Fireplace with Seating


Place your living room furniture around the room in a way that promotes conversation and frames the fireplace. The exact placement of the furniture will depend on the room’s shape, size, your decor style and the formality of the room. An impressive fireplace can be the ideal focal point for a living room. Its architectural presence draws immediate attention, and it also has an important function, that is to provide comfortable warmth during the cold weather. It is no wonder it is a fantastic idea to have cozy seating next to the fireplace. After all, when there is a fireplace in the house, you want to be around it.

While integrated seating is ideal, some homeowners may want to invest in other seating plans around their fireplace. A large-scale coffee table can anchor the sofas and the chairs, or a nice vintage chartreuse leather wing chair adds a bit of glamour to the living area. You can alter the whole feel of the room just by adding a couple of tufted fireside chairs that can also make the look and feel of the place more welcoming and cozy. These are also pretty handy if you are entertaining a big group of people.

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Window Seat


A bay window is a natural spot for a window seat, but virtually any window is a candidate, especially when surrounding built-ins create a niche. Spaces next to the window also doubles up as a storage space. For instance, in the kitchen you can place some drawers under the window seat, which can be used to store bulky pots that you don’t use everyday. A kitchen window seat fitted with some soft cushion can make up for a great place to relax in between cooking and it also lets in light during the day.

 A corner configuration makes a window seat a comfortable place for children to do their homework or enjoy an after school snack. Or grown ups can relax and read a book with a cup of tea in hand. When you plan a window seat, keep in mind the space for a dining table as well. A window seat can be used as the extra seating when a guest drops in. A long narrow space can be utilized by combining a window seat with a dining table. You can also add functionality to the small niche with a compact and comfy window seating. The space underneath can be used accommodates the some unused household stuff.

 

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