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Now that smart working has become an everyday occurrence for millions of people, the creation of an office zone within the home becomes indispensable. But how should one go about furnishing a home office? Today, the preference is to create a hidden or seemingly closed area that can fulfil several functions: checking email, keeping household accounts, writing, editing photos and videos on the computer. But even when furnishing these spaces, it is always the love of beauty and the desire to create a place that is in harmony with the rest of the house that predominates.

Inspirations and tips for a home office area 

For those who have the possibility, good initial planning would always be recommended. It is not easy, in fact, to create office areas if one does not have sufficient space or if there is no dedicated corner designed on the floor plan of the house. If, on the other hand, the home-office is to be built on an existing house plan, the advice is always to favour  order and aesthetics. Order means opting for strong composure: choose workstations with as many drawers as possible or at least closable areas, so as to keep the workflow alive without having to put everything back every time. Furthermore, by closing doors, doors or drawers, you do not live with the anxiety of having a cluttered office on view in your home.

A small home office to be furnished with big ideas

If your home has a very small footprint, you have to come up with ideas that are highly practical: furnish a small home office, as if it were a container of pure abstraction, but still functional. For example, a small home office can be created in the entrance of the house, if the structure has spaces or niches to be exploited. It is then essential to choose the right colours: a studio, even a small one, must transmit serenity and concentration and for this reason the choice of neutral, light colours in continuity with the rest of the house is fundamental. Choose a too dark colour could be cumbersome and make it more difficult to concentrate, especially in an already small  space which will appear even smaller and more oppressive.
Those who have a large office space at home can really enjoy themselves. In addition to the furnishings typical of work areas, a high-standard office  almost always offers a sofa. Among the many Bontempi collections, it is easy to find a quality sofa, capable of lending character and personality to a office, even a domestic one.

Dakota: divano Bontempi Casa
Dakota: the sofa by Bontempi casa

Furnishing the home office: things you cannot do without

To furnish the home office, there are certain pieces of furniture that you cannot do without. A desk: whatever its size, the important thing is that it contains everything essential for working. If you want to give the room more prestige, you can insert a table in place of the desk. For example, Bontempi’s  Bridge : rectangular and barrel-shaped table, fixed or extendable, with frame and decorative details in lacquered steel.
A chair: better if ergonomic, given the prolonged use for several hours during the day.
An ottoman or an armchair: every now and then a change of point of view helps to think better, to get new ideas and to work with a different perspective.
A bookcasepossibly made to measure, if you have small niches available.
A lamp or spotlights: a good lighting is essential for all types of work.

Charlotte: libreria Bontempi Casa
Charlotte: the bookcase by Bontempi casa

Vintage or minimal: what style to furnish your home office with

A modern, minimalist home office favours geometric lines: a contemporary design, simple, inconspicuous furniture. In this concept, space is the main protagonist, so furniture elements must be reduced to the essential. Metal will be the material par excellence, also in its lacquered versions.
In a studio with a vintage flavour , on the other hand, wood will be the dominant material. Most vintage desks stand out for their characteristic inlays, as well as the decorations on the legs of the frame. Indispensable will then be the chest of drawers on the side, the bookcase and, perhaps, the so-called “bankers’ lamp” in opaque green glass.

An outdoor setting can become truly exclusive if one chooses quality furnishings that make it as attractive and liveable as and more than an indoor space. The privilege of outdoor living passes through the choice of ottomans and armchairs designed specifically for the outdoors: furniture made with fabrics and materials suitable for the weather. Functional, durable, flexible and design-oriented elements that combine aesthetics and practicality, with the aim of providing relaxation and comfort for guests and owners.

Outdoor ottomans and armchairs: tips and inspiration

First rule: indulge yourself, let yourself be stimulated by the great variety of existing models. Colour, modularity and comfort characterise all the outdoor collections, which include armchairs, ottomans and benches. Armchairs, in particular, are the indispensable element of an open-air living room that is both comfortable and elegant, so as to favour convivial occasions. To choose the best outdoor armchairs, it is essential to identify the correct proportions and symmetries that will enhance them within the available space. Ottomans, on the other hand, represent a quirk that communicates style and passion for design: the desire to complete the outdoors, filling any empty spaces with the originality and whimsy of a pouf. There are all kinds: colourful, small or oversized, with bold shapes, clean lines, geometric play and bold volumes.

