If you have a small living room or you live in a small apartment, you're probably wondering how to choose a sofa that fits your space. The sofa must be of an appropriate size, but at the same time, it must be functional and comfortable. There are some things you should consider before making a decision.
A freestanding sofa or a small corner set?
Many people face this dilemma when considering a sofa purchase. It's good to keep a few things in mind: How many people live in your home? Do you often have guests for whom you need to provide seating? Do you need a sleeper sofa? Here are some useful small space solutions for you.
Two-seat and three-seat sofa
First of all, you need to think about the space that you have. If it does not allow for a chaise longue, a more suitable option would be a two or three-seat sofa. Many people also prefer an additional stool over a lounger – the stool is mobile and can be moved to another location as needed, and it doesn't take up much space. In some cases, the stool could be used as a coffee table or as an additional storage space with a hidden chest inside and a lift-up lid.
Another factor you could consider is the overall style of the room. If its style is more formal and you would like to keep the clean and elegant line, it is a good idea to choose a freestanding sofa.
Corner sofa set
In terms of comfort, the corner set is a great choice - suitable for lounging, watching TV, napping or reading a book. It is good when you have the option to choose the exact length of the lounger according to the space you have. With the help of the corner set, you can make separate corners in the room or zone your space.
Most of the two-seat and three-seat sofas, as well as the corner sets, also have a daybed option. In this way, you can also have additional sleeping places.
Additional storage space
Storage space at the base of sofas or stools are a perfect solution for storing things, thus your room will not be cluttered with furniture. In this way you can free up much more space in your home. Also consider low backs on chairs and sofas, as this will visually increase the space and make the room appear larger.
Colors and textures
For small spaces, it is good idea to choose upholstered furniture in lighter or neutral tones. You can add color with rugs, decorative pillows and artwork.
The last piece of advice we can give you: don't clutter your space! Make sure the overall design is open and light. Remember, you can always choose a smaller sofa and accessorize it with an armchair, stool or a few accent chairs.