Everyone should feel comfortable within their home. However, the wrong furniture, a poor layout or an outdated interior can impact a person’s happiness in a room. It also might not accurately reflect a homeowner’s personality or lifestyle.

If you are looking for assistance to make your house a beautiful home, take the time to read these helpful tips on how to make the most of your living space in 2019.

Reorganise & Declutter

To enjoy a clean, tidy and functional home each day, set time aside to reorganise and declutter your living space. For example, purge all unnecessary items within the home, such as DVDs you’ll never watch, decorative items you no longer want, and magazines you meant to recycle.

Changing a room’s layout could also create a better energy and space; for example, you should always position your bed facing your bedroom’s door. You also should invest in different storage options to reduce any clutter, such as:

  • Ottoman beds
  • Open shelves
  • Credenzas
  • Consoles
  • Bookcases
  • Wicker baskets

Transform Your Conservatory

It’s easy for homes to feel cramped and hectic when raising a family. As a result, you might regularly fight over seats in a living room or struggle to enjoy a moment of peace and quiet within the home.

Unfortunately, many people have space within the home that’s under-utilised. For example, many people avoid spending time in their conservatory, as it’s often too hot throughout summer and too cold during winter. However, it’s possible to make the space more liveable by updating its roof. To get started, compare prices for conservatory roofs, which will make the space seem more like an extension.

Change Your Furniture

While an oversized sofa might accommodate a big family, it could be damaging your interior style. Bulky furniture in a small room can make a space appear smaller than it is, which can make your home feel almost claustrophobic. If so, it might be better to invest in smaller pieces that will boost your floor space, which will make your home appear both stylish and comfortable.

Layer Your Living Room

While minimalism can help you achieve a modern look, it can appear cold and boring. Instead, it might be a better idea to layer your living room in varying styles and finishes, which can add both depth and cosiness. To do so, add a diverse mix of furniture and fabrics, which can inject colour, texture and personality into a space.

Scale to Your Space

Proportion matters in interior design. To create a stylish, spacious and comfortable home, you must scale items to the space. For example, if you have small ceilings, avoid tall furniture, such as bookcases and large floor lamps. Always consider a room’s dimensions before buying a key piece within the home to ensure it complements your interior.

As you can see, there are multiple ways to make the most of your living space, from increasing your storage options to tweaking your conservatory’s design. As a result, you could enjoy a more organised, spacious and functional home.


Founder of Paisley.org.uk in 1998 and constantly strives to change peoples attitudes to the town, Brian is a self described Paisley Digital Champion who promotes Paisley via any means necessary. You can also follow me on X