1. INTRODUCE A COORDINATING FOOTSTOOL
A footstool that's the same height and color as your sofa will blend easily in as a piece of small living room furniture. This unobtrusive piece not only provides somewhere to kick back and relax once your shoes are off, but can serve as an extra seat when it's required.
2. CHOOSE TWO SYMMETRICAL SOFAS
Two sofas may sound like overkill in a small living room, yet current sofa trends prove that if you get the size, scale and style right and it's a match made in interior design heaven.
3. UTILISE A BAY WINDOW FOR LOW LEVEL SEATING
If you have a bay window, a built-in window seat with storage below is a worthwhile option. However, there are other ways to make use of this attractive but awkward space.
4. SWITCH A COFFEE TABLE FOR AN OTTOMAN
Instead of a coffee table with a hard timber, marble or glass surface, bring a level of flexibility to a small space with an upholstered ottoman instead. This trick for small living room layouts really adds multi-purpose flair to the space.
5. CHOOSE A SECTIONAL SOFA
Choosing a large piece of furniture for a small living room may sound counter intuitive. Yet when it comes to seating, one large sectional sofa with a chaise or footstool attached can take up less space than a three seater with separate chairs.
6. ADD A FIREPLACE FENDER
Small living room fireplaces can have more use than just heating the space, you know. Originally designed to stop firewood rolling away from the hearth, and laterly to keep kids and pets away from a roaring flame, a fireplace fender can have other handy uses too.
7. TUCK STOOLS UNDER A CONSOLE
In this project by Enass Mahmoud, founder of Studio Enass, the interior designer has elegantly utilised what could have been wasted space beneath a slender console for extra seating.