By Lily Cornelissen. Living Rooms. At Wednesday, May 09th 2018, 23:56:43 PM.
Let me start by stating the obvious to my regular readers: I’ve never really shown this room on the blog before. When we first moved in, we had the tv on a bench in front of the window, two oversized brown leather pieces floating opposite the tv, a bookcase tucked into the corner, and an old tufted ottoman in the center. They all looked beautiful in our old living room (where the tv hung on the wall above the fireplace), but in this room they were awkward and totally inefficient. The room felt cramped, and we could still only seat 4-5 people.
I still remember hunter green patterned velour, puffy back, reclining sectionals that completely dwarfed even the largest of rooms… and I shudder. But sectionals have come so far since I was a girl in the early 90’s. And I am thrilled to show you how a HUGE sectional was actually the answer to our rather-on-the-small-side family room.
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).
Brave colors with removable cushions let you "convert" this sofa into a chaise lounge also daybed or twin bed with less effort than it takes to drink your morning coffee. Guests shall love sleeping on the plush cushions but it´s all yours when everyone‘s away.
BENSEN‐SLEEPER SOFA: ´Simple´ as well as ‘elegant‘ are two words that come to mind when seeing this sofa bed. Bensen’s Sleeper Sofa Bed has a surprisingly silky form with tastefully modern design.