How To Use A Living Room Sofa For Maximum Space Utilization

172Sofa in a living room is a very special way to occupy space for a special purpose. The main purpose of any sofa unit is to not just to provide seating, but create a secured environment where the home owner
and his family can enjoy moments of togetherness.

That’s why sofas come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In most cases sofa units come in a category of “number of seats”.

3seats in a row, 2seats in a row (commonly called as a “love seat”) and a single seat sofa are available today in the furniture market. Apart from these special designer sofas for placing in corner on the living room are also popular. These designer sofas are sometimes in the form of a letter “L” in plan, with the longer side of the “L” has a back rest with 3 seats in a row. To find out various dimensions of sofas in millimeters visit

The most preferred arrangement of sofas in a living room furniture unit is making use of one 3seat sofa along the longer length of the sofa and two single seat sofas with an end table in between them. A living room set is also available for customers. This living room set contains a 3seat sofa, a love seat, a single seat sofa , end table(s) and a coffee table.

Depending upon the design/dimensions/shape and volume of the living room various combinations of the sofas can be done to utilize space. While deciding the arrangement of the sofas keep one thing in mind that as soon as you arrange a sofa layout, the volume of space occupied by the sofas and surroundings immediately becomes the focus of attention. For example if the sofas have been arranged around the TV unit, see that the rest of the space gets enough attention or it will look unoccupied. Also make use of small elements such as end tables and coffee table of various shapes to create some interest in the living room.

Before defining a living room furniture layout first finalize your main activity of interest in a living room. What does this mean? What I mean is for do you use the living room most. Is it reading?
watching TV, sleeping, home office in a short corner with a computer etc. Answering this question first is very important because in a living room furniture layout sofas play a major role. Since sofas are the heaviest furniture elements you can not move or shift them every other day for a different layout. I’m not saying you can never change the layout once it’s done, but if you arrange the sofas around a TV unit then naturally watching TV becomes your main activity.

On the other hand if you place them around the exit to patio then naturally you will have to spend a lot of time watching nature and birds in the outside garden.

What to Look For in Pet-Friendly Sectional Sofas

171Pet-friendly sectional sofas are an ideal option for those of us who have pets that are like part of the family. Let’s face it: pets can be hard on furniture, but if you choose a sectional sofa that is designed for easy renewability, you and your animal companions can live together happily without having to replace your furniture every year.

If you have ever had a cat that loved to claw your couch arm or a dog that occasionally mistook one of your sofa cushions for a chew toy, you know just how destructive animals can be, and just how quickly they can ruin your best furniture beyond repair.

This is why it is so beneficial to choose pet-friendly sectional sofas for your home. Whether you are looking for a small space sectional for a basement game room or an expansive sectional sofa that will provide plenty of seating in your living room, animal-friendly options are readily available. While you cannot exactly make any piece of furniture completely pet-proof, you can choose a sofa that comes with features that are of great benefit to pet owners.

The first thing to consider is washable fabrics. Sectionals with washable fabrics that can be removed and laundered are perfect for people who have dogs that tend to mark their territory or cats who sometimes spray. They are also perfect for when your pet leaves evidence of an upset stomach on the arm of your sofa or if you have a big, drooling dog that loves to sleep on the couch. Sprays for protecting fabric from stains will only get you so far in these situations, but washable fabrics will allow you to conveniently clean your couch and keep it in great condition for years to come.

The next consideration should be replaceable fabrics for your sectional sofa. If your cat destroys the arm of a conventional sofa, you are essentially out of luck and will be forced to replace it or have it completely reupholstered. Both of these options can be quite costly, particularly considering the likelihood of the same thing happening repeatedly over the years. It you opt for a sectional from a company that offers replacement fabric pieces, you can save money and keep your sectional looking great. Being able to purchase new fabric for just one part of your sofa, such as the arm, that matches the fabric you already have is a cost-saving benefit of opting for sofas with replaceable fabric.

A final consideration when choosing a sectional for a home you share with pets is replaceable cushions. There is nothing quite as disheartening as opening the door to discover that your dog has completely destroyed one or more of your couch cushions while you were away. However, this is not a concern for pet owners who choose sectional sofas from a company that offers replacement cushions. The ability to order a single cushion – or several, if your dog really did a thorough job – is much more affordable than replacing your couch.

Replaceable couch cushions and washable, replaceable fabrics allow you and your pets to live in harmony and can save you thousands of dollars over time. If you have a particularly destructive pet, or simply do not want to take any chances, opt for pet-friendly sectional sofas that provide cost-effective, convenient renewability options.

4 Steps to Choose a Coffee Table Perfect for Your Home Decor

170A living room without a coffee table is incomplete. It’s like a supermodel without the lipstick, undone. Just as lipstick is an important aspect of makeup that completes the overall look of a model, so is the perfect coffee table when it comes to your living room.

These tables serve a multitude of purposes, right from acting as a storage unit to completing the look of your home. So, which type of table is best for you? With a plethora of these on the market, you can easily become confused. Here are a few pointers to guide you in buying the type of coffee table that will match your home d├ęcor.

1. Shape: When you plan to buy furniture for your living room, you have to think about the best shape for the space. Do you have small children running around? In this case a round or an oval table would be best. There will no edges jutting out which may cause injury. A rounded coffee table will also give you more room to move about.

