Seating Options For Teen's Bedroom?

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Q:My daughter is in high school and the house seems to be filled with people all times of day and night. Lately her and her friends have a habit of holing up in her room, and they seem to be using a combination of the bed and the floor beside it (the space between the bed and the dresser) as a lounge area, but I'd like a few ideas for furniture that can accommodate a couple friends so they're not always on the floor.

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The layout of her bedroom doesn't seem to offer many options of where to put a chair — the best place I can think of is one between the desk and the dresser (there's about 26" of space between the two). That's only enough space for one chair, and ideally I'd like to place another one or two somewhere in the room. Any ideas of where to put the chair or what type of chair to use? Most of the furniture in her room is grown-up (nice wooden bed frame and headboard, matching wooden dresser, etc), so I need something that would look good and yet is sturdy enough to withstand teenagers.

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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