Conversational lounge areas are trending around the world as top of the décor list for 2018, but what’s the best way to create these with minimal hassle?

Alon Sachs, co-owner of South Africa’s leading furniture and décor specialist – Mobelli Furniture + Living says it’s easier than you think. Simply incorporate a few pieces of furniture and arrange them the right way and ‘there you are’.

“Creating those conversational areas should be anything but daunting, in fact it should be fun getting your lounge ready for guests to engage and enjoy those much-loved conversations, without anyone feeling left out.”

Sachs explains that coordinating the right furniture in the right way also “celebrates the coming together of people” in the home and helps to create personalised interior spaces. “People are looking to create more personalised spaces in their home that better expresses their character and personality and are looking to move away from those large open spaces,” Sachs says.

In this article, Sachs suggests just how to create conversational areas indoors, and more importantly which products to pair together for the perfect, coordinated look.

Urban and contemporary:

Pair together the Brooklyn Sofa and two Mira Chairs and your living area will ‘shout’ on-trend and contemporary. These pieces of furniture together create that ideal conversational area easily. And when guests arrive, engaging will come naturally and be hassle-free.

Opposites attract:

Strategically placing two sofas right opposite each other helps to create the ultimate conversational area in your lounge or dining room. The Laguna Sofa is the perfect piece. Simply select a two- and three-seater sofa, place one opposite the other and your guests will be able to converse comfortably without shouting from across the room.  But remember to allow for enough space between both sofas for easy movement.

Small space wonder:

For a smaller than usual indoor area, consider a curvy sofa like the Ludlow – it enhances the space and ensures guests feel included in the conversation. Pair this sofa with a low nesting table and your lounge will tick those décor boxes.

Laid-back luxury:

The Galliano Sofa and the Cruise chair is just the right fit for an indoor conversational area. Also ensure the two pieces face each other in order for guests to converse and interact, and your job will be half done. And guess what? The layout needn’t be straight, arranging furniture pieces at an angle works just as well.

But Sachs advises homeowners to always be mindful of their available space, and how their furniture fits that specific area. “Large areas mean you have space with which to play, but with a small space you need to be more strategic and choose the right pieces in order to fit the area and not make things look cramped; balance is key,” he says.





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