Garden ottomans: advantages and disadvantages

The garden ottoman is a sophisticated and chic piece of outdoor furniture. In addition to being a comfortable seat, it can be used as storage and, if necessary, as a side table. Round or squarenowadays, all ottoman models are made of technical materials to last and withstand the elements. Obviously some materials, wood for example, are more fragile. While the models in metal or plastic perform better in the long run. The use of synthetic fibre is also interesting: woven plastics that recall rattan furniture but are more resistant to wear and tear over time.

Shapes and materials: classic and original ottomans

Garden ottomans are available in many types and sizes, starting with the iconic bean bag ottoman, with its classic, sinuous shape: it is the best known and most traditional model, the one that immediately springs to mind. It is a stable and voluminous beanbag, usually filled with EPS beads and lined with soft fabric to achieve a soft and elastic effect, which adapts perfectly to the shape of the person leaning on it. This type of beanbag ottoman is usually rather large and – to be suitable for outdoors – it must be covered with a waterproof fabric: certain models can also be offered at the seaside, even on the shoreline, as is often the case in luxury resorts. In this case, the fabrics must be water-repellent, UV-resistant and impervious to algae and fungi.
Among the most original ottomans, the rectangular ones are very much in vogue: they are also perfect for use as coffee tables. While round garden ottomans are ideal for creating lounge areas with individual seating, perhaps on a lawn.

How to choose outdoor chairs

Studied down to its tiniest detail, every garden, veranda, patio or pool can be transformed into an oasis of relaxation, where you can spend pleasant moments enjoying the outdoors. To achieve this, it is essential to have beautiful and comfortable chairs. They should also be sunlight resistant, easy to wash and weatherproof. Today’s trend in interior design is to maintain a certain continuity of style between the interior of a home and its exterior. For this reason, it is important to maintain a consistency of colour between interior and exterior and, if possible, continuity in terms of materials. Lately, plastic and wood have gradually been replaced by new solutions. Nowadays, iron and aluminium chairs are often chosen, made with specific techniques and covered with varnishes that guarantee greater resistance. In the case of large chairs that accommodate cushions, it is best to favour those made of textilene: a virtually indestructible synthetic fabric that can withstand all kinds of wear and tear and weather conditions. Alternatively, one can opt for batyline, a fabric that can counteract the effects of sunlight and moisture: water splashes are to be reckoned with (especially in poolside lounges). Among the outdoor chairs, Rocket by Bontempi deserves a mention for its design and practicality.

Rocket: sedia Bontempi Casa
Rocket: the chair designed by Bontempi casa

To approach the world of pendant lamps, one has to start by making a distinction: pendant lamps are often confused with chandeliers. Instead, they are two separate categories, albeit within the same sector: lighting. Lamps have only one thing in common with chandeliers: they are also hung from the ceiling, but unlike chandeliers they are hardly ever used as the main light. Pendant lamps are usually combined with floor lamps. And they often feature designer lampshades.
The chandelier on the other hand has the main purpose of illuminating the room, decorating the ceiling. It differs from lamps mainly in its ability to provide complete illumination. Another difference: once it has been installed, it is rare to remove it due to the cumbersome and unwieldy uninstallation manoeuvres it requires.

Pendant lamps: how to choose the right one

Furnishing trends in recent years have shown significant growth in the production of pendant lamps, which increasingly meet the taste of broad target groups. Often, these are lamps made of natural and simple materials such as wood, fabric and glass. Particularly sought-after are pendant lamps with a minimalist design, without excessive decoration.
Before choosing a pendant lamp, it is important to study the available space and quantify the lighting effect you want to create. After this priority skimming, the design is assessed in purely aesthetic terms, opting for the model that best matches the rest of the environment. In this respect, the model stands out for the originality of its design and the quality of its realisation, Spark by Bontempi Casa. This is a lamp consisting of one to six pendants with a ceiling rose, a  natural brass frame and borosilicate glass , and a pendant lamp for cluster compositions – to be combined with the multiple ceiling rose to be ordered separately – with a natural brass frame and borosilicate glass decentretiser.

