Being in the furniture retail business, we have seen many shifts in home decorating from painting ceilings bold colors to using old trunks as chic coffee tables. One thing getting more popular is ditching the traditional sofa for four chairs or a love seat and a couple of chairs. In fact, on a personal note, we have had four leather chairs and two rattan chairs in our living room for years. We have friends over to play cards often and four chairs allows optimum comfort and personal space to enjoy a glass of wine and snacks. The seating space in the photo (above) is formal and a bit ‘stuffy’ for most tastes but the colors are soft, the fireplace is the focal point and it is a good conversation room. Why choose chairs over a sofa arrangement? Some rooms lend themselves to chairs that can be positioned to watch television better or easily moved to make room for a Christmas tree.The middle seat on a sofa will always be the last seat to be taken when there is a houseful of guests. Add an ottoman with the chair and you’ve got super comfort for a relaxing evening in front of the television or reading a book. Still, most people have a sofa/loveseat/chair combination; because it fits the room layout. When it is time to replace your furniture, give some thought to a different arrangement.

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