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Charles Wilson, you’re a VERY naughty boy! But enough of the seductive music – it’s time to get back to reality…
If Charles Wilson’s track pushed all your buttons, we apologise in advance that this article is unlikely to leave you trembling, but you just might let out a sigh of desire when you hear about this fairly underused, but increasingly popular, seating option. You’ve guessed it, ladies… we’re talking about the love seat!
So what is a love seat?
In living room terms, of course… a love seat is typically bigger than an armchair and smaller than a sofa. Some people refer to 2-seater sofas as love seats, but we prefer to define them as 1.5 seater armchairs. Big enough for two, but why share when you can rest your head on one side and put your feet up on the other? Alternatively, you could simply do some straight ‘sitting’, and experience how wonderful a chair can feel when your bum cheeks don’t reach the sides – which is surely more pleasure than even Charles Wilson could ever hope to bestow upon you!
Where would you place your love seat?
Being smaller than even a 2-seater sofa, love seats work well in smaller rooms where maybe you’d ideally want two sofas, but haven’t quite got the space. Rather than settling for an armchair, a love seat could be a good compromise. Many sofa ranges have a 1.5 seater option these days, or you could opt for something that complements the larger sofa in the room. For example, the striking style and pattern of the Windsor love seat pictured below would work well with a brown leather sofa.
The Derwent (below) has the kind of look that makes you want to kick off your shoes, sling your legs over the side and relax for the evening…
Or what about the Poppy love seat below? Its bright colour and simple style could make a very attractive focal point in a room.
Whatever your preferred style, given the right setting we think the love seat is the absolute king of armchairs, boasting 1.5 seats of pure comfort and joy!
Do you want to create more space in your room?
If so, then small sofas can help to make a room appear less cramped and more spacious, ensuring that the furniture you choose won’t take over your room.On the other hand, there are many distinctive small sofas available that can act as a focal point, particularly if you choose a striking pattern or design.
Have you thought about adding extra sleeping space with sofa beds?
Small sofas are not only ideal for more compact living rooms, but they can be a perfect fit within bedrooms, too.Small sofas that double up as a bed are a great way to maximise space in a larger bedroom, as they can provide the extra sleeping space required for a visiting family to have a comfortable night’s rest. Also, if you need extra seating for guests, it is often easy to move small sofas from other rooms into your lounge.
Have you considered checking out cosy love seats?
Some sofa set ranges include the increasingly popular love seat.In the UK, love seats differ from other small sofas because, although designed to seat two people, they tend to have a single cushion, making them more like an oversized armchair. However, if you are considering small sofas and looking for a colourful statement to put the “wow” factor into a room, particularly where space is a little too restricted for standard sized small sofas, then a love seat could be a perfect addition to your home.
Using colour and pattern to brighten a neutral room…
One example of how to make a statement is to place a brightly coloured or patterned love seat with a fabric cover in a room with plain brown leather furniture.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â So long as the shapes/designs are complementary, the colours in the love seat could pull together other shades from around the room, and provide an opportunity to be creative with accessories such as cushions, footstools, vases and rugs.
Buy what you love…
As with home dÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â©cor in general, personal preference is key.However, it is worth noting that, if you choose to combine a standard 2-seater sofa with a love seat in your room, you risk lowering the impact of each.Instead, where space is too restricted for a larger sofa, it may well be better to opt for a matching pair of either small sofas or love seats, rather than a mix of the two.,/p>
Why not look online for choice and bargains?
If you look online, you will find websites that specialise in small sofas or love seats, where you are guaranteed to find a wide range of fabrics and designs at prices to suit even a smaller budget.
What is an armchair?
Armchairs are generally considered to be any chairs that make use of arm rests. The arm rests on some armchairs are soft, with others being just plastic or wood. Though plastic arms are likely to be lower in price, the disadvantage is that it would be difficult, if not impossible, to repair plastic, whereas wood can be easily fixed.
You can find some interesting antique seating options…
If you spend some time researching antique armchairs, you will see the upholstery options available would have included leather, as well as beautiful brocade and tapestry.In the more affluent homes, legs and arms were likely to be lacquered or painted at the very least, whereas less well-off households tended to leave the wood in its natural state.
Are you looking for fabulous furniture that will fit in any room?
Rather than being associated with the boardroom or home study area, armchairs are now considered a trendy choice for any room in the house.With fabrics designed to withstand wear and tear, including easy clean leather options, and additional features such as those offered by recliners – not to forget the amazingly relaxing recliner rockers the armchair is here to stay!
Do you want extra features?
Any time you’re searching for armchairs available for purchase, you can easily get caught up in just checking out the designs, colours and materials, and select according to what you find most aesthetically pleasing, which you could live to regret.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Obviously, you need to love your armchair, but take some time to consider the range of additional features that might be on offer to ensure that you end up with a practical choice that you can use effectively.
Recliners can offer extra comfort…
A ‘reclining’ capability is among the most appreciated technological developments for armchairs.Reclining armchairs can be extremely relaxing because they offer support to your whole body. They are often leather. However, a range of other coverings, such as suede or corduroy are also popular choices. Reclining armchairs are usually well cushioned to protect them from the wear and tear associated with the unwinding mechanism.
Are you looking for a good choice for bedrooms?
A reclining and/or rocking action is also popular for bedroom armchairs.These are often high on cushion padding for a luxurious feel, and may well be more compact than standard size so they are more likely to fit comfortably into smaller rooms, including hotel rooms.
Other interesting options for armchairs…
Other options include things like built-in mug holders and also a rotating base so that you can move yourself around to exactly where you want to be without having to move the chair. Some armchairs just stand alone and some are available in twos, which could provide a possible additional seating area within your room.