A living room can be a tricky space to decorate. It’s the first thing you see when you walk into a home, but it’s also one of the smallest rooms in most houses.
The key to a great living room is maximizing your space. This means finding functional, stylish, and flexible furniture for you to rearrange as often as you like.
You might think buying expensive items from high-end designers is the best way to do this. Well, it is.
But if you want quality without breaking the bank, HausOfRex brings to you some affordable living room seating ideas that make the most of your space:
Use a Sectional Sofa
One of the best ways to maximize your space, and get a lot of seating for the price, is with an L-shaped sectional sofa. Depending on your needs, you can buy a two or five-seater and add additional pieces as needed.
The great thing about these pieces is that they can easily move around to accommodate new furniture arrangements and guests during parties.
Add Flexibility with Poufs
Poufs are a great way to add seating in your living room. They can be used as ottomans, perfect for extra seating or to help define a conversation area.
You can also use them to create a lounge area; they work well at the end of a sofa or sectional. You can even use them along the wall to define a nook where you can relax with your favorite book.
Poufs come in so many different sizes, shapes, and fabrics that it’s easy to find one that will fit perfectly into your space. If you need extra storage space, grab an armless pouf and place it upside down on top of your existing seats.
This adds some visual interest and gives you more room for storage underneath. Bookshelf bins work particularly well here because they’re compact enough not to get in the way but spacious enough for plenty of reading material.
Put an Armchair by the Window
In a small living room, an armchair by the window is a great way to add some extra seating without taking up much space. Its proximity to natural light and expansive views will make it feel more like an extension of your home than a piece of furniture—plus, you can use it for reading and entertaining guests.
If you have kids who want their own space in the living room, putting an armchair by the window is also perfect if they’d like to play or read while getting some rays.
Find beautiful, space-saving armchairs at a reasonable price on HausOfRex.
Create Extra Seating Space with Ottomans
Ottomans are a great way to create extra seating in your living room without taking up too much space. They’re especially useful if you have an area that doesn’t have the best layout for an additional chair, and they can also be used as a coffee table or footrest.
The key to making an ottoman look stylish is choosing the right size: If it’s too small, it’ll just look like a coffee table and not provide any extra seating; if it’s too big, then it will take up more than its fair share of floor space in your living room.
A good rule of thumb is to choose one roughly three times larger than the average person’s lap so that everyone has enough room when they sit on the ottoman.
You’ll also want your ottoman’s material to complement other furniture pieces in your home.
Many options are available if you’re looking to add more seating space to your living room! The key is knowing what works best for your space and taste. If you don’t have a lot of extra square footage, we recommend using ottomans or poufs as extra seating options.
If you have a large enough area but still want more flexibility, try adding an armchair with a footstool combo. Whatever option you choose, make sure it fits into your home decor and adds functionality.