Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Tight living spaces in studio units hardly have any space for separate rooms for the different areas in the home. This problem sometimes requires the solution of multi-use spaces.
Combining two different areas in the home in one, will save space and provide a more comfortable and spacious area for each task.
One popular combination of spaces in studio units is of the bedroom and living room spaces, as the bedroom is usually used at night and the living room during the day. The bedroom and living room multi-use space is also great for better versatility in vacation homes, and even in home residences where the homeowners expect many visiting guests who stay overnight.
Read on for some pointers on how to create a combined bedroom and living room space.
For multi-use spaces where the bed will only be used occasionally, a sofa bed may suffice for a bed amenity in the room. Most sofa beds are not as comfortable to sleep in as the regular bed, but it can be a better seating option than beds, so you can better maximize the comfort of a sofa bed in this situation. If you have a coffee table directly in front of the sofa bed in your living room arrangement, opt for a lightweight coffee table for easier moving of furniture when reconfiguring the sofa bed to a bed.
An alternative to the sofa bed is a daybed. Typically, a daybed is a twin-sized bed with sides and a back. Unlike the sofa bed, it doesn’t have to be stretched out to become a bed. Its exact size serves as a full bed for one person, which makes it a great option for studio units. The deep seat may pose a problem as a sofa during the day, but this can be quickly remedied by filling the back with throw pillows, up until the seat becomes of a comfortable depth.
For most living rooms and bedrooms that have a television, it is typically located in front of the sofa and the bed, respectively. This makes it all the more convenient for creating combined bedroom and living room spaces, as your television can just sit across either your sofa bed or daybed, and you have the best of both worlds.
If you decide to have a TV in your bedroom slash living room space, opt for a media cabinet for storage as well. Combining two rooms in one will require more storage space. Avoid creating a bland room with most of the walls filled with cabinets and drawers, and use seamless cabinet designs and hidden storage for a more appealing design.