Over the years we have designed and redesigned our living space to reflect our ever changing needs and specifically our growing family. Of course, before I actually had kids I had a vision of uniquely curated rooms and expensive furniture but fast-forward three kids later and that vision seems to have faded.
Small space living is a challenge and as much as I want to create an open space free of clutter and reduce the kid things, as a mother I understand the need for my children to feel like they are a part of our home. Children should still see their little touches around the house, even when square footage is limited. In a large home you can designate toys and stuff to play rooms and separate bedrooms but in a small space it is important to eliminate no-zones and integrate kid-friendly pieces and durable furniture.
The living room is very much the center of our home. My goal is to create an intimate and comfortable space for us to come together and a comfy couch is essential to that goal. For years we’ve had an oversized sectional but as the kids get bigger and their stuff accumulates our old couch seems to overwhelm the room.
I discovered a sleek but still comfortable and totally flexible sofa from Dorel Home Products. The Novogratz Vintage Tufted Split Back Sofa Sleeper is perfect for our needs It can lay flat for sleep but also doesn’t take up a ton of space. The color, style and size make the whole living room seem bigger and more open. And our space looks updated and new. I love it.
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