Sofa series : open plan space

Sofa series : open plan space

Living rooms are multi-functional spaces, for relaxing, entertaining, curling up to watch a movie and for spending time with friends and family. But how do you configure your sofa and living room furniture to make the space work for you? Città's new sociable sofa, Eve, is the perfect companion in any living area. This week, Città Stylist Sam, shows you how to configure one into an open plan space. 


If you live in an apartment, then open plan living is most likely to be the type of space you have to work with. Here are some tips to make the space flow, with intimate areas for living and dining.

1. Don't turn your back

Try not to have the back of the sofa face the entrance of the room - the space will instantly feel closed off and unwelcoming.

2. Create artificial divides

By positioning a Compound Sideboard behind the second sofa, we've created a room divide between the two different lounge and dining spaces. By incorporating furniture in the same materials, in this case oak, there is still a sense of cohesion. This sideboard is also the perfect hide-away for magazines and books, or placemats and candles. 

3. Allow for walkways

When you have a small apartment space it can be tempting to move all your furniture against the walls, leaving a lot of dead space in the centre of the room. By pulling all the furniture into the centre, we've created intimate spaces which flow easily from one to the next. 

4. Reconfigure your shelving

Being able to reconfigure your sofa to suit your space is one of the things we love best about out new Eve modular sofa. Make your space work on lots of different levels - by using reconfigurable shelving! Città's Radial shelving comes in two different lengths and multiple heights which you can adapt by stacking and unstacking. The perfect option if you're renting and want furniture that's going to last a lifetime. Click here for tips on how to create the ultimate shelfie!


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