Have you seen a majestic circle couch at a friend's house (or on a Pinterest board) and are now considering getting one for your living room? That's a great idea… in most cases.
However, there are also a couple of instances in which it might not be the wisest choice.
Let's help you figure out which one applies to your specific situation.
Psst: we're keeping our fingers crossed for you!
A circle couch is a good idea if:
If one or more of the following applies to your living room, go ahead and find the circle couch of your dreams!
1. You have a large living room
If you don't have to worry about space, a circle sofa will be a fantastic addition to your living room. You can either:
Place it in an area where it can complement the shape of your room (for example, with its back by a large bay window);
Place it in the middle of the living room to create a separate area and turn it into the main hub for unwinding, socializing and spending time with your guests.
2. You're after some quality family time
A circle couch is ideal for large households: you, your partner and your kids can all sit down together without anyone feeling left out.
This is because a circle couch allows you to sit down in a way that facilitates conversations while still being close together;
Whether you want to watch a movie, play a board game or snuggle under a blanket, a circle sofa makes it extra special.
3. You love hosting events and catch-ups
Sitting on a curved sofa gives out the same feeling as gathering around a campfire: it's cozy, intimate and perfect to chat with everyone else.
If you like to host dinner parties or even just have a couple of friends over for dinner, you can really make the most of a circle couch to catch up with them while enjoying a drink together;
Thanks to the signature shape of these couches, nobody in particular will be at the center of attention: everyone will be able to talk to everyone else. It's not a coincidence that the Round Table featured the same shape!
For this very reason, circle couches are the best if you sometimes host meetings or conversation-driven group events such as book clubs, too.
4. You want a bold décor element that stands out
Tired of your living room looking a bit plain and average?
Thanks to their size and peculiar design, circle couches are attention-grabbing pieces of furniture and will definitely be the first thing that you and your guests see when entering the room;
They'll allow you to make a bold statement and showcase your great taste in décor.
5. You want to accentuate your modern or contemporary interiors
Don't get us wrong: if you find the right colors and design, circle couches can work with lots of other décor styles!
However, thanks to their unique shape and focus on functionality, they're particularly ideal in modern and contemporary settings.
If you were looking for a couch that could emphasize this type of décor style and really tie the room together, circular or semi-circular models are the answer.
A circle couch is NOT a good idea if:
While circle couches are stylish game-changers that can make your life easier in many scenarios, they could also be tricky in some others.
1. You have a small living room
As we've already mentioned, circle couches are bold piece of furniture, not space-optimizing solutions.
If your living room already feels a bit cramped, we doubt you'd want to opt for a couch that would result in missing out on a couple of precious corners;
The only exception is, in our opinion, if you have an area that follows the shape of its back, like a bay window. In that case, a circle couch in the same size could help you make the most of an otherwise awkward space to fill.
2. Only a couple of people would be using it
The beauty of circle couches lies in how they bring a group of friends or family members together by allowing them to sit in a way that makes conversations easier.
In that case, you might not make the most of your circle couch enough to justify the purchase of such a large item.
Overall, you just need to take the time to consider your room's layout and how you're planning on using your new couch.
If you think it'd fit without taking up too much space, that it'd amplify the interior style that you've gone for in your living room, and that a bunch of special people will make the most of it, go ahead and give your room a makeover with the perfect circle couch!
Caroline is a young, New York-based interior designer and home decor writer, obsessed with textiles and designer furniture. Backed with rigorous training from a prestigious design school, as well as a profound understanding of material quality and fabric care, she offers spot-on advice on how to furnish your place with reliable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing pieces.
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