Add a Love Seat to Your Living Space

I remember the first time I heard the word “love seat.”  I was about 5 years old and I thought it was something my parents would squeeze into so they could kiss. They had recently sold a love seat to an antique store and this is when I learned my mother hated antiques. Still, the idea of a love seat sounded cozy to me and I was a bit enamored with the idea of it, even though I was just a child. I still enjoy the look of a good love seat today and there’s so many ways to add a love seat to your living space.

Living Room by Annapolis Furniture & Accessories Maine Cottage

This is about the cutest love seat I’ve ever seen and I can picture myself sitting sideways, feet propped up over one arm reading a book … drinking the martini on the coffee table, of course!


Providence Interior Designers & Decorators Kate Jackson Design

By definition, a love seat is a two-cushioned couch that’s smaller than a sofa. But back in the day, they started out as over-sized chairs to accommodate the big poofy dresses ladies used to wear.


San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Antonio Martins Interior Design

Love seats are perfect for tucking into a bay window.


Living Room by Langley Kitchen & Bath Designers H2 Design Studio

If you have an awkward under-the eaves area, you can probably find a love seat to fit the space. I love the versatility of love seats, and there are plenty of styles available.


Rustic Bedroom by Kansas City Interior Designers & Decorators McCroskey Interiors

Use a love seat to create a cozy seating area in a bedroom.


New York Interior Designers & Decorators Libby Langdon Interiors, Inc.

Use a pair of love seats in lieu of a sectional.  You’ll pay about the same price.


Mill Valley Interior Designers & Decorators EJ Interior Design, Eugenia Jesberg

But if you really want a sectional for a small space … why not consider a love seat sectional?


Entry by New York Interior Designers & Decorators BHSDesign

Oftentimes it’s difficult to decorate an entryway, but a love seat can provide the personal solution since you can sit down and take your shoes off by the door. Plus your pets will enjoy sitting on the cozy seat!


Annapolis Furniture & Accessories Maine Cottage

Small rooms are perfect for compact furniture. Use colorful pieces to provide visual impact.


Family Room by New York Photographers Rikki Snyder

Love seats can be casual …


Traditional Living Room

… or they can be elegant and formal.


Country Style Farmhouse Living Room at ChristmasIn my own home, I’ve used a love seat on a short wall in my living room. It fits just perfectly!


12 Examples to Add a Love Seat to Your Living Space

Do you have any love seats in your home?


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  1. What a great post! There are three love seats in our home. Living room, family room, and in our dining room. The one in the dining room is a rocker. It’s my favorite seat in the house. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love your post! I have a loveseat. My twp married couple friends gave it to me for free when I was moving into my apartment. The parents of one of them were originally planning to donate it to a thrift store, with getting new furniture, and my friends said I could use it, so they gave it to me. It was so kind of them and the parents, who were delighted I could use it.

    I love it! I slipcovered it with a cream slipcover from Target. It is a terrific quality loveseat and was only lightly used by the parents.

    I have the loveseat, an oversized armchair, and a small armchair as my living room seating. I also have a small bench I upholstered that I use as either an extra seat or an ottoman. The loveseat has a big cuteness factor and charm it adds to the apartment. I love it!!!