Decorating your house can be one of the most rewarding parts of being a homeowner! However, it can occasionally be daunting when you don’t know how to fill your space. When it comes to filling the space between your sofa and your loveseat, we’ve done the research for you and found the best options!
When it comes to filling space between your sofa and loveseat, you can use:
- A magazine stand
- A standing lamp
- An end table
- A coffee table
- A bookshelf
- A blanket ladder
Now, there are certainly other items you can use, and your available options will depend on the placement of the sofa and loveseat themselves. So, let’s go over our options in more depth, and we’ll provide you with some examples along the way!
Options To Fill The Space
If you are wanting to place an object between your sofa and your loveseat, chances are high that your furniture is either across from each other or is sitting at a right angle. This will have an impact on your options.
For example, a coffee table would go well between two couches that are placed across from each other. Keeping this in mind, we’ve made sure to include items for both areas so you can find something that works for you, regardless of your current setup.
Plants are a great way to add life to the room, as well as a pop of color. You can use the pot to incorporate further color, or you can pick one that fits with your interior color scheme. With all the different plants you have to choose from, you’re sure to find something that fits!
Magazine stands can be used for magazines or your favorite books, and they come in many different shapes, colors, and styles. Placing one at the intersection of your two couches is a great way to have reading material within reach.
Whether it’s just to fill the space or because you need more light, a standing lamp is a classy way to fill the space. With the plethora of shapes and styles they come in, it won’t be hard to find one that fits your living room setup!
End tables are the perfect versatile addition to any living room. Not only do they fill the space, but you can use them to present other decor items on. Serving the perfect balance of fashion and function, you can’t go wrong if you choose an end table.
Blanket ladders have quickly seemed to find their way back into popularity. As an item that serves a fashion and a function, it’s a space-filler you’re not likely to regret. Placed in the corner between two couches, it can put your blankets within reach.
A corner bookshelf or cabinet will give you extra storage space in an area that will be easy to reach from the comfort of your sofa or loveseat. The shelving will also give you an extra display area where you can place books or decor items that need somewhere to sit.
Coffee Table Or Ottoman
If your sofa and loveseat are across from each other and you’re looking for something to fill that space, go for a coffee table or an ottoman.
An ottoman generally serves as a storage area for common living room items like throw blankets, throw pillows, or movies. They often match at least one of the couches and can be used as additional seating.
Coffee tables are generally used as a decorative and functional space. There are many different builds and styles. Some have drawers or space underneath, doubling as a small storage area.
Should Your Sofa And Loveseat Match?
They can, but they certainly don’t have to. This is one of the many situations in interior design where the choice is completely up to you! Let’s go over one example of each so you can get an idea for what you might like for your home.
This matching sofa and loveseat prove that when it comes to furniture, matching isn’t bad, and it doesn’t have to limit your personality. Between the throw pillows on the couch and the art on the wall, all the individual pieces come together to make a cohesive whole with lots of color coordination and a uniform style.
Is a matching set just not for you? That’s completely fine! You can mix and match sofas and loveseat to pull off a coordinated set as opposed to a matching one. Here we have a grey and light tan set, made with completely different colors, builds, and styles.
It’s important to point out that just because they’re from different sets doesn’t mean that they don’t go together. The wood frame on the grey couch matches the color of the tan couch quite well, and the throw pillows on the tan couch contain the same shade of grey as the couch opposite. This helps bring the two pieces together and prevents possible clashing.
Can You Mix A Leather Sofa And A Fabric Loveseat?
Absolutely! Generally speaking, when it comes to furniture like this the most important considerations to keep in mind are the colors. Don’t worry as much about the material! Leather usually comes in neutral colors, which means that it can mix and match with a number of different fabrics and patterns with little to no stress on your part. Let’s look at a few quick examples.
Browns And Tans
In this case, the mixing and matching is easy. All the furniture is in different shades of brown and tan, all colors that go well together. With touches of brown found around the room in the fireplace brick and books on the shelf, the mixture of different fabrics doesn’t make a problem.
Even if the colors themselves match, it might be hard for you to see everything in a cohesive way. One of the best techniques to fix this? Accent pillows! Find some pillows that use a combination of the colors that your couches do, and throw them on. This color transfer will help equalize things, making the visual balance seem more even.
How Do You Arrange A Reclining Sofa And Loveseat?
Place them as if they’re going to constantly be open, so you aren’t constantly being forced to rearrange your furniture to accommodate your reclining sofa. Frequent offenders that are usually getting in the way are coffee tables, walls, and rugs. Coffee tables and walls can prevent the couch from opening up fully, whereas the rugs can stop the recliner at the floor level from opening up in the first place.
The good news? This is much easier than it sounds. Place the sofa and loveseat in the room first, and recline them completely. This will give you a good look at how much space you’re going to need away from the wall if they lean back and in the front if there is an extendible footrest.
Place the rug far enough away that the edges won’t get brushed up when the footrest kicks up, and then while the footrest is extended, place the coffee table, trunk, or ottoman. Make sure to place them far enough apart that neither will scratch the other when the footrest extends.
We hope this post has given you some ideas for filling the space between your sofa and loveseat. Before you go, be sure to check out these other guides that might be of interest: