It’s New Ways with Every Space time! First up: making your coffee table do triple duty. Space-saving is our official concern here, but if we’re to be honest with ourselves, the call of the sofa and TV is sooo hard to resist sometimes that we’ve rounded up three ways you can bring activities that usually take place in other parts of the home, right to your coffee table. Whether you want to use your living room as a place to work, play or eat, all while hanging out and watching TV, these easy tips and tricks will make you look at your home in a fresh new way.
Let’s face it: your kids want to be where you want to be. If you find yourself on the sofa most evenings, set up some cute kiddie chairs around your coffee table to instantly create an area for your little ones to munch on snacks or do some arts and crafts while watching their favourite movie. Vintage is a great way to go with these as you can really have fun with a mismatched set of old charmers (kids’ chairs are widely available vintage, usually as singles), and you can always cut down the legs to fit your coffee table.
Don’t have a ton of space? Skip the dining room and use a higher coffee table in your living room, so it can double as a dining table (no one wants to slouch down to eat). Whether you want to add a chair or two around the table or just use your couch is totally up to you. This is a great way to make the most of your space, particularly if you’ve got a bachelor apartment.
These days, so many people work from home that we’re always on the lookout for new ways to carve out office space in the most unlikely places. Save for spending all day in bed with your laptop (wait, what’s wrong with that?), office space can sprout anywhere, like your living room! Its central location allows you to break free of the traditional, cramped spaces most home offices are forced into, and you can use your TV as a computer screen (if you can figure out the wires). These upcycled cabinets and compartment storage coffee table are the perfect office buddies for any living space.