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.
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!
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.
Love seats are perfect for tucking into a bay window.
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.
Use a love seat to create a cozy seating area in a bedroom.
Use a pair of love seats in lieu of a sectional. You’ll pay about the same price.
But if you really want a sectional for a small space … why not consider a love seat sectional?
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!
Small rooms are perfect for compact furniture. Use colorful pieces to provide visual impact.
Love seats can be casual …
… or they can be elegant and formal.
Do you have any love seats in your home?