5 Ways to Add Extra Seating Into Your Home

If you have a smaller home, you may put off hosting events because you don’t think you have enough space. When family and friends are over, you want them to be able to sit down and relax.


However, while you might not think it, even with compact apartments, it is possible to create more seating areas. You just need to be creative and know where to get started.

In this article, we are going to take a look at five different things that can be used to create extra seating.

Want to learn more? Then keep on reading!


Ottomans are a fantastic piece of furniture. Alongside being able to use them to lay down comfortably on your couch, they can act as a coffee table, bed, extra storage, and of course, seating for guests.

They really are a perfect centerpiece if you’re looking for something to make a statement. You can even get customizable options, such as an oversized ottoman too.

Floor Cushions

If you’re really short on space and can’t put any other furniture in your home, floor cushions might be your best choice. They can stack easily under your bed or in a cupboard and are great for a cozy games night next to the fireplace.

What’s also excellent is that they come in a range of different patterns and styles. This makes them wonderful for those that love to change up décor frequently.

Window Seats

Another great option that creates not only extra storage but also a nook for reading is window seats. You would be surprised at how many people have wasted space here, and a bench is a perfect way to take your room to the next level.

If you’re on a budget, you can even create your own using a simple cube unit. You can find some tips to help you get started here.

Fireplace Ledge

Similar to the window seats above, if you have a fireplace, the area around it can be used to create a ledge (if it doesn’t have one already). This way, you have a few extra seating spots for parties and events.

Pop a few comfortable cushions nearby, and you’ve got a functional and stylish focal point for your living room. It really is that easy!

Fold Up Chairs

Finally, if you are looking for an option that can be stored away and only brought out on special occasions, fold-up chairs are the way to go.

While they might not be the most stylish, they are practical and can be put away in your garage or shed to save space. You could even consider hanging nice wooden ones on the wall for a unique touch.

Final Words

As you can see from the above, there are a lot of different options that you can choose from. So just because you don’t have a large entertaining area doesn’t mean that you should hold back from having your family and friends over.

Abigail Jones

Hi, I'm Abigail. I like spending time tearing my house apart and putting it together back again. Join me on home improvement tutorials, tips on my blog.

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