- Favour flexible furniture
When you need a home that adapts to your ever-changing needs, the obvious solution is to get flexible furniture that can be pulled out or tucked away at any time.
Having a handy nest of tables is always a blessing. When your friends suddenly come around for a totally unplanned surprise birthday party, you can simply scatter your tables around the living room for extra room to display nibbles, food and beverage. When the party comes to a close, stack them up again. Once tucked in, one under another, your nesting tables won’t take up any precious storage room and can easily be used as a console, bedside or coffee table – all while giving a contemporary look to your interior.
Folding chairs and folding tables are also a good option. They’ll provide valuable extra seating arrangement for guests at the snap of a finger. So even if it’s a last-minute party, you’re sure to be covered. And once everyone’s gone home, simply fold your tables and chairs and put them neatly away in even the smallest of closets. Easy! Impromptu gatherings needn’t be a challenge any more.
If you happen to have a small – but cosy – home, chances are you’re already a fan of floating shelves. From spice rack to extra loo roll holder, they truly work wonders to save you horizontal space.
But this fabulous piece of furniture is at its absolute handiest when you suddenly need to make more room on your surfaces. Simply put all decorations and superfluous accessories on your floating shelves to clear living room tables and make them easier to move around. Now that you have loads of free space to put your yoga mat, you can finally try this new routine your best friend has been raving on about.
And for even more flexibility, you might even want to add some hooks underneath your shelf (or just around it). They’re perfect to hang coats and bags as you come in from work. But they can also be used to suspend small baskets containing all sorts of useful bits and bobs depending on your current need or mood – like a tablet and speakers to play music while you go about your day. Or keeping your keys somewhere you’re unlikely to forget…