Mastering an effective storage system is beneficial in every part of the home, but no space is quite as key as the bedroom. Here, our decorating decisions, including our storage, directly influence our sleep quality, so it's important we look to the right people for inspiration. Thankfully for us, Lewis Hamilton has the answers.
The racing driver's vertical bedroom storage may be simple, but it's this quality that designers urge us to replicate the most.
'I am a huge fan of having discreet cabinets in your home, as they do not serve as decorative pieces; they are functional ones. Unless they are open, they should disappear into the background,' comments designer Jove Meyer. This is exactly the case in Lewis Hamilton's Monaco bedroom, where he's opted for sleek, handle-less cabinets that blend seamlessly into the back of his neutral space.
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'For minimal sleek designs, the goal is to have sameness and minimal distractions, so by having your cabinets be discreet, it allows the other moments of design to shine, which elevates a space and gives the eye a place to travel to,' Jove explains.
'When it comes to minimal design, it is about the absence of things, it is about celebrating negative space and almost starving the eye of clutter so when it finds something, it celebrates it and appreciates it more; this can only happen when cabinets are hidden.'
Jove Meyer crafts a vivid, colorful world inspired by his clients who dare to be different. Meyer set out to build a global design firm antithetical to his conservative and rigid upbringing by encouraging authenticity, celebrating diversity, and empowering marginalized communities. As a result, his work has been featured in international publications including The New York Times.
Discreet cabinets have their place in every room, but, as mentioned, minimalist bedrooms have a power that goes beyond their good looks. Sleep expert and owner of Bed Guru, Carl Walsh, explains the importance of a clutter-free bedroom, where these pared-back cabinets are the most beneficial.
'A messy and cluttered bedroom will not only affect how fast you fall asleep but the quality of your sleep. If every time you get into bed you're surrounded by mess and clutter this can distract you as you're trying to fall asleep, make you feel anxious or on edge, and lead to a bad night's sleep,' he comments.
'It's recommended that your bedroom should have no clutter; there should only be items that help you sleep better.'
Alongside Lewis Hamilton-inspired storage, we should also invest in the best luxury bedding we can buy. If we're having trouble sleeping, Carl recommends a white noise machine like this one from Amazon.
'All things that help send your body into a sleepy state when it's time to get into bed and unwind from the day.'
To get even tidier in our bedrooms, we're picking up some organization essentials below.
These transparent, versatile bins keep all contents visible, making it easy to find exactly what you need in your cupboard or closet. Meanwhile, the open-top concept enables easy reach-in access.
This tiered organizer comes with two open drawers that pull out, allowing you to separate contents. Its simple yet stylish design creates the perfect catchall for miscellaneous items in any bedroom.
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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