Baby got (furniture) back

Few things are as unwelcoming as being greeted with the plain back of a chair or sofa as soon as you enter a room.  If you have one of those rooms where the back of your furniture is visible then you know what I am talking about.  But furniture manufacturers have gotten wise to this problem and come up with some pretty impressive ways to beautify your sofa or chair’s backside.  Take a look:

If the room is large enough the easiest solution is to place two sofas back-to-back like this, creating dual conversation areas.

Traditional Family Room
However, if this furniture arrangement does not work in your space, never fear, there are other options.
A beautifully framed sofa requires no help.  While this arrangement has the sofas back to back, the wood frame of this couch creates a stunning look on its own.  Nail head trim would work just as well in framing the couch and creating interest.
contemporary living room / family room

Ethan Allen certainly knows how to solve a problem!  The beautiful woodwork  applied to these accent chairs is pretty from all angles.

Bold Living Room
Placing a console table or bench behind a sofa will fill up the back area of a long couch and allow you to place a lamp and decorative objects on top, thereby masking the back of the furniture.  You can imagine how bare and uninviting this room would be if nothing was placed behind that very long white couch.
Montecito Mid-Century Living Room
Sometimes all you need is some interesting back detailing in the form of stitching,for example, to break up the monotonous look of a long sofa.
jamesthomas, LLC
There you have it.   No need to get expensive implants to improve your backside…a little ingenous stitching or furniture placement will solve your problem.

About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.
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