Am I the only one whose living room and dining room are in a shared space? Loft living is incredible, but the open floor plan was a bit of a challenge when I was trying to create both a living room and dining room in the space. Thankfully PB Apartment had incredible options that allowed me to make my dream a reality! If you’re currently looking for ways to make the most of your small space, check these tips below:
1. Opt For A Smaller Sofa.
While a sectional sounds cozy, it takes up entirely too much space and instantly makes your apartment look even tinier than it is. That’s why I chose the Chesterfield Leather Sofa. It’s the size of a traditional loveseat and since I added a ton of throws and blankets to it, it’s definitely the comfiest seat in the house!
2. Put The Wall Space to Good Use.
In a small room it’s important to remember the walls are your friends. Hang floating shelves to hold your books, momentos, souvenirs and artwork.
3. Choose Chairs That Can Double as Living Room Accent Chairs and Dining Room Chairs.
I love a beautifully designed dining room chair because they can typically also be used as accent chairs in your living room. That’s why I chose the Cline Bistro Dining Chair and the Plymouth Accent Chairs. Adding chairs of varying sizes and looks adds a bit of personality to any room.
4. Add Texture and Heavy Materials to Your Space.
If you want to make your home feel larger and more inviting (think heavy Hygge vibes), add house plants, stones, marble and thick throws to your space. I chose the Delaney Marble Rectangular Coffee Table not only for the marble top but because the base of the table is forged in gorgeous brass. Another thing that’s great about this coffee table is that the openness under the table makes a great space for storing books and magazines that would otherwise clutter my apartment. I also grabbed the Faux Fur Knitted Throw to jazz up the couch.
5. Let In as Much Sunlight as Possible.
Open your blinds and let in as much sunlight as possible! It makes any space look open and airy. If you don’t have a ton of windows in your living room/ dining room, try manipulating the light you do have by placing mirrors around the room. The mirrors will help make your space look larger than it is too!
I hope these tips help you make the most of your space! If you have other tips on decorating a small space, leave them in the comments below!
This blog post is sponsored by Pottery Barn. All thoughts and opinions are my own.