Mid-century RemodelContemporary Living Room, San Francisco
Thomas Kuoh Photography
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2. Select seating for the size of your space. Just because your space is small doesn’t mean your furniture has to be, with the exception of the sectional sofa. Determining the right sectional for your room depends on the room size as well as complementary pieces (lamps, side tables) you want to add and whether they’ll all fit comfortably together.A sectional can be used in a diminutive space, but to scale it properly, you should ensure that it doesn’t take up the whole room, obscure the bottom half of windows, bump up against the fireplace or overflow into other spaces. Accompanying pieces should be more visually spare —think open legs, glass tops, thinner frames — to keep the space feeling more expansive.
7. Sectionals carve out rooms within a room. Sectionals are also great for creating a division between two seating areas, or between rooms in an open-plan space. Here a sectional creates a comfy lounge area on one side and a cozy fireside seating area on the other. To increase flow between spaces, try using a sectional with a chaise as the divider — the armless section of the chaise won’t block your view of the rest of the space.
Key piece: Geometric rug. Floors in modern spaces are often left bare — but when you want warmth underfoot, a crisp geometric print rug is the way to go. Softer colors will feel more sophisticated; bolder hues with more contrast, like in the rug here, have a more playful, casual vibe that's perfect for families.