Multifunctional Furniture Ideas for a Modern Home
Home Décor is constantly evolving with the times, and modern furniture is certainly leading the charge in living décor that does more than just look good! Innovative multifunctional furniture designs are taking the interior design world by storm, as maximizing space and functionality becomes a priority for many modern homeowners. With most of the world’s population living in cities that are as convenient as they are crowded, having furniture that’s both highly functional and pleasing to the eye are key aspects of creating the perfect modern home. These are some of our favourite innovative furniture designs, to help make the most out of your shared spaces!
Multifunctional and foldable sofas and seats
The sofa that turns into a bed for when your friends crash at your place is an oldie but a goodie. Multifunctional furniture such as sofas and seats are a lifesaver when you have guests over at your place, or even for something as simple as turning your regular tv seat into a comfortable lounge chair for a bit of reading.
Foldable or stackable furniture falls squarely into this space as well, allowing for multiple uses or the saving of space when needed. Extendable dining tables are especially popular for small apartments. These will seat a maximum of two to four people, but then with an unlocking mechanism, can be pulled apart to seat plenty more for when you have a get-together with friends!
Having furniture that’s both highly functional and pleasing to the eye are key aspects of creating the perfect modern home.
In city homes especially, a common complaint is the availability of height in a space, without the corresponding width. Furniture solutions rose to the occasion, with vertical shelving that takes advantage of the height while staying slim and unobtrusive. In the kitchen for example, vertical pull-out drawers are great for storing jars and spices if you don’t have a separate pantry! Customised solutions often work best when it comes to vertical storage, and a good contractor can work wonders when it comes to kitchen cabinets or closet space, giving you a lot more room than you’d expect!
Hidden storage & furniture
Hidden storage is a wonder for the secretly messy who still want to have a neat and tidy home (at least on the outside). Hidden storage used to be an only-customisable solution, but over time, more furniture makers began working storage solutions into their designs to cater for their rising popularity. Popular options include tables, benches, ottomans and even staircases that have hidden compartments with plenty of storage availability!
Hidden furniture on the other hand, while still not as popular, encourages seamless décor visuals. These include chairs that disappear into a cabinet, or extra seats that may fit cleanly into the underside of a sofa or dining table. These options give the homeowner a lot more flexibility, even within smaller spaces.
Floating pots and pans
If you cook regularly, then you’d know that using one pan or pot for everything simply doesn’t cut it. Different meals require different tools so that they turn out just right – but then the question becomes, where do we store them? If cabinet or counter space is a struggle, look towards the ceiling! This can be a wonderful use of space and keeps your cooking essentials within easy reach. Hang your pots and pans over your island or prep space, and look for designs that complement the look of your kitchen – everything from wood to steel is up for discussion! Some especially creative homeowners even add lights to a hanging rack, taking the word ‘multifunctional’ to a whole new level.
Standing – everything
Standing furniture gained in popularity during the pandemic, when everyone spent most of their time at home, and couldn’t really move about as much as they used to. Since then, standing desks, dressing tables, height-adjustable desk converters or even wall and/or window-mounted desks have become a great addition to the modern home. These innovative solutions do wonders for saving space, and have the added bonus of encouraging a healthier lifestyle too!
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