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8 Amazing ideas to create more space in the modern living room Of An Indian Home- part I

A Modern living room is the first one you see as you enter an apartment. With most of the Indian 3 BHK home apartments admeasuring between 1400 sft to 2000 sft, the need to keep them spacious is a must. A living room must not become a place to dump or display furniture. Instead, it should be serving the people in the home, and look inviting!

A living room is occupied most of the times by family where they end-up spending a lot of time together. Hence, it is important to retain the sense of SPACIOUSNESS.

With our impulse-buying habits, and lack of commitment to the spaciousness, our living room sometimes ends-up getting too cluttered, too fast!

It becomes even more difficult when the living room is tiny, or is loaded with too much furniture.

One thing that eats into space is the lack of adequate storage space. With all the household items pouring-in, all the rooms of our apartment soon run out of space!

Hence, the need to maximise on the space you have!!

smart space-saving solutions, with special focus on the Modern LIVING ROOM.

1. Use ‘open shelves’ on the walls to free-up spaces below in your modern living room

Use ‘open shelves’ on the walls to free-up spaces below in your modern living room

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Use ‘open shelves’ on the walls to free-up spaces below in your modern living room

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Use ‘open shelves’ on the walls to free-up spaces below in your modern living room

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  • Lack of floor space can be overcome by use of shelves
  • Using your walls optimally, yet aesthetically
  • Shelves come to rescue to free-up floor space, and make the interiors also look clean and airy
  • Shelves give you more surface area on the floor. More floor-area means that your room looks bigger than it actually is
  • Shelves help display curious, decorative items, picture frames and other home decoration items
  • Shelves put a structure to clutter
  • Over-doing of shelves must be avoided
  • Furniture combines with storage boxes also help reduce the clutter when shelves are over-utilized

2. Less furniture, smaller sofas to be rearranged

Less furniture, smaller sofas to be rearranged in your modern living room

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  • Lesser furniture is better
  • You need not create a sitting area for every visitor
  • There is no harm pulling-out a dining chair if the number of visitors are more than 4 or 5
  • Less is better, and beautiful
  • Lesser furniture releases space
  • Push your sofas of sitting couches into corners and against walls to free-up spaces in the centre

3. Multi-purpose, space saving furniture

Multi-purpose, space-saving furniture in modern living room

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  • Multipurpose furniture is attractive to those using, and also frees-up lots of space in your modern living room
  • Even your existing furniture can be made multifunctional like stools being used as a side tables
  • Bed-cum sofas, that convert your living room into a bedroom
  • Furniture automation that opens-up another dimension of possibilities

4. Furniture with in-built, hidden storage

Modern living room - Furniture with in-built, hidden storage

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Modern living room - Furniture with in-built, hidden storage

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Best Coffee Tables in your modern living room

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  • Storage can be found in almost any piece of furniture, be it a sofa, a table or a chair
  • Making a choice between ‘less functional’ furniture versus ‘more functional furniture’ is a conscious choice- example- instead of a simple table to put your curious or magazines, buy a tall vertical unit that occupies the same space, but gives you so much more space
  • Vertical furniture that occupies smaller square feet area of your floor, and is tall is always a better choice as it works like a superb storage unit
  • Else, go for table tables that have drawers or platforms underneath to give you some extra space to keep your things
  • Even side tables that you pick for you living room could have a drawer or cupboard underneath for extra space

5. Buying tables without legs, held by brackets (console table)

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Modern living room - Buying tables without legs, held by brackets (console table)

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  • Table hanging with a bracket (console table) is a great space saving solution
  • You could even place them behind or above your sofa to give you more space
  • You could have a lot of space saved and created by innovatively managing the height of your legless tables around seating-furniture of all kinds

6. Putting book shelves to save spaces

 Putting book shelves to save spaces in your modern living room

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  • Floor to ceiling bookcases are amazing in space-saving, especially if you do have that many curious and books you want to store
  • Narrow pieces of furniture also help you free-up loads of space in your modern living room
  • Aesthetically designed bookcases can be sued for keeping your decorative items and curios
  • By buying and stacking-up narrow storage units, you can avoid space-clogging bulky storage units that take up floor space
  • However, storage boxes and other organizers also help

7. Television mounted on your living room wall

 A television mounted on your modern living room wall

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  • Televisions can go-up against the wall rather than having a TV cabinet
  • This frees up lots of space for additional seating or storage

8. Buy the right furniture that fits & suits your floor-space

Buy the right furniture that fits & suits your floor-space of modern living room

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Buy the right furniture that fits & suits your floor-space of modern living room

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  • Buy a 2-seater sofas
  • Even buying lesser units or upholstered tall chairs can be a better substitute to sofas
  • Buy furniture that fit comfortably into tight spaces of your living room
  • Extra-large furniture in a small living room look out of place, and are protruding all over the pace
  • The right furniture looks chic, trendy and smart
  • Before buying furniture, make sure to know the measurements of your room, and the corners, so that furniture fits conveniently

“Your home should be a story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.”

Nate Berkus

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