In recent years the traditional sofa design has undergone somewhat of a revolution. Designers are now seeing the humble sofa as something more than a comfy place to sit on an evening, or as a statement piece to show off in your home. It is now being classed, by some, as a work of art, whilst also being practical and comfy to sit on, as a sofa should be.
Another helpful hint: use side tables as coffee tables. They can easily be moved to open up the space when it’s time to entertain.
Even if your living room poses no spatial challenges, the small space tips below can make your dwelling even roomier! One of the oldest tricks in the book: go with a small coffee table. Below we see a square wooden piece in a room designed by John Dransfield and Geoffrey Ross. Notice how the space has an open feel thanks to an absence of large furnishings in the center.
The divider doesn’t even have to be a sofa! A pair of chairs gets the job done, as shown by the gray and black chairs that separate living room and dining room below.
Decorating ideas come in many forms, but the things you need to remember when renovating your living room are the bold colours, sophisticated patterns and the mixture between old and new.
Sofas don’t have to be modular to be expansive. For example, a curved sofa adds spacious seating and geometric interest. Throw in a swivel armchair, and have some floor poufs and cushions on hand for those nights when large-group entertaining is a must.