{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

{DIY Nesting} A plank of wood, some rope and a lazy Saturday..

I, myself am capable of brilliant DIY. Like for example yesterday, I made my toddler-bird a jam sandwich. Yep all by myself.

To some people though, they like making actual pretty stuff (sorry jam sandwich).

Here is one such example.

The gorgeous Burkatron DIY Rope Shelf is perfect! It is pretty and useful and easy enough to do on a lazy Saturday arvo.

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Happy crafting Nesters x

{The Nest Design Files} Willow & Wood we would kiss you if we could

Stop what you are doing this instant.

I am about to introduce you to something very special. Not only is this my new latest little crush, but I also just happen to have one piece hanging spectacularly in my own home.

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Willow & Wood is a family owned business that was created by the talented design savvy Rebecca Tyndall with the help of her timber craftsman father. She found herself frustrated when unable to locate well-designed, functional wall-hung furniture for her home and realised there was a real gap in the market for some quality pieces.

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Willow & Wood create masterpieces that are built by hand, with love and made to last.

Their philosophy is pretty simple they ‘make only QUALITY, HANDCRAFTED and BEAUTIFUL products that we LOVE and that our FRIENDS, FAMILY and hopefully our customers will LOVE too’.

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Plus, they are proudly Australian made.

SNAP. Just simply perfect.

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You can contact Rebecca and her team at: http://willowandwood.com.au or find them on Facebook – Willow & Wood

We have the gorgeous white maxi organiser hanging in our kitchen and could not be happier with it. We have had so many people comment on their love for it and how practical it is.

We really are glad that we found Willow & Wood and think you will be too..