behind the sofa reviving charm

I don’t think I can say that there is one room in our house that is “finished”. Each room is a work in progress and some rooms are a little farther along than others. We have a large family room with a sectional sofa/lounge that that has plenty of room behind it to place a console table or desk. I am all about maximizing the space in a room. Placing a desk behind a sofa is a great design idea that can work in both large or small rooms. I particularly love this arrangement in a smaller room and having the furniture float in the middle of the space as opposed to lining everything up against the wall.

I was out shopping on Saturday and happened to find a desk that would suit the room well.  I immediately purchased it and had it delivered yesterday. It’ a great addition to our home and I particularly love the fact that it is a piece of furniture with a purpose. I can easily see myself writing letters or notes while Mr. B is enjoying some TV viewing!

Placing a desk behind a sofa is a design trick that can work into any decor no matter what your style is. For today I leave you with a few examples…which is your favorite?

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Images via Traditional Home, Architectural Digest, Better Homes & Gardens, Design Manifest, Frances Hererra Interior Design, David Duncan Livingston, Susan Glick Interiors, Jeffers Design Group, Lori Gentile Interior Design


  1. Karen B. says:

    I’ve always loved this look, for the very reasons you’ve mentioned. There are some great examples in your post but my hands-down favorite is the room with the white twig (or antler?) chandelier and pale blue ceiling. Love that one. I hope you’ll share some parts of your home sometime. I’m sure your style is lovely and I’d enjoying seeing your “work in progress”. Who has a home that isn’t a “work in progress”…lol.

    • Reviving Charm says:

      That’s actually one of my favorites also. I love the fact that it’s an updated traditional look. Yet it still looks cozy and comforts. It’s the kind of room where you don’t mind sitting on the furniture! The white slipcovers add to a more light hearted feel.

      As for our home…stay tuned. In the spring I will be highlighting my office. So bear with me if between now and then there might include a post, or two, about office spaces. Lol.

      Have a great week.

  2. Stylemindchic Life says:

    This is such a clever idea. I’ve been rethinking the placement of my parson’s desk in my home office and this might just be a clever solution. I love the images–each unique and beautiful.
    xx, Heather
    PS-So fun to finally have time to catch up with your beautiful blog. Just added you to my blog role. 🙂

    • Reviving Charm says:

      Let me know if this solution works out for you. It turned out to work well for us…hopefully you too!

      Thank you so much for adding me to your blog roll. Much appreciated! Have a great week.

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