5 Smart Ways To Save Space In Your Wardrobe

5 Smart Ways To Save Space In Your Wardrobe

This is a guest post, written by Queenie Resmundo from www.thequeensights.com

It’s one thing to hang your clothes, it’s another to save space in your wardrobe. This may sound like a tedious house chore but organizing the closet can be rewarding for people who have little space for their pieces. I mean, not everyone has a fancy, huge walk-in closets like what we see on vlogs or television.

Saving space in your wardrobe is more than just folding and hanging clothes. It takes wise decisions when it comes to organizing your stuff. Here are some ideal tips to help you save space!   

Start with decluttering

Get all your clothes, intimates, and other items in your wardrobe and put them all on the floor. The key to saving space in your wardrobe is to minimize the content so make sure you pick the important pieces like casual clothes, bags, undergarments. For clothes that are not in for the season, you might want to separate them in storage that can be hidden under your bed. For the pieces that do not make the cut, consider donating or giving them to your friends!  

Add dividers/compartment

If your shelf is high enough but has a few dividers, make the most of its space by adding more compartments. Aside from allowing you to store more items in your closet, it also lets you separate pieces like shirts, jeans, jackets, which makes it easier for you to pick what to wear! If you don’t have enough space on your shelf, might as well invest in a garment rack where you can hang scarfs, coats, caps. Plus, it only takes a little space in your room.

Hang clothes smartly

There are many ways to hang clothes that save you space. Personally, I do double hanging – I use a single hanger for a couple of clothes. For example, I hang my full button blouses, and using the same hanger, I insert a folded shirt or jeans. That way, it’s much easier to get the clothes even if they’re hung together in one hanger. Lastly, you can try this hack: hang your clothes vertically by clinging the hook of your hangers on the other hangers or use a metal chain.

Use the bottom space

Now, don’t forget that you can still use the space beneath your hanged clothes! The space down there is great for your boots, bags, shoes, and if it allows, try putting in as well your boxed seasonal clothes that you separated from your decluttering.

Use the inside of the doors

Don’t think you’ve already used up your closet’s space yet. Take advantage of the inside of your doors by attaching hooks where you can hang belts, scarfs, or beanies! It’s a convenient way of storing your items and get them quickly whenever you need to wear them. 

Do you have any hacks for saving up space in the wardrobe? Share in the comments!

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Home Decor Trends 2020

Home Decor Trends 2020

Over the years there’s been so much changing in design. I believe we went through everything already, until one day someone will invent something even more interesting and that “it” is going to be a new trend. Nowadays, there’s so much we have and we should feel so grateful for it. We went from cooking on fire to gad and electric stoves. From carriages with horses to fully electric cars.

When it comes to the interior, it changed a lot too. People went for sophisticated and luxurious looks since the 20s. Then it changed for colourful fabrics, clashing together to make it look fun. In the sixties – there was a trend of colourful, patterned wallpapers. My favourite, the 80s – people went for metals, metallic decorations and bold posters on the walls which for me was perfect. Later on, it changed to the vintage look and now we have a sustainable look.

So let’s talk about what trends and looks of 2020 are the most-used in the homes.

Multi-Functional Spaces

What is a multi-functional space? Well, as the name says, it’s the space that can be used for many things during a period of time. Space is used differently at a different time of the day. For example, if you have a bedroom with sofa-bed, then your room transforms from a nice living space where you relax to the bed where you go to sleep at night. The very popular concept right now is open plan flats or houses, where the living room, dining room and kitchen are somehow integrated together into one. People also like to make their bedroom multi-functional by adding the furniture to make an office space.

Earth Tones

This is something that most homes have, whether it is a brown armchair or cream pillows. Earth tones begin with the cream colour and end with dark grey. It’s every colour you can associate with our Mother Earth. Usually, people go for more delicate accents like beige or light brown as these remind us of the Earth the most. It is very popular to create a space that is cosy and have a good feeling to it. It can be achieved by adding some knitted blankets in brighter colours to the brown sofa (which sounds so good I really want to change the way my sofa look right now).

