There’s nothing worse than finding that you don’t have enough space in your living room. Whether you’ve just moved into a new home that’s slightly smaller than you’d like, or new furniture is taking up room in your current property, there are lots of ways to maximise your available space without it costing you a fortune. Here are some easy and handy tips and tricks to help you optimise the space in your living room!
1) Make use of your walls.
If your storage units, television or bookcase are taking up precious floor space in your living room then why not mount what you can on the walls? TV mounts are a sleek and modern way to save on space, while floating shelves make a fantastic alternative to bookcases and side units. A cluttered floor can make your room look much smaller, and mounting things on your walls is an excellent way to improve the aesthetics of your living room, and will create more space for you and your family.
It seems like an unlikely solution, but de-cluttering your living room doesn’t just mean throwing away rubbish. Carefully think about your furniture and accessories, as taking the minimalist approach with smaller rooms can make them appear bigger. Get rid of anything that you no longer need or want, as well as things that are taking up valuable space.
3) Storage solutions.
There are lots of innovative products on the market that can help you to optimise space. Footrests with hidden storage spaces, seating benches that can also conceal clutter, coffee tables with drawers and small units can all keep your living room looking as spacious as you need, so explore your local furniture shops for solutions to your storage problems!
4) Hiring a storage unit.
If you’re really struggling to fit everything into your living room then you might want to think about hiring a storage unit. This is the best way for you to keep your living room as empty and spacious as possible, without having to permanently say goodbye to anything that you might want at a later date.
5) Tricks and hacks.
There are lots of little things that you can do to a room to make it appear bigger. Mirrors will help to reflect, making the room seem much more spacious, and using lighter colours for your carpets, curtains, throws and furniture will make your room appear less dark and small.
6) Maximising space.
Another good idea is to play around with your furniture to find the best layout for the shape of your living room. You might find that moving your sofa or sideboards opens up the space that you have, making your room look much bigger than previously. Try sketching a rough outline of your living room, take measurements and design the best layout for your needs. This is a good way to save you the hassle of moving everything only to move it back to its original position if it doesn’t suit the room!
7) Keep tidy.
Make sure that everything in your living room has a permanent home so that clutter and mess is always kept to a minimum. Whether this might be books that aren’t returned to the shelf or your children’s toys, take the time to clear up mess every day to keep your living room looking its absolute best.