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Borrow the Host and Hostess chair from the dining room! This can be helpful for living room seating. Clients tell us they find them to be very comfortable!

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Laura thanks for the tip about bringing a bedroom bench into the living room! That's an item we often forget about, which can be multi purpose! Great article!

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brinnie
Our pub style family room has padded benches on either side of the centre tables....perfect seating for a casual meal, but also as footstools on movie nights. When a large group visits, they are pulled out into the seating circle and can accommodate up to 6 additional people
   
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liasuz
We have an extra chair that is in every bedroom which we just pull out and use at the table when needed. We also have two Eames chairs with arms that are always at the ends of our dining table that can easily be pulled into the living room for extra seating. Makes it easier to use what you have already.
   
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