Spark: lampada Bontempi Casa
Spark: the lamp by Bontempi casa

Modern pendant lamps for furnishing the kitchen

The versatility of this type of furnishing accessory is highlighted by the diversified use that can be made of it: while initially pendant lamps were especially suitable for living rooms and living areas, they have now become a must for kitchens, especially those of modern inspiration. Very often these are glass models: glass pendant kitchen lamps allow you to play with opacity and transparency. Plastic ones, on the other hand, allow for a lot of brightness and can have traditional shapes, such as spheres. There are also models made of wood, paper, natural stone, aluminium, rubber and increasingly used today is fabric. The kitchen is a place that welcomes, that accommodates, that brings people together, it must therefore be well lit. And pendant lamps give you the possibility to create a cone of light wherever you like: on the table, on the worktop, on the hob.
There are pendant lamps for the kitchen in various styles:
Classic style kitchen pendants: a model that never goes out of fashion, it can be Art Nouveau with plain glass and floral decorations, or vintage, with soft lines and no decorations.
Rustic or industrial style kitchen pendants: a model with an iron or steel bell, dark on the outside and light on the inside.
Modern kitchen pendant: a model that experiments with special shapes, but above all in materials such as perforated plastic, bent steel or glass.

Everything you need to know about designer pendant lamps

Designer pendant lamps often feature an industrial-style metal frame. This is a very specific choice: the strong visual impact comes in a variety of types and finishes, defining the style and making metal lamps easily adaptable to modern as well as classic environments. An exemplary model of designer pendant lamp by Bontempi is Pandorawith lacquered rosette and body in the various finishes available.
Many designer pendant lamps are perfect for illuminating the office work surface and – being largely adjustable – allow accent lighting on specific objects or portions of space.
Finally, the topic of energy saving is worth mentioning: most designer pendant lamps are combined with LED bulbs. From this, comes the possibility of a significant step forward in the fight against waste: LEDs use 90 per cent less energy than conventional incandescent lamps.

Pandora: lampada Bontempi Casa
Pandora: the lamp by Bontempi casa

They are Indispensable but also decidedly aesthetically impactful. It is this aspect that characterises the chairs in any high-end furnishing context. And out of the countless types of chairs that exist, the most comfortable are undoubtedly the upholstered ones. But how to find the right compromise between style and practicality? And is it better to choose classic upholstered chairs or  contemporary design models? When it comes to choosing upholstered chairs, the starting point is to think about where they will be placed and which is their function. The destination can be the most desperate: from the most classical, around the dining table, to the study, to the entrance hall and the bedroom. Another criterion not to be overlooked when choosing upholstered chairs is the combination with other furnishings, which becomes decisive if one decides to offer different types of seating in the same room.

Classic upholstered chairs: inspirations and ideas

Choosing upholstered chairs with a classic style is always a winning move: these are elegant furnishing complements, capable of embellishing the interior of homes and offices. Often, among classic upholstered chairs, one tends to prefer those covered in leather. It is no coincidence that these iconic solutions have always been included in the offering of the most sophisticated luxury brands and are often exhibited in modern art museums. The great variety of styles and formats allows access to a vast offer, which translates into infinite possibilities of use: classic upholstered chairs in fact also find a place in modern design environments, to create a contrast that is always fascinating.

Upholstered designer chairs: the latest trends

Designer upholstered chairs retain the advantage of being comfortable and cosy, while catching the eye with modern and innovative shapes, volumes, colours and materials. They are always made according to scrupulous ergonomic principles, but they do indulge in a few quirks: for example, the choice of acid and fluorescent colours, highly impactful patterns or the juxtaposition of seemingly disparate construction materials. If, then, by modern design furniture means minimalist style, the choice often falls on upholstered chairs in total white or with grey materials and finishesthat reproduce theconcrete effect.

Why buy elegant upholstered chairs

Some call them elegant upholstered chairs, but perhaps it would be more accurate to call them timeless. Those classic models that have made their aesthetic rigour a strength. Choosing this type of elegant upholstered chairs means going on the safe side: having the certainty of conferring prestige and authority to the environment you intend to furnish. Among the many models combining elegance and design, the Chantalcollection  by Bontempi stands out. This is a chair with a solid wood frame anda steel rodstructure. Conical section legs, swivel, with and without castors in lacquered aluminium.

