As open concept floor plans have become more popular, we’ve begun to see larger-scale, multifunctional living rooms included in the design. Homeowners are using more flexible seating in these spaces so they have the ability to have multiple things going on in one room without compromising the flow. Flexible seating allows you to use the space in whatever way works best for your family’s everyday and entertaining needs.
This more casual living room is great because you have space to watch TV, play pool with friends, read a book by the window or sit and chat in one of the chairs by the fire. I also love these ottomans because they can easily be moved when someone wants to join the conversation but then left to the side when they aren’t needed.
For a more a traditional sitting area, you can have the couches facing each other with chairs off to the side. The chairs can be turned anyway when someone wants to join the conversation. It’s also helpful to include a martini table next to each seat so guests have a spot to put their beverage.