Post # 1
We just bought new couches but can’t decide if we should get a coffee table or ottoman. The room isn’t overly big so it has to be fairly small(er). Ideas? The couches are grey and the pillows are a deep eggplant purple. I may run with that colour for other accents in the room.
Post # 3
@Sunshine23: I would go with a leather ottoman. You can top it with a tray for a hard surface on which to serve cofee etc. Get a dark brown like your end table and don’t get one with too much tufting as you have a lot of that on your sofas aready.
The advantages are it can be used for storage and it provides extra seating when needed.
Do you have plans for an area rug?
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
I agree with Julies, it’s not a huge space, so I think a stiff ottomon that can keep a tray steady for when you want a hard surface, and a seat for when you don’t, will be great, and you could even go with the eggplant color to really make the color pop.
Post # 5
Maybe you can find one of those ottomans where the top comes off, flips over, and basically turns into a table?
Post # 6
I love the look of an ottoman but my husband would die without an actual table. Maybe 2 small purple square ottomans instead of one large one?
Post # 7
I think a patterned area rug would be nice, and maybe one or two ottomans with trays on top.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
We have a gray couch as well & we use a black leather ottoman. The cushion things turn over & have a flat surface on the occasion we’re eating or drinking or whatever over here. It also provides storage which is fantastic! I think white could work well with your color palette too depending on the rest of your furniture :]
Post # 9
Another vote for an ottoman. I love ours!
Post # 10
Thanks Ladies!!! I think it’ll definitely be an ottoman. Granted I can convince hubby! I found one that flips over to a hard surface like suggested so we’ll see…
YES definitely want an area rug. I wanted to get the couches first and then figure out the next steps 🙂 We just recently moved into this house and had an older brown leather sectional that just didn’t work so I left the room plain until we could get new furniture. Now it’s time to have fun with the room!!
What you see if all the furniture in the room. The couch faces a fireplace and our TV is on top of it. Then the loveseat faces an open area that extends to our kitchen table. We thought about putting a small chair in the area between the living room and table but didn’t want to cut it off.
Best picture I have, sorry!!