Here is a view of a typical parlor at the turn of the century.  The floors were almost fully carpeted and there were numerous chairs for various activities ranging from work to hosting company to simply enjoying someone playing the piano.  

Many people nowadays would consider Victorian homes to be crowded or cluttered, but not us!  If you take note, you'll generally see that much of what appears to be clutter is simply more chairs, which were always needed for company or when hosting a get-together.  As people used to say, "Y'all have chairs here!"