Many of us love to entertain but feel constrained by the size of our space. How will I host a dinner party or have my girlfriends over for the Scandal premiere? How should I host my best friend’s birthday—where will everyone sit?
Low profile seating is a little unconventional but we love the versatility that comes with it. Not only does it give a room dimension, but many of the pieces can also serve multiple purposes and be stored away beautifully and conveniently. These pieces transition perfectly between everyday and entertaining.
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These accessories provide a comfy spot to sit and add a dash of style. Poufs are perfect for catch up chats over wine with the girls. Don’t need them when it’s just you at the apartment? Keep your poufs stored away under the coffee table for a decorative out-of-the-way touch.
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This multipurpose piece is a great addition to any space—indoor or out. Short stool seating can double as table space when the guests are gone. Pull a stool up to the couch to use as a side table. Put a ceramic garden stool in the bathroom for a spot to lay your towel and morning coffee while you’re in the shower, then pull it into the living room for your season finale watch party. Or want to try your own DIY stool? The stump stool pictured above is practically free!
We keep them in the entry, at the foot of our beds, as a vanity stool, or seating at the dining table—benches can serve a multitude of purposes. For an in-depth look at how you can get the most out of your bench, read more here. We love the bench pictured above, so we made sure to include it in our picks below!