Last updated on September 19th, 2023
Our daily dose of checking out large homes with gorgeous decor on the internet can be disheartening when we have a small living room. What’s more, while we use all possible gimmicks to make the place look bigger, there is no way we can push back the walls, more’s the pity. We have no choice but to make the best of what we have.
But, when you use a bit of ingenuity, you can get cozy decor in your pint-sized room, something that may not be possible in a place that has vast stretches of space. So, how do you wing it? Let’s find out.
1. Seating Against the Wall
Vertical spaces are normal in most small houses, leaving you no option but to rest your sofa against the wall. You can place the TV cabinet on the opposite wall for comfort. To add interest to this design, add an ottoman, some shelving units, or floor cushions to give your room a cozy feel. An area rug under the floor cushions will bind this interesting look together. And hey, don’t forget the floor lamps!
2. Flank Your Sofa with Chairs
One way to add an interesting element to the decor is by flanking a two or three-seater couch with chairs. The sofa can take center stage with the drapes as a backdrop. There is more room to move around and the seating adds a stylish vibe too. Go vibrant with summery colors or staid with neutrals if you like. Pops of color on the cushions will do the rest.
3. Go the L-Shaped Way
You can’t go wrong with an L-shaped arrangement. There is ample room to luxuriate in. If you like, you can add a chair or an ottoman to the decor for extra style and room. This arrangement gives a cozy vibe, perfect for a get-together. Do add a patterned throw rug under your coffee table to bind the look together.
For an afternoon tête-à-tête with your friends, what’s better than a parallel or face-to-face arrangement? This look adds style to your decor, and you don’t need to scooch on your couch to make room for friends. Depending on your space and lifestyle, you can go with single chairs or a parallel seating arrangement with sofas. Add quirky tables and lamps to the decor to complete the look.
5. How about a U-Shape?
Another way to add pizzazz to your space is by opting for a U-shaped arrangement. You can go for a perfect U or go halfsies with an ottoman as an extension to your sofa. You can also fashion the U arrangement by adding chairs to the decor.
6. Do it with Armchairs
Sofas are a popular choice. However, chairs do their bit for comfort and style too. This arrangement works for newlyweds or bachelor pads. If you love to stretch your legs, you can always add a window seat to this arrangement.
7. Floor Seating
A tight space is always a bit of a challenge as sofas take up a lot of room. If you are on a tight budget and have limited space, we suggest you try floor seating. These can be thick, comfy affairs or throw cushions tossed on a thick rug for comfort.
8. How about a Diwan?
Diwans double up as beds and are an easy way to deal with a space crunch as they can be used as beds at night. Pair your diwan with comfy sofa chairs or ottomans for a cohesive look.
9. Make Your Own Rules
Why follow the dictates of design when you can make your own rules? Mix and match your sofas, chairs, ottomans, or benches as a reflection of your lifestyle. Add interesting artifacts and accessories to bring out the rich flavor of your design and rock this look!
Space is about perception. If you tell yourself you have enough room, you can work miracles in your pint-sized space. However, if you are still struggling with the challenge, you can log in to homebliss.in for more ideas, or better give us a call. We will be happy to serve you.