Sofas & Sectionals

Guide to Sofas and Sectionals

For many people, a sofa or sectional is one of the house's most used pieces of furniture. It’s furniture that isn’t just for show – it has to be comfortable too. With so many choices, it can be overwhelming trying to pick one. Use this guide to sofas and sectionals to help you navigate this process to find the best fit for your space.

How to Choose Between a Sofa and a Sectional

Should you choose a standard sofa or a sofa sectional? That depends on a few factors. First, what do you have room for in your home? A sofa is probably the best choice if it's a small space because you have more flexibility with your room arrangement.

If your room is large and can accommodate a sectional sofa, then this is a good option. When you have the space to go with a sectional or standard sofa, think about the function and number of people sitting on it.

Depending on your situation, you may only need some of the room a sectional provides. You could purchase a sofa and add chairs or an ottoman for extra seating. However, if you have a family, or host many gatherings at your home, then a sectional sofa has more seating for everyone.

Sofa and Sectional Styles

Today’s sofas come in so many different styles. The Lawson sofa and Bridgewater sofa styles are both comfortable and traditional styles. Contemporary modern and mid-century modern sofas are all about minimalist design and clean lines. Sleeper sofas and futon sofas can convert into extra beds when there’s a guest in town. While exact dimensions vary, most standard-sized sofas comfortably seat three people.

The number of people that a sectional seat depends on its type – and there are many different types, including chaise sectionals, L-shaped sectionals, curved sectionals, U-shaped sectionals, modular sectionals, and sleeper sofa sectionals. As the names suggest, most of these sectional sofa styles are named somewhat after their shapes.

Sofa and Sectional Size and Orientation

Besides figuring out what style of sofa you want, you’ll want to find one that is the right size. When you measure your room for a sofa, ensure depth in your measurements. You’ll need to know how far off the wall the sofa comes to ensure it fits well in your room. With sectional sofas, you also need to consider the orientation.

Some sectional sofas, such as curved and U-shaped, tend to be symmetrical. However, others, like L-shaped and chaise sectionals, are different. So when you measure to see if a sofa fits in your space, please make sure you also consider positioning. You don’t want to block a hallway or door with a chaise.

Many chaise sofas and sectionals can orient as a left arm or right arm facing. Once you have measured your room, know the dimensions that will fit, and determined the best orientation, you are ready to shop.

How to Choose Your Sofa or Sectional

Once you know the type of sofa you want and the size you need, it’s time to select one. Besides style and size, think about your sofa’s function. Do you want a comfortable one that people can lounge on and watch movies?

Are you looking for something more formal? Perhaps, you’d like a sofa or sectional that brightens the room, converts to a bed, or has storage underneath its seats, its chaise, or both. A sofa or sectional can be helpful in more ways than one!

Finally, you’ll want to decide how to shop for the sofa – and how you’ll get it into your house. Will you buy it and pick it up yourself at a store? Or have it delivered and pay extra for the delivery? You could even order it online and have it shipped directly to you – and maybe avoid shipping fees this way.

Hassle-free Selection of Sofas and Sectionals

Finding the perfect sofa or sectional for your home shouldn’t be difficult. At Meble Furniture, our hassle-free policy includes fast and free shipping in the U.S. and a 30-day money-back guarantee. We offer beautiful, well-made sofas in a variety of colors and styles. You can find selections that will work in a small space or an apartment or fill a large game or living room. With multiple configurations, extra storage, sectionals with height adjustment, and sleeper sofas, you can find a sofa that fits perfectly in your home.