As the place for both lounging and socializing, the living room truly is the centerpiece of any home and should be designed with ultimate comfort.

But what do you do when your home lacks the luxury of space? How do you make your furniture pieces work together cohesively while still leaving room to breathe? With the right creative thinking, your living space can boast enormous potential.

For those seeking to elevate their living room with luxurious and sophisticated furniture, Ficari offers a stunning collection of designer pieces crafted with the highest quality materials and meticulous attention to detail.

Whether you reside in the sun-soaked glamour of Los Angeles, the cosmopolitan energy of New York City, or the chic sophistication of Toronto, our premium furniture can be effortlessly shipped to your doorstep, allowing you to infuse your home with an unparalleled sense of refined style and timeless elegance that embodies the essence of your city's unique character.

Here are 5 ways to maximize space:

  • Start with bigger pieces

Focus on bigger ticket items to get your living room layout just right. In most instances, this is the sofa or the lounge chair.

A good guide to follow is to anchor key pieces toward the room's designated focal point which could be a fireplace, media setup, or window to distract from its tight dimensions.

Complete the layout with furniture pieces that bring it all together like Ficari’s Buro ottoman and Cosenza coffee table.

  • Consider form and function

When furnishing a constrained living space, modular furniture is a savvy and flexible choice. For instance, a sectional can be reconfigured in different ways to match any occasion.

If you're concerned about taking up too much space visually with a sectional, look to a curvy option like the Rene to offset the room’s harsh angles.

In addition, furniture pieces versatile in use help petite living rooms work harder. An upholstered ottoman similar to the Costa can double as a seat and coffee table.

  • Pull furniture towards the center

The urge to push all key pieces of furniture against the wall to maintain an open space in the middle is infectious. But contrary to common belief, this seating convention visually cues the room's cramped dimensions.

Ideally, living room furniture should gather toward the center to allow the eye to see more floor space, convey a sense of airiness, and create an intimate vibe to convene.

  • Opt for a neutral palette

Limited space should challenge you to think differently not only about the furniture placement but also color choices. Naturally, furniture pieces deduced to a pared-back palette evoke a light and airy feel.

Neutral doesn’t mean boring. Lean toward pieces with beguiling details to make a distinct style statement without overwhelming the room.

Plus, you can always inject a pop of color with an accent piece—the Auri chair would be a fantastic fit.

  • Simply choose smaller pieces

In any room that's tight on space, scaling down on furniture can make a huge difference.

For instance, you can create a greater sense of openness with a collection of lounge chairs over a sofa—while additional petite accent chairs can take the place of bulkier ottomans.

The scale of alternative furniture pieces makes better use of the space while still being just as comfortable and stylish.

April 26, 2023


Melanie said:

Thank you for sharing a great blog on maximizing living room space! As someone who lives in a small loft in New York City, I found these ideas to be very helpful and practical.

Starting with bigger pieces and anchoring them toward the room’s focal point is a great way to create a cohesive layout without overwhelming the space. I also appreciate the suggestion to consider modular furniture that can be reconfigured for different occasions, as well as the reminder to pull furniture toward the center to create a more intimate and airy vibe.

Choosing a neutral color palette is a great tip for visually expanding the space, and I love the idea of adding a pop of color with an accent piece like the Auri chair. Also, scaling down on furniture is a smart way to make the most of a small space without sacrificing comfort or style.

Overall, these tips are practical and easy to implement, and I’m grateful for the inspiration to elevate my own living room design. Thank you for sharing!

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