Small Formal Living Room vs. Large Sofa
Dianne Tarter Briggs
October 22, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My formal living room is 13.5' x 13'. I have fallen in love with a beautiful 90" x 47" sofa. Is there any way I can make this work? I also have (2) small Maitland-Smith barrel back chairs to accessorize. HELP!!!
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have you dropped it into a floorplan drawing to see if you can make it work?

13 x 13 is pretty darn small ... I think I would be looking for a petite sofa if it were my room
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Agreed, the sofa would be too tight for the size of room mentioned.
   October 22, 2013 at 2:05PM
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the essentials inside
Hi Dianne. I agree - the sofa seems a little too big for the space.

Do you know the sofa manufacturer to see if they make a smaller version?

   October 22, 2013 at 4:05PM
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That is a huge sofa for the size of your room, but not knowing your livingroom layout as far as doorways, windows etc it is hard to give advice if it could work or not. If you really love it then see if you can take the sofa out on approval and try it in your space.
   October 23, 2013 at 3:03AM
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CDR Design
That is a nice sofa!

The general answer is that it is too large. However, I would have to see a photo of the room, # of doorways, etc.

Also, will you soon tire of the red? If so, will you have the funds, time, interest to buy another or re-upholster if and when you tire of the color?

If not, consider a more neutral color and accessorize with red.
   October 23, 2013 at 3:14AM
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Sustainable Dwellings
I would try to find a similar sofa in a smaller size. Scale is so important, you don't want to feel too cramped in a living room.
   October 23, 2013 at 4:02AM
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