What’s On Trend | How to Choose the Right Seating for Your Home
Time to kick off those shoes and have a seat. But, which would prefer to sit on a couch, accent chair or ottoman? Each has its importance when furnishing a room and can spruce up a conversation area in a living room, family room, master bedroom, even an office. While these items are staples in most furniture arrangements, they vary from style to style – let’s take a deeper look at what’s trending.
Sit or Lie Down
While we tend to use the word couch or sofa interchangeably, a sofa is the proper term to use in a formal setting, where you do tend to sit verse lounge out. A couch usually has three or more cushions to sit, lie and live on, making it a trash-able item set as a focal point in a well-lived space. Whatever term you want to use a sofa, couch or sectional the piece can help set the scene for a warm and welcoming space that begs you to take a break, relax and sit down. Click on any of the images below to shop the look.
There is a wide selection of upholstered and leather couches that’ll help make your seating area a stylish and comfy one for entertaining guests or enjoying a quiet evening curled up with a glass of wine. Couches in jeweled toned velvet fabrics can add a lush texture and rich feel to a space. Couches with personality like tufted backs, unique legs or comfy armrests are more desirable than just purchasing a 5- piece living room set.
Accent chairs provide not only extra seating but can be a great way to add a new shape or silhouette to your furniture arrangement – not to mention it’s a great piece to add a new color, pattern or introduce a new design style. From ultra-modern to a classic wingback, an accent chair can define a room’s personality—it’s like buying a new pair of shoes, right? You can never have enough accent chairs in a home click on the images below to shop the look.
These pieces can be utilized in different arrangements or moved easily throughout the home depending on a client’s needs. Try dressing up a cozy nook with dual club chairs in a pop of color. Bling out an accent chair with nail-head trim or piping, you can even mix and match fabrics to create a customized look at these pieces. Slipper chairs, an armless upholstered accent chair, can create extra seating near a coffee table, at the end of a bed or face a desk.
More Than Resting Your Feet
The ottoman is one of the most functional and practical pieces of furniture created it can be used as storage, extra seating or as a coffee table. Ottomans come in all shapes and sizes that can be tucked away to save-space or create a statement in the middle of a room. Use them in small apartments or open floor plans to create more seating combining two rooms together. Create a relaxed environment, by choosing an oversized ottoman that you can lounge on or grab a small poof to rest your feet on. Rest upon these by clicking on the images below.
Ottomans are a conversation starter, like the couch and chair, they can add texture and introduce a new pattern to the overall arrangement. All you have to do is decide the function of the piece and what space it will be utilized in.
Chicagoland Home Staging has all these furnishing staples and so much more. Contact us today to learn more about the styles in our warehouse and how to rent our furniture for your next listing. We’d be more than happy to assist you with your home staging needs.