Storage is a key element of interior design for any sized space.
In interior design for small spaces, finding creative solutions for planned and unplanned clutter becomes even more important. Therefore, purge your home of everything that you don’t use or need so you know how much storage you require.
Interior design for small spaces should provide storage not only for items such as suitcases, crockery, kitchen accessories and groceries, but also for items such as keys, handbags and worn clothes, which would otherwise clutter up any available space.
In small apartments, where floor space is a premium, go vertical. Utilize wall spaces with creative storage designs that are playful, great to look at and give you much needed additional space.
Storage In The Kitchen
Kitchens need lots of storage space. When you have a small kitchen, finding the space to store everything you need can be stressful. Utilize wall niches; these can provide a great design opportunity and need only be 15 – 20cm deep to store a 1kg bottle of spices, snacks or sundries.
You might think that having too many cabinets in a small kitchen will make the space claustrophobic, but that’s not necessarily so.
Conceal storage to make it look like wall panelling, rather than cabinets, for a more seamless look. Use light colored panelling with fewer decorative moldings for a cleaner, more modern look.
Use available wall space – storage can be designed vertically with open shelving, can be partly closed with solid doors or partly open with glass doors. Make the storage a feature of your kitchen with a creative customized storage design.