It seems many new homes are being built with an open floor plan. In many cases this means the sofa must float in the middle of the room. This is the case in our home and we found a sofa by Rowe with a curved back that fits the space (and our wallet) nicely. I think it is important to take into consideration how a sofa looks from the backside in this case. Yes, a console table would work, but like in our case sometimes they just won't fit. I think this sofa would be rather nice with it's pretty detailing. I have become rather smitten with it actually.