2. Size: After you have settled on the shape, you need to understand what size you want. Before you determine the size you should know that the height of a table shouldn’t be less than one or two inches from the seat of your sofa or couch. While the standard height is 16-18 inches, if your couch is higher you may want to go for a taller table. If you are putting it in an area where you entertain guests, then you might want to buy a taller one anyway as this will be much more convenient for guests to place their glasses or cups on.

3. Functionality: What use will you put your coffee table to? Will the table be for decorative purposes or will you use it as storage; perhaps you wish to use it for a combination of the two? Many tables come with storage units that can be used to store kids’ toys, CDs, magazines or other things you use every day. If your coffee table is going to get a lot of use it is a good idea to buy one which is sturdy and stable; although, of course, stability is always important.

4. Material: These tables come in a wide array of materials ranging from metal to glass and wood. Wood offers a more sophisticated look while metal and glass offer a modern contemporary feel.

The perfect coffee table is out there for you. It depends entirely on your choice. Sometimes thinking outside of the box will allow you to choose something that is fabulous yet functional.

Should I Choose a Modular Sofa for My Home?

168Modular Sofas have become extremely popular in recent years as home designs have moved from traditional floor plans to larger, more informal open plan spaces. For many of us, choosing between a classic loveseat or a modular sofa is the decision de jour when it comes to redecorating our living room. Yet, because modular sofas are composed of separate sectional elements, the buying process for modular sofas can be far more tricky than buying a classic three piece suite – with a sofa and two armchairs. So if you are wondering whether a modular sofa would be a good choice for your interior space, here are some quick pointers to consider when making your choice.

1. Classic or Contemporary

Its important to remember that sofas are extremely contemporary. Not only are they a recent development in historical terms, but also they embody the contemporary aesthetic in the sense that they are natural conduits of an informal interior mood. For this reason, you may want to think twice before inserting a modular sofa within your living room if you own a period property with original features. While sectional sofas do vary stylistically, its extremely unlikely that you will find a sofa that is in-keeping with a classic aesthetic. If you do find yourself in this position you may wish to opt for a traditional three piece suite or consider redecorating your interior space in order to make the room feel more modern.

2. Space

Even if your property is more modern in style, its important to consider early on whether you have enough space to really make the most of a modular suite. More often than not, you’ll see modular sofas portrayed in larger, open-plan spaces with a light feel as this type of environment really showcases the product’s informality and contemporary appeal. For smaller spaces, you need to be careful not to let a modular sofa dominate the room as the interplay between the product and the environment is essential to the sofa’s appeal. If you shop around, you may find some providers who offer smaller sized modular suites which can solve this problem.

3. Composition

One of the most appealing aspects of sectional sofas is the ability to continually alter and customise the composition of the separate segments in order to suit your style or immediate need. Consider then whether your preference would be for extra capacity or extra comfort when selecting your additional modules. For the former you may wish to consider adding a corner segment to create a classic L or U shaped alignment. For the later, you may be better suited to a chaise segment which will enhance comfort although you wont be able to seat as many individuals around the same space.

There are a huge number of considerations when purchasing a modular sofa, far too numerous to list in one go. However, if the informal nature of these unique furniture pieces does appeal to you then definitely consider going modular with your next purchase. Hopefully these three quick tips will help inform your decision and allow you to make the best possible choice when it comes to the final purchase.

Choosing the Perfect Two Seater Sofa!

167Are you planning to purchase a two seater sofa? But which one should you choose, a stylish two seater sofa or a vintage style? A two seater sofa is also known as a love seat.

This sofa has become a convenient piece of furniture to have in the home primarily because of its space-saving ability, and also for its capability to bring two people closer. You have the pliability to position this piece of furniture anywhere you wish, it will fit into any place. Two seater sofas are known for their comfort, and they are even available in the form of a sofa bed, which is perfect when you have extra people to stay.

A two seater sofa is multi-purpose and comes with a lot of options. It is easy to find a love seat in almost any shade or design. A sample can be found to match any pattern, or a person can choose his favorite sofa, and design the living room around it. As with conventional sofas, unique cushioning options are available. Cotton, leather, chintz and vinyl or any other material may be used to create a two seater sofa.

There are many other models of two seater couch that have features of a recliner, where each seat lean back separately, and there are other models that have a built in jiggle element. It is difficult to use a full-size sofa in a small flat; a two seater couch can be joined with a chair to create extra seating.

These sofas are comparatively economical as compared to big sofas. If there are space issues and financial circumspection, this set of furniture can be a great choice. They are apt for attic areas or great as a seating option in bedroom. Usually, these type of sofas are very light and easy to shift around. They are also very optimal when moving home as you don’t have to deal with the messiness, and helps in avoiding huge weight that you have to bear with the big sofas.

Before you buy, it is better to analyze the quality of the furniture, including the sturdiness of the structure and quality materials used. Though a superior quality sofa can be costly, it can be a money saver when it comes to impending repairs and restorations.

Purchasing furniture can be very thrilling, and it is quite easy to get caught up in jiffy but you should remember what exactly your requirements are for your two seater sofa. You will be able to find endless designs and styles while buying one, and since it is going to stay with you for a long span, you need to choose the couch wisely.