It is not a surprise that the spaces in houses and apartments are smaller every day, so the challenge is how to furnish them without being overloaded and living small. The idea is to create beautiful spaces that represent the style of those who live there, and that is both functional and very well-armed. How to achieve it?
The first step is, always, to have very clear the measurements of the space, to be able to vitrine with greater clarity. It’s even better if you have a style in mind: Nordic, vintage, colonial or the one you like best. Then think about what you need. In the case of living, the sofa will be one of the focal points, so it should be one of the first furniture you choose.
Believe it or not, a modular sofa can look amazing and work perfectly if it has the right measurements. Be clear that if you opt for a modular you will not have so much space to fill the living room with other furniture, such as armchairs or corner pieces, but you will have the most important, an extremely comfortable place to sit or watch movies. Not only that, you can fix the rest of the room with decorative accessories that can give life and style, such as blankets and cushions of interesting colors and textures. Remember that as the modular armchair will occupy a large part of the living room, you have to help yourself with the colors to give the feeling of depth. Choose a light color for the wall, which makes space look brighter and leaves the most intense colors for carpets and other details.
The living room may be small, but that does not mean you have to choose only small furniture. If you like to spend time in the living room, alone, with friends or family, it is best to choose a large sofa, but that does not fill the entire room. Remember that it is very important to take into account the measurements of your living room: you must always leave room to walk easily, without interrupting circulation. Imagine a sofa accompanied by a carpet and large cushions. An entertaining and relaxed room can be assembled from two or three large furniture and many accessories. Good inspiration is the boho style, which is strong this season. It is a good idea to living small.
A trick that will help you a lot when choosing the sofa for your small living room is to prefer a high-legged one, which will make the piece look lighter. It is a simple visual effect, the more “slender” the legs of your furniture, less space occupy near the ground and gives the feeling that there is space. The style depends on you, with wooden legs and simple, like tuxedo sofas, or mid-century modern; but you can also choose something with more intricate and romantic legs, like those used in Victorian models. There are thousands of options and all are good. If you choose a sofa with legs, it is recommended that you combine it with a light coffee table, thin lines and glass, to help create that idea of space. Another option is to remove the coffee table and replace it with corner pieces or stackable tables so that the center of the room is free and everything looks much bigger. It is a good idea to living small.