Six ideas to help fill dead space in your living room

Take a long look around your living room. Are there any random gaps between pieces of furniture? Awkward spaces? Useless corners? That, my friend, is dead space.

While it is relatively normal to have empty areas in your living room, there is nothing more annoying than when there’s a gap in the room that is too small for a piece of furniture yet too big to go unnoticed. Here are six ideas on how you can fill that dead space:


Here are six creative ideas on how you can fill that space

Bring outdoors indoors

Not only is having plants in your living space proven to improve the air quality and your overall well-being significantly, but it is also a pro at filling gaps on the floor! Placing a large indoor plant in an empty space will be sure to fill the void in the room. Some popular plants we recommend this season are:

Rhaphis humulis lady palm tree

•          Chamaedorea

•          Monstera

•          Fiddle-leaf fig plant

These leafy greens are undoubtedly the perfect items to shove in the corner of a room and guarantee to bring life and energy to the room –  be sure to style your plant by placing it in a big straw basket for a more bohemian, up-to-date look.

Make a minibar

A modern, space-filling trend we are obsessed with at the moment is the Bar on wheels!

Pop a small trolley filled with drinks, glasses, cocktail shakers, and an ice bucket in the corner of your room, and voila! Your own minibar. This is a great way to fill the space in a room and ensure you never miss happy hour again.

Get a bigger couch!

Swap out your old sofa with a larger one to fill dead space and awkward gaps in your living room. Take a look at our Large Corner Sofas – these comfortable L-shaped sofas will bend around the corner of your room perfectly.

Cover it with a rug

A small rug is always a good way to make a room appear fuller by covering any empty floor spaces. Perhaps consider placing a chair/bean bag on top of the rug to create an extra seating area. We recommend buying a faux fur rug for a more textured and creative look.

Accent wall

Wallpaper is a great way to add texture and depth to a room without physically filling it. Consider placing an accent wall (one wall that is a different colour from the rest) or just a patterned wallpaper on the side of the living room that looks ‘emptier’ than the other in order to create balance and divert your attention from dead space.

Light it up

Standing lamps are all the rage at the moment! If you want to add a bit of character to your room, invest in a large, arched standing lamp. This statement piece allows light to be cast at a higher level, brightening the room and looking good while doing it! Layered lighting will balance your living room and create a more cosy, intimate ambiance.


Also, consider artwork on walls, mirrors, and the installation of shelves to fill space, and remember, there are no rules – you can use a combination of these if you’d like or even change it up every Thursday afternoon!

We want you to love the look and feel of your new zofa from the moment you set eyes on it (and sit on it of course). We’ll happily send you a box of fabric samples and who knows, we might throw a little something extra in with it too.

Our Best Sellers

Our sofas, snugglers, stools and scatter cushions are simply the best (there’s a song in there somewhere!). With a lovely range of styles, sizes, colours and fabrics we’re bound to have something for you, your family and even the pets! Here’s just a few of our fan favourites.

Inspiration & Guides

If you need a helping hand with keeping up to date with the latest tips, trends, inspiration and must haves in the world of interior style then look no further, zofa has got you covered.

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