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Seating in the sitting room - how many sofas / armchairs do you have?

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Monica101 Fri 05-Jun-15 20:08:56

I'm thinking of two two seaters instead of one three seater and an armchair.

I haven't really got room for a two seater and a three seater as my bay window creates an awkward space.

What works for you? I'm not sure if I will regret the two smaller sofas.

Chasingsquirrels Fri 05-Jun-15 20:10:47

2 x 3-seaters (but with 2 larger cushions rather than 3 actual seats) and a chair.
Think it depends on your household and visitors.

VolumniaDedlock Fri 05-Jun-15 20:12:39

just about to swap a 3 seater and a not-quite-two seater (i think the shops call them Loveseats - urgh) for 2x two seaters

wecanmanagenow Fri 05-Jun-15 20:13:53

Three seater with two larger cushions, two seater and a chair. Chair sits at an angle to make some space

MargotLovedTom Fri 05-Jun-15 20:14:45

One three-seater, one two-seater and a love seat wink. We are a family of five.

formerlyofLadysmith Fri 05-Jun-15 20:16:31

Two armchairs and one three seater sofa. And a beanbag.

Monica101 Fri 05-Jun-15 20:18:05

Are any of your chairs/sofas touching each other? I could get in a two seater in the bay and a three seater at a right angle along the longest wall but I am a bit paranoid about looking cramped.

TeacupTravels Fri 05-Jun-15 20:19:32

Corner Sofa - so 2x2 and a corner altogether. And a poang!

Stinkersmum Fri 05-Jun-15 20:19:56

7 seater corner sofa and a single (non matching) chair. Only two of us til october and 5 cats but anything smaller in our unnecessarily big lounge would look lost.

whereismagic Fri 05-Jun-15 20:20:56

One 4 seater (really uncomfortable to seat on but very nice for spreading around, laying down and can fit 7-10 kids watching TV), one 3 seater (very comfortable for short people, not so much for tall ones) and 1 armchair that everybody makes a beeline for (supercomfortable). It works perfectly for various combinations of guests but the 4-seater really needs to be replaced.

wecanmanagenow Fri 05-Jun-15 20:22:33

My three seater and two seater touch each other. Three seater is along the wall, two seater is at a right angle to try and define the areas in the downstairs

VivaLeBeaver Fri 05-Jun-15 20:23:30

We went from a three seater sofa and two arm chairs to 2x two seater sofas. It suits the room better and I don't regret it. It looked cramp before.

There's only 3 of us. They're quite big two seaters so you're not squashed together. If we have any visitors over and need more seating we have some of those collapsible garden chair things which go in a bag and we use them.!

Not very stylish but they're comfy seats.

Monica101 Fri 05-Jun-15 20:27:17

I'd like a love seat but been a shortie I find those deep sofas and chairs quite uncomfy. I had a poang too but I think it's designed for tall Scandinanians.

I have found a really comfy g plan sofa but only option is sofas or a armchair, no love seat available which is a shame as that would be ideal.

BooChunky Fri 05-Jun-15 20:29:20

A three seater and a two seater, with a footstool type thing that seats two...

But we never sit in there. We all hang out in the kitchen so in there we have 9 chairs...

VivaLeBeaver Fri 05-Jun-15 20:30:40

As a fellow shortie I say go for what is comfy! Took three years of hunting for me to find a comfy sofa!

Lagoonablue Fri 05-Jun-15 20:34:51

2 x 2 seat sofas. Looks less crowded than 3 piece suite in my small lounge.

spiderlight Fri 05-Jun-15 20:37:22

We've got a tatty old three-seater that I love, a big old ugly family heirloom armchair, a little stool/magazine chest type thingy and another chair that's actually a dog bed (although in reality the dog is usually on the armchair and there's an unsuspecting visitor on the dog bed). I like being able to stretch out on the sofa when I've got it to myself so I wouldn't want a two-seater.

Monica101 Fri 05-Jun-15 20:38:07

Thanks for all the feedback, the two seaters i'm looking at will be 173cm each so not too tiny I think?

I've only got one child so not sure why I'm panicking grin.

Monica101 Fri 05-Jun-15 20:39:23

Sadly at my height I probably can stretch out on a two seater!

NorbertDentressangle Fri 05-Jun-15 20:50:32

We have 2 three seater sofas at right angles with a table in the corner IYSWIM and a two seater ( so 8 seats for a family of 4 ).

Initially we contemplated getting a corner one but then realised there would be arguments (between the DC) about who gets the coveted corner seat and wondered where we'd put our glass of wine/cup of tea etc as we don't want a table in front of the sofas.

Funnily enough, the moment DP is on one 3 seater sofa, DD is on the other, I'm on the 2 seater at the other end of the room (trying to avoid the germs as DD is ill) and DS is sprawled on the floor as if there aren't enough seats!

We've got a small living room (about 12' square) with a fireplace in the wall opposite the door. We've got a big (long but not deep) three seater G-plan along the wall opposite the window, an armchair at an angle to one side of the windiw and the TV at the opposite angle on the other side of the window. 2 adults and 2 pre-teens easily fit on the sofa, it's nice all being together, and it's long and confy enough for an adult to sleep the night on. Before this we had a smallish 2 seater and 2 armchairs. I had an operation with a long recovery during those days and would have killed for a sofa long enough to stretch out on instead of having to stay in bed all day, so I would not want to be without a three seater ever again.

ouryve Fri 05-Jun-15 20:56:16

We used to have two 2-seaters and it worked well. Now have a 5 seater corner sofa, plus an armchair. The sofa still isn't big enough for the two boys to be able to share it in a civilised manner hmm

wonkylegs Fri 05-Jun-15 21:08:48

In the living room we have a large 3/4 seater, a 2 seater sofa bed, an arm chair and 2 upholstered stools.
In the family room we have a 2 seater sofa and an armchair.
In the conservatory we have 3 armchairs.
All three rooms are about the same size but are used differently and configured differently with fireplaces, doors, windows etc.

CremeEggThief Fri 05-Jun-15 21:10:16

Two 2 seaters here and it works very well.

306235388 Fri 05-Jun-15 21:13:05

One 3 seater and 2 arm chairs

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