Great rooms don’t get their name for being average. See Gatehouse designer tips for bringing the best out of your GREAT room featuring images from our 2020 Utah Valley Parade of Home.
Take a seat
Create a place for everyone to lounge. Comfy sofas and sectionals will act as the anchor to your space and the best place to start in a room like this. Space plan for seating and flow that makes sense with the orientation of the room and how you plan to use it most, then start looking for style and shape. Gatehouse has a large showroom filled with tried and true favorite styles. We recommend visiting us and see what fits you and your preferences best. Next choose customizations like fabric, leg finish, and other designer details to make your upholstered pieces as unique as you. Whether it is your great room, family room, or a nook at the top of the stairs, you can make it the best place to be by selecting cozy furniture that promotes lounging in comfort and style.
Put your feet up
Upholstered ottomans, poufs, and accent chairs are the next layer in comfort. Not only will they add additional seating, they will add unique character to the space and more fabrics and textures. We suggest swivel chairs as a way to accommodate great rooms that typically have multiple focal points like a tv, a fireplace, and windows with a great view.
Gatehouse design TIP: Check off both form and function with trays on top of upholstered ottomans to create a flat surface that contain accessories like books or a place to set a drink or popcorn. Simply move the tray aside to provide additional seating when needed.
Want the family time to last even longer? Use pillows for extra comfort and style. Select a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures for a more cultivated look while giving an extra cozy vibe. We recommend working your pillows in pairs for the ends of sofas and trios from sectional corners to create dimension and depth and symmetry, then throw in a few one of a kind for extra flavor. When it comes to the pillow fill, we recommend feather and down. Your pillows will look fuller, hold their shape, and look better longer.
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Love where you Live
Create easy access to practical and functional pieces so you can truly live in the space you love. Choose multipurpose accessories like baskets for spare blankets and throws, decorative boxes to store remotes, console tables behind your sofa or sectional for extra dining, to display movie treats, or used as a desk. Slide chair height stools underneath for extra style, interest and more seating. Add a round table that can easily be brought into the center of the room for game and puzzle nights.
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