The summer holidays are over, the children are back at school and all thoughts are turning to reordering our homes again. Restoring a sense of order is vital for peace of mind. Decluttering your rooms goes far beyond improving the look of your living and working spaces - it's essential for mental and physical wellbeing.
From subtle storage chests to clever modular dressers, brilliant bookcases to savvy entertainment solutions, we've got furniture to reorganise your life and clear your mind ready for the new season ahead.
There's always a danger that hallways can become dumping grounds for coats, shoes and yesterday's post. But a beautifully-designed console table can help you bring a sense of order to an overlooked space.
An elegant console with shallow drawers, like this Henshaw (right) is perfect for hiding keys and the nagging paperwork on your to-do list. Plus it doubles up as a delightful desk.
A taller console, like this Edinburgh console (left), looks fabulous with a pair of generous wicker baskets underneath, ideal for tidying teenagers' trainers and hiding your slippers from the dog. Place on it a beautiful vase of flowers and family photos, and your hallway will become another cherished room.
Hook, line and sinker
Hats, bags, umbrellas, boots...When autumn beckons, we all want coats and hats handy, but a hallway full of piled-up waterproofs and enough shoes for an octopus is no place to linger.
This Dorset teak bench and coat rack is an elegant and practical addition to your hallway, and it's available in calming shades of Dusky Sea Spray, Pale French Grey or Soft Truffle.
A new chapter
Turn over a new leaf with a smart new bookcase like this Chichester. Not just for your favourite novels, mix upright and horizontal book arrangements with cherished photographs, miniature sculptures, textured ceramics, beautiful trinkets and even potted plants for a welcoming, lived-in look. Glazed or open, tall or small, a bookcase full of treasured tomes will become a real focal point in your favourite living space.
Dresser to impress
A versatile dresser like the Chawton allows you to build your own furniture in whatever configuration you like - adding to it and changing its use as time goes on. With plenty of shelf space for books, wine and your favourite objets d'art, spacious drawers and cupboards are roomy enough to hide practical, if not beautiful belongings from china to glassware, family board games to winter throws and cushions.
Available in a dazzling choice of fabrics, ottomans like this Eloise ottoman are the perfect solution. Providing extra seating when the crowds descend, or a contemplative nook by a window, these storage chests double up as handy footstools.
Big TVs are terrific for screen time, but switch them off and that big blank box does nothing for your feng shui.
The Henley TV dresser will happily take a 55in box - and creates a beautiful piece of furniture as soon as the credits roll. Drawers underneath allow you to safely stash the remote.
Available in soothing shades of Smoke, Shingle and Old Chalk, they'll subtly complement the decor in your sitting room or snug.
A sideboard in a sitting or dining room is a must for keeping the clutter at bay. Whether yours is a period home or a contemporary space, innovative design, quality and traditional materials never age.
Edgy designer details like those of the oak Detroit (left) make a bold statement in a modern home, while the shaker-style design of this useful Henshaw drinks cabinet will ensure your guests are never dry.
With hanging racks for glasses, draws for stirrers and corkscrews and mirrored side cabinets for a dash of theatre, it's a stylish, practical solution for your favourite entertaining space as the nights draw in.
Working nine to five
Trailing cables and piles of paperwork do nothing for your head space. Whether you're now working full-time from home or need to dip into household paperwork, a well-organised workstation is key.
Spacious workstations like the Chichester, pictured, give you dedicated space for all your technology and office paperwork during the day - and reveal a robust and stylish piece of furniture to grace your sitting or dining room when the doors are closed in the evening.