Latest space-saving modern furniture designs

Space crunch is an eternal problem that surrounds most Indian houses of the twenty-first century. Tiny apartments and the presence of too many things make the environment claustrophobic. Space-friendly furniture gives you the freedom to maximize your limited area without making you bargain on your comfort. We have collated 7 space-friendly furniture ideas that are sure to work well on any modern Indian home without burning a hole in your pocket.

Compact yet comfortable home-office workstation – the need of the hour

As work from home becomes the new working solution, it also throws up a new problem. Most small apartments do not have dedicated study rooms. As space is less, it may be impractical to invest in a standard sized study table. The perfect solution is a compact portable home office desk with chair by Mobel Furniture. This has the optimum space arrangement for your laptop, charger station, glass holder, drawer for stationery and other items. You can carry this portable piece of smart furniture anywhere and just start working!

Beds with hydraulic storage. Just lift me!

Wondering where to keep the blankets and all those seasonal clothes in your bedroom? A double bed with storage is the ideal solution. The hydraulic mechanism with gas springs makes lifting easy and simply stays up while you organise your stuff in the partitioned spaces. In these beds with hydraulic storage, there are no drawers on either sides. Hence you can place the bed in a corner (with 2 sides of the bed against walls) without facing any problem in accessing the storage within. Here is a selection of beds with hydraulic storage.

Image Courtesy of Hamilton Hydraulic Bedroom Package by Mobel Furniture

Dining Table with Bench. Modern Cafe Style!

This is a smart new way of saving space! This stylish dining set comes with a bench in place of 2 chairs. First of all, the bench can slide right under the table when it is not in use. Second, since the bench does not have a headrest, there is less visual obstruction and this will definitely make your room look more spacious. Third, the bench gives a modern cafe style feel to your dining space. Youngsters just love it! To know more about The Osaka Dining Set by Mobel Furniture click here.

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Vertical wall bed – Innovative space saviour!

Since our beds are designed in such a manner that they take up quite a big portion of our rooms, foldable vertical double beds can save up much space. Also known as a wall-mounted bed or a pull-down bed, the vertical wall bed is ideal for smaller bedrooms. This bed can be hinged at one end to store it vertically against the wall. Keep your bed inside a wall cabinet to use it whenever you want.

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Foldable dining table with foldable dining chairs – latest design

Be it a circlular or a rectangular dining table, it occupies a large portion of your dining room. However, if you want your dining table to be more space-efficient, make sure you choose one wisely. Select a 4-seater folding dining table with folding dining chairs. The dining table has a storage area where all the 4 chairs can be kept when not in use. Browse Mobel Furniture’s latest collection of Foldable Dining Tables

Sofa cum Bed – Save space and money!

Why limit the sofa to only a wide seating area? During the day, your L shaped Sofa can look stunning as the seating arrangement. When you wish to use it as a bed, just slide out the extension and behold – your sofa becomes a double bed! The mechanism is super easy and the comfort is great. Your kids will love the cozy bed till they have a room of their own! You can easily accommodate your guest even if you don’t have a separate guest room. While you effectively utilise space you also save your money as your sofa doubles up as a bed. Take a look at some modern sofa cum beds.

Image Courtesy – of Adelaide Sofa Lounger by Mobel Furniture

Open shelves – no more boxy cabinets!

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Speak about minimalism, and open wall shelves are an ideal example. These shelves come without the usual cabinet doors that can be opened or closed, and make your bedroom, living room or kitchen look spacy. Open shelving is the current trend incorporated by most furniture brands across the world. Visually, your room will look more spacious without heavy cabinetry with doors. Add a pop of colour and a décor to spruce up your open shelf.

Looking for compact space saving furniture? Take a look at the modern designs at Mobel Furniture, one of the leading furniture stores in Kolkata and having several outlets across East India. There is an array of space-saving furniture that is meant to bring comfort and style to your home.

Top 5 home office trending ideas to make the ideal home workstation

With the whole world battling the COVID-19 pandemic, all of us are left with no choice but to work from home. Previously work from home was not heard of quite often in India, but now, the scenario is quite different. However, if you do not have a proper home office setting, it becomes difficult for you to focus on work. We decided to explore the top 5 home office ideas that are trending and are sure to work well for your regular work-from-home days –

  1. Staying Comfortable – Being in your own skin is important when you work. For this, make sure you choose the right furniture – the kind of home office desk and chairs that will help you to sit comfortably for long hours at work. Working in a relaxed posture increases your work efficiency and makes you feel less stressed and more at ease with work. What’s more, it also helps you to enhance your creativity in work.
  2. Ensuring space-saving solutions – Manage your work space effectively. Go for a work space arrangement that lets other people easily accommodate in your room. Therefore, foldable, space-friendly furniture is a must-have at your room to have the best of space optimization.
  3. Better home office lighting – The key to a good home office is the perfect amount of lighting. Abundant lighting makes your workplace look and feel so much better. It instantly lifts your mood and lets you avoid the adverse health effects of poor lighting. However, learn to strike a balance between your room’s natural lighting and the artificial lighting and create that perfect work-friendly environment. To enhance the feel of your room, you can even place a classy table lamp on your desk.

4. A compact space-saving home office desk with chair – When you are working from home, you cannot do away with some of the most essential things. These include your laptop with charger, a printer, phone with charger, stationery and a bottle of water. Therefore, create a space that has all your essentials in the desk itself. Choose a compact portable home office desk with chair, since it is ideal for you working from home.

5. Adding a personalized touch to your home office – Lastly, surround your home workstation by what you love. Add a nice portrait or photography – something that makes you feel at peace with yourself. A nice indoor plant can also add life and spruce up your room with freshness.