Plants, plants, plants

The trend of having biophilic interior is one of my favourite ones. Incorporating plants, not only as standing in the pot plants but as a pattern on the cushions or chairs is a perfect thing for people obsessed with botanic gardens and greens. I firmly believe that to do that you have to be great in mixing patterns together into the perfect harmony (which I somehow can achieve it, not by knowing how to do it but pure luck). Plant patterns are great for small spaces, giving them a little bit more dimension.

Image from MADE.COM

Rattan and Wicker Furniture

Even though you might think that rattan and wicker furniture are mostly for gardens and outdoor spaces, they can be a very good add-on to your living room space. They give out the natural vibe and make homes look more, well, homey. It is a great alternative from upholstered armchairs and it is way cheaper to buy them if you choose the right website for it. It doesn’t have to be posh looking one – the most basic rattan chair there is will transform your home into a nice oasis that you come from work to. I like how it looks with some nice pillows in earth tone colours and a fluffy throw.

Canopy Beds

For those of you who don’t know what a canopy bed is – it is basically a four-poster bed with a fabric hanging off of it. It may look a little bit more expensive and it probably is because there is much more material to go through when it comes to building it. There’s usually light, see-through fabric around it, creating a little bit of a privacy curtain. I am not a fan of canopy beds at all. I think it’s just a waste of money for something that is not really necessary. And the price of canopy bed is almost twice bigger than a normal double bed. And the only difference is a bit of fabric and four wooden poles on each corner.

Curvy Shapes

My personal favourite. I love everything that’s not square or rectangle. I love circle and oval shapes so having curvy armchair is such a perfect idea. It became a trend last year and it is still popular. People are attracted to anything that doesn’t look “normal”. What I mean by that, is we are so used to rectangle sofas and armchairs that seeing something out of that shape is really appealing to human’s eyes. It’s a great add-on for small bedrooms, as a chair where you can read and relax after a long day.

What is your favourite 2020 trend? Would you buy any of the furniture mentioned above?

Mix The Colours In Your Home The Right Way

Mix The Colours In Your Home The Right Way

Disclaimer: I am not a professional home designer. I do not have a degree. I just like home decor and wanted to share my view with all of you.

I don’t know about you but I like when people comment on my home decor. I like to hear that they like it and that my home looks pretty with the colours I chose. I kinda like advising about it too, especially when someone asks me for it. Well, nobody asked for this blog post but I figured that it would be nice to share my views on how to mix colours in your house the right way.

There are so many combinations you can use. With painting and decorations – there are no limits. It all depends on your taste and how you want your home to look. Is it a homey vibe? Boho? Modern? Colourful? It all depends on you. Nowadays people go for more neutral colours like white and woods which for me is the cosiest look you can get. Some people prefer to have a pop of colour around the house by decorating with pillows or small furniture. And some people prefer just white.

So let’s talk about how you can mix colours to give special vibes to your guests!

THE SAME COLOUR, DIFFERENT SHADE

This technique is for people who are not fans of bright colours and prefer to have toned rooms (I don’t recommend using bright colours such as blues and yellows with this technique as the room can become too overwhelming). For example, let’s take white – the simplest of the colours. If you want your place to have radiant aesthetic vibe, mix it with other shades of white, like cream and beige. This will give your house a very cosy feeling and make your house look brighter and cleaner! It’s the same with any neutral colour like grey or brown.

GREEN, CREAM AND BROWN

This is personally my favourite if you want to use a pop of colour in your home. I think green and cream mix so well together, doesn’t matter if it’s pastel green or dark green. It creates a little bit of posh vibe – especially if you use royal green or emerald which is a darker shade and add a little bit of brown. I like how cream accents (like cushions or throws) can make your green pop a little bit more than usual. Just add some golds, making it even more expensive-looking and you’re ready to receive all the compliments from your friends and family.

GREY AND PASTELS

This is for all the people that love pastel colours. I think the best colour to mix your pastels with is grey. Why? Because then your pastels will stand our more. If you pair your grey sofa with pastel cushions it will create a cute design where your cushions can shine and attract more pair of eyes. It will give your interior a chilled look, much like different shades of the same colour. I believe that if you choose brighter sofa or bedding, like cream or white, you should look into a little bit brighter colours for cushions or throws – still pastels, but just a little bit more intense. That will help to contrast your interior more.

