Why Home Storage Is a Necessity

When we plan for a home or office, we prioritize on room space but do we have enough space for storage and to have a clutter free life? There are so many reasons why home storage is a necessity to ensure that you have space to store your belongings so that a surface or chair in a corner of a room doesn’t become a temporary stacking point.

You might put the storage space once the spaces are completed, but have you considered how many items need their own place? In this blog post, we look at home storage based on their purpose and also  the specific rooms.

Bedroom Home Storage

Consider getting yourself home storage for not just for your clothes and accessories, but also for your lines to ensure that there is a steady access to items such as bedsheets, towels and other that are needed for respective rooms. For example, if you have a designated home storage for them, you would have less time looking for them when you have chores. It’s about working smarter, not harder.

Also, having a walk in close for your clothes and accessories can be considered a necessity. Positioning walk in closet close to your bathroom is also smart home design.

Bathroom Home Storage

The same applies for bathrooms. From toilet paper supplies, and towels or even cleaning supplies for easier tidying up can make for a world of difference. A designated place for home storage can help you organise your things better for a stress and clutter free life.

Main Floor Home Storage

Your main floor will have the likes of your garage, a mud room or back foyer,  which are standard home storage choices but have you also considered setting aside a large closet space for your different home items that are only utilized at certain times. For example, Christmas decorations, swimming floaties and other equipment, party decorations and more. Thinking of the different items you own and finding the right place for these things in specific home storage areas will make sense at the end of the day.

Foyer storage whether it’s the front of the house or the back, is important to with proper home storage space for the likes of shoes, hats, umbrellas and caddies for the likes of car keys and loose change. Basically, whatever is needed for a quick outdoor rush.

Another area to define within your home is the laundry room. Setting aside space for your laundry machines, hampers, drying and folding spaces and not to mention a temporary space to keep your dry and folded laundry will be a godsent.

Kitchen Storage

Your pantry  is an important part of any home, with home storage for extra food items, and not to mention appliances and other items that is not used on the regular.

Tips for Styling your Bookshelves

Every household or even an office should have bookshelves, whether it’s floating or solid. They act as great addition to empty walls and bring in a feeling of warmth.

Start with anchor pieces, like books.  Spread them evenly on the shelves. To add variety, lay some vertically and some horizontally.  Fill the spaces the books with decorative pieces. Candle and vases work great as book decor. Add some bookends if you have them. Add texture with fun, decorative objects. Add frames to the shelves for height and dimension. Throw in vases and plant for even more texture. Fill in empty spaces with varying heights. Add more plants, fill in more empty spaces with smaller vases and candles, and create movement with items of various heights.

Other ways to organise your books would be displaying your books vertically with placement of the books with the dip, big to little, little to big, bookend books, or the mix of it all with addition of accents.

If you’re designing a nook with shelves, then The White Interior’s tips to decorate shelves in a minimalist way is a good way to go!

How do YOU like to style your bookshelves! Let us know!

Images by Realtor.com, TheWhiteInterior, Pinterest

Marquetry and Parquetry Wood Styles

Marquetry and parquetry wood styles done in veneer which have been around for centuries, but if you’re asking yourself what they are, let us help. Marquetry and parquetry are techniques in decorative woodworking that allows for intricate art and designs to show through in the likes of furniture, ornaments and even architectural elements of homes or building spaces. Originating during Roman times, there was a revival during the Renaissance period in Italy. Due to the intricate nature of marquetry and parquetry wood styles, it’s a highly skilled form of woodworking that require special artisans that know the craft to produce these statement pieces. From decorative floors, to statement furniture pieces and accessories, and even doors, marquetry and parquetry wood styles are well revered. Here are some marquetry and parquetry wood styles that have inspired us.

The romanticism of marquetry and parquetry wood styles bring a sense of warmth and comfort into a space with its golden brown hues and shine.

Wood Carvings in your Home

Make a statement with big, beautiful and intricate wood carvings add personality to your home. With wood carvings used as interior design and decor accents, you will be able to add “oomph” to empty walls and space to accompany other interior design elements. Here are some ways in which you can use wood carvings in your home!
Pair it up with a console table to draw the eyes upwards and balance the space artistically. Intricate wood carvings can be great art pieces as well.
Smaller wood carvings can also be great choices such as the above in lighter hues.
Opt for wood carvings in your home rather than art to make it a talking point when people visit you.
Make a statement such as with these headboards that are truly majestic and grand with a maximalist touch to it all.

Minimal Houses and Homes

Whilst we did say that minimalism would take a back seat and maximalism will be at the fore fronts, we do live beautiful minimal houses and homes and just can’t get enough of them! Minimalism looks at sleek and modern design with similar colour tones and palettes make for an aesthetic that is soothing and pleasant to the eye. We believe that with the right choices of colour and accents, minimal houses can truly be quite stunning. Here are some of our favourites.

Faulker Architects Minimal Houses and Homes

The soothing lines, expanses spaces with declutter and use of natural resources makes for soothing and minimal houses. Faulker Architects have capture this in one of their residential projects focusing on nude and light tones and mixing it with smart plays of bringing in natural light

Nom Architects

Nom Architects are also minimalist lovers seen in there use of rough and natural resources in K House, that has transformed the space into one that is rustic yet comforting at the same time. Minimal houses and homes these days are becoming more and more attractive, with more storage to organise and place the clutter in
Images by Faulkner and Dezeen

Pyrography Interior Design

The above image courtesy of Modello Designs highlights the different artistry that can be infused into wood with the different burning/heat tools or laser painting and thereafter including colouring into this great example of pyrography interior design.

The following images showcase intricate designs that can be inscribed with burn marks to showcase art into everyday furniture items making them unique.

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Be inspired by these beautiful designs to make your own come alive with sophisticated pyrography interior design elements.

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Pyrography also known as pyro gravure, is an art styling that uses natural elements such as wood and other natural materials that involves utilising a heated element to burn on designs. From burners, magnifiers and sunlight, to laser, pyrography can be used in a multitude of ways where it has gone from an artform being utilised in furniture. Pyrography interior design can be tasteful and unique as seen in the following pyrography interior design inspirations.

The above image courtesy of Modello Designs highlights the different artistry that can be infused into wood with the different burning/heat tools or laser painting and thereafter including colouring into this great example of pyrography interior design.

The following images showcase intricate designs that can be inscribed with burn marks to showcase art into everyday furniture items making them unique.

Be inspired by these beautiful designs to make your own come alive with sophisticated pyrography interior design elements.

The above image courtesy of Modello Designs highlights the different artistry that can be infused into wood with the different burning/heat tools or laser painting and thereafter including colouring into this great example of pyrography interior design.

The following images showcase intricate designs that can be inscribed with burn marks to showcase art into everyday furniture items making them unique.

Be inspired by these beautiful designs to make your own come alive with sophisticated pyrography interior design elements.