Is it really necessary to have the same sofa and chairs in the living room as well as the bedroom? There are many people who believe that this is not a good idea because it will create problems when they have visitors. There are those who would like to have the sofa and chairs of two different heights and the arrangement will look very strange. But in reality, there are several reasons why you should do this.
The most obvious reason is sofas should not be too high or too low for your taste. Therefore, there should be a transition between the two heights. The height of the sofa should not be more than that of the chairs, or else it will look like a ladder. It is advisable that you allow about one inch gap between the top of the sofa and the chairs.
Another advantage is that if you have large rooms, then you can use this to your advantage. You can place two sofas in the middle of the room and place a chair in front of each of them. Then you do not have to go through the trouble of moving the sofa or the chairs when you want to visit somebody in the room. You simply get up from the sofa and sit down in the chair.
Another advantage is that of having a uniform floor height in the living room and the bedroom. This can be achieved by using the same type of sofa. When you have two sofas of different heights in a room, there will be a difference in the height of the stairs that lead from the entrance of the room to the main entrance of the house. You will find that people will tend to give the stairs a shorter distance to walk up rather than using the entire staircase. This is because of the impression that the sofa in front of them is much higher than the one in the sitting room.
Some rooms have more than one sofa. In such a case it is not necessary to make the two pieces of furniture the exact same height. This gives you the opportunity to vary the height of the seats. If you have children in the house, you can get different sized chairs for the children of different ages. You can even have a mixture of the adult and children’s seats so that everybody has equal space.
Some people believe that they should not mix sofas with chairs. This is because they feel that the furniture will be too heavy. The truth is that sofas are very light compared to most chairs. So, if you are a person who wants to sit on a sofa for hours at a time, it is obvious that you will need some space. The question is, should the sofa be the same height as the chairs or should it be the exact opposite?