Can I put a sofa in a bay window?

(19 Posts)
3boys3dogshelp Sun 03-Jul-16 20:25:40

Just that really, we are redecorating and changing furniture in our living room.
At the moment we have a 2 1/2 seat sofa and 2 armchairs which look awful. I had planned a straight swap as its not easy to move furniture due to all the doors, but we are starting to struggle for seating and DH (not usually known for interior design) suggested larger sofa on main wall plus 2 seat sofa in the bay. What do you think??

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Sun 03-Jul-16 22:54:09

You absolutely can. If your windows are old it could be a bit chilly though, make sure you've got some nice thick curtains or shutters to keep the cold out in winter.

mayaknew Sun 03-Jul-16 22:56:13

Yes !! It will look fabsmile

3boys3dogshelp Sun 03-Jul-16 23:08:09

Brilliant! grin Thank you both. Windows are quite new so should be warm enough.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Sun 03-Jul-16 23:09:21

I'm just jealous of your bay window!

Ilovewillow Sun 03-Jul-16 23:11:27

Absolutely, we tried but the existing sofa is too big!

3boys3dogshelp Sun 03-Jul-16 23:24:01

How big is too big?? I'm useless at this kind of thing....

LineyReborn Sun 03-Jul-16 23:26:07

Maybe a 160cm two seater in the bay? Have you measured?

CodewordRochambeau Sun 03-Jul-16 23:34:03

Absolutely - I'm not sure why you wouldn't?

PassiveAgressiveQueen Sun 03-Jul-16 23:36:11

You can until,christmas, but it is a legal requirement to place your christmas tree in front bay windows

3boys3dogshelp Sun 03-Jul-16 23:42:24

The straight bit inside the bay is only 155cm, but it splays out a lot to about 280cm. I'm worried that if its wider than the straight bit it will look too big, but the straight bit isn't very wide.

3boys3dogshelp Sun 03-Jul-16 23:43:48

Won't have anywhere to move sofa to for Christmas! shock oh no, I had forgotten about that.

mayaknew Sun 03-Jul-16 23:44:32

Also jealous. When I first flew the nest I rented an old flat out that had the best bay window and the most beautiful view of the river. Lot of lovely memories in that flat.

Good luck with the decorating op hope it's not too stressful wine

3boys3dogshelp Sun 03-Jul-16 23:52:07

I've waited soooo long to decorate (7 bloody years!!) that I said I wasn't going to be stressed and just appreciate having the ability to change it. I'm ridiculously stressed already in a full on first-world-problems fashion and I haven't picked up a paint brush yet.
Loving the bay window love 😄. There's a lot that I would change about out house but I do love the bay window with it's beautiful view.

BackforGood Sun 03-Jul-16 23:55:07

You can, but I found it considerably colder when I sat there, tan when I sat on the other side of the room.

DramaAlpaca Sun 03-Jul-16 23:58:26

We have a sofa in our bay window. It looks good. At Christmas the tree goes in the corner to the side of the sofa, so it can be seen from outside.

jessica132 Mon 04-Jul-16 10:51:43

That's a great idea, though.

whois Mon 04-Jul-16 11:53:26

You can until,christmas, but it is a legal requirement to place your christmas tree in front bay windows

Ha ha agree! :-)

Mcchickenbb41 Mon 04-Jul-16 14:30:24

I wish I had a bay window purely for a Christmas tree too grin op have you considered a cuddle seat. I have one it's brilliant. Two can sit comfortably or one can sit with legs up !

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