How to Add Extra Seats in a Small Living Space

How to Add Extra Seats in a Small Living Space - Moda Living

Adding extra seats in a small living space can be a great way to make the most of your space. There are a few different ways to do this, and each has its own benefits. In this blog post, we'll explore a few different ways to add extra seats to a small living space.

1. Use Furniture to Maximize Space

There are a few ways to use furniture to maximize the amount of space in a room. One way is to use a futon instead of a traditional bed. A futon can be folded up and stored in a closet during the day, freeing up a lot of space.

Another way to use furniture to maximize space is to buy a convertible sofa. A convertible sofa can be used as a couch during the day and then converted into a bed at night. This saves a lot of space in a room.

Finally, you can use furniture to create storage space. For example, you can buy a bed with drawers underneath or a coffee table with storage space. This will help you to keep your room organized and free of clutter.

2. Get a Sectional Sofa

Getting a sectional sofa can be a great way to update your living room. They come in a variety of sizes and styles, so you can find one that's perfect for your space. They're also versatile, so you can use them in multiple ways. Plus, they're comfortable and affordable, making them a great choice for your home.

3. Use an Ottoman or Bench

Ikea has a ton of furniture to choose from, but sometimes you just can't find what you're looking for. That's when it's time to get creative and build your own piece. A bench is a great option because it can be used in so many different ways. You can put it at the foot of your bed, use it as extra seating in a small space, or even put it in your entryway to greet guests.

If you're looking to make an Ottoman, all you need is a piece of plywood, some batting, and some fabric. Cut the plywood to the size you want your Ottoman to be, then cover it with batting. Be sure to wrap it tightly so there are no gaps.

Next, cover it with fabric, making sure to secure the fabric at the corners with staples or hot glue. You could also add some trim or a decorative border to the edge for a finished look.

Building a bench is a little more complicated, but it's still doable if you're up for the challenge. You'll need a piece of plywood for the bench top, some 2x4s for the legs, and some screws and hinges. Start by cutting the plywood to the desired size, then attach the legs to the underside of the bench top.


You'll want to make sure the legs are evenly spaced and the bench is sturdy before attaching them. Next, add the screws and hinges to the back of the bench so it can be opened and closed.

With a little bit of creativity, you can build your own furniture using pieces you already have or find at Ikea. Be sure to measure and plan ahead so you can get the right pieces and avoid any construction disasters.

4. Add a Chaise Lounge

Adding a chaise lounge to your outdoor living space is a great way to increase your comfort level. Chaise lounges are perfect for reading, taking a nap, or just relaxing in the sun. They are also a great place to host a conversation with friends or family.

When choosing a chaise lounge, be sure to consider the style of your outdoor space and the type of weather you typically experience. If you live in a hot climate, choose a chaise lounge with a water-resistant fabric and a sturdy frame. If you live in a cold climate, choose a chaise lounge with a thick fabric and a frame that can withstand the cold.

5. Use a Daybed

The best way to make the most of a daybed is to use it as a couch during the day and as a bed at night. This way, you can get the most use out of it. You can also use it as a couch during the day and a bed at night if you have guests over.

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