A GUIDE TO SECTIONAL SOFAS!
What is a Sectional Sofa?
Sectional sofas are sofas that are composed of two or more pieces that come together to form a single unit. Most sectional sofas range from 2 pieces to 6 pieces and they can either be fixed or modular. More the pieces, more prices of the sectional will be though reclining features and certain upholsteries can also make a difference.
Left Hand Side Facing or Right Hand Side Facing
Different sectional sofa pieces are typically described as either left facing or right facing, depending on their orientation. To determine whether a chaise lounge is left or right facing, stand facing the lounge. If the sofa arm is on the left, you’re looking at a left facing chaise sectional piece. If the sofa arm is on the right side, you’re looking at a right facing sectional piece.
Why Choose a Sectional Sofa?
Confused to choose between a Regular Sofa or a sectional sofa? Check out some advantages of Sectional Sofa over a 3+2+1 seater sofa:
1) Provides Extra Seating
Sectional sofas provide more seating than a regular sofa. While smaller sectionals might have the same amount of seating as a large sofa they often have chaise lounges or other flourishes that provide more versatility and comfort. Large sectionals are great for entertaining guests as they’re naturally arranged in a way where people can easily converse from different parts of the sofa.
2) Are more Versatile
While many people assume that sectional sofas are only for decorating large living rooms, they’re actually more versatile than you think. If you’re decorating a small living room try placing the sectional sofa in the corner to maximise space.
3) Adds to the Style
If you’re dealing with an open house/room, sectional sofas can help create a distinct room within a room. Not only do they help break up the room but they also offer a unique style all their own.
Types of Sectional Sofa:
Sectionals come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and styles, which means there’s a sectional sofa out there for everyone. Here are some of the most popular sectional shapes and designs.
1) L-Shaped Sectionals
L-shaped sectionals are the most popular sectional shape. As the name suggests, L-shaped sectionals form two lines that come together at a right angle with one end extending longer than the other end.
2) Chaise Sectionals
Like L-shaped sectionals, chaise sectionals also form an L shape though rather than having two pieces that form a right angle, the chaise lounge is attached to one side of the sectional. Chaise pieces can be added to other sectional pieces to create a wide range of shapes.
3) Curved Sectionals
Curved sectionals have the curved lines creating a sectional that’s rounded. They’re especially great for entertaining as everyone can have their own space while still being positioned perfectly for conversation. Curved sectionals look unique and stylish and they’re not great for small spaces as the curved back prevents you from keeping it against the wall.
4) U-Shaped Sectionals
If you have a large room, a large sectional will fit in a big room. As the name implies, U-shaped sectionals extend outward on both sides, which makes them great for entertaining, as the U-shape naturally accommodates conversation for people on either side of the couch. Some u-shaped sectionals feature a large ottoman in the middle so people can put their feet up.
5) Symmetrical Sectionals
Like L-shaped sectionals symmetrical sectionals also have two pieces that meet to form a right angle. But symmetrical sectionals are of the same length in either direction. They offer a bit more seating space than a normal L-shaped sectionals, while still providing the same multi functionality that makes sectionals appealing in the first place.
6) Sleeper Sectionals
Whether you’re looking to furnish a living room or a guest room, a sleeper sectional combines all of the seating options of a sectional with the comfortable sleeping options of a sleeper sofa. Sleeper sectionals come in different shapes and sizes making them a great option for people who want to take advantage of the dual purpose of the sleeper sectional.
7) Reclining Sectionals
Reclining sectionals are sectionals that feature one or more seats that recline. Reclining sofas tend to be larger in size, though they come in a wide range of styles. Because of their reclining functionality, reclining sectionals are great for family rooms and home theaters. Some reclining sectionals can include tray tables, cup holders, built-in storage and even USB charging ports.
8) Modular Sectionals
Modular sectionals are sectionals that come with multiple types of individual pieces, which you can mix and match into a wide range of configurations. If you’re furnishing an oddly shaped room, modular sectionals can be great because you don’t necessarily need to arrange them into one entity. You can use different sections as individual pieces. You can even easily rearrange the sectional pieces when entertaining guests for more versatility.