The size of your living room doesn’t matter so much because, big or small, we all wish we could utilize the space we have more effectively. Except for maybe strict adherers of minimalism. For everyone else, though, making the best use out of the space you have in your living room is a great way to enjoy it that much more.
Whether you are struggling for space or just wanting to get a little creative, here are our several ideas on how you can use space saver tips on wasted spots. Enjoy.
Above The Door
If you’re reading this from the comfort of your living room, then pop your head up and look above your door. Chances are, you are looking at a big, empty space. This poses one of the most creative storage spaces in your home. All you have to do is add some slim – or not so slim, depending on your ceiling height – shelving units, coupled up with a similar style going down the sides of your doorway and, voila, you have a feature piece made out of bits and bobs.
When you have a snug and cozy little sitting room, it can be very easy to ruin the dynamics by adding a coffee table in the middle. It just gets in the way. It makes the whole room feel claustrophobic and messy, as opposed to wonderful and quaint. That is where your window can be a godsend. If it has a windowsill, then you can use this right away. If not, however, then tuck a low table into the recess, add a flower or two and some coffee-table books, and there you have it.
One of the best ways to use the space of a small living room is to have a seating that doesn’t waste any space. By going with something like an Ashley sectional, you can use the corners of your room to much better effect. If, however, your living room is full of awkward angles and tricky shapes, why not opt for building something bespoke: bespoke space saver bench seats with storage underneath or custom shelving for instance. That way you can ensure you’ve merged practicality and comfort to full effect.
Never Ignore Nooks
A lot of houses have fireplaces with nooks on either side; nook’s that are just too small and inconvenient to do anything with. However, if you pull your innovation cap down on your head, you’ll find that these little nooks actually allow you to turn your living room into a multifunctional destination. All you need is one small desk and two hefty shelves above it and you’ve got yourself a neat little office over in the corner. Now you can spend time with your family while getting stuff done too.
The bay window is one of the most beautiful and yet most overlooked space savers in a home. However, by simply adding a DIY built-in seat, maybe with some nice custom window treatments from All About Interiors you can create the idyllic spot for relaxing. Read a book, or a magazine, or phone your friends from here; it is your call, but the option is there and the option is stunning.