out with the old, in with the new oak furniture
Many of us will inherit furniture pieces or they migrate with us from home to home. However, one aspect we often forget to consider is whether our current furniture is actually appropriate for our current needs. Oversized or too much furniture crammed into a small area will easily swallow up the entire room. This will leave little space for anything else and a feeling of claustrophobia. However, if you replace old, bulky and oversized furniture with new, smaller and slimmer oak furniture designs, it can make a whole lot of difference to the space. For example, you can still have a large dining room table with hidden extensions, but it won’t take up unnecessary space when not in use.
Get serious about storage
Another important aspect of maximising space in your home is embracing storage solutions. If you hide items away out of sight, the area automatically feels less cluttered and bigger. Why not utilise clever storage ideas, like oak blanket boxes (you can find examples on Pinterest) throughout your home to stow anything, from toys and trinkets to linen and clothes; or under-bed drawers that keep items neatly stored yet easy to access.
Free up floor space
To make your rooms look and feel bigger it is also vital to free up floor space. Make use of wall space by embracing all kinds of shelving, including the latest Pinterest trends of wall to wall shelving, perfect for stowing away books, ornaments and more. You can even incorporate enclosed shelving if you want certain items kept out of sight.