When you’re decorating a space, it’s essential to have plenty of places to sit.

If you live in a small space, entertaining a group of any size can be a challenge, let’s not even get to the topic of a party. You obviously can’t allow them to sit on the floor. But in most homes, space is at a premium, so if you’re going to work more seating into your room, you’ve got to be sneaky about it.



The living room is the place where everyone gathers to make conversation and have a drink or coffee or even wine. If your living room is small, you can bid good bye to your kitty parties and generally having a reasonable number of friends over.

If you have a three seater or two seater sofas, it wise to not use cushions as they tend to take up quite a bit of space. Instead think of going for a bench cushion.

Since it’s one big cushion instead of several smaller ones, your guests will be more likely to squeeze onto the couch because they won’t have to avoid the dreaded cushion crack.

Another neat trick you can use is, instead of coffee tables, you can opt for ottomans. An ottoman is a form of couch that usually has a head but no back, although sometimes it has neither.

In most cases, you’ll want to put your new ottoman in front of a couch or comfortable chair so your guests can put their feet up as they sit.

However, ottomans tend to be built to withstand the weight of someone sitting on them, which means they can also work as extra seating in your home. They also serve as a good storage space to stow away all the clutter you have in your living room.



Seating on the floor is not always an ideal solution. However, a floor cushion is the next best thing, especially for kids. Keep a couple of these in a cabinet or under a coffee table just in case!

They come in handy when you have a bunch of people over without any preparation. Side tables are crucial for the comfort of your room, but a garden seat is a great side table that can also be used as an extra perch.

It serves two purposes and is a great way to add a rustic feel to your room. You can also use a sofa cum bed, which comes handy even when you have people staying over.



In the dining room, you can go for extendable tables to provide extra seating. Extendable tables are a type of table that increases their size so that more people can sit around them.

They usually cost more than normal tables, but the extra cost is worth it. They can be put back into their original size to save on the floor space and extended when you are entertaining guests.

Having such a table means that you can size it the way you want to fit the number of guest that you have over for parties, get-togethers and many other events. By maximizing the space available, you can really make the most of the room that you have.

Leave a Reply