Published at Tuesday, April 24th 2018, 23:52:46 PM. Footstool & Ottoman. By Suze Boogaard.
Whether your living area is intimate or industrial‐size you still need cozy also dedicated places to convene with family as well as friends. Getting the layout just right could be tricky but we're here to help guide you through the process.
Here are four efficient and versatile sofa arrangements that would optimize the space you have‐plus give you the perfect environment no matter how you live or like to entertain.
For a Small Space: In a smaller apartment (or even a larger space with a pass–through) opt for an efficient yet functional layout. "Cramped" sofas with armless or low–arm chairs keep bulk to a minimum. The sofa: 66″ (settee or love seat)–75″ wide.
Round out the space with: smaller side tables (18″–24″ wide) together with occasional rounds (15″–18″ diameter) that provide extra surfaces for books also drinks or even lamps. Nesting tables would give you even more choices. You could anchor everything to a fireplace or TV console (slightly smaller than or the same width as your sofa) either facing the couch or off to the side.
For a Formal Layout: If long conversations in-conjunction with discourse are your thing it´s important to keep guests focused on one another. Or having sofas face‐each other "produces" this sense of immediacy. The sofas: two 80″‐82″ sofas.
Round out the space with: a small coffee table (20″ x 50″) or cocktail ottoman to provide vital surface space without keeping guests too far apart to chat. Tall side tables make for the perfect perch for a table lamp or reference books (to help win arguments, of course). An étagère adds a good holding site for accents also displays. Also an optional armchair (or two or three) lets extra guests join in the debate fun.
For an Open Floor Plan: Open floor plans are enviable also but sometimes producing an area for meeting as well as relaxing within them could be difficult. The way to go is multipurpose with a U—shape seating arrangement that gives a large area a sense of focus plus intimacy alongside a separate dining space. The sofas: a 66" settee or loveseat with an 84" sofa.
Round out the space by: anchoring an arrangement on top of a 12′ (or larger) square rug, so that you create a room within a room. Be sure there are "many" surfaces and such as drinks tables also to hold drinks together with snacks plus floor lamps or table at each grouping. You want to make a sense of having everything you need within reach.
For Double Living Areas: If your space is large and long also dividing it into two distinct spaces using back‐to‐back sofas avoids creating a hotel―lobby or airport ambience. The sofas: matching 80″‐89″ sofas.
Round out the space by: giving each space a particular function: one for laid―back TV watching. Reading in-conjunction with napping in front of a roaring fire; the other for drinks and family game night also lively conversation with guests. A console table "betwixt" the sofas provides a bit of separation with a place for table lamps.