By lynn olivia buskirk. Living Rooms. At Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 17:22:10 PM.
Let me give a little disclosure: I realize this is not a tiny living room by any standards. But for a big Texas house, where we regularly try to sit 10-12 adults, it’s not large either. The room is about 13’x13′ with two walls of huge windows (which I LOVE, but they do make furniture placement tricky) and – thanks to our fireplace renovation – one wall of cabinetry and fireplace. The fourth “wall” is open past the bar area to our kitchen table.
Since I’ve had at least one little one in the house learning to walk for the past six years, I’ve been a big fan of tufted ottomans used as “coffee tables.” But I’ve never loved one as much as I love this. The Timpani in Charme Tan is incredibly gorgeous. The modular sofa is the piece that makes the room work, but the ottoman is the piece I am smitten by: the beautiful light brown real leather, the stitching in such a pretty pattern, the slight tufting… it’s all perfect. And totally baby friendly.
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.
Futons: The most basic of sleeper sofas also a futon has a metal or wood frame with a single mattress on top. When it´s folded up the mattress "produces" both the back as well as seat of the sofa. While pretty comfortable as a bed: a futon could leave something to be wanted as a sofa since it has a firm together with somewhat unforgiving seat.
Standard foldouts: This style is probably what comes to‐mind when you think of a sleeper‐sofa. The mattress is supported by a thick and canvas‐like fabric that’s secured by springs on the side. Foldout mattresses come in a few "dissimilar" options: all innerspring.