Chantal: sedia imbottita Bontempi Casa
Chantal, the upholstered chair by Bontempi Casa

How to choose upholstered lounge chairs

When choosing upholstered chairs for the living room, it is a good idea to begin with an evaluation of the finishes and atmosphere that the room already expresses: so that there is a consistency of colour and finish. A very common solution is to place chairs with and without armrests side by side. In such cases, one generally leaves the two seats at the head of the table the armchair because it has more space available. The models with arms are also very convenient for increasing the number of seats in the conversation area when there are guests and perhaps the living room is not large enough to accommodate real fixed armchairs. Among the various models of upholstered lounge chairs made by Bontempi Drop stands out: it is elegant, functional and design-oriented.

Drop, sedia imbottita Bontempi Casa
Drop, the upholstered chair by Bontempi Casa

Upholstered kitchen chairs: guide to their selection

In order for an upholstered chair to be comfortable in the kitchen, one must immediately assess its dimensions in relation to the table it will be combined with. A space of about 30 cm between the seat and the underside of the table should be considered, and in the case of an upholstered seat, the height should be measured to ensure comfort both without, and with the weight of a person: this is how much the upholstery will be lowered. In addition to the height of the chair, the width and depth of the seat should also be checked: it would be unsightly to have chairs that protrude in an untidy manner or are too close together.

When it comes to lighting design , the first spontaneous thought goes to an arched floor lamp. As the name suggests, arc lamps are distinguished by their long curved arm, also called a stem, often supported by a marble or metal base. An arched floor lamp embellishes the room, even when it is switched off: its timeless style goes well with a modern-inspired décor but also with a more classical ambience.

How to choose an arc floor lamp

The first, basic question to ask is: what kind of lighting does the room in which the lamp is to be placed require , or better still what kind of use is to be made of that roomArc floor lamps are in fact extremely versatile. Due to their size, design and features, they lend themselves to use in many different domestic and professional settings: next to a dining table or desk, next to a sofa or armchair, in a hallway, in a corner dedicated to relaxation and reading, in the bedroom and even in a large bathroom. Of course, each of these environments has specific lighting requirements. This leads to the choice of a particular model, to the detriment of another: with one or more stems, with one or more light points.

Lampada da terra ad arco Circle firmata Bontempi Casa
Circle, Arc-shaped floor lamp by Bontempi Casa

Arc floor lamp: aesthetics and functionality in perfect balance

An important factor in choosing an arc floor lamp is the possibility of customising it: for example, the lamp arm can be lengthened or shortened. And the lampshade can be tilted to direct the light beam in different directions. Floor arc lamps are a versatile option for illuminating rooms. This great flexibility makes them suitable for many lighting projects: in particular, they are perfect for illuminating a horizontal plane, be it a table or a seat.

Which model to choose from the many available.

The arched floor lamp is an iconic piece in the world of home interior design. This is precisely why it has often been reinterpreted by different generations of designers. The most classic model was created in the 1960s and basically consists of three elements: a marble base, a curved stem and a half-sphere-shaped lampshade. Arc lamps with three lights are also very popular: they have three stems and on each one is fixed a point of light, which can be switched on individually. Over the years, experimentation has led to more extreme design models. Among these, the arched floor lamp Circle stands out for its elegance, originality and character .

 Circle, Lampada da terra ad arco
Circle by Bontempi Casa is the new arched floor lamp

Arc floor lamp: height, half beauty

When you choose an arc floor lamp, you do so to create a sophisticated ambience and enjoy a variety of atmospheres. A decisive factor to consider when choosing, is the height of the lamp: the height defines how the light will be distributed in the room. The ideal height of an arched floor lamp from the ground varies between 170 and 210 cm. Much depends on the usage scenario: for example, if you want the light beam to illuminate a dining table, you will naturally have to opt for the taller model.

Why buy an arc floor lamp?

An arched floor lamp creates atmosphere. Immediately, it gives warmth and harmony to the room in which it is located.

