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5. Use light, easy-to-maintain upholstery“Depending on the desired look, muted tones can be used for the couch, with coloured cushions, so that the entire look of the living room can be kept flexible by changing the cushions when desired. Occasional chairs can have a striped fabric or a damask or geometric print with the main seat in neutrals. Consider fabrics that complement each other but do not match exactly,” Bhatt says. It’s also important to keep in mind the level of use of upholstered pieces. In smaller apartments, people tend to use the living room on an almost daily basis, to relax, work or just lounge around. This means that the soft furnishings – be it cushions, sofas or curtains – see a lot of use. This is why opting for stain-resistant and easy-to-wash fabrics is essential. “Choose polyester blends for curtains. Sofa upholstery can be chenilles or faux leather, or a combination of both, as these require very little maintenance,” Bhatt says.
Two small side tables (or nightstands) make a good coffee table and are easily rearranged depending on the need.Read more:15 Beautiful Living Rooms on Houzz IndiaTell us:How have you styled your tiny living room? Share pictures and tell us how in the Comments below.