Which sofa suits my living room?

Which sofa suits my living room?

Beyond the style, size, or shape, the place where the sofa will be placed has a lot to say in its choice.

Before choosing a sofa - the essential elements of a home's day areas - it's time to analyze your living room: armed with pencil and paper, it's all about studying the space, both in terms of square meters and the type of floor plan. For example, does a chaise longue fit a narrow living room, and an L-shaped sofa fit a square one? Discover the best solutions with this complete and straightforward guide. To determine the ideal length of the couch, measure the wall on which it will be placed and subtract about 90 cm, enough so that it does not seem to fit in the gap and a side table fits. If the result is less than the number of seats you need, complete the set with some armchairs or comfortable armchairs.

For narrow living rooms, choose a chaise longue. In these cases, the depth of the selected model is key to ensuring a comfortable passage in front of the sofa: at least 1 meter concerning the nearest wall and about 40-50cm concerning the coffee table. Models with corners - or with chaise longue, in the case of very narrow spaces - are also an option: you will have an extra seat and compensate for the tunnel feeling of a very little room.

The chaise longue is also the right choice when looking to separate the living area from the dining area. A module composed of the seat of the sofa and an added pouf will fulfill the same function and will be more versatile when it comes to seating. For square living rooms, sofas are in parallel. This is a good idea when looking to optimize seating. As long as space permits, sofas can be combined with armchairs on one side, which close the room on itself, forming a U. A room open to the outside, like the living room in the image, offers the added advantage of not obstructing the passage of light and views. In these situations, opt for low-profile pieces in light colors.

Opt for modular seating for very large (or very small) living rooms. The compositional freedom offered by modular sofas is useful for creating different seating areas in a good-sized room - otherwise, it could look cold or unwelcoming. The result is an environment with varying use areas in a well-integrated whole. But be careful because these separate modules also work in a tiny space: you will make better use of irregular corners and nooks and crannies for living rooms with a view and low-backed sofas. The integration of the exterior into the interior gives rise to living rooms with extensive glazing, open to the landscape. This type of translucent enclosure places new demands on the layout. Low-backed models with simple lines and exposed legs are the most suitable in front of a glass wall: they will hardly obstruct the passage of light and the view of the surroundings.

Two 'L' shaped sofas are attached to the wall for rectangular living rooms. This layout makes the best use of the corners, leaving one wall free to place the television. You can place a side table in the corner where the sofas are located. Set in a free-standing position in an open room, they will delimit the living area in front of the dining room. Combining two identical sofas - or two sizes from the same series - will create an integrated, symmetrical composition.

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