An arc floor lamp is great for reading, working and studying, having your desk well lit without the clutter of a desk lamp.

An arched floor lamp is a highly decorative design point of light. Available in many models, colours and materials.

When furnishing a home or professional environment, the choice of table often makes all the difference. More than any other element, the table must combine aesthetics and functionality. This is why those who want a prestigious solution opt for a solid wood table.

Imperial, tavolo in legno massello Bontempi Casa
Bontempi Casa solid wood table

Why choose a solid wood table

It is a material of great value, with a strong aesthetic impact and at the same time robust, durable and resistant.

In general, it requires little maintenance: it simply needs to be treated with products such as nutritive and protective waxes.

It comes in a wide variety of colour shades, depending on which tree it comes from. And it fits perfectly into any environment, from the most modern to the most rustic.

What is a solid wood table

Solid wood is timber that is milled directly from trees, unlike others such as plywood, medium-density fibreboard or veneers, which are made from composite materials instead.

No fillers or adhesives are used, solid wood contains original wood fibres: this makes solid wood tables solid and aesthetically pleasing.

Solid wood tables: which furniture elements to combine?

Vintage-style romms,country-inspired furniture: obviously, a solid wood table is perfectly at home in these contexts. But it is not the only possibility of use. The solid wood table is often chosen to embellish, as a contrast, an industrial-style environment: among metal, iron, aluminium and steel, the story of a wood with its relief grain stands out. Similarly, to create an interesting and pleasing contrast, solid wood tables are often proposed together with minimal, cold, ultra-modern furnishing accessories. This versatility is evident in the Bridge table model, an emblem of absolute design that can embrace any furnishing style.

Bridge, tavolo in legno massello Bontempi Casa
Bridge table, the solid wood table by Bontempi Casa

Which wood to choose for your solid wood table

If you buy a solid wood table with the idea of using it continuously, it is best to go for hardwoods: for example, oak and birch. If you want to aim for maximum hardness, then mahogany and ebony should be chosen, while softer ones such as spruce and pine should be avoided. For possible outdoor use, it is advisable to opt for oak, olive, teak and chestnut, which have a natural tendency to withstand the elements. If, on the other hand, the basic choice stems from colour requirements, the palette of colours offered by solid wood is really wide. In general, pear, fir and larch should be considered among the light-coloured ones. Among the dark ones are chestnut, walnut and ebony, and various shades of brown and red, such as oak, cherry and elm.

All the secrets of the solid wood table: shapes, spaces and volumes

If you are going to buy a solid wood table, first of all the dimensions of the room should be assessed: ideally, you should consider 80 centimetres from the wall and at least five feet from the passage area. Of course, if space is limited, an extendable table can be considered. Another parameter to consider is height: the recommended one is 70-80 centimetres, while a space between 50 and 60 centimetres wide must be ensured for each person. These considerations determine the choice of table shape: square ones are more practical, creating visual rigour, with their sides that can be placed parallel to the walls. Circular tables, on the other hand, stand out more in the room, but shorten distances and erase seating hierarchies. The oval shape is interesting, creating a compromise between ease of placement in the room and conviviality.

The beating heart and absolute star of the living room, the sofa is a furnishing accessory that can completely change the perception of an environment, giving personality, character and uniqueness to the room. This is an important choice, therefore, that must necessarily meet and satisfy both practical requirements, such as the correct arrangement according to space, shapes and models, and purely aesthetic factors. While certain sofas are capable of capturing our attention at a glance, it is also true that love at first sight often hides pitfalls, such as the choice of colour and the features of the area we are furnishing.

Creating a perfectly balanced and colour-harmonious atmosphere is, after all, one of the priorities of interior design to which great attention must be paid.

You can choose, for example, to furnish a house from scratch and start a new home decoration project starting with the sofa, making it the centrepiece and starting point to inspire the entire living area, or you can insert a sofa into the existing furniture, thus moving towards a more effective choice from the point of view of chromatic and stylistic consistency.

In this sense, the new collection of Bontempi Casa sofas, consisting of five models with their accessories and an armchair, aims to meet even the most articulated needs, thanks to a wide variety of coverings, shades and colours that are perfect to inspire any kind of environment.

