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Decor Q&A: Alternative Seating?

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The Nest Q&A

Other than a second couch, what other types of seating can we use?

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Spring for the ottoman that matches your couch; that way, it can be pulled up to look like an extension of your couch and used as a footrest, or can be pulled away and used as individual seating. Or go for a trendy alternative that designers are loving right now: the pouf, which ranges in style from basic white canvas to graphic cubes to Moroccan designs. Use it as a seat, a footrest by the sofa, or a side table by the bed, piled with magazines or books. Have a pet? It will double as their favorite napping area. Looking for a cheap version? Ikea sells stackable woven straw stools that can be used indoors or outside for a backyard summer party.
Nestpert Sophie Lombard Bergé, owner of Sophie Nova

-- Amy Spencer

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