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Interior Design Tips: Sofas for small spaces – a shopping guide!

Today I’m talking about small space
sofas and what to look for when you’re out shopping. Whenever I’m dealing with small living
spaces and specifically looking for seating for a small living room there
are a few handy little tips that I look for that will make the space look and
feel more open and not so cramped. Without having to sacrifice the overall
size of the sofa. Avoid the urge to buy small furniture. Instead focus on its
visual weight here are three different design tips for sofas when you’re
looking for a small space sofa the size of your couch is key obviously we need
to measure and make sure it will fit in the room and make sure you can get it
into the room but outside of the actual sofa size I look for sofas that have
legs or feet like this sofas with legs sit higher up off of the
floor which makes them look more Airy they tend to be lighter in structure and
visually they look less heavy than a traditional sofa that sits closer to the
floor a sofa with legs makes the room it sits in feel more open and airy the second sofa design tip I look for
when I’m shopping for a small space sofa is the height and thickness of the arms
sofas with arms that are at the same level as the sofa back are basically a
box shape they tend to block your eye from traveling in and around the sofa to
the corresponding pieces of furniture when you have a sofa that has a lower
arm you can see past the arm more easily and all of a sudden the sofa doesn’t
feel so clunky and boxy and the room visually opens up also a narrow arm will
make the sofa look more lightweight this is true for chairs as well look for
armchairs with low and narrow arms it just means more space in between
proceeding which makes the chair much more comfortable and again not so hefty
looking maximize your seating in a small space by using modular seating instead
of having two separate seating areas combine them a sectional sofa will
always give you extra seating you just won’t get with one sofa
the key to modular furniture in a small space is again its visual weight all the
same tips apply look for sectionals that sit on legs so they can come up off the
floor visually as well as maximizing arm thicknesses so that you can see past the
arm opening up the space around the sofa and finally in addition to a full size
sofa with legs and narrow arms it’s great to have a secondary seating area
like a loveseat or an armchair one of my favorite pieces of furniture to
incorporate into a small living room where space is a challenge is something
called a chair and a half a chair and a half is smaller than the two seater sofa
and larger than a single armchair you didn’t need me to tell you that it’s a
great solution when space is limited but you have a little more wiggle room for a
little extra wiggle in your seat so here’s your take away when the size of
your living room is tight look for extra small furniture look for
furniture with less visual weight sofas that sit up off the floor with legs look
more open and lightweight narrow and low arms offer views past the arms and opens
up the space around the sofa squeeze in a little extra seating with a sectional
or something called a chair and a half avoid purchasing small furniture and
instead focus on its visual weight for an overall comfortable look and feel in
your small space thanks for watching this little design tip we’ll have lots
more design tips just like this one coming soon so don’t forget to subscribe
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below let me know what other small space tips you’d like me to discuss I love
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if you found this video helpful see you soon you


Ahmed Hossam

Aug 8, 2019, 12:19 am Reply

Thank you 🙂

Marie Casale

Aug 8, 2019, 12:22 am Reply

Great tips. 🙂

Pretty Prudent

Aug 8, 2019, 12:39 am Reply

Forget the sofas. I love that shirt!

ptgeek symptom

Aug 8, 2019, 1:05 am Reply

What about the picture u showed last week about a video coming soon on and asked to guess what’s it about ???

Yvonne Colon

Aug 8, 2019, 3:03 am Reply

Very helpful as I live I. a 572 square ft. House! Keep em coming!

Awobe Lamera

Aug 8, 2019, 3:12 am Reply

Can you design a 3.9m by 3.5 m living room space? As an example. Thanks

Flyover Pilgrim

Aug 8, 2019, 3:51 am Reply


Neema Kweka

Aug 8, 2019, 5:45 am Reply

Very useful.thank you

Oceane Brieze

Aug 8, 2019, 10:41 am Reply

Very Good information and very well presented:
thank you ?

วีณา ภู่ทองคำ

Aug 8, 2019, 12:07 pm Reply

Thank you so much! I’m looking for the solution for sofa in small living room and you came up with the answer.

Diane Rutherford

Aug 8, 2019, 12:35 pm Reply

Love your videos! Could you do one on how to do a picture wall?

Eleanor Lee

Aug 8, 2019, 4:22 pm Reply

Any tip for a office space ?

Ahmad Hesam

Aug 8, 2019, 8:15 pm Reply

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Janet P

Aug 8, 2019, 9:30 pm Reply

Not only was this very helpful and timely, you look GORGEEEEEEOUS! 🙂

Brittany S

Aug 8, 2019, 4:23 am Reply

I love furniture with legs and totally agree with u. Never thought about the height of the arms though…thanks ?

mary hershelman

Aug 8, 2019, 2:59 pm Reply

Take a tape measure when looking for a sofa. Depth is very important. Some sofas are almost four feet deep; when dealing with a room that's ten feet wide that's huge. I had a camel back sofa that was very narrow but long enough to sleep on if needed.

suman mishra

Aug 8, 2019, 4:25 pm Reply

Thank you, that was very useful

Lea Carbonilla

Aug 8, 2019, 3:18 am Reply

It's super timely

Victoria Brown

Aug 8, 2019, 1:35 pm Reply

Current dilemma. I want to use hardwood in our custom build home. However I want to use porcelain “wood like” material in the kitchen, mudroom, and bathrooms. Seems to be difficult to match these 2 materials. Any tips you can offer? I am tempted to just drop the idea of going hardwood. only stick to porcelain plank flooring.

Ragana Regnbue

Aug 8, 2019, 10:31 pm Reply

A very informative video video. Thank you! When you have a sofa on legs and put some boxes or baskets underneath it since small spaces require extra storage solutions, would you say that the "lightness effect" would be eradicated?

Tshepang Moote

Aug 8, 2019, 7:26 pm Reply

Hello there, love your vlogs. I have a tiling question, ?

Beauty&Pablo Tamarini

Aug 8, 2019, 7:57 pm Reply

Thank you! You gave me extra good idea – legs for some furniture, to lift them up…we can buy legs and do all by ourselves??

L Collins

Aug 8, 2019, 1:13 am Reply

Wow very practical info and advice. Thank you for helping us who don’t have a mega house.

Caroline Y

Aug 8, 2019, 9:05 am Reply

Great tips! I completely agree.
Small suggestion for your videos: put your camera higher and/our your chin down. You head looks so tilted backwards… Somehow it distracts a bit.


Aug 8, 2019, 7:12 am Reply

Le Courbusier 3-seater: long n lean. It's really a love seat but works as a sofa. The arms are relatively innocuous. A classic. Built like an elegant tank…easy to move.


Aug 8, 2019, 1:40 am Reply

OMG your touch and talent is right up my alley. I need someone to guide me as I update my house. The impetus was a bedroom fire in May of this year. Need so much input. Where are you located?

KT Kitty

Aug 8, 2019, 2:15 am Reply

Great tips! Thank you.


Aug 8, 2019, 3:15 am Reply

So, look for flimsy, uncomfortable, furniture for your small space. Okay.

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