Home design is significantly changing as homeowners are looking for more multi-functional rooms and furniture. In the era of open floor plans, you will often see kitchen islands doubling up as a work station or as the main dining area and a home office may also be set up as a guest bedroom. Whether your home is smaller in size or you are looking for smart design to take advantage of the space that is available to you, you may be pleasantly surprised at how many multi-functional spaces you can create and pieces you will find.
One of the easiest, and most common ways to create a multifunctional space is to combine your kitchen area with the dining room space. Homeowners are big fans of the open concept floor plan, which allows you to overlook the living room area from your kitchen so the cook can partake in the activities while entertaining, or guests can lend a helping hand in preparing a meal. If your kitchen features an expansive island, then you can incorporate bar stools on one side so guests can sip some wine, sit and chat while you prepare snacks and hors d’oeuvres. Additionally, to create this multifunctional space you can place your dining room table within the kitchen area. A breakfast nook is also a wonderful way to combine your kitchen with a dining area.
Home offices are tricky, especially if you don’t have a dedicated room in your home that will be the designated area for getting some work done. The good news is that you don’t need additional rooms in order to create a functional home office space. With a little creativity, planning and smart design you can incorporate office materials in any room in your home to transition it into a multi-functional space. The easiest way to set up a work space is to include a writing desk or a corner desk just off the living room or kitchen and set up your laptop and any other necessary materials in an organized way. This home office space can also be used to sort mail, pay bills and complete a number of administrative tasks to keep life running smooth.
If you enjoy hosting guests for overnight soirees, but don’t have a dedicated guest room for them, you’ll need to get creative with sleeping arrangements. The best way to provide your guests with a comfortable place to sleep without taking up additional room is to select a cozy sleeper sofa that can be put away during the day and fold out at night. If you don’t find a fold out sleeper that you love, you can also look for expansive sectionals or chaise chairs that allow guests to stretch out and catch some shut eye while snuggling with fluffy pillows and cozy throw blankets.
Multi-functional décor is on the rise, which means that if you are interested in new furniture that serves more than one purpose you will surely find what you are looking for. It’s easy to find extra storage with decorative benches that provide additional space, a bed with drawers instead of a hollow platform or a headboard that doubles as a bookshelf. A lift top cocktail table is also a wonderful multi-purpose solution that allows you to have a beautiful coffee table to display floral arrangements and coffee table books or enjoy a relaxing meal and a glass of wine in front of your TV.
Design shouldn’t just look pretty, it should also solve a problem and fulfill a need. When a piece of furniture can perform one, two or three duties, it’s going above and beyond and really gets you a major bang for your buck. Another benefit of multi-functional pieces is that they will often transform and adapt to your changing needs, which allows you to continuously save both space and money. No matter what your design preferences may be, multi-functional décor is a smart, space saving solution. If you think about it, there are many other products we use in our day-to-day to offer more than one benefit and two-in-one products are popping up in industries everywhere. If you are looking to maximize your space with multi-functional décor, we encourage you to browse our selection and visit our showroom so you can experience the furniture in person. We look forward to welcoming you in our store and encourage you to check in often and read our blog for additional design and furniture inspiration.