Importance of Selecting Versatile Furnishings for Your Space

As you search for home furnishing ideas online, you've probably come across the idea more than once that any furniture that you select for your home needs to serve a functional purpose, as well as, aesthetic needs.

This is especially true if you are trying to furnish a smaller space or you don't want to spend money on pieces that you really don't need. If you're ready to take a more practical approach to selecting new furniture for your home, we've got you covered. Here are our recommendations for the most versatile furnishings for your space.

Ottoman Built-in Storage

Selecting an ottoman with built-in storage, such as the Emma Storage Ottoman Small Teal or Emma Storage Ottoman Large 75cm Charcoal, that feature places to store your stuff isn't a bad decision. In fact, it not only helps you to make the most of a small space, it can also help you to stay on top of the clutter so that you have a place to put it.


Instead of choosing a huge sofa for your living room or family room, opting for one or two loveseats is a much better option. This makes it easier to move the loveseats around when you get tired of the furniture arrangement and you can also use the loveseat to separate the room into sections. With a loveseat that offers a high back, such as the Royale Wingback Loveseat Charcoal, you'll even get a bit of privacy that wil>l work in your favour to create this multi-sectional space.

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Portable Lighting

Portable lighting, such as table lamps and brick lamps, are versatile lighting options to have for your home. They can be moved from room to room as needed and you can also rearrange them to create a new look for your space anytime that you want.

Stackable Furniture

Stackable furniture, such as nesting tables and stackable chairs, allow you to use the furniture when need it and store it out of the way when not in use. Perfect for providing extra furniture when you have guests over, these stackable options allow you to create a versatile space that can be arranged and rearranged as you need.

Natural Materials

Furniture that is made from natural materials is highly versatile because of the fact that it will always be a part of modern style. In contrast to painted and plastic furniture, you can’t beat the organic attraction that furniture made from natural materials offers for your home. If you want furniture that is guaranteed to remain in style for years to come, opt for furniture made from solid wood, stone, ceramic, and metal.


One concept that shouldn't be overlooked as you search for furniture is colour. As you choose versatile furniture for your home, you should also be mindful of the colours that you select. Natural or neutral colours, such as taupe, charcoal, grey, and black for upholstered furniture pieces are great because they can anchor the other design elements of your space. In addition, darker upholstery fabrics can also hold up to years of use since they can disguise the dirt from day to day use.

Let’s Get to Work

Do you want help with figuring out how to make the most of your space? At Black Mango, we have many years of experience in assisting our customers in designing new interiors and rethinking their existing ones. Contact us at via email or call 03 9005 6000 and we’ll be happy to assist you with your next design project.