Home Décor Ideas: Stylish & practical additional seating solutions
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. It's the happiest season of all when friends come to call, but where will they all sit we hear you cry? Whether it’s for Christmas, a special event or party, or just a bank holiday weekend, additional seating solutions are always useful to have on hand. Here’s our recommendations for additional seating solutions for your living room, bedroom and hallways; they’re perfectly practical and ideal for a winter interiors update.
Our Betsey bed-in-a-box is stylish and functional. It doubles as both a pull-out bed and the padded top turns it into a useful bench-style seat for bedrooms, studies and hallways. It’s easy to store thanks to its compact size and is a much-needed addition to your furniture collection.
Of course, a sofa is the most used piece of furniture in the living room, but when you have many people coming to stay for longer periods of time, a sofa bed is a great choice. This multi-functional piece of furniture is a practical choice for anyone living in smaller homes and flats. Plus, thanks to our option of memory foam and coil sprung mattresses; you can tailor your sofa bed to your preferred choice.
One of the most versatile items of furniture out there is the humble blanket box. This piece can be used for so much more than simply storing blankets. The padded top turns this stylish upholstered blanket box into a smart seating solution for almost any room in the house. Use it in the dining room to store tableware and linens and double-up as a bench-style seat. Use it in the hallway to hide shoes, bags and sports kits and act as a helpful chair for putting on shoes and welcoming guests to take a seat. In bedrooms, it’s ideal to have at the end of the bed to store bed linen, chunky jumpers and it’s the perfect place to sit down and buckle up your boots before heading out. Finally, but by no means least, you could also have one in the bathroom to store towels and act as a seat while you’re supervising the kid's bath time.
Our knitted pouffes make fantastic winter accessories for your home. They come in on-trend teal blue and mustard yellow colours and are handmade in Devon by designer Lauren Aston.
A footstool may not be an obvious choice for an additional seating solution, but our Bennet footstool makes a comfy spot to perch. Tall enough to sit at a dressing table or desk, Bennet might be small, but it certainly delivers plenty of choices. Upholster in velvet for a boudoir-style dressing table stool, while leather is an ideal option for Bennet to double up as a side table and seat in your living room.
A snuggler sofa or loveseat is a fantastic choice for smaller spaces like studies, small living rooms, lounges and conservatories. Our snugglers are just as comfortable as our larger sofas, but their compact size makes them the perfect choice for when you want to seat more than one person in a smaller space.