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How to arrange furniture for a small living room


Arranging furniture in small, tight spaces can be difficult. It is even more complicated if the space you are organizing is a part of your everyday life, such as your living room. You have to make sure there is enough sitting place, enough tables and storage, but also enough room to manoeuvre. On top of that, you also have to make sure the room looks good. This can be a tricky business, but we are here to help you out!

Furniture in Fashion gives you many options for your living room furniture, but you need to know which option is the right one for you. Keep in mind the size and shape of your room, and choose accordingly. Knowing how to arrange things in accordance with each other is also very important. Here are a few tips to help you make your small living room look good.

•    Work with the light

If your living room has windows that can let light in, use them. Arrange your furniture in a way that it doesn’t block out the light. Light can give the illusion of extra space and can make your room look bigger than it is.

•    Multipurpose furniture

One great way to utilize your limited space is by adding furniture that can be used as more than one thing. Get sofas or tables that have compartments in them for storage. Get an ottoman and use it both as a seat and a table. Get larger sofa cushions that can be used as floor cushions when needed. Get footrests that can be pushed under the sofa when they aren’t being used; when pulled out, they can be used as a footrest or as extra seating. The options are limitless. Be creative!

•    Work with the congested space

Embrace the fact that your living room is small, and use this little space to your advantage. There is space under the stairs? Add a lovely low sofa there so that the place can be used for sitting. Have a long narrow living room? Add an L-shaped sofa to define a focal point of the room. Arrange things around this designated area now. Have a free corner? Add a small table that fits, and put decorations and ornaments on it. The best part about modern living room furniture is that you can find almost anything you need. Figure out what you can fit into a specific spot, and find it!

•    Floating shelves and swing chairs

This is a very efficient way of making sure all things fit inside the same room. The floor can only hold so much. If you mount shelves to the walls, you can have much more storage space without using up any of the area in the room. Now you have more room for tables and sofas on the floor. Want to take it even further? Hang swing chairs from the ceiling. This not only adds extra seating, but it also looks good and gives you all the space you need to manoeuvre around your stuff efficiently.