Living in tight quarters is a decorating dilemma. It can pose a challenge, especially if the living room is the first room people see when they enter your home. Entertaining guests becomes problematic when you have very limited space. You want to impress your visitors, yet it seems that your walls are closing in on you. Don’t despair as there are ways to maximize your small space without sacrificing style.
Place furniture in a manner that it does not obstruct traffic or eat up too much space. Avoid using furnishings that are too big or bulky to maximize your living room’s footprint. Opt for furnishings with clean lines. Keep only the major items needed for the room to function well. A standard sofa measuring 76 inches long will work if you put it against the wall, preferably facing a window. Avoid tufted sofas that appear bulky. Rather than using a love seat to match the sofa, choose a couple of club chairs instead. Choosing solid-color upholstery instead of heavily patterned ones makes the look less busy. Using furnishings that can multitask keeps the number of pieces to a minimum. For example, instead of using a big square coffee table, opt for a medium rectangular ottoman with storage that can double as seating.