Comfortable, Stylish Great Rooms
4 Tips from Gatehouse no.1 designers to create your perfect family room
We have spent more time at home getting cozy this past year than ever before. Make your home a sanctuary by boosting both comfort and style with a few tips from the design team at Gatehouse no.1.
Take a seat
Create a place for everyone to lounge. Comfy sofas and sectionals act as the anchor to your space and the best place to start. Space plan for seating and flow that makes sense with the orientation of the room and how you plan to use it most, then start looking for style and shape. Gatehouse has a large showroom filled with tried-and-true favorite styles. Visit us and see what fits you and your preferences best. Then, choose customizations like fabric, leg finish and other designer details to make your upholstered pieces as unique as you. Whether it is your great room, family room or a nook at the top of the stairs, you can make it the best place to be by selecting cozy furniture that promotes lounging in comfort and style.
Put your feet up
Upholstered ottomans, poufs and accent chairs are the next layer in comfort. Not only do they add additional seating, they bring unique character to the space as well as more fabrics and textures. Try swivel chairs as a way to accommodate great rooms that typically have multiple focal points like a TV, a fireplace and windows with a great view.
Gatehouse tip: Check off both form and function with trays on top of upholstered ottomans to create a flat surface that contains accessories like books or a place to set a drink or popcorn. Simply move the tray aside to provide additional seating when needed.
Want the family time to last even longer? Use pillows for extra comfort and style. Select a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures for a more cultivated look while giving an extra cozy vibe. We recommend working your pillows in pairs for the ends of sofas and trios from sectional corners to create dimension, depth and symmetry, then throw in a few one-of-a-kind items for extra flavor. When it comes to the pillow fill, we recommend feather and down. Your pillows will look fuller, hold their shape, and look better longer.
Love where you Live
Create easy access to practical and functional pieces so you can truly live in the space you love. Choose multipurpose accessories like baskets for spare blankets and throws, decorative boxes to store remotes, console tables behind your sofa or sectional for extra dining, to display movie treats or to be used as a desk. Slide chair height stools underneath for extra style, interest and more seating. Add a round table that can easily be brought into the center of the room for game and puzzle nights.
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Our design team is ready to bring your home comfort goals into reality with furniture, design and styling. Visit Gatehouse no.1 in Orem or call to make an appointment with our design team. We look forward to working together.
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