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Loveseat Vs Sofa

Loveseat Vs Sofa

Design Intervention, Popular Posts Why The Decorologist Says “No” to the Sofa & Loveseat Combo Posted on October 3, 2011February 19, 2015 by Kristie Barnett 03 Oct If you are in the market for new living room furniture, I urge you not to be a zombie.  You know, the zombie that follows the hordes of people that mindlessly purchase the ole sofa/loveseat combo.   ssource   Have you noticed that you don’t see a lot of sofa/loveseat combos in design magazines?  You only see them in furniture stores, where they are trying to hock them as a set (matching set = easy commission for furniture store salespeople).  The sofa/loveseat combination limits your furniture arrangement possibilities – the only way it looks “right” is to arrange them in an L-shape in a rectangular room.  And it still looks like something out of a newspaper ad for a bargain furniture store.   source It’s so much better to buy a pair of matching sofas – your arrangement options will be so much more flexible.  Madeline Stuart In a very large room, matching sofas back-to-back create two seating areas.  I love this arrangement with a sofa table and a pair of lamps in between the two sofas.  source   The most flexible option is doing a sofa and a pair of matching upholstered chairs.  You can arrange them in so many more ways – chairs facing each other (like below), chairs across from and facing the sofa, chairs side-by-side to one side of the sofa . . .  House Beautiful   When shopping in furniture stores, don’t rely on furniture store salespeople who want you to buy a matching set so that they make a bigger commission in less time.   Bring a trusted decorator with you to help you make the best design choice for your space and your individual needs.   Your decorator has a vested interest in the outcome of the design once you leave the store – the salesperson doesn’t!  source   If you already have a sofa – loveseat combo, you might want to consider moving one of the pieces to another room and bringing in a few chairs to mix things up. source If you want to have the matching-sofa-look with your existing sofa and loveseat, try this designer secret from The Decorologist:   place the sofa and loveseat facing one another, add a large side table and table lamp to one end of the loveseat so that the other end is in line with one end of the larger sofa.  This evens out the arrangement – then add in an odd chair, a fun coffee table, and a sofa table with a pair of lamps behind the larger sofa.  I don’t have a photo of this, but I did this in a client’s home and it worked great. RelatedStyling Your Brown Leather Sofa – The DecorologistHome Staging is Easy – Anyone Can Do It!Arranging Sofas – You Have More Options Than You Think Get my special report “Child and Pet Proof Decorating”Free when you subscribe to my email updates! Share this Post This entry was posted in Design Intervention, Popular Posts and tagged combination, couch and loveseat, designer secret, furniture arrangement, loveseat, matching sofas, seating arrangement, should you buy a sofa and loveseat, should you buy matching sofas, sofa, sofa and loveseat combo, the decorologist. The Power of Place The Art of the Conversation Area
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Loveseat Vs Sofa

If you are in the market for new living room furniture, I urge you not to be a zombie.  You know, the zombie that follows the hordes of people that mindlessly purchase the ole sofa/loveseat combo.   ssource   Have you noticed that you don’t see a lot of sofa/loveseat combos in design magazines?  You only see them in furniture stores, where they are trying to hock them as a set (matching set = easy commission for furniture store salespeople).  The sofa/loveseat combination limits your furniture arrangement possibilities – the only way it looks “right” is to arrange them in an L-shape in a rectangular room.  And it still looks like something out of a newspaper ad for a bargain furniture store.   source It’s so much better to buy a pair of matching sofas – your arrangement options will be so much more flexible.  Madeline Stuart In a very large room, matching sofas back-to-back create two seating areas.  I love this arrangement with a sofa table and a pair of lamps in between the two sofas.  source   The most flexible option is doing a sofa and a pair of matching upholstered chairs.  You can arrange them in so many more ways – chairs facing each other (like below), chairs across from and facing the sofa, chairs side-by-side to one side of the sofa . . .  House Beautiful   When shopping in furniture stores, don’t rely on furniture store salespeople who want you to buy a matching set so that they make a bigger commission in less time.   Bring a trusted decorator with you to help you make the best design choice for your space and your individual needs.   Your decorator has a vested interest in the outcome of the design once you leave the store – the salesperson doesn’t!  source   If you already have a sofa – loveseat combo, you might want to consider moving one of the pieces to another room and bringing in a few chairs to mix things up. source If you want to have the matching-sofa-look with your existing sofa and loveseat, try this designer secret from The Decorologist:   place the sofa and loveseat facing one another, add a large side table and table lamp to one end of the loveseat so that the other end is in line with one end of the larger sofa.  This evens out the arrangement – then add in an odd chair, a fun coffee table, and a sofa table with a pair of lamps behind the larger sofa.  I don’t have a photo of this, but I did this in a client’s home and it worked great. RelatedStyling Your Brown Leather Sofa – The DecorologistHome Staging is Easy – Anyone Can Do It!Arranging Sofas – You Have More Options Than You Think Get my special report “Child and Pet Proof Decorating”Free when you subscribe to my email updates! Share this Post
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Loveseat Vs Sofa

When we bought our furniture eons ago, I only wanted to buy the loveseat in the loveseat/sofa combo. The store wouldn’t break up the ‘set’ so we bought them both. I struggled for years to make it work out and yes, in our former home I had to do the L-shape because the living room was so small. However in our current home I did place them opposite each other and balanced out the line with an occasional chair at the end of the loveseat. It worked out quite well and looks very balanced. And truth be told, we do enjoy the loveseat and the couch because when my hubby and I take naps in the living room, he fits the sofa and I like the loveseat
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Loveseat Vs Sofa

If you want to have the matching-sofa-look with your existing sofa and loveseat, try this designer secret from The Decorologist:   place the sofa and loveseat facing one another, add a large side table and table lamp to one end of the loveseat so that the other end is in line with one end of the larger sofa.  This evens out the arrangement – then add in an odd chair, a fun coffee table, and a sofa table with a pair of lamps behind the larger sofa.  I don’t have a photo of this, but I did this in a client’s home and it worked great.
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Loveseat Vs Sofa

Heellllpppp!! I purchased a set that I absolutely love, sofa, loveseat, and chaise. Only to have it delivered and the sofa doesn’t fit through my foyer. I would love to keep the chaise and loveseat but I don’t know if I should purchase another loveseat, do the 2 matching chairs, our just return the whole set all together. I need some decorating advice, would should I do. Three walls I need cover, the sides of the fireplace and the front.
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Loveseat Vs Sofa

Selecting a new sofa is an exercise in color, style and personal aesthetics — and the size of the sofa. Generally, a large room requires a large sofa, and a small room needs a smaller size sofa or loveseat. But if the sofa is the only seating in the room, you may prefer a larger sofa that can accommodate your seating needs.
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Loveseat Vs Sofa

Donna February 06, 2011, 11:58 pm Leave reply My experience was that neither the teenagers or visitors enjoyed sitting two to a loveseat. We got a sectional..and it seats five or more, whereas the loveseat was being used almost exclusively by one person and the best seating we could get from the loveseat sofa combination was four.
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Loveseat Vs Sofa

I have just found your site – great advice and ideas here. I am with the idea to nix the matchy matchy of sofa and loveseat – ours is leaving this weekend! We will move another loveseat into an entry side nook. I like the look of chairs, but we are loungers and have to have something big enough to stretch out on, sofa or daybed (I like mixing old and new = eclectic) Empty nesters have opportunity to ignore some of the rules.

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