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Living room furniture for a small living room

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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While of course, we would all love to have a large, spacious living room, a small living room can, when properly decorated, be just as welcoming and stylish. The most important issue in a confined space is to be able to set everything up in a functional way, without making the house feel cramped. You should consider carefully the use and style of every item in the room, from the couch down to the smallest vase. If you choose every piece carefully, you can ensure that your living room will have the feel you want, no matter what its size. 

Today on homify, we look at compact furniture that is perfect for a small or narrow living room. We hope you will get lots of inspiration for your own home!

Individual chairs

Although it is easy to forget, double or triple seating couches or huge corner sofa sets are not a necessity in a living room. If you want to decorate your living room in a space-saving manner, you should consider other options. Using single seats not only gives you the opportunity to work with more colours and patterns, but it also offers significant space savings. If you do not want only chairs, you can mix just a few with a small sofas or love seats for very chic living room. 

For more living room seating suggestions, see this ideabook

Small but funtional

 Bedroom by Polit



A coffee table is key to holding decorative elements, and of course, to rest your coffee cup. This model is a great fit for a smaller space. It is not large, but still provides correct storage, allowing for minimal clutter, which is an important thing to keep in mind when decorating a small room. Since it is divided into levels, it can accommodate many newspapers and books or any other items you want at hand but out of sight.

Mini chic

Here's a great example of how a tiny corner can be made into an extremely functional, efficient and stylish space. In the living room in the photo, the space-saving and stylish burgundy sofa makes up a large part of the living area, giving it a noble look. The two single chairs, both incredibly stylish, finish out the seating options, and the room is completed with two table and a bookshelf.  A mini version of everything you need!

Small and bright

Here, the space feels much larger, in part because of the interaction between the black leather chair and the other brightly coloured furniture. These create a contrast that provides depth and texture, making the room interesting and inviting. Although there is not much furniture, the bold combination speaks for itself.

Flexible seating

Here again, this narrow area has become both stylish and spacious, thanks to its functional layout. Key here are the grey and blue cubes, which can be combined in different ways depending on the needs of the moment. When decorating a small room, keep in mind that customisable furniture will save a lot of space. This particular sofa is a also great fit for a small space, thanks to its narrow armrests. We also love the little coffee table, whose light wood breaks up the grey to form a connection with the flooring, anchoring the decor firmly into the home.

Both sofa and desk

For those who live in studio apartments without enough space for a home office but who still work from home, this must be the ideal sofa. This innovative and stylish couch can be turned into a desk just by the way you use the armrest, which is wide enough to set down the computer, to serve as a coffee table or even as a TV table. 

When it comes to small living rooms, remember to carefully weigh the importance of every piece, and to use multi-functional furniture whenever possible. We hope that these photos have given you some ideas for your own living rooms!

What are your tips for decorating a small room? Share them below in the comments!
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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