I've been slowing adding the finishing touches to our home, so expect to see more of these posts! We have a through lounge (open space of living and dining room), so first up is the living room.
When we came to view the house on open day, I knew I would be doing something to that 'dead space' behind the sofa. The space behind the sofa is often not used to it's full potential and it is one of the best places for storage. I'm all for furniture that has double uses, and my pride and joy of the living room has to be this bookshelf + disply unit. It was an idea I saw in the Tesco's Home catalogue, so I had my builder re-create it. It's built into the wall for a flushed look and maximises the space from top to bottom as well as left to right.
The sofa is pulled away from the shelving unit and we had boxes stashed behind it to give us even more storage space. They mainly contain old documents and things that are not needed on a daily basis. Covering the boxes with a nice throw hides all the ugliness of the plastic boxes.
The TV mounted on the wall and tech set up is G's pride in the living room. Right underneath the TV used to be a gas fireplace that we ripped out to make room for the amp/mac mini and the cables are all hidden in a cable tidy.
The space with the arm chair and console table was a headache at first as I didn't know what to do with the space, but it's now our reading nook with a mini bar on the bottom left. I had no room for the bottle of wines and champagne flutes in the kitchen, so this worked out great.
What do you think of our living room and do you use the dead space behind the sofa?