Create a Multi-Functional Living Room

The living room is the place where you spend your days if you work from home, and for others, it’s a space where ‘evenings in’ are enjoyed.

Understandably, different households will seek different things from this reception room – an office, entertaining space, games night venue or even an additional bedroom for guests.

But, the good news is… it’s all possible with Cuckooland.

Continue reading to discover how our fabulously comfy sofa beds, as well as stylish storage ladders and units, can transform your living room into a multi-functional haven – offering you the lifestyle you crave.

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1. Create an added ‘Bedroom’

Swyft Sofa in a Box Model 04 Velvet 3 Seat Sofa Bed

As well as being easy to manoeuvre – due to its modular delivery in individual boxes – this plumptious 3 seater sofa in a box from Swyft will help you to achieve a multi-functional living room. It’s especially ideal for studios and small apartments – but will benefit any house size.

We won’t mention the high-quality wooden frame, comfy foam cushions and 300+ pocket springs that’ll mean you’ll want to sink into it – ok, maybe we did.

However, this classic velvet sofa is a veritable ‘chameleon’ – it easily transforms into a bed for guests in a few simple steps.

The toughest decision is choosing between the five ‘earthy’ colours. Assembly? It’s super easy, you don’t even need tools!

2. ‘Movie Night’ Accommodation

Julian Bowen Afina Sofa Bed

We’ve all had those movie nights with friends that have extended into the ‘wee hours’.

Maybe your guests have had a tipple and need to stay over?

The good news is that this jewel-tone ‘Blue’ or Scandi neutral ‘Grey’ sofa – complete with stylish tapered legs – can quickly transform your living room into an additional bedroom for the night, using a convenient click mechanism (no difficult assembly).

Warning … your guests may never want to leave.

3. Library

Garden Trading Hambledon Wide Oak Ladder Shelf

For classic ‘library vibes’, we’re loving this ladder-style shelf by Garden Trading – made from responsibly sourced raw oak.

No longer do you need to confine your books to your hall or bedroom bookcase – now, you can proudly display and access them in a jiffy.

Whether you stain, paint or leave the natural (untreated) wood grain, this 180cm tall shelving unit is bound to attract admiring glances.

With six shelves to choose from, we won’t judge how you catalogue your book collection. It’s an ideal example of how one piece of furniture can lend your living room another purpose.

4. Video Games Area

Dutchbone Class High Sideboard

You can also ‘call upon’ this premium sideboard from Dutchbone to create a ‘video games area’ within your living room. After all, it’s your family’s entertainment hub – where the TV usually resides.

Get competitive as a family, before storing the gaming console away behind these exquisite herringbone pattern wooden doors – made from stunning dark acacia wood veneer and MDF.

Look again, and spot the ‘divine’ antique brass coloured steel handles and sturdy frame.

The combination of two cabinets (each with its own shelf) and three drawers, is bound to clear away the clutter of power cords, cables and video game boxes that can soon ‘clutter up’ your living room.

5. ‘Entertainment Hub’

Kyoko TV Stand

Another popular function of the twenty-first-century living room has to be the home’s ‘entertainment hub’ – aka the TV.

Rather than hide this screen away, we say highlight it! Make a statement by choosing this storage unit’s oriental contrasting light (handwoven) wicker doors and seductive dark industrial metal frame.

The designers at La Forma have factored in practicality too – by including cut out areas at the back, to avoid cable tangles that resemble ‘spaghetti junction’.

This means the remotes, set-top boxes, DVD players and Wi-Fi routers of ‘modern life’ can be housed within the double cupboard and drawers.

6. Need a Home Office?

Vox 4 You Shelving Unit and Room Divider in White

Distinguish the different functions and areas of your living room with this impactful room divider from Vox.

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a dedicated home office – so let this modern shelving unit separate your daytime ‘work station’ from other more relaxed areas.

Available in a crisp ‘White’ option, it’s sure to complement your existing – and future – decor.

At 206x168cm in size, there are deep recesses that can accommodate super handy storage boxes (sold separately).

It’ll become a gallery wall for your files, folders and books on the front side – whilst the sidewards shelves can display photo frames, trailing plants and whatever else you enjoy collecting.

7. Drinks Anyone?

Zuiver Travis Drinks Cabinet in Black Oak Veneer

Do you like to ‘entertain’ and host dinner parties?

Let the good times continue by mixing a bartender quality mojito or pouring a glass of ‘red’ for visitors – in your very own living room – thanks to this sleek drinks cabinet from Dutch brand Zuiver.

With room for 14 bottles in the cubby holes alone – plus two shelves, dedicated hanging space for stemmed wine glasses and a drawer for storing your mixology essentials – it’ll impress friends with its ‘looks’ – as well as what you create.

Everything is stored away behind its tempered glass doors.

8. Cool ‘Music Den’

Simon Industrial Shelving Unit with Wheels

What if you could easily transform a part of your living room into a cool ‘music den’, where you can unwind in style?

Vinyl records have experienced a revival during recent years, and this industrial shelving unit is big enough to store even your 12” discs – owing to the generous 39.5cm (15.55”) spacing between shelves.

We ‘wheely’ love this movable shelving unit’s gorgeous grey powder-coated iron frame, that juxtaposes perfectly with the fir wood fronted shelves.

Marry industrial cool with vintage sounds for an exceedingly stylish living room filled with your favourite songs.

9. Kid’s Art Space

Vox 4 You Coffee Table

The youngest members of your household can get creative when you purchase this white Scandi-chic coffee table.

Having a place in the living room where they can draw, lets you observe their creativity.

Its easy-to-clean laminated surface is ideally suited for arts and craft projects. Their pencils and crayons can be stored within the four internal spaces once they’ve finished – please note, the storage boxes shown here are not included.

Don’t have kids? Simply adorn this low 80cm tall table with glamorous coffee table books and enjoy skimming their glossy pages!

Choose Flexible and Storage-Packed Pieces of Furniture for a Multi-Functional Living Room

Don’t give up your hopes of entertaining your friends and family – or getting more ‘use’ from your living room – Cuckooland has all the trendsetting furniture you need. Keen to learn more about these products? Benefit from our expertise by calling +44 (0) 1305 231231, or sending over an email. We know great products when we source them!


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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