How to Arrange Your Living Room Layout, No Matter the Size

We've all been there before: standing in the middle of an empty room, scratching our heads to figure out how to best place the furniture. Stylists make it look so easy, but knowing how to decorate a living room—and a small one at that—is easier said than done. A tiny space poses a particular challenge since you have to be mindful of how you can best utilize every single square inch. 

So where do you begin? Start with identifying what your needs are for the space. Are you an avid entertainer, or do you prefer binging on Netflix? Next, look at your space's layout: Is it an open-plan? What's the focal point? Once you've nailed down the essentials (a sofa and a spot for the TV), the rest is just filling in the pieces of the puzzle. To help you get a head start, we illustrated our three favorite living room layouts for a tiny space. Grab a pen and paper, and draft the living room of your dreams.

How did you arrange your tiny living room? Share your tips with us.

This story was originally published on July 22nd, 2016 and has since been updated.