When I moved in to my studio apartment, the first thing I looked forward to was buying my first sofa. But because it was a small apartment, we had to make sure that our furniture will not take up space. Our living room was so small that we could only fit a 2-seater sofa. I am sure many of you can relate to my experience because the average affordable apartments in Malaysia consist at least 900 square feet. As much as we envy homes with designer furniture in their living room, the smartest way to decorate your space is to use space saving furniture. By the way, it doesn’t have to be some canggih-looking furniture. If you find yourself too busy to spend time looking for furniture, there are sofas to buy online. With a little research, you can still enjoy a well decorated living room with these five types of sofas that are recommended for small apartments.
Sofas To Buy Online
Single Seater Sofa
Perhaps there are only one or two people living in the same household. Two single seater sofas might be a good choice, with an additional ottoman for a leg rest or for the extra person to sit in case you have guests. This is definitely a recommendation for those who are minimalists.
Decorating your small living room with a 2-seater sofa has its own benefits. Its compact size gives you the room to add in other furniture too such as a small coffee table or a book shelf, and already you have a cozy reading corner. Did you know that a 2-seater sofa is also called a Lovers’ Seat? Perhaps that is why 2-seater sofas makes a room cozy.
The sofa, being the one of the biggest furniture pieces may easily take up space. Decorating your space with a 3-seater sofa may seem a little much compared to the 2-seater sofa. However, if you maintain the space without any clutter or extra furniture around, the 3-seater sofa will be just nice for your living room. Don’t forget to jazz it up with the ottoman!
Before you decorate your space with a L-shaped sofa, make sure you weigh the pros and cons first. Can your space handle some large furnishing? The good thing is, it beats the misconception that small living rooms can’t handle large furniture, however you will be surprise at how one large piece of L-shaped sofa can create the illusion that the room is bigger! This is because, L-shaped furniture are known as sectional furniture, used as room divider in open-plan spaces. (ie. your living room is connected with your dining area). The down side of decorating with a L-shaped sofa is that it will limit any additional furniture or decor that you want to add in later on. That means, your top priority will have to be your L-shaped sofa! Another plus point, more seats for your guests!
So you find yourself an unconventional person and instead of decorating with the typical 2 or 3-seater sofa, you would rather have a daybed instead. It’s okay actually, you are not weird because daybeds are actually known as the ‘multi-tasker’ furniture. Throw in some throw pillows and you can use it like a sofa, otherwise, use it like a lounge chair. Basically, the daybed can transform any small living room into a cozy space, a reading corner and even an extra “bedroom” for your guest to sleep over. It is that convenient!
A living room is one of the most important rooms in a home. This is the place where you need to stretch out in front of the TV, relax after a hectic day or spend some quiet time with a good book. Therefore, it is important that you make the best of out of your living room by choosing the right furniture. Although it may seem overwhelming at first, but once you get to know your space a little better and bring out the best of your small space, you will be able to create a cozy and comfortable environment that’s for sure.