20 Great Small Couches For Your Living Room

The living room is where you spend a great deal of time, relaxing, watching TV, playing with the kids, and entertaining. You want the room to look and feel comfortable and welcoming; a place where you want to be and spend time. Small living rooms can. Limited space in a living room can soon become overcrowded just by putting too large of furniture pieces in the room, leaving little room to walk and move about freely. It can also make you feel anxious and overwhelmed rather than relaxed. If you are like most people, the couch is the main piece of furniture in the room; the one piece that you can relax, put your feet up and get comfortable watching TV, reading or visiting. Choosing the right couch is important because you don’t only want it to be beautiful, but functional. If you are looking to purchase a new couch for your living room and need to keep it small to economize the space you have, keep reading to learn some tips on how choose the perfect, small couch.

1. Measure your space

Measuring your space where you plan to put the couch, first, before you shop, will help you know what will fit there when contemplating your choices. Be sure to allow for plenty of space on either side of the couch in front of it for a coffee table, if you plan to use one, as well as behind the couch if it will used as a walk space. Allow for the arm size of the sofa, too. Some sofas have larger arms than others, so be sure to include the arms, if they extend beyond the base of the couch. Remember, too, too large of a couch in a small room will leave it looking and feeling awkward, and it can quickly consume all of your space, both literally and visually.

2. Fabric

The choices of fabrics for sofas are broad today. You can choose to go with a type of fabric sofa, or leather sofa. For a small room, light and airy fabrics can help to open the space, while dark colors of fabric or leather, can visually shrink space as well as the couch itself. Small couches can appear a little larger if you choose a couch with a skirt around the bottom, giving it more height and more to look at.

3. Placement of the couch

How you position the couch in the living room can make a couch look and feel bigger or smaller, either is possible depending on what other pieces are around. Setting a couch between two side tables can elongate the setting and give a small couch added dimension, while setting a small all alone with other furniture pieces far away from it, can shrink the couch and make it look and feel smaller. A small sofa under a bright window can make your couch feel bigger with just the added natural light around it, and more inviting, too.

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