They have smaller footprints compared to couches, but they are roomier than seats. They are dainty and simplistic and tasteful. A settee is the cornerstone of a conversation nook and the perfect point to fill a dead space.
They can be contemporary but frequently have a traditional form — delicate tooled thighs and a gently curving back. And while a couch or enjoy seat may be plushly upholstered, a settee is generally minimally cushioned. It’s a place for perching instead of lounging.
They are employed instead of uncomfy chairs in the desk, as seating in smaller rooms, as a welcome within an entryway and as decorating items in these hard-to-fill spots.
Here are 14 examples of this right settee, love seat or couch for the job.
At a Hall, Entryway or Hard-to-Fill Spot
that I love this Tiny dove-gray settee. Most of the settees you see are frames with new upholstery, and the result is the perfect blend of crisp and elaborate.
John Kraemer & Sons
A bay of windows with a long narrow space in front of them is the perfect spot with this tasteful white and gold settee. It delivers a great soft pause in a long hallway.
Meyer & Meyer, Inc..
A settee at a formal entryway is a direct welcome for guests.
Robin Pelissier Interior Design & Robin’s Nest
In a more casual entryway it may be the place to eliminate boots and coats and place packages.
Heather Garrett Design
A reading nook at a large or awkwardly shaped living space does not need to include seats. This little settee gets the job done and provides a miniature living room at a difficult-to-define space.
AIA, Mark English Architects
A beautiful, shapely settee is a fantastic way to fill a wall when the very last thing you need is just another console table. It’s also less likely to accumulate crap.
In the Table
This little settee functions just like a built in seat but is more versatile. The plaid upholstery provides a country charm to the white space.
From the Living Room
in a little living room or family room, a settee may be trendy alternative to a sofa. This settee is available here.
A settee may also take the place of a side chair or a modular L-shaped sofa. This ornate beauty appears perfect in a country eclectic room.
Mark Dodge Design
The contemporary, armless version is far more manly than its own curved and carved counterpart.
Nichole Loiacono Design
The superfeminine, ultraplush variant of the settee. I can see Lana Turner once lounging here.
Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects
In the Office
A comfy settee creates a fantastic desk chair and gives the room a much homier and private sense.
Lizette Marie Interior Design
A purple velvet chaise longue isn’t exactly business as normal.
From the Bedroom
These little Jonathan Adler benches in the ends of the beds look specially created for removing shoes and setting out tomorrow’s ensemble.