THIS MONTH'S DESIGN IDEA MAKE MORE ROOM

Make more room
This month's design idea Make more room

To make more room, the best solution is to tidy more! So take advantage of the new year to make this your first resolution.

Especially maximising storage in your wardrobes and closets. Arrange your shoes below, linens you use only occasionally above and gather your small garments in the appropriately sized boxes. This avoids scattering them and any muddle.

MUST HAVES FOR MAKING MORE ROOM

To make more room, focus on unused space. Build your shelving and bookcases right up to the ceiling. Choose low, shallow units for windows. Go for wall lights rather than standard lamps. Consider corner units. And convert your cubby hole under the stairs into an office area or a library. Then, make clever use of furniture that is multifunctional, for example, a bed fitted with storage drawers, or that can change size as you wish: an extendable table, folding chair, stackable stool etc. Lastly, create the illusion using a mirror to reflect light, curtains in the same colour as the walls to open out onto the outdoors …

Wood and cotton storage bench ... - Eloise
£179.90 +
Wooden 90 x 190cm bed in grey - Cargo
£389.90 +
Wooden extending dining ... - Clic-clac
£399.90 +
Split leather and solid teak ... - Masai
£199.90 +
SAINT AIGNAN metal wall light H 30cm
£34.99 +
FACTORY brass directional wall light ...
£99.99 +
Paulownia wood corner unit ... - Joséphine
£329.90 +
Wrought iron corner unit W ... - Lubéron
£199.90 +
Solid sheesham wood corner ... - Lubéron
£699.90 +
CHEVERNY rust effect metal mirror H ...
£99.99 +
ECLATS mirror H 80cm
£179.90 +
JAVA wooden mirror H 120cm
£99.99 +
Wood and cotton ... - Comptoir des épices
£199.90 +
SOHO bench and 2 chest pouffes in ...
£199.90 +
Wooden coffee table + 4 ... - Freeport
£369.90 +
Patinated metal 3 spotlight rail in ...
£99.99 +
FJORD wood and cotton cloth wall ...
£49.99 +
Brown 3-seater tufted clic ... - Denver
£499.90 +
Set of 2 Studio Trunks
£158.90 +
2 MONUMENTS print fabric trunks W ...
£159.90 +
Greyed mango wood corner ... - Persiennes
£429.90 +
Wooden corner TV unit in ... - Barbade
£269.90 +
ALTESSE carved paulownia wood ...
£139.90 +
ORANGERIE metal mirror in black H ...
£199.90 +
Wooden writing desk in ... - Séraphine
£149.90 +
Solid elm writing desk W 108cm - Atelier
£599.90 +
Wooden writing desk in white ... - Freeport
£299.90 +
3 OUESSANT whitewashed wicker baskets
£36.97 +
Paulownia wood wardrobe in ... - Joséphine
£599.90 +
3 Kubu rattan trunks W 50cm ... - Key West
£199.90 +
Shoe cabinet in white W 80cm - Cottage
£199.90 +
VINTAGE SOLO metal wall light H 14cm
£49.99 +
Wooden corner unit in white W ... - Newport
£399.90 +
Solid sheesham wood shelf ... - Stockholm
£699.90 +
Solid wood extending dining ... - Tradition
£599.90 +
Metal locker closet W 85cm - Loft
£349.90 +
Wooden desk in white W 150cm - Newport
£299.90 +
Mango wood wardrobe W 110cm - Colette
£1,099.00 +
ELOISE cotton embroidered tie top ...
£32.99 +
Wooden cabinet on castors in ... - Odéon
£249.90 +
VINTAGE folding chest pouffe in brown
£19.99 +
Wooden ladder shelf unit in ... - Freeport
£69.99 +