Having a small house means that you need to make the most of every inch of space available in the home. When you are buying furniture to put into your home, you need to be sure that anything you buy can serve as much purpose as possible. The following guide walks you through the process of buying useful living room furniture that can serve double duties for you:
Coffee Table with Storage
When you buy a coffee table for the space, be sure to choose one that offers you some storage space. There are some coffee tables that have shelves built into them or some that have tops that can be lifted to reveal storage space underneath.
This allows you to get double the use out of one item. To get even more use out of this item, paint the top of the table with chalkboard paint so that your kids can use the surface to draw on with chalk when they are bored. The chalkboard paint is available in funky and traditional colors so that you can paint the table to match your color scheme perfectly.
Purchase a cabinet that is roughly a foot and half in width to place in your home. Place the cabinet on its side so that the hinges for the door are facing the ceiling. You can then get a cushion that is traditionally designed for use on a bench and place it on top of the cabinet. The cabinet can now be used as a great bench for entertaining and you can open the door to reveal hidden storage to keep blankets, shoes, and toys out of sight.
If you are someone that likes to entertain, buy a tall desk to place against one of the long walls in your living room. Be sure that the desk has a cabinet built into it. Line the inside of the cabinet with stylish wallpaper and then store your liquors in the cabinet. In the drawers of the desk, you can store your bar-tending supplies such as a shaker, stirrer, and strainer.
On the top of the desk, you can store your glasses, fruits, and mixers needed to create delicious beverages for guests. You can still pull up a chair and use the desk in a traditional way when you are not entertaining, as well.
All of these items are very affordable and allow you to make the most of the space you have available to you. You can paint any of the items to make them match perfectly or paint them all different colors to make a hodgepodge of unique and interesting looks. To learn more, contact a company such as Heary Art & Sons Furniture Inc. with any questions you have.