Even without a sofa, furnishing your living room is child’s play! Armchairs, benches, cushions or even ottomans, the alternatives are numerous. For lack of space or a taste for originality, you want to banish the sofa from your interior? Here are 20 inspirations to reproduce at home.
1. Colorful seats for more conviviality
Arranging colored seats around a small table promotes dialogue between the guests. The shades, red, blue, green and gray bring freshness to the living room. To add effect, touches of blue, green and red are also present in the furniture. The room is bright and conducive to conviviality.
2. Multicolored armchairs for an original effect
Would you have preferred to install a sofa in your living room but you lack space? Gather two or three large armchairs so you can get closer to each other at a party. Purple, pink, blue, green and even coral, the colors explode! For a very original effect, choose armchair covers with geometric and colorful shapes.
3. A cushion and an armchair for a mix of style
Cushion, armchair and high storage: everything has been arranged in order to enlarge the living room. The room mixes retro and modernity. Reading corner on the cushions, and relaxation in the large armchair. For each piece of furniture, its use!
4. Chairs to save space
To optimize space, two small chairs and a coffee table furnish the living room. The edge of the window, meanwhile, serves as a bookcase. The chairs go very well with the small designer table. Once again, the layout leaves room for conviviality and sharing.
5. Honey-colored cubes for a colonial decoration
Do you only have one chair in your living room? Do not hesitate to add small cubes around a coffee table to share tea with others. The atmosphere is colonial and emphasizes the very old side of the room. However, the dark colors of the rattan chair and the coffee table favor confidences.
6. Light ottomans for an easy-to-move decor
Choose poufs for more mobility. Depending on your activity, you can put them in front of the TV or place them against a wall. The possibilities of development are numerous. The poufs are covered with knitted wool. Practical, colorful and soft, it is the essential accessory for modern decoration. The atmosphere is warm.
7. A comfortable seat for an intimate atmosphere
Choose a designer armchair with a very warm little rug for a “cozy” atmosphere. The space is very uncluttered and gives an impression of grandeur. Thanks to the few furniture, the light crosses the living room.
8. A light bench to replace the sofa
To create a relaxing atmosphere conducive to lying down, prefer a bench to be installed facing the light. The style is very romantic. The large clock and the Casanova armchair make this living room a charming room.
9. Big poufs for a summer living room
The large poufs allow you to share an intimate moment while being comfortably installed, in a sitting or lying position! When the warm weather arrives, you want to be outside more and more! Here, the big colorful poufs, the vaporous mosquito net and the kite transform the room into a seaside lounge.
10. 18th century armchairs for a noble decoration
Two wing chairs are placed face to face around two coffee tables for a simple and noble arrangement. For a trip to the heart of the 18th century, mix the armchairs and Bacchus wallpaper.
11. Opt for a chaise longue
Does the image of a living room without a sofa scare you? Why not decide with a meridian? An essential piece of furniture that appeared in the 18th century, the chaise longue offers two seats or one reclining place. And contrary to popular belief, comfort is its main asset! Indeed, the word meridian comes from Old French and Latin and literally means “the nap we take after lunch”. In other words, the meridian was originally designed to take a nap … Whatever the case, the meridian never goes unnoticed and creates, on its own, a friendly and elegant atmosphere.
12. Swap the sofa for a bench
Also called a daybed, the bench is one of the best substitutes for the sofa. With smaller dimensions, the bench offers a minimum of comfort without having to encroach on the entire living room space. And the advantage is that there is something for all tastes and all budgets!
13. Rattan bench
Opt for a rattan bench for a bohemian and natural look, get a child’s bed for a poetic and vintage atmosphere, fall for a wrought iron model for a country house style decor, recover wooden pallets for a reclaimed decor and zero waste! In any case, don’t skimp on the cushions for maximum comfort …
14. Fall for armchairs
If you don’t have a lot of space in your living room, the best thing to do when replacing a bulky sofa is to replace it with armchairs. In addition to being synonymous with conviviality, the armchairs have the advantage of being flexible as you wish since you can arrange them wherever you want and change their place without taking your head with the dimensions of your room!
For the most successful results, consider choosing several models of different sizes, shapes and colors. A rocking chair near the library corner, a fireside chair near the fireplace, a toad chair near a window… The idea is to vary the pleasures and have an armchair for each activity!
15. Multiply ottomans and floor cushions
Nothing like poufs and floor cushions to create a relaxation area in the heart of the living room. Installed on a large carpet, around a coffee table, ottomans are an economical solution for furnishing a living room without a sofa. Be careful not to bet only on ottomans. For prolonged sitting, you have every interest in keeping an ultra comfortable seat like one of the solutions mentioned above! In terms of style, you are spoiled for choice: a loop pile pouf for a cozy and trendy interior, a floor cushion with ethnic prints for a bohemian atmosphere, a velvet pouf with golden legs for an Art Deco style atmosphere, a leather pouf for a loft spirit …
16. A living room without a sofa with a very trendy daybed
17. A bench in the continuity of the fireplace to replace the sofa
18. A large, friendly table with chairs as an alternative to the sofa
19. A small living room without a sofa
20. A living room without a sofa with small poufs