Spruce Up a Studio Flat by Making the Most of Your Space

Oct 18, 2012, 02:00 ET from CSL

LONDON, October 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

We all know that times are tough right now getting onto the property ladder can be a real struggle. If you're lucky enough to have one foot on the ladder, the chances are your first home will be a small studio or one bedroom flat. Bedrooms made for Borrowers and kitchens you couldn't swing a cat in are one thing, but the real problem with most first flats is the lack of space for entertaining.

There are ways round this though. A starting point for those of us with Lilliputian lounges is to look at how you can save space and make your room look larger than it actually is.

Trick of the eye - make your room look bigger than it really is

A tried and tested technique for making your space seem bigger - and brighter - than it is, is to use mirrors. One good large mirror can be a bit of an investment, but you can create a feature by using a number of smaller mirrors. Get a great minimalist look with mirrors that are all the same size and shape. Alternatively, for shabby chic, why not look out for some unique mirrors with character - check out antiques fairs, and vintage shops, and don't forget car boot sales and charity shops, which can be a real treasure trove.

Saving Grace - Space Savers

One thing that's sure to increase the usability of your lounge, while offering a show-stopping centrepiece, is a sofa bed. Sofa beds from CSL promise a great combination of style and substance, so you'll have a model that should last through years of house moves and re-decorations. Create a great sense of space, an area to entertain guests and a spare bedroom for friends to stay over, however hobbit-like your home is!

CSL offers a foolproof fixer for your little living room and, even better, if you get the couch home and it looks dreadful with the décor - no problem! With their 'Love it or Exchange it' promise, you won't be stuck with a sorry sofa. With so many styles on offer you're guaranteed to find a sofa to suit your home, whether you want cool contemporary, classically chic or elegantly eclectic and with four years interest free credit you aren't stuck with upfront costs when you need them when you're already strapped for cash.

For more information on the full range of sofas on offer please visit http://www.csl-sofas.co.uk  or walk into one of our sofa stores:

Southport Sofa Store
Kew Retail Park
Scarisbrick New Rd


Contact: Sophie Spencer - Sophie.Spencer@csl-furniture.co.uk - +44(0)1942-296472.