You might wonder how to choose the best sofa for your small living space or apartment. You should choose a sofa that is comfortable and appropriate in size. A sofa that is smaller than an apartment size is best. Before you make a purchase, there are many factors to consider. A smaller sofa than you actually need can help maximize space in a small living area.
Where do you begin?
Ask yourself these questions before you purchase furniture. Consider the space you have available. Measure your room to help a designer determine how to best fit it. If possible, you can also send pictures.
Option to Consider
First, consider getting an apartment-sized couch. An apartment's standard size is between 73 and 75 inches. The average size is around 84 inches. It is important that you choose a sofa that suits your needs and lifestyle. If you are looking for a smaller sectional or a larger sofa, there are options. The layout of your living room will determine how the sectional fits into it. A sleeper sofa can be used as a guest room. A low-back sofa might be a good option when designing your living room. This will make your living space appear larger and more open. You can use a 62" loveseat with a couple of other chairs. This may be a problem for some.
How can you maximize space in a small living area?
Your needs will dictate the space you use in your living area. Your needs will vary depending on how many people you live with, and whether you have children.
Ideas to add storage to small living spaces:
- A coffee table with shelves, drawers or cocktail tables.
- Side table that can double as a magazine rack and has drawers.
- Ottomans that have storage are a great option for children.
- A media console that can be closed completely. It allows for storage and has a clean, clutter-free appearance.
Hidden storage can be added to your room. Hidden storage will make your room feel larger. A sofa or chair with a lower back can help you see clearly. You can use artwork or rugs to add color to your home. It's best to keep large furniture and walls neutral. This will visually increase the space's size. You should also consider both natural and artificial lighting. If there isn’t enough natural light, you might think about making larger furniture pieces or walls lighter. Don't overcrowd your space. It is important that traffic flows freely in your space, and the overall design feels light-filled and airy. You can choose a smaller sofa to be paired with several upholstered chairs. You can have everything you need while still having a functional living space if you choose the right layout.
The goal of a sofa that is small in size and functionally appealing should be the main objective. An apartment-sized sofa is often a good choice. It's a smart idea to match the sofa size with the space.