Designing Multi-Functional Rooms: Tips From a Professional
Our homes are more than just a place to go at the end of the day. They are where we relax, get work done, study, exercise, and so much more. These days, our homes need to suit multiple purposes. However, achieving this is not always an easy task. Many people feel limited by the size of their space or are uncertain about how to design a room that serves multiple purposes. In fact, a recent study by the Design Council revealed 36% of Greater London residents have had to make sacrifices to their lifestyle due to a lack of space in their homes. Luckily, if you’re looking for help designing multi-functional rooms, I have excellent design and furnishing solutions for you to consider.
Use Vertical Space
Your walls aren’t only a place to display art; when designing a room that is going to serve multiple purposes, walls are prime real estate for storage options. Wall-mounted bookshelves and hooks free floor space and keep your belongings organised. Consider using hanging planters for houseplants, for example. Anything that you can put up and away will help your space feel more open.
Consider Murphy Furniture
The Murphy bed folds up against the wall when not in use. However, these days, beds are not the only type of furniture designed to be neatly stashed away. Desks pull down from inside bookshelves, kitchen tables fold up against the wall, and seating options fold flat when not in use, or even double as additional storage. Space savers such as these can be both stylish and functional.
Divide Your Room
If you need to share your space with others but would like some additional privacy, a room divider could be a great solution. Stylish screens and curtains easily store away or for a more permanent solution, a bookshelf can be used to divide a room.
Find Smart Storage Solutions
A room feels more peaceful and orderly when things are stored within easy access. Just because your room is multi-functional doesn’t mean it has to be cluttered. Consider decorative boxes or opaque storage containers to keep like objects together. If your living room doubles as a home gym, finding a place to store your dumbbells when not in use can make a huge difference in the feel of the room.
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If you keep these tips in mind, you will be well on your way to a successful result. Creating a spacious-feeling living space that suits your lifestyle is possible for everyone. If you would like personalised advice for your unique living situation, please do not hesitate to contact me.