Sometimes, there’s just not room for a sofa in the living room. What do you use instead? Consider these other options:
Before forgoing a sofa altogether, see if you have room for an apartment-size sofa. They’re 68-80″ wide compared to the regular 84″, so you may have just enough room for a smaller sofa.
Your next option is to step down from a full-size sofa to a loveseat, which is usually 48-72″ wide. The center seat of a sofa often goes unused, anyway, making a loveseat a feasible alternative.
Although it’s designed for one person, a chaise lounge can easily replace a sofa since it can seat at least two people, if necessary. Plus, you have a nice place to lay back and put your feet up when you don’t have company!
An over-sized chair, or chair-and-a-half, is another good alternative to a sofa if you’re limited on space. Some even come with a chaise or an ottoman!
Couple of Chairs
You might also opt for a couple of chairs instead of a sofa, perhaps with a small side table in between them. You can go with accent chairs, recliners, or rockers, or even bring in your comfy outdoor chairs.
Bench and Chair
Switch things up in your living room by replacing a sofa with a bench and a chair. This arrangement is chic and allows seating for at least three.
A settee is smaller than a loveseat and can comfortably seat two. They often have wood frames, but there are also settees that are completely upholstered.
Daybeds aren’t just for children’s bedrooms, anymore! Use a daybed instead of sofa for living room seating; it also doubles as sleep space for a guest!
Much like a daybed, a futon can be used for both seating and sleeping, but a futon looks much more contemporary than the average daybed.
Which of these alternatives would you consider using in place of sofa? Let us know in the comments!