"A Living Room Needs a Couch, a Kitchen Needs a Microwave," and Other Myths
Part of designing a comfortable home means making sure all your needs are met. But there is no sense in having a formal dining room if you prefer cozy dinners for two at the bar in the kitchen. If your kid prefers using a laptop while sprawled across the bed, there’s no reason to clutter up the room with a desk. And if you live alone, why take up precious square footage in your studio apartment with a couch when a loveseat or a comfy armchair will do? Rooms should be comfortable and address your lifestyle, so think about what that is before you fill your space with things you don’t need.