By Angela Koningh. Living Rooms. At Monday, May 14th 2018, 23:50:38 PM.
But this post has gotten really long! So I’m going to save all the other decorating details for part 2. In the meantime, what do you think? Do you struggle to get enough seating in your living space? Do you have a small living room? Do you think (counterintuitive though it may seem) that a large sectional might be your answer? I’d love to know!
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).
It's not humanly possible to get cozy on a love seat and you know it. So what's a tiny living room to do? Try the exact opposite, actually. The best sofas for small rooms turn out to be the biggest: sectionals! We realize this is a counterintuitive suggestion—Won't my itsy-bitsy room look totally cramped with a massive sectional in it?—but the best ideas so often are. "Sometimes using several small pieces can make a room feel cluttered," says Ashley Darryl, speaking about the sofa-chair-table cluster that's almost instinctive in a small living room.
The overly plush cushion provides cozy seating when rolled against the backrest plus when it's time to lay down for a nice sleep. It rolls down to form a tatami‐style bed, with the backrest forming a sturdy headboard.