In an increasingly time-pressured world, there is a growing need to alleviate stress, and there is no better start than by creating a calm and ordered environment to retreat to at the end of the day.
Incorporating a sleek and minimalist design aesthetic to the bedroom can be achieved through a ruthless clear out and diligent maintenance, but, even when the clutter has gone, one seemingly unavoidable thing often remains – an unsightly trail or knot of power and charging cables littering our surfaces and floors.
Here, we reveal some clever cable tidy solutions to rid your sanctuary of these cable hotspots once and for all.
One of the most used – and therefore, most cluttered – spaces in any bedroom is the bedside table. Covered in a plethora of glasses, jewellery, skincare, books, it is also home to electrical items such as mobile phones, alarm clocks, lighting, and e-readers – and of course, the dreaded tangle of charging cables.
Choosing a bedside table to ensure you get the most out of your storage is an excellent way to combat the problem. The most functional pieces will feature deep drawers; perfect for keeping all of your possessions close at hand but out of sight. And, if your bed is slightly too far away from the power socket to use your electricals whilst they charge, our bedside unit also boasts a handy integrated power cube with three mains plugs and two USB ports, giving you the option to charge or power multiple items at once and keep your wires tidy.
A desk can be one of the biggest culprits for amassing unsightly cables, and if your bedroom also doubles up as your home office, there is an even greater need to keep them in check.
To maintain a minimalist design aesthetic, positioning your desk as close to a power source as possible will mean you can avoid an additional length of cable linking your desk to the mains socket.
Next, house your extension lead in a simple and practical cable tidy box, simultaneously concealing any unrequired length and avoiding any knotting.
These wires than then be fed directly up to a simple set of wire tidy clips on the edge of your unit, keeping them in good order, as well as easily accessible.
A dressing table can be a thing of beauty and a focal point in a bedroom, and represents precious ‘me-time’ for many women housing cosmetics, fragrances, and gems. But however sleek your design and storage system, an array of electronic items such as hair dryers, straighteners, tongs, and lighting result in an unattractive collection of wires, ruining the final look.
A simple hack to avoid this is to select smart furniture with concealed compartments containing a power source. Simply drop down the lid once you’ve finished your morning or evening ritual, and minimalist order is restored.
Decluttering is a crucial element of maintaining a calming, contemporary living space. A minimalist bedroom should allow our minds to roam free and help encourage a restful sleep – something far too important to be interrupted by unsightly black and white knots on the periphery!