Another great way to keep clutter to a minimum is by buying items that serve multiple purposes in your space. In an HGTV article, Sarah Baeumler recommends doing this when choosing furniture. She says, “having multipurpose furniture that can double as storage is beneficial for any home, especially for smaller spaces. Nothing makes the space feel larger and more organized than when you have storage that goes unseen by others.” For instance, you could choose a bench with a storage compartment or a coffee table with a drawer.
But this doesn’t only apply to furniture; Baeumler also recommends using dual-purpose decorations. According to Calgary Herald, she says to make sure that items can be used in multiple ways and, “If they can’t be repurposed in another way, or have more than one function, stay away.”
According to Baeumler, her favorite smaller decorative item is a white vase. This is because, in her words, “I can easily move them about to change things up and add some color with flowers or greenery,” per another article with HGTV. Because a white vase is a simple accessory that can be used in a number of ways, it’s a great item to decorate your home.