The One Living Room Staple You Should Toss Now
As far as we’re concerned, a house is not a home without a living room. It’s the one room dedicated to unwinding with a glass of wine after a long day, curling up with a juicy book on a lazy Sunday, or binge-watching whatever’s on Netflix.
But while a living room is a timeless staple in any home, we think it’s long overdue for an upgrade. Take your coffee table, for example. Sure, it successfully anchors the rest of the room, but the coffee table, couch, and television combo feels, well, basic. Do we really need a coffee table? According to some design pros, not necessarily.
“There is no end-all answer in my opinion when it comes to coffee tables,” explains Stephanie Hauptli, a product and interior designer at Hauptli Haus. “Well-done interiors should not be done by a rulebook, but rather be a response to each project, room, or client. I do more often than not feel strongly about ditching the coffee table in a small space.”
So how do you do it? How do you ditch the coffee table without having your living room feel off-kiltered? Let the seven rooms below serve as some serious design inspiration.