I don’t know about you, but when I have company, it seems that there are never enough seats to go around. It becomes a grown up version of musical chairs. Why not provide extra spots that are tucked away, yet close at hand, but out of the way when not needed?
A timeless way of accomplishing this has always been a stool (or two) under a sofa/console table. Here are some elegant solutions I have happened upon recently.
Let me know if I can help you find a solution to a design dilemma in your home.