How to Downsize Without Compromising Comfort

April 1, 2024

If you’ve been thinking of decluttering your home, it can be hard to know exactly how to downsize. But downsizing doesn’t have to mean sacrificing comfort. In fact, decluttering can actually increase comfort by giving you more space for the belongings you really love. With the right strategies, you can declutter your space while still enjoying a cozy and inviting home. Here are three tips to get you started.

open concept living room with functional furniture elements

1. Take Inventory

One of the most important ways to downsize is maybe the most obvious. Take inventory of your belongings, and identify the stuff you rarely use or no longer need. (We’re big fans of the popular KonMari Method.) Consider donating, selling, or recycling these items to free up space and declutter your home. By incorporating a minimalist mindset and prioritizing quality over quantity, you’ll surround yourself only with belongings that bring you joy and serve a purpose.

2. Use Multi-Functional Furniture

Furniture can take up a lot of space. So opt for furniture pieces that serve more than one purpose. Look for ottomans with hidden storage compartments, coffee tables with built-in shelving, and sofa beds that can accommodate guests. By choosing multi-functional furniture, you can reduce clutter while ensuring that every item in your home has practical use. These pieces can really help you maintain comfort without sacrificing style or functionality.

3. Utilize Vertical Space

When space is limited, look up! Thinking vertically can be a game-changer. Invest in tall bookshelves, wall-mounted cabinets, and floating shelves to make the most of your vertical space. From floor to ceiling, you can maximize every inch for storage without overcrowding the room. And vertical storage doesn’t just maximize your available space — when done right, it can also add some unique visual intrigue.

Easier Organizing with Shoreline

By implementing these tips, you can downsize your living space without sacrificing comfort or functionality — all while helping your home better reflect your personal style and values. And great news: Shoreline Homes are designed to conveniently maximize your space. With 9’+ ceilings on main floors and 9’ foundation walls in the basement, our homes offer a sense of openness even while downsizing. Additionally, abundant and valuable storage areas are strategically designed throughout the home, like our space-saver closet organizers in all closets, to cater to your organizational needs.

These homes have been crafted by world-class architects, providing maximum indoor comfort with astounding views, all near picturesque Park City, Utah. For a virtual tour of our spacious yet cozy Shoreline homes, visit