Interiors Weekly

Clever use of space...

October 9 - 15, 2019

Gulf Weekly Clever use of space...

Interiors are shrinking, limiting people with the opportunity to properly furnish and design their living spaces into comfortable cocoons to dwell in.

Chances are, the more furniture there is in one given space, the more muddled and disorderly it will appear and we all know that a cluttered home leads to a cluttered mind…which then leads to stress. It also can make a room look smaller than it is.

Designers have come up with several space-saving solutions to tackle the cluttered conditions – they have created multifunctional furniture that is both comfortable and easy to use.

Some beds, for example, can double up as storage space. There are drawers under the bed to use as compartments to put away clothing or even books and trinkets. Many experts are using multipurpose pieces to beautify and simplify homes.

Here are a few designs to consider for growing families or even for small starter-homes.

1. Stylish sofa bed

Sofa beds come in all shapes and sizes. They are ideal for those days family members come down to visit or even for those evenings spent in Netflixing.

2. Tactful tables

A butterfly or “drop leaf” table can be a great way to save space and ensure an intimate-style dinner with family or friends. The beauty of this design is that when people are done dining, they can fold up the chairs and store them inside the table.

3. Secret mirror

A standing jewellery cabinet mirror is fabulous for hiding and organising earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces. There are miniature shelves and compartments to keep everything in place. Plus, having a standing mirror is great for those quick peek-and-run moments when you need to be out the door but still need to check your overall appearance before stepping out.

4. Wall moments

A wall mounted table that folds completely flat when not in use is another handy feature to have. It doubles up as a counter or shelf and the side of the table can be covered with chalk to use as a message board.

5. Hidden gem

Purchasing a lift-top coffee table is a quick and easy way to transform a living room into a home office or dining room. Hide away accessories and books in the table and lift the top to create a counter.

There are so many more items to explore. Happy de-cluttering!

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