Advantages and disadvantages of having a sofa in the living room

Sofas are very commonly used in living rooms. They come in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes so there are plenty of options to choose from regardless of the décor of your home. A sofa can be quite cozy and it allows for close interaction with the others. However, not everyone prefers sofas. In fact, there are plenty of disadvantages when you think about it.

First of all, since most modern and contemporary living room have an open plan, each wall is occupied by either a window, wall unit or TV. This makes the sofa almost impossible to be placed there as anyone who will be sitting on it will always have their back turned on someone else or on something important.

Secondly, even though they encourage socialization and interaction, sofas offer little room for privacy. It means that, when sitting on a sofa, you share the space with several other people and you don’t really have your own space. Most people, if given the choice, will opt for an armchair or other type of individual seating unit.

If you would rather not have a sofa in your living room, you’ll be happy to know that there are other options as well. For example, you can replace the sofa with a daybed of small dimensions and also add a couple of individual armchairs. Put a coffee table in the middle and you’ll get a cozy and chic décor.

Another option is a classic arrangement with four armchairs placed around a coffee table. If you’re worried that it won’t be enough space for everyone to sit down, this problem can be easily solved with some stools, ottomans, poufs or foldable chairs. They can be scattered around the house and only brought in when needed or they can be safely stored somewhere.{pictures found on:1,2,3,4,5}.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on August 3rd, 2012


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