Clutter Is Not a 2017 Interior Design Trend

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By Douglas Martz

Every year designers weigh in on the new interior design trends for fashion and home décor, including “colors of the year” and the most trending styles in furniture and home accessories. Admittedly, there can be some conflict over what’s hot and what’s not, but there is total agreement that clutter is not an interior design trend for 2017!

Custom closets eliminate bedroom clutter.

Personal space, such as closets, can often be the messiest. We clean up where visitors will be, but don’t always take the same care with space that is our own. Designed around the needs of the user, a custom closet with specialty accessories will create fully-functional space that keeps the whole wardrobe easily accessible. Here are some of ways you can customize a closet:

  • Tiered hanging rods maximize space for ready-to-wear clothes.
  • Adjustable shelves hold folded items in neat stacks.
  • Shoe racks eliminate piles of shoes and missing mates. n Decorative hooks hold purses, backpacks, jackets and pajamas.
  • Pull-outs like drawers and laundry hampers prevent clutter.

Declutter living, family and dining rooms.

Rooms where families congregate can easily become cluttered. Planned storage can include cabinets, custom closets, entertainment centers, pantries, home office nooks, built-in book cases and wall beds. Custom storage solutions will neatly store stuff like books, movies, blankets, games, electronics, collectibles, pillows, laptops and pet paraphernalia.

Let your garage make a fashion statement.

Despite all the talk and focus on home décor, one area is often overlooked, the family garage. It’s no wonder a garage can become a clutter nightmare. Your garage may be your absolute best storage option.

  • Vertical storage will capture all usable space.
  • Enclosed cabinets keep clutter behind closed doors.
  • Floor space is freed up to park the cars or set up a game room or home gym.
  • Upper and lower cabinets around the washer and dryer create ordered space.
  • Wall storage systems like wire racks and wood panels and fixtures keep tools visible and handy.
  • Seasonal storage can be out of the way with overhead storage racks.

Find the home fashion trends that you love, and let 2017 be your most stylish year ever!

Douglas Martz is the president of Tailored Living featuring Premier Garage.


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