If you are looking for a compact, space-friendly computer desk or an ergonomic chair that takes minimal space, don’t forget to take a look into Mobel Furniture, one of the leading furniture stores in Kolkata.

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Modular Kitchen Layout Basics – The Types & Designs

Traditionally kitchen layouts were always about the ‘work triangle’ where only one person cooked and his or her space was usually bordered by the range, the sink and the refrigerator on the three sides. Modular kitchen layouts in current times are on the other hand built around the ‘Work zone’ concept which is more practical in the sense that it caters to the multiple-cook and multiple zone inside the kitchen aspect, aiming to create many such comfortable zones inside a kitchen space. Following is the MoBEL’s guide to Modular Kitchen Layouts so that you have the layout basics in place.

One Wall Modular Kitchen Layout: This is the ultimate space optimizing kitchen layout design and can be found in studio apartments, small flats or even lofts. The one wall layout, as the name suggests refer to the layout where all kitchen appliances, cabinets, etc are fixed on one single wall.

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Galley Modular Kitchen: Galley kitchen layouts are those where appliances and cabinets are fixed on two walls opposite to each other. Hence, it consists of two parallel countertops with a sort of corridor in between them, ideal for a one-cook scenario and is also commonly called as the ‘walkthrough kitchen’. This layout is one of the most popular since it makes optimum utilization of every inch of space that is available – great for small apartments where such lean and compact arrangements are required.

galley modular kitchen

L Shaped Modular Kitchen: L shaped kitchens are layouts where countertops are not on parallels, but adjoining walls. Hence they are perpendicular to each other, forming an ‘L’ shape. A great layout for medium sized or even small kitchen spaces, this eliminates the corner space optimization issue that most kitchen face. The leg of the L can be as long as one needs depending on floor space but one should keep them within 12-15 ft at max in order to utilize space. The unique point of this layout is that it eliminates traffic completely and in case of bigger spaces, is flexible enough to have islands, a dining space or other work zones added on. However, this should not be used in very big kitchen spaces where other better layouts can be configured.

L Shaped Modular Kitchen

Horseshoe Modular Kitchen Layout: Horseshoe kitchen layout was primarily a design that consisted of kitchen cabinets & appliances on three walls. However, the modern horseshoe has evolved to an L shaped layout with an add-on island space as an alternative to the third wall since it allows free movement around the island.

Horseshoe Modular Kitchen Layout

Island Kitchen Layouts: Modular kitchen layouts where one has an island in the kitchen space are popularly known as the island layouts – a massive hit with people having bigger kitchen spaces. The island almost always has cabinets and storage space built into it and the surface is used for various purposes. The island countertop can be used as an additional workspace if added with a sink, an eating place if added with some stools or even a beverage store with an addition of a wine cooler. Islands are also used to convert a one wall layout into a galley one or an L shaped design into a horseshow one.

Island Kitchen Layouts

Trendiest Curtain & Drape Styles – The top 5 Window Treatments for your home

Let’s get this straight…curtains might have seen the light of the day for its utilitarian purpose such as providing privacy or filtering light, sound and draft, but in modern times nobody can deny its crucial role as an Interior Design element. Not only does it set the tone and look of any particular room but also goes on to create a bold style statement with its various drapery styles and window treatments.

Curtains Vs. Drapes –   Know the difference

Curtains are the unlined, lightweight fabrics that one uses to cover a window. Curtain styles are primarily simple and the length usually is till the window sill or sometimes down to the floor level.

Drapes on the other hand are the heavy and lined fabrics that are usually used to frame a window over and above a curtain. Draperies are fixed and almost always till the floor length. Use of patterns and intense colours, coupled with its sheer bulk and the drapery style makes it something that gives your room a bold statement.

Top 5 Curtain Styles for a glam Interior design:

Pinch Pleat Curtain: This refers to the curtain style where three narrow pleats are pinched together at regular intervals to give the curtain a trendy look.

Pinch Pleat Curtain

Pencil Pleat curtains: This style is all about creating folds in the fabric in such a way wherein thy are gathered tightly and spaced narrowly so that it resembles a row of pencils all along the breath of the curtain.

Pencil Pleat curtains

 

Goblet Pleat Curtains: This style is similar to the pencil pleat with the exception that at regular intervals, a part of the fabric is left ungathered and blown outwards so that it gives a look of a goblet. Sometimes, the fabric is stuffed with stiff paper to give give the curtain the best goblet look. Out of all the pleated curtain looks, this is the newest and trendiest to have.

Goblet Pleat Curtains

Tabbed Top Curtains: The Tabbed Top look is one of the most popular styles doing rounds nowadays due to its simplicity and convenience. This informal look is achieved by sewing loops of fabric on top of the curtain panel and then simply hanging it from a rod.

Tabbed Top Curtains

Shirred: The shirred curtain style refers to tightly bunching the fabric all along the curtain rod.

Shirred

Top 5 Drapes to give character to your Interior décor:

Jabot: A panel of pleated fabric, tapered in length, which hangs down on both sides of a window. It can also be used in sections. Perfect for making a style statement without going overboard.

jabots

Swag: A panel of pleated fabric hanged in semi circles, horizontally along the top length of the curtain. Styles include single swag or multiple swags depending on what suits the room. A swag is typically combined with a jabot or a cascade to achieve a more grand or ornate look.

Swags

Cascade:A combination of swag and jabot where a panel of pleated fabric creates a swag style and then hangs down on one side of the window.

Cascades

Scarf: The scarf drapery style is all about taking a long panel of fabric, draping it all along the top part of a window and letting it fall to the floor on both the sides.

Scarf

Valence: Any kind of drapery treatment done on the top part of a window, typically to cover window hardware sections. Valence is greatly used as an decorative element in any interior design project.

Valence