It is all very well to have a set idea as to exactly how your home should look at all times. However, by having such strong ideas, people often lose a great deal of the flexibility that can be important in making the home comfortable and practical no matter what the occasion.
For example, in the living room, it may well be very tempting to get the largest corner sofa you can find to ensure you are as comfortable as possible when you want nothing more than to relax and watch TV, but such a vast and imposing piece of furniture can make it far from suitable when you are entertaining or throwing a party. As such, it may make sense to buy a smaller sofa and add in additions such as bean bags which will not only offer a great deal more space for you and your family to relax, but will also ensure that you can simply remove them if you would like more floor space for guests or even if you simply wish to make your home look tidier and more open-plan for a specific occasion.
However, the front room is not the only space in which you might want flexibility and the dining room may be far better suited to tables that can be increased or decreased in size as and when needs might demand, and you may even be able to utilise stackable chairs in such a room to make sure extra guests don’t mean you have plenty of table space but nowhere to seat people.
Items such as the humble bean bag and tables that can be increased or decreased in size will give your home far more scope and allow you to have a great deal of space when you need it, and a great many places to seat guests should that be the order of the day.