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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Compact Living Rooms to Inspire You

Let these spaces motivate you to turn small into homey

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Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions and Dairy Darilag (Main Photos)

How will you describe your dream living area? Do you want to have a top-of-the-line entertainment system? What's the color of your sofa? Will it have tons of pillows? If you're planning to buy a new home soon or a small makeover project, it's best to have pegs so that you can prepare the budget and research on colors and furniture.

Start with the living area since this space welcomes guests into the home. Check out these five spaces that will give you living room goals:

Just the sight of the L-shape sofa will make you want to lie down and watch a good movie. Create a similar look in your own space by brightening up the area with colorful pillows and accessories. Given the small space, it's best to invest in a slim table.

Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

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To avoid having a cramped living area, choose your pieces wisely. In this condo unit, interior designer Gelo del Mundo chose an L-Shaped sofa, a black Kennedy mid-century modern chair, a stool, and a metal end table.

Consider your habits when it comes to buying pieces and invest in essentials that you would be able to maximize.

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

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You can feel like you're always on vacation if you choose colors and pieces that remind you of the beach! Take inspiration from this condo unit that highlights the use of wood and a very relaxing palette of brown, white, and blue.

Photo from Boxform Interior Designs.

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Would you believe that this space used to be a garage? In order to transform the space, architect Hector Ligeralda worked with an interior designer to be able to maximize the high ceiling. The duo also chose a versatile white palette.

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

There's nothing more calming than a combination of whites and blues! The living area in this sea-inspired condo unit designed by interior designer Van Acuna-Solana showcases an inviting sofa and a bright space that makes use of natural light. 

If you would also like a similar feel, you may opt for coastal-themed accessories, rustic furniture, and calming colors.

Photo by Dairy Darilag.

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