Those of you with young children will know that for little things, they have an awful lot of stuff!
Who knew that along with children came train sets, and lego sets, and dolls houses, and cuddly toys and action toys and books and bricks and games and stickers and paints and crayons and …….. the list is endless.
And if you don’t have the luxury of a dedicated play room, quite often your little ones extensive toy collection finds a home on your living room floor!
So wouldn’t it be nice to reclaim your living room in the evening.
To sit back when the children have gone to bed, relax in front of the fire with a nice bottle of wine and not a train set or dolls house in sight!!
Space planning is all about making the space you have work harder.
When planning your space a number of factors need to be considered:-
- What is the room primary used for?
- Who uses it?
- Does the space have more than one function?
But quite often we don’t get any further than “Can I see the TV from here?”
Good design is now just about how something looks, it must also be about how something works. With proper planning and clever storage you can have the play room by day and adult relaxing space by night.
Multi purpose furniture such as coffee tables with storage will keep a room clutter free
and window seats or footstools with lift up lids are great space saving options.
Floor to ceiling cupboards fitted into alcoves either side of a fireplace adds symmetry to a room and is a great way to display what you want to display and hide what you want to hide.
And how about this clever animal bag to encourage the kids to put their own toys away.
And they get their very own soft comfy seat.
I hope I’ve given you some ideas on how to make your space work harder for you and helped you to reclaim your living room back from the kids.
If you have any space or storage questions or for more information on my services, please visit my website @ http://www.emeraldinteriordesign.ie