WHITE AND BLACK

The most modern look you can get is black and white mixed together into perfect harmony. If you want to achieve modernity, clean look and posh look – all in one – those colours are the best for it! Throw some gold or silver decorations with it and you’re good to go. Black and white are the most universal colours out there. They also represent innocence, purity and new beginnings – what’s there not to like?

WOOD AND WHITE

This is by far my most favourite combination. My living room has only white and wood around with the grey sofa sitting in the middle like a cherry on a cake. The Scandinavian look is very popular because it gives you a feeling of cosiness. When you think of Scandinavia what comes to your mind? If it is blankets, cushions and lots of hot drinks then this look is for you. Whether you prefer lighter wood and darker one – white always goes perfectly with it. So if you’re into feeling cosy in your home, try to add some decorations or furniture that has white and wooden bits.

What colours are in your house? What is your favourite combination?

The Best Plants For Your Household That You Cannot Kill

The Best Plants For Your Household That You Cannot Kill

When I first moved into my own apartment with my partner it was an incredible feeling. We finally were alone and we could do whatever we would like without anyone judging. After a couple of weeks of living here, I decided I wanted some plants around to make the place look homier. And so I did! I ordered three real, alive plants for my house. They looked fantastic – so fresh and greener than I expected them to be. We put one in our bedroom, and two in the living room. After a while, me being me, I forget to water them. Sometimes they go for two weeks without water. Why? Because I got used to artificial plants. I had tons of them back then I was living with my parents because they don’t require any care. So I made up a schedule for watering them. They are fine now (except cats nibbling on them when no one is looking) and they even began to grow new stems!

But what if you have a lot in your mind and in your life and you simply cannot afford to have real plants as you know you’d kill them but at the same time you’d like to enjoy them in your home? Well, there are some plants that are almost impossible to kill!

Let’s start off with one of my favourites – Aloe. It is a genus plant containing over 500 species of flowering succulents. It’s mostly known as Aloe Vera. Not only it is such a good-looking plant but it has so many benefits. Aloe gel can soothe burns and treat acne as it reduces inflammation and itchiness. It has a calming effect on the skin. Also, it was shown that it can help with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Aloe has not only health benefits. It was proven that it can keep your produce fresh and delay the process of ripening. The plant doesn’t require a lot of care – just keep it out of direct sunlight and soak it well every couple of weeks.

Next on my list is an Air Plant (known also as Tillandsia) – a unique looking plant that doesn’t even require soil to grow. How amazing is that? Although it doesn’t have any magical abilities like Aloe, it is perfect for giving your home a vibe of rain forest (especially if you hook it up to your ceiling and let it grow down). It looks special and only requires a water soak once every two weeks. How does that sound for all of you, forgetful plant nannies?

I’m not sure how many of you would consider having Bamboo as a household plant but let me tell you why it is so easy to grow it. Bamboo requires you to put it in the water – that’s it. Just change the water every couple of weeks for the fresh one and watch your bamboo shoots grow big and green. It also requires very little light so if you like darker spaces – this one is for you! You can’t ask for any easier plant than Bamboo. And it helps a lot wit Feng Shui feel, doesn’t it?

The Snake Plant (Dracaena Trifasciata) is the number one plant for you if you’d like to purify the air in your household. It’s one of the easiest plants to take care of too – you have to water it when the soil is fully dry which makes it perfect for all people who simply forget to water their plants sometimes. NASA found that Snake Plant goes the extra mile with absorbing toxins that none of the other plants does –  benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. Buy one and you won’t be disappointed.

Another one of my favourites is a Cactus. This fleshy, thick plant retain water better than any other plant. I believe that all of us, at some point in our lives, had a cactus in their rooms. I mean, what’s not to like? It’s pretty, easy to maintain and you can get one in any shape or size you’d like. It is perfect for forgetful waterers as it doesn’t require much moisture. You can also keep it anywhere you’d like. Just water them when the soil is completely dry and then you can forget about it for good a couple of weeks.

