HOW TO STYLE A SECTIONAL IN A BIG LIVING ROOM
When it comes to a couch, there are many do’s and don’ts. Once you have chosen the perfect corner sofa for your home, the challenging part is really where to place it and how to go about styling it. Corner couches are really a great option for your living room if you are looking for a couch with some extra seating space. Corner sofas also have a canny way of adding comfort to your living room and makes it feel warm and inviting. We have put together a few things to consider before purchasing a corner couch.
First things first, let’s start with the basics, what is a sectional sofa? A sectional sofa or sectional couch is a couch that is composed of two or more pieces that are put together to create one couch or sofa. Most sectional couches are created from two to as many as six separate pieces, these pieces can either be fixed, meaning they fit together in only one configuration, or modular, which means they can be combined together in a number of different ways. Generally speaking, the more pieces, the more expensive the sectional couch will be, though having reclining features on your corner couch and certain upholstery options can also increase the price of your sectional couch.
Whether your space is large or small, family friendly or sleek and modern, there is a sectional that will work with your style and space. There’s nothing like snuggling up under a blanket on a big, sectional couch for comfort. Just be sure to aim the TV toward the center of the sectional so everyone seated has a decent view
As a more sizable alternative to standard sofas, a sectional couch is definitely worth your consideration if you have a large family or regularly host a crowd—or even if your couch style just leans more to lounging than sitting upright, a large cosy sectional might be the perfect couch for you and your family.
BREAKING DOWN THE DESIGNS
There are a dizzying number of options when it comes to sectionals, which means you can get exactly what you want.
As its name indicates, this sectional takes on an L shape, looking like two sofas merged together at the end to form a right angle. You’re most likely to find a three-cushion style connected to a two-cushion style, though larger four- with three-cushion styles are popular too. The L-shape design is the most versatile of sectionals, working well wedged into a corner or floating in the middle of a room.
The chaise sectional is essentially a sofa with an extended ottoman attached to one side. Think of it as the simplified cousin of the L-shape style that can go just about anywhere a conventional sofa might go.
If you have a huge space to fill—or if you just want to get as much seating out of your sectional as possible—the U-shape style is for you. What’s more, it’s perfect for fostering intimate conversation thanks its two extended arms that face each other.
Most sectionals come in multiple pieces that are meant to be stationary and connect only in a certain configuration. Not so for the modular style, which can include as many as five pieces that you can rearrange at a whim.
Yes, the ever-functional sectional can get even more functional, making more room not only for sitting but for sleeping too. Sleeper sofa additions are typically featured with chaise-style sectionals.