Need extra space in your home? These fabulous solutions will allow you to stash more – and make your rooms look elegant to boot.
1. Use the space under the television
Opt for a TV unit that packs more in below the screen and you can transform a living room. Furniture for the television and digital boxes is a must-have in any case, but our unit (above) is taller so the cupboard and drawer space below is maximised. Put away films, music, games, cables, magazines, toys, crafts supplies… There’s plenty of room for all-comers.
2. Hide paperwork in plain sight
However much can be done online these days, there’s still plenty of vital paperwork to store, and sorting and labelling as you go makes life so much less stressful when the time comes to track down a document. Our large filing ottoman fits into a living space, bedroom, home office, hall or landing without giving a clue to its contents and can be upholstered in a fabric from our wide range or in one of your own so it complements the decor beautifully.
3. Fit a whole home office in a cupboard
Office shelving? Check. Noticeboard? Check. Cupboard space? Check. Our New England home office armoire (above) will bring all these, plus the desk space for a laptop or computer, so it’s all the home office you want in one compact and handsome piece of furniture. Pick the colour, the knobs and the fabric you love for the noticeboard and you’re sorted.
4. Conceal it in a footstool
An upholstered footstool completes a living room scheme beautifully. It’s a softer take on a coffee table that can be finished to match one of our seating options, or to add an accent colour to a room scheme. Not just a pretty face, our storage footstool (above) has space inside for all manner of living room essentials for easy tidying away at the end of the day.
5. Use your home’s nooks
Don’t miss out on the opportunities your home provides to fit in furniture without filling up useful circulation space. Take advantage of the areas either side of a chimney breast to fit in cupboards and shelving, like these New Hampshire double modular units (above). Think, too, about spaces under slopes, where low storage can be fitted in; the area under the window; and space high on walls where shelves and peg shelves will conjure super-useful storage from nothing.
6. Think tall and slim
This elegant New Hampshire bookcase (above) makes room for more in a living room or bedroom. Its neat dimensions mean it won’t intrude, but it has enough depth for files and folders, as well as books, and it’s tall enough to create opportunities for display as well. Choose any of our gorgeous paint shades to finish it, or order unpainted and use a colour of your own.
7. Use the area under the bed
If you’re having to slide things underneath a bed, you’ve already moved into this prime bedroom space. Want to make the arrangement much neater? Swap to a fabric-covered divan (above) with built-in drawers that will hide bed linens, cushions, or out-of-season clothes while keeping them clean and free of dust. Of course, there are plenty of other benefits with this arrangement. You can create a beautiful focal point for the room with plain or patterned upholstery, and our divan base is fully sprung so, combined with a pocket-sprung mattress, it’ll give you a great night’s sleep.