There鈥檚 nothing more exciting than decorating a new apartment with brand new furniture that didn鈥檛 come off Craigslist. What鈥檚 not so fun is having to measure the room down to the quarter inch to make sure you can actually get your couch up the stairs and into your small space (#tinylivingproblems). But don鈥檛 let a small living room get you down 鈥 you can still get the entertaining space of your dreams with a little creativity. If that giant plush sectional won鈥檛 fit into your space yet, here are 13 seating options that work great in small spaces without sacrificing an inch of style.


1. DIY Reupholstered Ottoman: Cool furniture doesn鈥檛 have to cost a fortune. In fact, you can find some real treasures at a thrift store and 鈥 with some new fabric 鈥 totally change the look of the piece. (via Brit + Co)


2. Urban Outfitters Colette French Seam Settee ($1250): Featuring a higher back and arms, a settee is a great way to fill an extra-small space without committing to a full-sized couch. You won鈥檛 be able to sleep on it, but it鈥檚 a super comfy place for your next Netflix binge.


3. DIY Custom Bench: A bench serves as multi-purpose seating that can be tucked right along the wall or in a hallway to save space. It鈥檚 a great place to put your shoes on in the morning or set your mail down while you take off your coat. Bring it out for extra dining room seating during dinner parties, or pull it into the living room on game night. (via Brit + Co)


4. Serena & Lily Hanging Rattan Chair ($495): Apparently Kendall Jenner has a hammock in her breakfast nook, so we鈥檙e totally digging the idea of a hanging chair in the living room. Zero floor space sacrificed, major style points earned.


5. DIY Furry Stool: You can鈥檛 go wrong having a few extra stools sitting around, especially when they鈥檙e as cute as this one. They not only provide soft and comfortable seating, but you can also use them as footstools. (via A Beautiful Mess)


6. Urban Outfitter鈥檚 Frankie Chair ($379): If you鈥檙e really tight on space, a small armless chair is a great way to conserve real estate. Bonus: You鈥檒l have a lot more room for other decorating must-haves like side tables and cool lamps.


7. DIY Hammock Chair: If you love the idea of channeling your inner child and swinging while you burn through your reading list, DIY a hammock chair to perfectly complement your decor. (via Brit + Co)


8. DIY IKEA聽Stools: A stack of stools pull double-duty as side tables or plant stands. When you鈥檙e entertaining, pull them down for insta-seating options for all your guests. (via Nalle鈥檚 House)


9. West Elm Sivas Wool Pouf ($149+): The right pouf can be used as a side table, foot stool or decor as needed. Set a tray on it so it doubles as a coffee table when it鈥檚 not being used as seating. Or just let your cat take it over.


10. DIY Fur Bench: Set up a little bench at the end of your bed and pile extra blankets and pillows on top of it. It鈥檚 adorable, doesn鈥檛 take up much room and you can always move it into the living room when you鈥檙e hosting. (via Nourish and Nestle)


11. Poly + Bark Louis Ghost Style Armchair ($149, on sale): A lucite or clear chair gives the illusion that it鈥檚 not taking up much space, which can be really helpful when you don鈥檛 want your studio apartment to look too cluttered. Trust us: It鈥檚 almost like it鈥檚 not even there.


12. Urban Outfitter鈥檚 Maribel Folding Chair ($329): If you鈥檙e really tight on space (or just need to clear the living room), consider a chair that folds flat. Tuck it away when you鈥檙e not using it and pull it out when you need another seat. Or use it when you need a nap. It does look super comfy.


13. DIY Woven Floor Pouf: Give your little ones their own seating with a woven floor pouf. The miniature size means it鈥檚 perfect for pillow fights. And for moving them out of the way when needed. (via Brit + Co)

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