Christy Ferer, Vidicom CEO, says to "Think in sets." Safety in pairs is boring. Aim for asymmetry. End tables don't have to match. Use an oval table on one side and a square one on the other. Or don't use tables at all. And you don't have to face sofas and love seats in sets. Go with a love seat and two chairs or a chaise lounge Or use four or five very cushy, comfortable armchairs arranged in a circle.