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4. Curved sectionalA semi-circular or curved sectional sofas (as displayed here) softens the ambience of the living room and is a refreshing break from linear shapes. The ends of the sofa do not have any back support or armrest, giving it a chaise-like feel.Peep into hundreds of living rooms to see what sofas they have
Another way to anchor a large space is to create a central seating area. With fun, eye-catching cushions to go with it, this semi-circular sofa not only provides comfortable seating, but makes a great focal point.Find an interior designer to help design your open plan living room
Arrive earlyIf you prefer small groups to large crowds, try to turn up early when fewer people have arrived. It’ll give you the opportunity to get to know a couple of faces in a less busy setting, so it doesn’t feel as overwhelming later on.Make it even easier on yourself by asking the event representative to introduce you to other professionals.
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Placing the furniture diagonally gives a boxy room some flavor. The diagonal also creates a welcoming pathway into the seating group.Use the sofa and coffee table to establish the diagonal axis and arrange additional seating on the same axis. To subtly anchor the seating group to the room’s architecture, align the area rugwith the fireplace wall.