Sophisticated Chic Loft
Making use of a rectangular room, the Jonathan Adler daybed serves as seating for two conversation areas.
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Backless sofaIn case you already have a sofa, a second couch can gobble up considerable floor and visual space. In case you really need or are keen on a second large sofa, consider a backless one. These don’t look as bulky and can be a chic alternative to a large sofa, and can even act as a subtle divider in an open-plan space.Tip: A small living room can also do without sofa. If space is tight, consider using loose chairs, pouffes, daybeds or armchairs, with a coffee table in the centre. This way, the loose seaters can be moved around anywhere in the house, as and when needed.Check out 40 small living rooms from around the world
7. Try a backless sofaIn an open-plan space, sometimes the best position for the sofa is not on the wall but in the middle of the room. But unless your sofa is quite small (see previous photo), a couch in the middle of a small room can really gobble up space. A backless sofa is a very chic alternative and can be used from both sides – quite a bonus when seating options are limited. And if you want to use it in a larger room someday, it can act as a divider between two seating area.The layout: A backless sofa floats in the centre of this open-plan space. A pair of upholstered armchairs with a small table between sits beneath a bank of windows opposite the sofa. A small side table that can double as an extra seat sits beside the sofa – and during a party, the backless sofa can handle two people perching on each side. Seats: Four to seven.8. Add plants Like wallpaper and mirrors, plants are a wonderful way to add depth to a small living room. Lush greenery softens corners and fools the eye into thinking there is more to the room than there really is. Plants are especially effective in corners and beside or behind chairs and sofas.