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 Stylish: Hallways

It’s the first thing people see when they enter your house, here are some tips on making a great first impression

 

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For a home that’s light and airy throughout, play with soft colours. Create a colour palette, and choose a wallpaper which will complement it. This geometric Simplicity Two wallpaper comes in a variety of pastel colours. On the other hand, if you have a fun, free-spirited home, opt for brighter colours. If you’re feeling bold, you could even paint the side of your staircase! Take a look at how Little Greene used their rich Royal Navy paint:

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Don’t be afraid to use it. Especially if you have paler walls, try using pattern on the floor, in the form of staircase carpet, a runner, or floor tiles. Again, consider your chosen colour scheme, and decide to go with an unusual or conservative pattern like the Mr Jones floor tiles by Laura Ashley in Dove Grey.

 

Lighting

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If your hallway is a little on the dark side, here are some solutions. Glam up an understated hallway with a chandelier, or something similar. There are so many creative takes on the classic chandelier to suit every taste. Built-in LED stair lights are a stunning way of lighting the way in the day, or, more fabulously, at night. For a more vintage feel, try wall sconces.

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If you’re fortunate enough to have a large hallway, create interest and consider utilising the space by adding a dressing table, seating/shoe storage, coat rack, umbrella holder, or mirror. Place some family photos on the walls to greet guests when they enter. The honeycomb ‘Honefoss’  mirror is by IKEA, and the hexagons can be hung any which way to suit your space.

 

Nesting Properties would be glad to transform your hallway to suit your every need.