Perhaps the room in which you spend the most time when you’re relaxing is your living room, and you want to be comfortable. Whether you’re cuddling up to catch up on a television series, watch a movie, have a conversation with friends over coffee, or your sofa is your go-to place for reading eBooks and magazines, you want a homey, yet elegant atmosphere with just enough room to put your feet up after a long day. Combining modern and contemporary styles with comfort is simple when you look through all living room furniture available from west elm. From plush loveseats to share with your favourite person in the world, to fold-out sofas that allow you to have one or two overnight guests, there is a myriad of choices available when it comes to furnishing your living room in comfort and your design preferences at a premium.
First, decide on the type of seating arrangement you’d like for your living room. Whether you’re replacing old, worn items or are redoing your living room for a fresh, clean look, ask yourself what you want the atmosphere of your living room to look and feel like. Decide whether one sofa is enough to suit your seating capacity needs or if you need both a sofa and loveseat to seat your extended or growing family. For some, a sectional is the most logical choice, allowing you to create L-shapes, U-shapes and other combinations in your living room for the utmost in contemporary personalisation. Once you have an idea of what you’d like as a setup in mind, it’s time to start shopping materials and styles.
Beyond fabric-covered furniture, there are other soft and comfortable options such as leather to enliven your space while adding comfort. Opt for modern and contemporary leather styles, many offering a retro look that immediately takes you back to the 1950s and 1960s. Choose leather sofas that stand on wooden or metal legs for an urban look, or sofas with a timeless Chesterfield design, which also work well in your home office.
For a contemporary look that also offers extra room for sleeping arrangements, opt for a comfortable sleeper sofa. Built to last for many an overnight guest, these sofas easily fold out to sleep one to two extra persons, which is a great feature if you’re short on guest room space. If you’re simply looking for a little room to stretch your own legs out, opt for a sectional. Or choose a sofa or sectional with a chaise. Great for stretching out and reading or taking a short nap on a Sunday afternoon, these pieces add elegance to your space while never skimping on comfort and usefulness.