Furniture For Big Families
Large families face many home design issues that most people would never need to think about: and one such challenge is how to fit such a large number of people into a normal sized living room.
Here are a few helpful hints that may come in handy when choosing furniture.
Sectionals are a smart choice because they can fit several people into one single piece of furniture. As a general rule, the more you can minimize the number of furniture pieces needed, the more spacious your layout will feel. A loveseat takes less space than two separate recliners, for example, and a sofa takes up less space than three separate recliners. Many sectional sofas can accommodate upward of 5 people, while also boasting a corner that allows them to fit into otherwise unused spaces.
Ottomans. Ottomans are another great choice for accommodating large numbers of people because they are so versatile. Having a quiet night at home with your significant other? Those ottomans make great foot stands. Hosting a birthday party? Ottomans make great makeshift benches. And regardless of the occasion, many ottomans also double as open-up storage spaces, which allows you to reduce the clutter that so many families of all sizes struggle with.
Durability. Investing in high-quality furniture that is going to last for years to come is always a smart decision -- but quality and durability are especially important for large families, who put furniture through lots of wear and tear. Leather furniture is likely a smart choice, as this is the only furniture fabric that actually tends to improve with age and use.
Design Styles. Furniture manufacturers that emphasize a sleek, minimalistic style are usually preferable for large families, as they can help free up precious square footage in the home. Ekornes’ Stressless furniture line is a good place to start searching, but you can also check out the entire Recliners.LA selection here in order to find the perfect fit. Happy shopping!