Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Love Seats You'll Love

Nothing says love like a love seat. It’s even in the name. There are many types of seating, but there’s only one that brings to mind images of intertwined hands, intimate moments, and romance.
Although the name of the official inventor of the love seat is lost in the sands of time, the earliest versions were not intended for amorous activities. Their initial purpose was to give women a place to sit and smooth, fluff, and otherwise arrange their big poufy dresses. I almost said not designed for amorous purposes, but in fact the design was perfect for the pursuit of love.

Love Seats Make a Comeback

Often used in smaller spaces as a mini sofa, love seats are seeing a resurgence in popularity. When you have a space that needs a little personality, a welcoming entry or reading nook, a love seat is the perfect size. It can be used as an oversize chair for reading, seating in the foyer, or a dining banquette. So let’s take a look at a few love seats you’re sure to love, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

A Love Seat by Any Other Name

Is it a love seat or a settee? It almost doesn’t matter what you call this pretty little piece. It is perfect for additional seating in a living room or on its own in a reading nook. The design is casual enough to put everyone at ease, while it is sophisticated enough to showcase your style. The gently tapered and flared rear legs and elegantly turned front legs add class to the sophisticated Diane Settee from the Lexington Upholstery Collection. With custom upholstery options, you can add this piece to almost any décor.

When Two Are Better Than One

If one love seat is good, two is better, right? Of course right. There is no interior design law that says you must have a sofa in your living room. Two love seats facing each other are perfect seating for a small area. This configuration is also great for smaller, formal living rooms that may have poor options for placing a sofa. Two love seats can also help define the space in an open floor plan, so that you have several defined areas in the large space. The Kilimanjaro Sloane Settee from Tommy Bahama instantly adds an elegant touch to any space. The seats offer ample comfort and style.

Is It a Bench or a Love Seat?

This modern version of a love seat can be used as an accent bench, a living room settee, or in a hallway. It’s striking, tailored upholstery in an eye-catching geometric print makes what is generally seen as a traditional piece seem fresh and new. The Foundry Bellevue Bench by A.R.T. Furniture provides a more streamlined look than a traditional love seat but just as much style and functionality.

Get Fun and Funky with a Love Seat

You can even get a little fun and funky with a love seat. The sleek lines of this Modern Settee by Century Chair are juxtaposed with a charming and quirky animal print. It makes a statement in your entryway that your guests won’t soon forget. Or add it to you bedroom décor, either at the foot of the bed, in a nook, or under a window, depending on your space. With more than 2000 fabrics to choose from, and 65 finish choices, this piece will add a little panache to any space.

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