My living room is 7 feet by 10 feet, but it feels so open and airy. I can seat about 6 people without bringing in extra folding chairs, and the footstool you see in this picture doubles as our coffee table when we put a nice tray on it. Putting a standard coffee table in this room would have made it much more boxed in and cluttered feeling. It took me quite a while to find a couch that would fit, I had to find one sized for small space, so it’s actually only 75 inches long instead of the more standard 85-90 inches. Can you believe that our rental apartment just happened to have these lovely original floors?
The opposite wall to the couch is quite small, and has two additional chairs. This one above was $40 at a used furniture store, I absolutely adore the fabric. The folding chair below was free! I also got the white sheer curtains for free, and my Mom gave me the footstool you see in the first photo (score!).
I got the table from target and our television ($250) hangs above it on the wall (our Wii is on the bottom half of the table- we use it to watch Netflix as well as play games- we don’t have cable). I actually have three of that same folding chair, a friend of mine was going to just throw them away so I nabbed them for extra seating space, the others currently live in one of our closets. Oliver enjoys napping on them, but he’s getting so big that his back feet often hang off the seat!
This is definitely the most grown up apartment I’ve ever had, I just bought the couch last month- it’s such a luxury, before we had some odd chairs and it actually felt much more cluttered than it does now. Every time I come home I can’t believe how lucky I am to live here! I especially wanted to post photos of my apartment because I think most people think of minimalism and frugality as being deprived living. As you can see we still live a very luxurious and colorful life!
How have you helped maximize the space in your living areas?