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Double-function furniture can bring your living room ideas to life

You can get more than you think out of your living room, even if it’s on the smaller side. In fact, everyone can get their own space - to do things together or alone. The trick is to divide the room into zones, choose multi-functional furniture and - perhaps surprisingly - move the furniture away from the walls.

Two women seated, one in a beige STRANDMON armchair, on either side of an ELVARLI storage unit in a large, light living room.
Two women seated, one in a beige STRANDMON armchair, on either side of an ELVARLI storage unit in a large, light living room.

Make the monitor disappear

Just because you have a big screen doesn’t mean it has to be the focal point of the room, or even the wall. Surrounding your wall-mounted monitor with framed art lets it blend into the background - until it’s time for it to shine.

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A sofa that’s both turned away and towards

A sofa placed in the middle of the room facing the wall not only divides the room into different zones, it also provides a great place for everyone to enjoy movies and games.

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Don’t look now but there’s a bed hiding in the sofa

A sofa-bed will help you get the most out of your living room, letting you sit comfortably during the day and sleep comfortably during the night. Whenever you fold it out and break out the bedlinen, sweet dreams are just around the corner.

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Divide and conquer

Open shelving not only provides valuable storage and somewhere to display your decorative items, it can also divide a room and add privacy.

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Good for socialising and snoozing

A daybed may only be one piece of furniture, but it wears two hats. It’s a great place to sit and relax, play board games or enjoy a chat. And then when eyelids start to get heavy, it’s perfect for a nap or even a good night’s sleep.

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Kick back while you crochet

With a few simple items, you can create the perfect place to enjoy those precious moments on your own – even if you’re surrounded by other people. Regardless of whether you’re reading, relaxing or getting creative, all you need is an armchair, a footrest and a small table. And why not throw in a cushion for extra comfort?

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Add some softness

Cushions and throws don’t just make spending time in the living room more comfortable and cosy, they’re also a great way to enhance your chosen style. Muted and plain or bright and bold – it’s up to you.

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Change the look, change the function

When you’re looking to get the most out of your living room, you want furnishing and accessories that adapt to your ever-changing needs. Like an extendable table that helps out when it’s needed and folds away when it’s not. But adaptability isn’t just limited to what your furniture can do – it’s also about how it looks. Cushions and chair covers are not only practical and comfortable, they can be also changed whenever you like to give your room an instant makeover.