You are here:

Decorating & Furniture/living room furniture


My style is ecletic/with a traditonal bent. House is casual, tile floors,textured walls. Living room has multi-level wall which house TV and fireplace.Large view windows opposite this wall. High vaulted ceiling...a great room in a small house.The area of this room used for Tv and etc. is only 10 x 12. I've purchased 2 traditonal leather recliners (never thought I'd do this) and debating whether 2 recliners is a Major No NO. I've also orderd a sofa. The recliners are angled toward the TV and the sofa faces fireplace forming an L-shape. One recliner would be fine, but I keep questioning whether bad, design wise. I could send one back, and ordered upholstered chair to match sofa. Any help here would be appreciated!  Thanks so much, Nancy

Hi Nancy,

I too have gone the recliner route - 2 matching ones.  I think we all do this once.  I have to say they're comfy, but from a design standpoint usually the size of them are limiting.  I'd have to say if you like the look and comfort stay with what you have.  If you don't, then change it.

The one suggestion I'd toss out is that of two slightly oversized chairs with ottomans that match.  This allows a bit more flexibility as the ottomans can be used as additional seating or as the comfy lounge that you have with a recliner.  

There's certainly no design rule here.  By using two matching chairs and a sofa in an "L" or "U" shape is totally balanced and acceptable.  Consider comfort and then looks - you'll make the right decision.


Decorating & Furniture

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Jennifer Taylor Wojcik


Visit my web site at: Decor: I've written about it, planned it, designed it and colored it, and I've never stopped loving it. It's not what you spend, or who made it, it's how it makes you feel.


College, advertising, public relations, marketing, free-lance writing and a plethora of creative endeavors have led me here. As an entrepreneur in decorative product design, I learned the hard way how tough it can be to be in business for yourself. A stint at a law firm taught me humility too. Some three thousand questions ago, I wondered if I could really help. Obviously, I'm still here and still taking your questions. God Bless You!

"From Day One" and "Day After Day" available nationwide via bookstores and HTTP:// (HomeStyle articles beginning in 1998) Visit me at

BA, Psychology

©2017 All rights reserved.