 Poltrona Bontempi linea Antares
Its compact design and stitching make it a modern yet undeniably elegant model.

Secrets to choosing a sofa colour

The colour universe of the living room is a source of inspiration for the entire style of the house and has a particular impact on the entire indoor atmosphere. This is why the choice of colour, especially when it comes to key pieces of furniture in the living area such as the sofa, must be well thought out and studied to perfection. It may sound complicated, but there are determining factors that can surprisingly point us in the right direction.

Here are three crucial questions to ask yourself in order to get off to the best possible start in the world of colour.

How big is the living area?

The size of the living room tells us a lot about the features of our future furniture. A large living room can easily accommodate sofas in bright colours, giving a unique personality to the whole space; if the living room is small, on the other hand, it is preferable to choose light colours to give depth to the environment without running the risk of reducing the size further.

Has the room enough light?

One of the most important tips for choosing the perfect colour is to consider the amount of natural light in the room. For example, if the windows are very large and allow plenty of light, a darker shade can be daring; if the light source is limited , it is better to opt for a lighter colour to reflect the existing light and give depth to the environment.

What is the overall style of the house?

If the living room is to be completely furnished, you can consider some neutral colours and then build the furniture around them in complete freedom or, on the contrary, choose bright and lively shades to make the sofa the centrepiece of the living room.

When, on the other hand, the sofa is included in an already furnished context, the colour of the floor, of the walls and of the other complements can be taken into consideration, for example, a living room with parquet and wooden furniture is a perfect match for a classic sofa in beige, cream or white .

Light or dark sofas: an eternal challenge

The psychology of colour has a major impact on the overall atmosphere of the living room as well as the whole house. Having answered our three preparatory questions, the last thing left to ask is: “How do I want to feel in this space?”

Choosing a shade that reflects the right mood is a crucial step in living in the best possible environment and creating a balance where you can live in complete harmony.

Natural and neutral colours

Neutral colours such as white, grey, cream and the different shades of beige are always up-to-date and fit harmoniously into any household, identifying a precise style that gives a feeling of calm and relaxation.

For a large space, a good example is Dakota,  a sofa with a light and refined shape, perfect for spacious and harmonious living rooms, which represents a forward-looking and always fashionable choice. If, on the other hand, the ambience is more intimate and restrained, the Kodi armchair is a valid option to give personality to the room.

Divano Bontempi della Linea Dakota
A real furnishing system that combines the modularity of its elements with its custom accessories to meet any design, comfort and functionality requirement.

Warm and vibrant colours

To create a cosy atmosphere, the most suitable shades fall on the spectrum from red to ochre, not excluding sandy nuancesSunset for example, is ideal for creating large islands of relaxation with a strong personality, not forgetting the classy touch of colourful accessories. Antares ,on the other hand, lends itself more to intimate contexts that need dynamism.

The sofa gets a makeover. It broadens horizons, moves lines, adapts shapes, multiplies models and explores materials. It thus becomes the new and versatile key player of living and home decor. It is no longer just waiting for us at home in the evening to watch our favourite TV programme, but it goes together with and frames each single moment of our day. We sit on the sofa in looking for a bit of relax entertainment and conviviality. We chat as a couple, play our kids , welcome our guests all on our sofa and we send e-mails from our tablet, talk on the phone, follow chats and TV series, all while sitting on our sofa. And we’re on the sofa when we eat a meal on the fly or sip a glass of wine. The sofa is omnipresent and multi-tasking, it takes on a key role in the living room and in everyday life. It becomes the central and irreplaceable furnishing element of a successful living room, thanks to its ability to combine aesthetics and comfort and to offer an almost infinite range of inspirations, functions and solutions.

The new collection of made-in-Italy sofas by Bontempi Casa And it is always from this point of view that it becomes important in the design and enhancement of home furnishings to start from its protagonist: the sofa. Where and how to place the sofa is really the first question to ask. In the following paragraphs you will find the answer, together with tips and style trends for arranging the sofa in the best possible way and achieving a successful décor.

