Play With Symmetry - 50 Best Small Space Decorating Tricks We Learned in 2016 - Southernliving. In a cozy family room, oversized sofas can be perfect for movie nights, reading hours, and long afternoon naps. If you aren’t concerned with having lots of room to move, fill a small space with comfy, symmetrical seating. Big sofas that mirror each other create an eye-pleasing design that will keep the space feeling clean, not crowded. It will become everyone’s favorite nook.