How to Fit a Lounging, Play, and Office Space in One Living Room

August 25, 2019

Apartment Living Room Tour

Living in New York City, you get used to small spaces. I wouldn’t exactly call our one-bedroom tiny. But the addition of a rambunctious one-year old sure has a way of making the space feel really small.

Our living room now not only need to be baby-proof, but it also had to serve a multi-purpose. There needs to be a designated work area for my hubby since he works from home, a play area for Maxine, and of course a place for the whole family to lounge and relax. Oh did we mention that we sometimes have out-of-town guests? So the room also needs to accommodate sleeping for two.

So when we decided to redecorate our living room, with the help of Modsy, we knew we had to get creative. We became big fans of things like furniture that collapses or serves double purpose. Our chair folds out to a cot, the baby’s high chair collapses when not in use, and our ottoman doubles as blanket and linen storage.

Read on to see more of my living room and let me know what you think of my handiwork. Would you consider living in a one-bedroom with a toddler?

Apartment Living Room Tour
Items featured: West Elm Rochester Sofa, Nourison Mustard Throw Pillow, Minted Brainchild Limited Edition Art, Minted Radiant Circuit Limited Edition Art, Minted Blackbird Chain Limited Edition Art.

Our apartment lease is expiring and we we’re waffling between staying or moving. Prior to redecorating, we were leaning heavily towards moving to a two-bedroom prior. But I think now we’re going to stay another year. If I’m being completely honest, the initial motivation is because moving is no fun and we will probably delay the inevitable for as long as possible. Plus this new living space layout check all of our boxes, and thus tipped the scale towards staying.

Apartment Living Room Tour
Items featured: IKEA Micke Desk, Herman Miller Aeron Chair, Jayda 3 Drawer Mobile Filing Cabinet, EssentraHome White Square Tissue Box Cover, Zuo Modern Short Gold Mirror, West Elm Rochester Sofa, Nourison Mustard Throw Pillow, Minted Brainchild Limited Edition Art, Minted Radiant Circuit Limited Edition Art, Minted Blackbird Chain Limited Edition Art.

Apartment Living Room Tour
Items featured: West Elm Rochester Sofa, Nourison Mustard Throw Pillow, Minted Brainchild Limited Edition Art, Minted Radiant Circuit Limited Edition Art, Minted Blackbird Chain Limited Edition Art.

Apartment Living Room Tour
Items featured: West Elm Rochester Sofa, Nourison Mustard Throw Pillow, Best Choice Products Round Accent Coffee Table, Eric 26″ Table Lamp, Corrigan Studio Floor Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, KLONDERMANN Absorbent Stone Coasters, Mercury Row Manhasset 2-Piece Iron Pot Planter Set , CB2 Faux Potted Monstera Plant, Minted Brainchild Limited Edition Art.

Apartment Living Room Tour
Items featured: Minted Brainchild Limited Edition Art, Minted Radiant Circuit Limited Edition Art, Minted Blackbird Chain Limited Edition Art, West Elm Rochester Sofa, Nourison Mustard Throw Pillow.

Apartment Living Room Tour
Items featured: IKEA Micke Desk, Herman Miller Aeron Chair, Jayda 3 Drawer Mobile Filing Cabinet, EssentraHome White Square Tissue Box Cover, Zuo Modern Short Gold Mirror, West Elm Rochester Sofa, Minted Radiant Circuit Limited Edition Art.

Apartment Living Room Tour
Items featured: Pennypacker Indoor Area Rug, Ernestine Storage Ottoman, West Elm Rochester Sofa, Nourison Mustard Throw Pillow, Minted Brainchild Limited Edition Art, Minted Radiant Circuit Limited Edition Art, Minted Blackbird Chain Limited Edition Art, Best Choice Products Round Accent Coffee Table, Eric 26″ Table Lamp, Corrigan Studio Floor Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, KLONDERMANN Absorbent Stone Coasters, Mercury Row Manhasset 2-Piece Iron Pot Planter Set , CB2 Faux Potted Monstera Plant.

Apartment Living Room Tour
Items featured: Teter TV Stand, Skip Hop Activity Center, Mckeehan Shag and Flokati Ivory Area Rug, West Elm Tall Curved Basket.

Apartment Living Room Tour
Items featured: Ernestine Storage Ottoman, Teter TV Stand, Nathan James Theo 5-Tier Ladder Bookcase, Skip Hop Explore and More Baby’s View 3-Stage Activity Center, Mckeehan Shag and Flokati Ivory Area Rug.

Apartment Living Room Tour
Items featured: Nathan James Theo 5-Tier Ladder Bookcase, CB Teen Harry Potter Golden Snitch Clock, The Sartorialist, Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue, Harry Potter: The Illustrated Collection , Harry Potter: The Illustrated Collection, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – Gryffindor Edition, Harry Potter Complete Book Series Special Edition Boxed, SRIWATANA Bookends, Funko POP Niffler, CovoBox Router Cover.

Apartment Living Room Tour
Items featured: Nathan James Theo 5-Tier Ladder Bookcase, Harry Potter: The Illustrated Collection , Harry Potter: The Illustrated Collection, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – Gryffindor Edition, Harry Potter Complete Book Series Special Edition Boxed, SRIWATANA Bookends, Funko POP Niffler.

 

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Apartment Living Room Tour

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