The living room is a place for entertaining, and is a strong contender against the kitchen as being the heart of the home. As we spend such a large amount of time in the living room the décor we choose is carefully chosen in order to showcase our talents and character, but one thing we so often struggle with is creating more space – especially if that is something we are lacking in to begin with. Luckily, there are a number of clever space saving ideas out there, enabling you to de-clutter and disguise those essential items, and the bits and pieces we just can’t bear to part with.
Spend some time rooting through your local charity stores, vintage fairs and carboot sales and you’ll stumble upon an abundance of vintage treasures. Whatever your style, you’re certain to fall in love with vintage furniture and it could not be simpler to introduce these sought-after pieces into your home. From industrial shelving to wooden chests, there are so many clever storage options that will help you to utilise the space you have, whether it’s small or large.
Shelving, although a somewhat obvious suggestion, can provide you with the extra room you need by utilising otherwise unused space, whilst ensuring the floor is clutter free. From DVDs to books to those much-loved trinkets, shelving poses the perfect solution for displaying these items, but if you do decide to put up shelves it is imperative that you keep them looking well maintained and as stylish as possible. If you’re a bookworm, why not create a home library of sorts and turn your living room into a cosy place to get lost in literature.
From hollow coffee tables to under seat storage, there are some amazingly clever furniture options for you to choose from. Hollow furniture allows you to stow away the items that you perhaps don’t need every day, whilst being utilised in other extremely useful ways. A vintage chest can be used in place of a coffee table, and can be opened up to disguise items such as tablecloths, DVDs or CDs that would otherwise clutter up your home.
Why not create a little extra space through the use of sliding doors. Sliding doors that disappear into the walls mean that you can create a place to store items such as shoes; coats or even children’s play things, without having to add a bulky wardrobe to your room. If you want to try this for yourself, then companies such as Barrier Components have everything you need to do so.
These are just a few suggestions to inspire you and open your eyes to just what can be done in terms of saving space in your living room. It’s important to remember that storage doesn’t mean compromising on style, and there are so many clever ideas out there to help you.