Good Questions: Is This Too Much Sofa for My Livingroom?

Good Questions: Is This Too Much Sofa for My Livingroom?

Maxwell Ryan
May 3, 2007

Hello AT,

I am a design novice and feel totally overwhelmed with furnishing my new apartment. I am especially struggling with my living area and am hoping that the style savvy readers of AT can help me.

While looking for seating, I fell in love with the Flexform Groundpiece couch. It's a very low profile sectional (the back is 22" high) that comes in two seat depths- 38" and 48". The picture of the couch shows it in the 48" depth...

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I want to configure the sofa with one side of the sectional (the side against the wall) with a 48" depth and the other side (against the windows)with a 38" depth. The 48" deep pieces are soooooo comfortable and great for reading/tv watching. On the wall opposite the couch, I plan to install a floor to ceiling bookshelf/media cabinet that is 13.5" deep and 10' high.

My style is simple, modern and my goal for the space is for it to feel lofty, open and inviting. Is this too much couch for the size of my living room (13' x 14')?

Thanks! Newbie

Dear Newbie,

If your picture is a good indication, I would worry about it cutting off the doorway entrance, but think in all other directions it would be fine. If you can scoot it closer to the window and open up the door, we'd say go for it.

Although the sofa will be big, your room can accomodate it if you don't put much else in. One chair kitty-corner to the sofa will round out the seating area and a square or round coffee table will give you a nice center.

The nice thing about modular is that you won't have to worry about getting it into your apartment.

Anyone else??

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