3. Try: The Daybed Alternative (a.k.a. “The Backless Sofa”)
A daybed can be construed as “the backless sofa of the 21st century.” It doesn’t have a back, which means it can be placed anywhere – including the middle of rooms. (If you placed a sofa-with-a-back in the middle of a room, it won’t look as a good and can even make the room appear smaller.) If you want something a little more interesting than a sofa but still want a “backrest,” try placing a daybed against a wall; throw some pillows along where the wall and seat meet, and you’ve got yourself an aesthetic – and living room seating – that won’t disappoint.