How to arrange the sofa: 5 interior design tips

Choosing the right sofa does not only mean finding the model, size and materials that match our tastes our living room at best. It also and above all means arranging the sofa in the most appropriate way. And this challenge is not easy. There are many factors that influence the proper placement of the sofa in the living room. Lights, walls, windows, not forgetting the size and structure of the living room, these are just some of the elements to take into account.

Here are five interior design tips on how best to arrange the sofa in its room.

How to arrange the sofa: against the wall or in the middle of the living room?

Placing the sofa along the ‘free’ wall, i.e., the wall without furniture and bookcases, is undoubtedly the winning solution. This is a natural and harmonious choice. It’s a no risks solution and matches every living room. Inserting the sofa in the centre of the room. is a braver and more personal alternative. However, it is only suitable for large spaces without critical features, such as load-bearing columns and irregular walls. In this case, the sofa will become the absolute star of the living room and, with an appealing design, it will enhance it. Do not place the sofa in the middle of a small and irregular living room: the final effect would be suffocating and the size would appear smaller than it actually is.

How to find the right distance between sofa and TV?

For the best viewing experience, the suggestion is to place the sofa in front of the TV. The optimal distance depends on the size of the TV set. The larger the TV set, the greater the distance. If it measures, for example, 32 inches, the distance to the sofa should be at least one metre. If it measures 50 inches, it will be close to two metres. Regardingtheideal height as for the ideal height at which to position the TV, you can find it by sitting on the sofa: the centre of the TV should be at the same level as your eyes.

How should the sofa be arranged in relation to the windows?

The suggestion is always to place the sofa next to the windows, never behind or in front of them, unless you really can’t do without it. The reason? The position of the sofa is directly related to the position of the TV set, which should not be in direct sunlight to avoid visual disturbances and reflections on the screen.

How to combine two sofas in a living room?

Spacious and airy halls, lounges and living rooms lend themselves to inserting two sofas. The double sofa creates a secluded living area where elegance meets intimacy. The best choice is to have the  two sofas facing each other, both perpendicular to the wall where the TV is located . Alternatively, you can create an L-shapedcorner with two sofas, possibly with storage space, coffee tables and side tables straddling the “L”. In any case, attention must be paid to the distances between the two pieces of furniture: they must always allow an easy passage.

How to combine a dining table and a sofa?

In open spaces and living rooms with kitchen islands or kitchenettes, it is advisable to place the dining table to the side or behind the sofa, preferably at a distance of at least one metre, and never between the sofa and the TV to avoid creating a visual obstacle, preventing those sitting on the sofa from fully enjoying the TV show.

Linear sofa VS corner sofa: how to arrange them

In the wide range of available sofas there are two trendy lines: linear sofas and corner sofas, which Bontempi Casa translates respectively into the Dakota and Bonnie.

Linear sofas, which are slimmer and slenderer, are usually placed along the free wall of the living room and are surrounded by matching or contrasting furniture to complement and enrich them. Corner sofas, more voluminous and furnishing, can be placed along the “free” wall in small rooms, in the centre of the room in large, soft or open spaces to create a convivial area or to separate the living room from the dining room, the living area from the sleeping area.

Dakota is a linear sofa with a light and sophisticated silhouette. It interprets a modular furnishing system, allowing the number of seats to be customised and combined with matching poufs and shelves. It is made of refined materials both for the solid wood structure, the painted steel feet and the goose down padding. An exceptional piece for spacious rooms with an elegant touch and a modern spirit.

Sofa Dakota Alternative
A real furnishing system that combines the modularity of its elements with its custom accessories to meet any design, comfort and functionality requirement. The generous use of goose down in the cushions ensures a high level of comfort, as well as giving the whole room a lively and cosy feel.

Bonnie is proposed as a corner sofa or L-shaped, with soft, rounded shapes. The look reinterprets the Seventies in a modern key and takes care of every detail, from the stitching in the seat to the two metal tubular fronts. Here too, customisation makes the difference thanks to a modular system that leaves the choice open to any combination of elements. A versatile and cosy model that, while inviting you to relax, gives a poetic allure to the atmosphere.

Bonnie sofa
Elegance with a touch of Seventies design, able to embellish any environment giving that indisisputable added value. A perfect blend of structure and form.