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Jo Simmons added this to How to Make Your Living Room a Stylish, Sociable Space17 July 2021

Consider a corner sofaNothing says sociable like a corner couch. This flexible, space-efficient form of seating works particularly well for big families with modest living rooms. It provides a large expanse of comfy seating, which encourages teens to lounge and tiddlers to cosy in.To make this type of seating even more functional, consider a coffee table that doubles as a footstool. The extra surface will provide even more opportunities for everyone to stretch out.

Cheryl Freedman added this to How to Arrange Your Living Room Furniture22 January 2019

Maximise the cornerA corner sofa is a great way to provide the luxury of lounging, even if your room isn’t massive. It also solves the problem of how to lay things out as it does most of the work for you. This chic grey model sits right up against the wall, but doesn’t swamp things as the dimensions match the room.Inevitably, a corner sofa will become the focus of your living room, so think hard about the colour, shape, size and number of seats before you commit to buying one. In this compact, but stylish space, it works well with an ottoman in place of a more traditional coffee table.

Jo Simmons added this to 9 Mistakes to Avoid When Living in a Small Space22 November 2018

Pitfall No 8: Using furniture with the wrong proportionsGetting the size of your pieces right when space is limited is important. This doesn’t automatically mean you should use small items, though. Often, compact pieces seem to accentuate the mini dimensions of the room, while a big piece can look inviting and surprising. A large upholstered sofa in a small living room, as here, can look really cosy, for example, whereas a tiny, wooden-framed seat could look mean and lost. Consider shape, too. A circular table may be easier to shimmy around in a compact dining area, but then again, a long, slim table that can be pushed against the wall when not in use may work well in narrow room.Here’s why you should choose round tables

Laura Gaskill added this to 10 Reasons to Bring Home a Big, Comfy Sectional Sofa24 September 2018

8. Sectionals make a small space more comfortable It seems like it shouldn’t work, but filling a compact room with a sectional can actually make the space feel larger – and way more comfortable. And if you add an ottoman as the coffee table, as shown here, you can boost seating options as well.

Sarah Warwick added this to Do I Really Need a Coffee Table?24 September 2018

Favour fabricAn upholstered piece can help to make a living room look more inviting than a hard surface of equivalent dimensions, and here an ottoman boosts comfort levels as it takes the place of a coffee table. In a curtain-free room like this one, more fabric is a useful sound absorber, too. Both the corner sofa and the ottoman are muted in grey here, keeping the ambience relaxing, with subtle contrast provided by the velvety finish of the ottoman and its tailored buttoning. Consider an attractive tray to sit on top of it if you need a hard surface for drinks.

Vinita Kunnath added this to 11 Ingenious Ways to Maximise Space in a Studio Apartment21 February 2018

7. Maximise seating with a modular sofa Sectional seating helps you make the most of a tiny living room, letting you add as many or as few pieces as the studio apartment plan will allow. A corner set-up not only boosts the space allocated for sitting, but creates a cosy nook for social gatherings.

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alopex added this to favorite rooms19 August 2022

Large couch small room. Cozy. Charcoal color

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