Webster defines a sectional as a “piece of furniture made up of modular units capable of use separately or in various combinations”. Sectionals sofas/couches, highly customizable, are the focal point of the space they occupy – simply because they are large. They tend to attract people the space and lend themselves to social interaction because of the alignment.
Counterintuitively as Amanda Sims says in Architectural Digest the best sofas for small rooms turns out to be the biggest: sectionals. The clean lines of modern sectionals rested against walls occupies the spaces cleanly, allowing remaining space for flow and removes pieces tightly crammed next to each other.
Bring life to a room, instantly, create conversation. A sectional - really - is the center piece of the room
Read an article on how to buy/select a sectional sofa by Tim McKeough of the NY Times where he describes various layouts.
The commonest layout for sectional sofa is an L-Shaped sofa (two sectionals adjacent to each other forming an L shape. Excellent for smaller spaces. The bigger options are U-Shaped or curved – suitable for large spaces and in typically in the middle of large rooms. There are options to make them as sleepers and modular enough to move them around (within reason) for different configurations.
Stop by any of our stores to design your custom chair, you will have the ability to choose your shape, the size of each individual piece, the height and depth to suit your comfort, the comfort level (firm, plush or a combination) and a wide variety of fabrics. You can also choose from a large selection of ready made selections from ready made lines from various vendors
When choosing a sectional sofa, there are a few things to consider to ensure that the sofa will fit well in your space and meet your needs:
Size: Measure your room and take into account the size of the sectional sofa and how it will fit in the space. Consider the size of the room and the scale of the other furniture in the room. Make sure that you have considered flow patterns around and space. A sectional typically closes spaces to the interior sitting space and you will have to go around the sides to get into the sitting area.
Configuration: Sectionals come in a variety of configurations, such as
L-shaped, U-shaped, or chaise. Consider how you will be using the space and the best configuration
for your needs. Consider an ottoman or a center table for the space within the sitting area.
L-shape: This configuration is a popular choice as it allows for a separate area for seating and lounging. The L-shape can be configured with the chaise lounge on either the left or right side.
U-shape: This configuration allows for ample seating and is ideal for larger spaces. It also allows for multiple people to sit and face each other, making it great for entertaining.
Straight: This configuration is a simple linear arrangement that can be placed against a wall.
Curved: This configuration is similar to a straight configuration, but with a curved shape that creates a more organic and modern look.
Customizable: Some sectional sofas are also customizable, which allows you to choose the specific pieces you want and arrange them in a configuration that works best for your space.
Fabric: Consider the type of fabric that will be most durable and easy to clean for your lifestyle. Leather and microfiber are popular options that are easy to maintain and clean. There are several types of fabrics that are suitable for sectional sofas, including:
Microfiber: Microfiber is a popular choice for sectionals because it is soft, durable, and easy to clean. It is also resistant to stains and spills, making it a great choice for families with children or pets.
Leather: Leather is a classic and durable choice for sectionals. It is easy to maintain and ages well over time. However, it can be expensive and not suitable for high traffic areas or households with pets.
Linen: Linen is a natural, breathable fabric that gives a relaxed and casual look to a sectional. It's also durable, but it can wrinkle easily.
Cotton: Cotton is a natural, comfortable, and breathable fabric. It's also durable, but like linen, it can wrinkle easily.
Polyester: Polyester is a synthetic fabric that's durable, easy to clean, and resistant to wrinkles, making it a great choice for sectionals in high-traffic areas.
Velvet: Velvet is a luxurious, soft and comfortable fabric that adds a touch
of elegance to a sectional. But it's not as durable as other fabrics, and can be difficult
Ultimately, the best fabric for your sectional will depend on your personal style, budget, and the needs of your household. It's important to consider factors such as durability, ease of cleaning, and resistance to stains and spills when making your selection.
Functionality: Consider if you need additional functionality such as reclining sections, pull-out beds or storage space.
Style: Consider the overall style of the room and choose a sectional sofa that complements the style.
Comfort: Make sure to sit on the sectional and check for comfort and support, this will ensure that the sectional will be comfortable for long-term use.
Price: Set a budget and consider the cost of the sectional in relation to your budget.
By considering these factors, you can choose a sectional sofa that will fit well in your space, meet your needs, and complement your personal style.