The Best Hack for A Small Living Room

by Ashley

A small living room doesn’t have to be boring. Use these simple decorating ideas using a floor pouf to maximize space in the living room!

a large fabric floor pouf in front of a leather sofa with a tray on top

Since becoming full time RVers, creating a space that is comfortable AND functional has been a challenge. With such a small living area, space is limited and things have to be well thought out.

When designing our living room, I had to get creative. It’s located right in the middle of everything and doubles as our entryway.

After bringing in our large sofa, there wasn’t a lot of room for end tables, extra seating or foot stools.

But the sofa alone was, well.. boring.

Enter… the pouf!

Large pouf for living room in front of a leather sofa

This versatile home accessory doesn’t take up much room and is also very decorative. They can be used as extra seating and are a great way to add texture to a room.

This was so important to me when designing our small RV living room. Since I loved our Sven sofa from Article so much, selecting the Hira Ottoman to accompany it was an easy choice.

I love that it is a neutral color and can blend in anywhere, while also adding some yummy texture with the braided chunky wool sides. The large size is perfect for its multipurpose functions, yet can still be easily moved around.

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Here are 3 ways I make the most of our multipurpose floor pouf in our small living room:

1. As a footstool

This may be the most obvious function, but it’s a must in our home! A large floor pouf makes a great ottoman for tired feet.

Large pouf in a small room in front of a brown leather couch

There’s nothing more relaxing than sinking into a comfy couch and putting your feet up after a long day.

2. An Impromptu side table

Since our space is so small, there’s no room for side tables. I love that I can easily transform our pouf into a makeshift table by adding a sturdy tray. This provides a space for some extra decor, while also offering a place to set a drink.

Closeup of a fabric floor pouf with a tray on top in front of sofa

The tray is practical because it keeps everything neatly corralled, while also making it easily removable.

I kept it simple with some artificial greenery, a candle and a stack of coasters.

Overhead angle of a decorative tray that has a candle, greenery and coasters

Large pouf with a tray on top in front of brown leather sofa

3. Extra seating

Having the option to provide additional seating in the RV was important to us. Adding a pouf to the living room was a great way to accomplish this without crowding the room or blocking the flow of traffic!

Large fabric pouf with two throw pillows and a blanket on top

To help encourage others to take a seat and get cozy, I added a couple of throw pillows and a blanket. This is a great way to connect the pouf to the rest of the space, yet still have it off to the side ready to be pulled up to the conversation when needed.

Large woven pouf in front of a leather sofa with pillows and a blanket

With multiple functions, floor poufs are a great solution for small living rooms. I love the way it enhances my decor with its cozy texture while also solving some of my small space issues.

Function AND style. My favorite! 🙂

Floor pouf for living room in front of a leather sofa with a decorative tray on top

What’s your favorite way to use a pouf for your living room? Is there a magical use I’m overlooking?! I’d love to hear all about it in the comments!

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A huge thank you to Article for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

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8 comments

Naomi December 10, 2018 - 8:17 pm

Love this!! Makes me want to go buy a pouf now!!

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Ashley December 11, 2018 - 10:49 am

I highly recommend it!

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janet December 11, 2018 - 7:06 pm

oh, i love poufs! you’re so right, they add texture and lots of function to a small space. they also work as bedside tables {easy to move, right?} and my cat loves to jump on them when he is chasing the feather wand! thanks for the great ideas and photos, love them!

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Ashley December 12, 2018 - 10:57 am

Yes exactly, they can be used anywhere! 🙂

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Anna January 19, 2019 - 10:56 am

Beautiful space!
Can you please share where your wonderful sofa is from?
Blessings Anna

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Ashley January 20, 2019 - 4:27 pm

Thank you! The sofa is also from Article.com 🙂

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should i sell my house February 2, 2019 - 1:20 am

No more boring living rooms. Thanks for inspiring.

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Ashley February 8, 2019 - 10:01 am

Thanks!!

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