Back when televisions were large and bulky, TV rooms were designed around the big screens. Today, slim and inconspicuous flatscreens bring a more chic aesthetic, so TV rooms can be outfitted to entertain guests and lounge in style.
Integrating comfort both in style and functionality is key; a TV room is a place to relax, unwind and focus on entertainment, but that’s not to say it can’t also be chic.
The first thing to consider when designing a TV room is ample comfortable seating. A big, comfy sofa is ideal for a TV room; big enough to seat the whole family plus friends, this style is suited to ever-evolving households.
Generally speaking, one may wish to look for deeper seats for a TV or cinema room sofa than in a normal living room, because people often prefer to recline while watching TV rather than sitting up straight.
Deep TV room couches with a variety of cushions and pillows will allow each user to find their own comfort level. An ottoman in the centre can provide the function of a coffee table, and also serve as extra comfort for guests to put their feet up.
The 6 Best TV Room Sofas
Two ideal TV room sofa types include corner and modular designs, though choosing between the two will depend on the design and use of the room.
Corner sofas are great for stretching out on, and often feature sumptuous deep seats. They are a stylish choice in modern, minimal rooms and the sleek silhouette will work well with a pared-back scheme. However the L-shape can be restrictive and having to commit to either a left or right-hand corner can limit future room layouts.
If a corner sofa feels restrictive, consider a modular sofa instead which can be customised to fit the space and the same L-shape can be easily achieved. Modular sofas are popular in TV rooms because they foster a relaxed atmosphere and support various modes of seating. The many permutations can be adjusted very easily.
With all that in mind, here are some of the best TV room sofas in the Minotti London collection:
Suitable for use in a wide variety of contemporary and traditional arrangements, the Minotti West Sofa features a creatively adaptable chaise-longue, available in pentagonal or hexagonal form.
The modular options leave plenty of room for interesting compositional possibilities, including adding accessories such as coffee tables, side tables and consoles.
A solution designed to optimise both look and form, every element of the West system is made with exquisite goose down padding to ensure maximum comfort during those movie marathons.
The Anderson Sofa is a great choice for a casual TV room where smaller groups may seek to watch a film together | Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for © Minotti London
Floating above the floor on a slender metal base and elegantly shaped feet, the Minotti Andersen Sofa has a distinctly Cubist look.
Three unique seating elements make up the Andersen line: an element with one armrest, a ‘sofa’ element and an ottoman. Arranged in different ways, these elements can accommodate an endless array of seating solutions whether for a couple, friends or the whole family.
The slightly backward inclination of the seat and the inviting softness of its cushions provides the utmost comfort. Anderson sofas represent the ideal marriage of design and classic perfection, ready to infuse a TV room with modern, minimal-chic sophistication.
The setup of Lawrence Sofa can be customised to perfectly suit any space, not matter how large or small the TV room may be | Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for © Minotti London
The Lawrence Sofa lends itself to more dynamic and informal interpretations, ideal for a TV room. The design embraces its bold, self-assured personality and is extremely versatile. Multi-functional compositions will bring understated elegance to a TV room setting.
Two versions are available, with either a high or low armrest. The low armrest is the perfect place to rest a cushion in order to be able to lie back and enjoy a Netflix series in the utmost comfort.
Finished in Cervo leather, the Lawrence Sofa provides extraordinarily refined softness from this exquisite, natural material. It can alternatively be upholstered in fabric.
The Alexander Sofa incorporates different forms that can be combined with one another seamlessly. Squared and curved elements can be used together in the same composition to create areas with an intimate and enveloping atmosphere, from L-shaped configurations to sinuous profiles.
High or low seatback options lends to the versatility of the Alexander system. The higher backrests create corners of intimacy, where one can sit in a nest of great comfort to watch TV. Elements with lower backs allow an unobstructed view of the surrounding space.
The Yang Sofa is available in a wide range of colours and materials and can be easily paired with ottomans to extend the seating area or provide a table-like surface | Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for © Minotti London
The Minotti Yang Sofa is young and dynamic, with an unconventional rhythm of full and empty spaces. The great freedom of seating arrangements make for very original design ideas. Create soft, cosy islands in which one can lose themselves in a TV drama or simply enjoy all-out relaxation.
Matching Yang ottomans add to the versatility, and can be placed to extend the seating for extra guests or to provide a table-like surface for the all-important popcorn and movie snacks.
The Yang headrest is specifically designed to offer vertical support and encourage good posture when relaxing.
The Allen arrangements are a perfect example of a modern corner sofa. The high back offers total support for the back and the head, and the plush cushions are covered in goose down.
Unlike traditional chaise-longues that form the end unit of a corner seating composition, this element already possesses a ‘hint’ of the sofa in its shape. The Allen Sofa also comes with an ‘L-shaped’ design. It foreshadows the sofa and carries it forward.
A sense of clarity enhances the value of this piece in a TV room – the place for socialising with friends and enjoying family companionship.
A Summary of TV and Cinema Room Sofas
Minotti London’s modular sofas offer an unrivalled level of adaptability, allowing them to be configured in a myriad of ways. This enables versatility when deciding how to arrange a TV room sofa to suit the occupants.
As discussed in this TV and cinema room sofa guide, the Minotti London collection includes a range of modular sofas, perfect for TV rooms, including:
- The West Sofa
- The Andersen Sofa
- The Lawrence Sofa
- The Alexander Sofa
- The Yang Sofa
- The Allen Sofa
Be sure to visit our London showroom where our colleagues would be delighted to discuss the various designs, styles and practical attributes of our sofa collection.