Furniture Combinations for Living Rooms
Not every living room is the same. The size and shape decide what living room furniture fits best, and the lifestyle of the owner matters too. Aside from tables and storage, there is the concern about seating. The key factor in the room is that seating is adequate and comfortable. Here are a few examples of the combination of soft furnishings that people can consider.
Seating the Most
Large families and people that like to entertain will want as much seating space as possible. In these instances, people should choose a sofa, love seat (small sofa), and armchair combination. The combination offers six seats without dragging other furniture into the room when guests arrive. Consider using a corner sofa in a small room instead of two separate sofas to keep the same number of seats while saving space.
Designed for Conversation
People should face each other when seated for conversation instead of angled towards a television. Most designers recommend two sofas that face each other with a coffee table in-between. Another possibility is to use a sofa on one side and two armchairs, angled toward the sofa, on the other side of the room. The design is equally useful in large or small rooms, but homeowners with large living areas should avoid placing the sofas or chairs against the walls because of the large empty space that will remain in the center of the room.
Casual Home Seating
Homes that tend to use their living rooms for their own comfort, but occasionally have friends in for casual entertaining have many options. Recliners make weekend naps easy and sofa beds provide extra sleep spaces for small homes with frequent overnight guests. Footstools have many more uses than just a place to rest feet. The easy to maneuver furnishings work equally well as added, last-minute seating as well as a convenient place to set snack trays, magazines and more.
Complete living room furniture sets where everything matches and fits perfectly help homeowners to have a well-appointed home instantly. However, if the room will not allow this much furniture or the combination is not appealing, it is perfectly acceptable to mix and match items to get the best setting for any lifestyle.