I find that a lot of furniture tends to be oversized for our home. We live in a renovated colonial farmhouse with lower ceilings and smaller rooms. And while a recent renovation helped us open up the flow, we're still working in a "cozier" footprint. So, when it came time to furnish a repurposed dining room into a new den/sitting room we needed to think creatively to make best use of the space.
The room layout is tricky with 2 openings to other rooms, a sliding exterior French door, AND built-ins that need access.
Here is the situation:
We had two key goals:
1) We wanted to maximize the western view
2) We wanted to be able to seat 4 people comfortably
Initially, I looked at small lounge chairs and even considered loveseats. But the space is so small that there really wasn't enough room to maneuver in and out. It wasn't until I stumbled upon this compact swivel chair from CR Laine that things clicked. At 26.5W x 35D x 34H it has one of the neater footprints I've seen for a swivel. But still provides a comfortably proportioned inside seating space.
Because the swivels shift as people get in and out of the space it's far more comfortable and accessible than stationary seating. We also found a nicely proportioned dark round wood coffee table to anchor the set up. And then funked it up a bit with a pendant from Selamat and floor lamp by Visual Comfort.
I love sitting in this room especially for coffee in the early morning and watching the sunset at night. And, it's also great space to be social.
Do you have a small space you're struggling to furnish? If so, a set of small swivel chairs could potentially be your answer.
Chairs: Oliver swivel custom by CR Laine
Coffee Table: Andy round table by Kosas Home from Houzz
Floor Lamp: Austen floor lamp by Cica Lighting