From knowing the right place for everything to understanding how much stuff you need to sort out, organising any room your home makes life so much easier. However, for these same reasons, it can also be quite a pain if you don’t have a method to the madness.
But don’t worry. At IKEA, we’ve put together some simple steps you can follow to organise any room, so it’s perfect and right the way you want it.
Understand the big picture
Before you start at one random corner and work your way through, first get the big picture. Understand where everything has to go.
Then, plan what type of furniture or storage systems you want to invest in and how much you will actually need.
Make a list, measure the relevant space if necessary and make sure you have a good idea of what the end result should look like.
Decide on a style
How would you like the room to look? It’s important to ask yourself this, so you can understand your style and ensure you are comfortable.
One good idea is to get the family involved so they can share their ideas as well. This way, you can get a bunch of different ideas and ensure your family gets excited too.
Make a list
Be specific and make a list of exactly what you have. This helps you figure out how much storage you need while gauging if you have the floor space to fit new purchases.
Tip: IKEA’s got an amazing range of storage solutions for awkward spaces that generally tend to be ignored.
Organise your storage
Do you have enough room for everything? Good. If you don’t, try replacing existing furniture with furniture that has inbuilt storage. This is especially important if you’re working with smaller spaces.
Coffee tables, couches and side tables with storage are a massive plus! Cabinets and drawers are your best friend; perfect if you have little kids around and want to keep certain things out of their curious grasp.
At IKEA, we love modular furniture that can do more than just one thing, which is why most of our products come with storage solutions.
Once you get everything ready, it’s time to start organising. And now, make sure everything is consistent, so you have a cohesive look throughout the room.
If you want to try something bold, pick one type of storage option for each room. This way, every room will look aesthetically pleasing and yet different from others.