What kind of plants do you have at your house? How often do you forget to water them? What kind of plant is your favourite?

Let me know in the comments!

My Living Room Decor On A Budget

My Living Room Decor On A Budget

I don’t know about you but I struggled a lot with buying decorations for my own flat. I had no idea what I wanted. Do I want natural tones? Wooden pieces? Or a more modern approach? I spent hours looking for inspiration on Pinterest but every time I liked something it was too expensive for me. My budget is very tight so I couldn’t go around and buy whatever I fancied. I had to go my own way and try to decorate my lovely flat with inexpensive objects looking good.

I had £100 left on decorations after buying my dream couch, TV unit and coffee tables. It seems to be not enough for good decor, especially if you’re into a little bit more expensive things but I found a way where I can spend exactly that without worrying I will go over!

I chose two sites I mainly used for my shopping – Wilko and Argos. They both have items you can buy for reasonable prices. I think it’s worth it to spend some times searching around the site as you never know what will pop up. I started off looking for mirrors. I feel like every house needs a mirror, right? So I went on Argos site and searched for wall mirrors first, sorting the page from low to high prices. This is £16 round mirror I found. I loved everything about it. It was small, cute and just perfect to hang in the living room. One thing I hated about it was the actual frame. I wanted my mirror to look modern. I am in love with rose gold colour so I referred to Wilko’s site and bought £6 Spray Paint. I spent £22 on both products but the spray paint can come in handy later.

I really wanted my flat to look a bit homier so I decided I need some plants. But wait a minute, I can’t take care of real plants. They need a lot of attention and watering and the right places for them to grow. And let’s face it, flat isn’t the best place to have plants, especially if you have noisy pets like me. I decided to look for small, artificial plants. Yes, I am in love with everything small and cute. Fortunately, Wilko had some of the cutest succulent plants I absolutely love. I bought two of the ones in white pots. They match my living room vibe so much! I wanted to liven up the relaxation part of my living room, making it cosier. I like them because they are not requiring any care, except dusting it from time to time, and they look amazing. You can mix and match them with other succulent plants. For two of these plants, I paid £8 and I used them on my coffee table!

Wilko Artificial Succulent Plant in Ceramic Pot

7.5cm x 7.5cm x 12cm

£4 per one plant

Next things I looked for were blankets and throws. I believe Wilko is THE BEST place to buy those. I have never touched anything softer than a blanket I chose to buy in their stores. There’s a variety of colours you can choose from – I decided on yellow as it is my favourite colour but I also picked up a black one for my boyfriend to create a “couple duo”.

Wilko Mustard Ultrasoft Throw,

120cm x 150cm

£5

I was so happy about how things were looking so far but something was missing. I had my sofa for a long time and I didn’t realise the most important thing – it needs cushions! It looked a little bit lonely with the only yellow blanket on the side. I went on a search for cushions on Wilko site as I knew that it will be cheap. And I was right. I fell in love with two types of cushions. One was the fluffy cushion in blue colour and the other ones were plain grey cushions. I think it works perfectly with a yellow throw and grey sofa.

Wilko Blue Faux Mongolian Cushion

43cm x 43cm

£3 per cushion (sale price)

Grey Chenille Cushion

43cm x 43cm

£4 per cushion

The last stop before my living was complete were some good smelling candles so my house would smell amazing. I used to have a Sand and Fog candle with a scent of Goji Berry and it was a fantastic smell but I want to change things up a little and so I decided to buy the biggest candle I have ever seen. It’s in the beautiful teal glass container (which I spray painted with my rose gold paint – told you it will come in handy!) and has three wicks!

TOTAL MONEY I SPENT £60

What a surprise! I had £40 left from all the shopping I made. I probably will try to buy a little basket for the future blankets that I can also use as a side table or a little ottoman for my feet so I can kick them up after a long day at work. Or maybe more cushions? There’s never enough cushions, right?

What do you think about my living room decor? Is it something you’d do in your home?