Living rooms never seem to have enough space.
If you find yourself constantly searching for extra storage solutions in your home, then the answer might be simpler than you think. A multi-purpose living room can be designed to help you get the most out of your living area, no matter how big or small it might be.
If you need your living room to act as a dining room, a social gathering space, and a place to relax when you’re finished with work for the day, these simple items could help you to achieve the results you’ve been searching for.
1. Coffee Tables with extra Storage
Although you might think that a simple and elegant coffee table looks sleek in your living room, it doesn’t do much if you’re looking for a multi-purpose solution for keeping everything organized. A coffee table that includes plenty of different storage spaces and drawers could give you somewhere to keep things like extra curtains, pillows, and emergency pillows and bedding when someone needs to stay the night.
There are plenty of different ways that you can make your coffee table more multi-functional. For instance, you might consider a hard-surface coffee table that includes a lot of hidden storage compartments and shelving to hide your various items, or a huge ottoman that can be used as a foot-rest, table, and more.
2. Pull-Out Couches
If you’re worried that you’re never going to have enough space for the people that need to come and crash at your house from time to time, then you might want to consider a sleeper sofa or something similar. The important thing to remember is that a pull-out couch doesn’t have to look tacky and cheap. In fact, these are some of the most useful items that you can buy, particularly if you aren’t lucky enough to have your very own guest room at home.
If you have someone coming over to stay, there’s a huge difference between sleeping on the floor, and enjoying the comfort of a pull-out mattress. There are plenty of great sleeper sofas out there that can match with your existing design and décor, and some also come with extra storage compartments too.
3. Side Tables that Work for Seating
If you’re eager to have people over to your home, but you don’t have many places to seat people, then side tables that can potentially double up as emergency seating could be the answer. When you only have a few guests over, they offer a flat surface for people to place their drinks on, or situate plates on during snacking.
However, if people want to pull up a chair when there’s no room left on the couch, a side-table can be a great way to expand the functionality of your entire room.
4. Expandable Tables
If you have a miniature dining room, but you love hosting the occasional dinner party, then getting an expandable table is a must-have item. These small tables are compact enough for when you only need enough room for a couple of people each night, but they can also be big enough to serve a complete group of friends too.
With an expandable dining table, you only need to quickly rearrange your room and you have enough space for everyone that you need to cater for.
5. Modular Seating
Today’s sectional sofas are much prettier and more effective than you might imagine. Modular seating can allow you to separate the numerous parts of your sofa into multiple different and comfortable seating areas. You can also push the parts of your sofa together when you need to so that you can create a more comfortable lounge space for when you want to lie back with your partner and watch television.
6. Room Dividers
Finally, if you want to make your room more multi-functional, a room divider is a great way to do it. Remember that you shouldn’t be looking for tacky bulletin-board style dividers that you might get in a standard office. Instead, you want something classic and sturdy that fits well with your current décor. Remember, you don’t have to keep your dividers out all the time, just when you want to split your room into eating and playing sections, or so on.