How to: Make the most of your living room space

Space saving ideas for your living room

Dual purpose coffee table

Ottomans and storage tables function as extra space, and can be filled to the brim with goodies such as DVDs, books, and anything else you want to hide but also have quick access to.

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Extendable dining table

If you have a small family, but want to be able to have guests for dinner, a dining set with an extendable table is ideal. The Ingatorp Extendable Dining Table by IKEA in black or white can seat 6 people when adjusted. Matching chairs are available.

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Instead of using table or floor lamps which can take up much needed space, try wall lights to bring soft illumination. Mirrors are also a great way to add light to your living room.

 

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Find some quirky shelving to house decorative items. These innovative Hexagon Mirror Shelves from Not On The High Street are classy, practical, and double up as mirrors.

 

Low seating

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Low-level sofas and armchairs give an illusion of more space and higher ceilings. They’re also unusual and will make your guests feel cosy. Try a corner sofa for extra comfort points.

 

Collage photos

Rather than spacing out family photos across a wall, group them together in a collage multi aperture frame, or opt for a photo album, like this French Style Wooden Photo Box from Amazon.

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The Practical: Bedrooms

Creating a beautiful bedroom which is also practical can be tricky. But, believe it or not, functionality and style can go together. Here are a few tips for making the most of your space.

Storage beds

There are so many on the market today, and no excuses for finding a beautiful one. If you only need a little extra space, a bed with drawers could be ideal for you. If, however, you’re really lacking in room size and don’t want to have to squeeze in another piece of furniture to store your goodies, opt for an ottoman bed. Their gas-assisted lift system makes it quick and easy to access. The best part is, they look like ordinary beds! Have a look at the Showman Silver Crushed Velvet Ottoman Bed by Dreams.

 

Storage trunks

If you have room at the foot of your bed, or perhaps against a wall, trunks are a great way of adding more storage. They come in so many forms; to suit a traditional, country style, contemporary, industrial, or minimalist home. To save money, try upcycling old, vintage luggage.

 

Storage baskets

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Bedroom office

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Having a designated work space is a great way of improving your work ethic if you work from home. Laying in bed or on the sofa with a laptop is cosy, but creating a space specifically for work will help get your head in the game. All that’s needed is a desk (one with storage, ideally), and a comfortable (but not too comfortable) chair. Shelving above your desk will help to store books. For a minimalist feel, try these Clear Acrylic Book Shelves by MK Kids Interiors. Add a motivational quote for you to read everyday, and you’re set.

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Why waste all of that space around your bed? Tall narrow, cupboards either side for hanging clothes, and cabinets above for folded clothes or other items makes for an interesting wall feature, while being exceptionally practical. For extra space-saving, add a shelf to the remaining space, or beautify it with a wall decal. This petite bedroom is a perfect example. Nesting Properties would be happy to help you transform your space into a fully-functional, gorgeous haven!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design and build your dream Kitchen

A new extension and kitchen built in a North London property.

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This space didn’t even exist. We created an extension which housed a fabulous new kitchen for our clients. You can also have your dream kitchen. When planning your new kitchen design, imagine  how you would like to use the space, think about the time of day that you will be in the kitchen most and design your lighting accordingly. Check pinterest and houzz for ideas and colour schemes. Contact us and we will design and build your dream kitchen. nesting-properties_kichen-design_-extention