John: How do I add more seating into the living room without over-crowding it?
Cassandra, Spacejoy Designer: Creating extra seating in the living room requires inventive thinking and simple swaps. First, let’s remove the console and make room for two chairs. Removing this large furniture piece frees up the flow in the room and the lighter upholstery color and more open chair design allows the room to appear more open. Swapping out darker wood tones for light or medium toned woods reduces the visual weight in the space, allowing the room to feel less cluttered. Next, let’s add in creative seating options. We can tuck in two storage ottomans under the console, allowing for the perfect spot for children. These also double as toy storage which helps keep the room organized. Lastly, we’ll add in a bench under the window for even more seating. This also helps bring purpose to the smaller scaled window and helps the seating area feel squared off. Between the use of lighter furniture and wood tones and simple swaps, we can add in a plethora of extra seating options.
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