Big family, small space? Not all of us can boast a huge amount of square footage and when it comes to all of life’s accumulations – well, where do we put it all? Here are some top tips for squeezing every little bit of space out of areas that might currently be without purpose.

#1 Wooden Armrest

Don’t want a coffee table to take up precious space in your living area? It’s very simple to make your own armrest from wood. It can sit perfectly over the arm providing you with a convenient area for placing drinks, books, reading glasses or whatever you need. If you don’t fancy a DIY project, then consider a side table with a stand that easily slides under the chair, taking up little space.

#1 Wooden Armrest

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#2 Storage Coffee Table

If you simply must have a coffee table then make it work for you. There are some great tables with storage areas whether with drawers underneath, a lift up lid, or sliding panels on top. These are ideal for that last-minute tidy up before guests arrive - rather than stuffing bits and pieces under the couch!

#2 Storage Coffee Table