3 ways to make use of the space behind your sofa

Leaving the back of your sofa exposed isn't very flattering to the eye, so Kimberley Seldon shares ideas of what you can put behind your sofa at home.


Leaving the back of your sofa exposed isn’t very flattering to the eye, so Kimberley Seldon shares ideas of what you can put behind your sofa at home.

A multi-purpose desk:

When there’s extra space behind a sofa, this is a great place to add a functional piece. If you need a desk on the main floor of your house, instead of putting a desk in your kitchen, why not put it behind your sofa? This way you can watch television or hang out with your family while doing work, instead of staring at a blank wall. This desk can serve a variety of purposes: it can serve as a buffet in your kitchen, or you can easily use the surface of it as a bar.

Tip: The bigger the carpet, the bigger the room looks. If you have two seperate spaces, try to get matching or similar carpets to enclose the space and make it look like one.

A dining set:

If you have a small space and are wondering how to have both a living room and a dining room in your home, try pushing them together. This creates a very intimate and functional space. When buying a chair, try to choose fabric that has texture — this will help everything come together.

Tip: Put the dining room chairs on casters, so you can wheel them into your living space for extra seating.

Another sofa:

If you have space for two conversation areas, adding another sofa behind the first one will create an intimate and cozy space. You can add a coffee table and two chairs, however if the space is a bit smaller, consider adding foot stools instead. You can use one space for conversation and company, and the other to watch television. There isn’t a need to replicate both sides — try to choose different additional furniture such as chairs.

Tip: When you go out shopping, move things around. Instead of just envisioning a space, move things around and take pictures.

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