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Problem 1: When space is an issueNot all of us have a proportionately-sized and rightly-shaped living room where easy arrangements can fit. But I can safely say, a good layout with the right furniture can solve almost all space-related hiccups.Too small or too narrowWhen space is at premium, small sofas, love seats, chaises and chairs work best. They fulfil function while being visually light and giving the living room a look of spaciousness. Visual bulk can be further reduced by having low-height sofas, furniture with thin legs, a centre table with a clear glass top and other such choices. Finally, sufficient lighting, underplayed hues and sleek textures can help you build the decor of your small living space.Find an interior designer to help design your living room
The large semi-open, semi-closed bookshelf provides ample storage but does not look bulky. It was made on site using different veneers such as oak, walnut and pine. “The wall behind the chaise is actually the client’s wardrobe, housing all her clothes and things. We wanted to mask the storage so we clad it in custom-designed, screen-printed tiles so it seems like a backdrop to the chaise,” Pirani says. Tiles: One To One
5. Less is more The peppy chaise and floral-printed armchair are all this room needs. The woody hues of the bookshelf and sharp monotone pattern of the houndstooth accent wall provide the perfect backdrop for this colour fiesta and don’t use extra floor footage. The seating arrangement serves as a perfect spot for a relaxed chat or a hot cuppa.
Bring in a chaise longueA chaise longue can serve as a stellar statement piece in your living room, taking up less room than a sofa (thanks to its sleek, pared-down design). Pair it with an armchair or slipper chair to create a cosy little retreat for guests. When you have extra company, pull in some extra stools or pouffes.See how this chic chaise longue, complemented by a floral-printed armchair, grabs eyeballs while keeping functionality in mind. The layout by MuseLAB takes up little floor space, yet looks like a warm, inviting spot for coffee and conversations.
1. Firm: MuseLABMumbaiThis eclectic living room embraces hues from across the colour wheel. The vibrancy of the orange chaise longue is juxtaposed with the softness of the pastel blues, pinks and whites in the floral-print chair. The sharp monotone pattern of the houndstooth accent wall provides the perfect backdrop for this gentle colour fiesta.