By Angela Koningh. Living Rooms. At Friday, June 01st 2018, 07:47:06 AM.
Designer Alicia Murphy used a sectional in the living room of a teensy trailer she converted into a plush family getaway in Montauk, New York, for this very reason: "If you were to use a sofa and a chair, you would have about 36” of dead space in the corner—but by using a sectional you give that corner life. You most likely will add seating for two or three more people if you use a corner sectional rather than a sofa and chair."
So we completely redid the fireplace and created a bookcase nook for the tv (you can read all about that project here), which realigned the room much more logically. But even with the addition of a wingback chair, we could still only seat 5 people really comfortably. Since we are now a family of 6, that proves to be rather disappointing.
Designers agree for both practical and stylistic reasons: "Typically sectionals can double your seating," says Victoria Hagan, whose new book Dream Spaces debuts this October from Rizzoli. And maxing out the seating options in a small living room is of course paramount, whether your goal is to fit the whole family for movie night or just successfully stretch out (we repeat: stretching out is not possible on a love seat).
Floating furniture: Floating furniture will allow you to have another space under the pieces. It gives the spacious feels. The floating furniture pieces can be a desk; a console table; and many more. If possible; you better install some tables on the wall after all.