Envisioning a new living room? Refreshing a family room for fall? Where we gather together with family and friends matters, and the space should be as welcoming and conducive to entertaining as possible. When planning your space, begin with the basics: sofa, chair(s), side table(s), coffee table…..and at Company C we always start with art for the floor.
Sofas are often the room’s anchor. Large rooms will require a full sized sofa, or even a sectional to fill the space depending on how you plan to use the room. Smaller spaces will need a love seat or apartment sofa to prevent the room from feeling stuffed. Allow enough space between upholstery pieces and their accompanying accent tables to allow for easy walking around the sitting area.
Add armchairs based on available space, and anticipated numbers of people who might congregate in the room. Armchairs can be added symmetrically, or in a more mixed and less matched fashion….express yourself! If the space is for family fun, consider stain-resistant fabrics for all your upholstery.
With the basics in place, think about adding the most versatile of upholstered furniture: the ottoman. A design and service workhorse, the ottoman can double-duty as additional seating for guests or an extra tabletop for hors devours or a casual lunch. Or better yet, a place to rest your weary feet!