Part of finding the right piece comes from understanding the types of furniture that work for you and your home. Sometimes it may seems a single couch is all you need because you’re a small family – and if you don’t entertain, this may work perfectly. However, if you do entertain and want a more cohesive space (instead of bringing chairs in from the dining room) you’ll need flexible furniture with multiple points of seating.
Couches with chaises on the end allow for “perching” points for multiple people, while a soft, padded ottoman gives you a place to put your feet up when you’re alone but also doubles as a comfortable seat for your guests. Don’t forget about accent chairs. These can sit in the corner and create a separate seating area or can be moved inward to increase group seating.