Make the most of
each room with pieces that have more than one use.
The best way to find a bargain when shopping for furniture
is to buy pieces that can be used for more than one purpose.† Take, for example, the sofa bed.† When used as a sofa, the room functions as
family or living room area by day, and by night, a bedroom or guest room.† Therefore, with the same amount of space, and
just a little bit more cost, youíve effectively doubled the use of one
you have a designated room in your home that is used as a guest sleep room a
few times a year, or only on the weekends, the best thing to do is purchase a
sofa bed, rather than supplying the room with a twin mattress.† Think of the room in terms of what it will be
used for most during the year.† Setting a
sofa bed in the room will encourage you to utilize the room as a den or living
room when no guests are occupying it, thus allowing you to enjoy more of the
square footage in your home.
When used as a den, the room will probably be furnished
with an entertainment center, a library wall, and desk.† Not only will this allow your guests access
to entertainment, but will you will be able to use the room on other days to
your personal benefit.
Wall Beds, Daybeds and More!
The wall bed is another great space saving investment.† Bed, lighting, and storage are all contained
within a small space when not in use, and are perfect for the den/guest room
And what about daybeds?†
Daybeds are beautiful in the daytime, and can be used as beds in the
nighttime.† Make sure to furnish with
several throw pillows, as sitting on daybeds comfortably can be a challenge
without them, as they stand about 40 inches deep.
Chairs that rock, chairs that swivel, and chairs that roll
are good buys, but chairs that do all three are the bargain!† When purchasing, make sure that you are
paying attention to quality.† Motion
chairs need to be made to endure all the motion. And, of course, it wouldnít be a bargain if
it didnít last!
you tried flip top tables?† When not in
use, these clever guys take up minimal space,†
but when employed, can expand nicely to accommodate larger groups.† Also take a look at stacking or nesting
tables.† Though they donít convert into
anything, they save space when not in use, and can expand to serve larger
groups of people as well.
Remember to think multipurpose when buying your next
furnishing.† After all, a bargain isnít a
bargain until you get two for the price of one!