10 SEATABLE SURFACES THAT WON'T CROWD YOUR LIVING SPACE...

EXTRA SEATING ONLY WHEN YOU NEED IT...

Cringing as your guests resort to sitting on the floor? Yeah, us too. Here's how you can have extra seating on hand without having to navigate an obstacle course in your living room.


Use stools as your side tables.  When guests come over they can use them as seating or to rest their drink.

 Photo: Joseph Dirand

Photo: Joseph Dirand

Stick an ottoman under a console table or floating shelf.  Pull it out when you have company.

Put a bench in the entryway or against a window that you can pull over when hosting.

 Photo: Domaine

Photo: Domaine

Cocktail ottomans can be the best use of space: rest your feet on them, use them as a table, and have extra seating for guests.

 Photo: 1stdibs

Photo: 1stdibs

Have decorative side chairs around to serve as seating in a pinch.

Accent with some sculptural pieces that can stand on their own but work anywhere in the house.  It will definitely come in handy!

 Photo: Clements Design

Photo: Clements Design

Have some poufs lying around for a casual accent that can also serve as a relaxing seat for visitors. Store them under your coffee table for an extra layer.

 Photo: The Every Girl

Photo: The Every Girl

Floor cushions soften up the room and can decorate your open shelving when they're not being used.

 Photo: Lonny Magazine

Photo: Lonny Magazine

And for when you can’t stand the extra clutter, shop these super sleek foldable and stackable options.

 Image: IKEA

Image: IKEA