How To Go Couch-Free In Style?

updated Dec 19, 2019
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Q: My husband and I are considering ditching the couch. It’s ugly, the cat destroys it, and it’s destroying our backs. We’re excited about the idea of floor cushions but I’m nervous about pulling the trigger. We’re picturing a low coffee table, maybe with zabutons, zafus, and assorted floor pillows. We have dining room chairs for guests who aren’t able to get down on the floor. I really like the idea, but I’m worried about it reading “broke college students” instead of “attractive, ergonomic, Asian-inspired design choice”. How can I make sure a low-to-the-floor, cushion-based living room looks intentional and grown up? Thank you! -Sent by Caroline

Editor: There’s been a lot of discussion on Apartment Therapy regarding eliminating the coffee table, but not much about getting rid of the couch. Dear readers, what style advice do you have for Jenny for creating the chic, comfortable living room of her dreams? In the meantime, Low Seating: How to Pull Off the Look and Make Guests Comfortable might provide some insights.

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