{The Design Nest} A more organised home

Tips and tricks for a more organised home.

Having the right storage without a doubt makes life easier and your home more enjoyable. But, doing it incorrectly can have the opposite effect, which sort of defeats the purpose.

Does this sound familiar? Overstuffed baskets that require a circus strong man to get off the shelf, kitchen drawers filled with utensils you haven’t touched since 2003, or the dreaded “man draw”. Here are some tips and tricks for a more organised home.

Think outside the box

Think about it, do you have any unused space in your home? Maybe a pokey corner, space under the bed, or even ceiling space? All of these things can be your friend and depending on your budget you can find solutions at iKea or via your favourite interior designer.

This fantastic floating shelf from the London home of Paul Benson and Paul West shows a variety of memorabilia on display but could easily be converted to be a smart bookshelf or a space to sit wicker baskets for holding anything from paperwork to cleaning products.Pinterest_home tour_paula benson and Paul west

Bigger is Better

Never underestimate the amount of space you need and when in doubt, bigger is better. A generously sized library wall, like this, is perfect for any sized space and can hold a large amount of books and other objects all in one location, reducing the potential for clutter in other areas.Pinterest

 

Deep Drawers

Now this is something I recommend to my clients 90% of the time. Moving away from the typical 600mm deep kitchen joinery and opting for 700mm instead, can make the world of difference in your kitchens functionality, with little impact on the overall flow of the space.

Yes, it’s a touch more expensive, but so worth it, your pots and pans will fit, your large plates can sit end to end without poking out, they can maybe even hide that cheeky bottle of wine.Gorgeous-and-Luxury-Kitchen-Design-and-Projects-16

It’s also easier to see the contents, making it more likely that you’ll keep things organised, including, should I even say it? The Tupperware draw, shock horror.

Don’t mismatch

With the advantage of cost effective and easily accessible homewares, it can be easy to get taken in by this seasons latest hot new thing. My advice, if you’re not prepared to do the lot, don’t bother. Yes, plain wicker might seem a bit unexciting, but it helps create order.

 

Expert Tip: Unfortunately common sense isn’t so common anymore, so before you decide to tackle any home organising (professional or not), remember to measure your space!

Christine Ghrayche, owner of One x One Interiors and lover of all things design, is a passionate interior designer, mother of 2, coffee addict, wine lover, and has called Orange home for

{The Nest Loves} Shut the back door, this is the best house-warming gift EVER!

This is one of the most brilliant house-warming gift ideas we have EVER seen.. Do this NOW! Let’s all pretend I just moved in. Yes, I remember those of you who didn’t get me a present 9 years ago, this is how you can make up for it!

So simple.

Genius.

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You are going to be the best house-warmer ever with this gift!

{This is life} Stress less tips for moving house

Moving house is shite.

Yes, that moment when you are finally settled is possibly the closest thing to bliss that you are likely ever to experience, but the packing and sorting and unpacking and well, packing is really average.

The clever team at Mums Grapevine have put together a clever list of ways to make the experience just a wee bit easier.

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Happy packing (and unpacking) Nesters!

{The Nest Reads} Step inside Tiny Tribe Magazine

Nesters, I am about to introduce you to your new favourite escape.

Boil the jug, grab a bickie and head over to the wonderful world of Tiny Tribe Magazine.tiny tribeThis modern, incredibly fun magazine is brimming with ideas, stories and great advice on all things design, parenting and life.

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Not only does Tiny Tribe Magazine display a treasure trove of interior design ideas for your little birdies’ spaces, it showcases a magnitude of clever and fun products available to purchase.

A bright, fun, well designed magazine that is right at your fingertips, from the comfort of your own home (and possibly pyjamas!).

One of my very favourite features is the fact that if you like a product you can simply click on it to purchase! AMAZING!! (even if the credit-card doesn’t agree!)

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Plus, because Editor-in-Chief Sarah and her team are bloody legends this magazine is FREE!

Published quarterly this really is your one-stop-shop for all things chic and petite.

Happy reading Nesters!

{Locally found} Bianca Villa in Lithgow is where you should be..

Do yourself a favour and run (don’t walk!) into the gorgeous treasure trove that is Bianca Villa in Lithgow.

Located in Main Street, Lithgow they have wonderful pieces that will make your house feel more like a home and simply just make your heart sing.

Pretty. Practical. Perfect.

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I am personally lusting over the metal lockers. LOVE!

Happy shopping Nesters!