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No Sofa Living Rooms

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Have you seen living rooms without sofas? What do you think? 

 

I've spotted several living rooms without sofas online recently. Most have 4 chairs and an ottoman or table of some kind. I like the arrangement. It allows everyone to have their own seat instead of squishing together on a sofa. It also makes conversation easier IMO. Of course, there's only room for 4 people, but then a sofa with chair or love seat only seat that many comfortably anyway.

 

I wish I had thought of this before we bought our new sofa a couple of years ago. It's something I think I would like. 

 

Here are a few examples I found online. 


I don't like the print on the pillows or ottoman, but overall, I like the colors and furnishings. I'd also change the accessories on the mantel & the mirror above it. 

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I love the warmth, homey, and comfy vibe of this space. I prefer a table over an ottoman, but this one looks like it might be a bit big for the space. I can see some knees getting bumped on it. I like the built-ins & fireplace but not the leaning artwork. 
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I'm not crazy about the white slip covers, but I like the colorful pillows, table, fireplace, and the windows. Love the greenery but dislike the chandelier. 
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I've seen sofa-less staged living rooms in model homes/condos that attempt to mask the lack of floor space.

 

 

I watch tv stretched out on the sofa so I won't be going this route anytime, soon. I have used 2 loveseats but missed my comfy sofa.

 

The pricetag for those 4 oversize chairs is likely double what a decent sofa will run.

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@wilma   I would gladly live with that setup if I had more space than I do, however, I am not willing to live with no sofa anywhere in my home.

 

 I could eliminate my dining room table and use the length of my great room as a living room, but I am not quite ready to try that.

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While it's visually pleasing it would be totally impractical for me because there is not enough seating even for my family.  Of course the size of a space dictates the size and scale of the furniture.

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@Snowpuppy wrote:

I've seen sofa-less staged living rooms in model homes/condos that attempt to mask the lack of floor space.

 

 

I watch tv stretched out on the sofa so I won't be going this route anytime, soon. I have used 2 loveseats but missed my comfy sofa.

 

The pricetag for those 4 oversize chairs is likely double what a decent sofa will run.


@Snowpuppy 

Agree. We have a separate family room with sofas for TV watching so this would work for our living room. Yes, the cost of 4 chairs would be expensive. 

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@millieshops wrote:

@wilma   I would gladly live with that setup if I had more space than I do, however, I am not willing to live with no sofa anywhere in my home.

 

 I could eliminate my dining room table and use the length of my great room as a living room, but I am not quite ready to try that.


@millieshops 

We have a separate family room with a sofa so I guess that's why this appeals to me as something different. 

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Re: No Sofa Living Rooms

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@wilma  I have a friend who has this arrangement in her living room.  She has a couch in the family room which is open to the kitchen and the area of the house where they do most of their living. The living room performs like a parlor did back in the day. She does use the living room for reading, escaping from hustle and bustle, as well as receiving guests.

 

I do not like to sit on a couch. My living area has one but it is just a decorative accessory.  I much prefer my recliners that look like wing back chairs. We have Lazy Boy recliners in the game room where we watch tv.

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A friend of mine has a similar situation as the photo with the white slipcovered chairs.  She also has couches in the room also.  I like it because the room is large enough to accomodate both seating arrangements.

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Re: No Sofa Living Rooms

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While I love my sofa, we just got new living room furniture in Sept of last year, I do love the look of these photos!!!! I can see the appeal, but I also love the idea of relaxing on the sofa watching a good movie......All 3 of the rooms are very relaxing looking and cozy and warm feeling to me.

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I thought this was considered a Sitting Room and the living room is somewhere else.  The only one I like is the one with the white oversized chairs.

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