For many people, a sofa or sectional is one of the most used pieces of furniture in the house. 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 so you can find the best fit for your space.
Should you choose a standard sofa or sectional? That depends on a few factors. First, what do you have room for in your home? If it’s a small space, then a sofa is probably the best choice 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 either a sectional or standard sofa, think about the function and number of people who will sit on it.
Depending on your situation, you may not need all of the room that 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.
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 of these 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.
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, make sure you include depth in your measurements. You’ll need to know how far off the wall the sofa comes to make sure 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 not. So when you measure to see if a sofa fits in your space, make sure you account for positioning too. You don’t want to block a hallway or door with a chaise.
Many chaise sofas and sectionals have the option of orienting as a left arm or right arm facing. Once you have measured your room and know the dimensions that will fit, and you’ve determined the best orientation, you are ready to shop.
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? Of 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 useful 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.
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 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 to 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.
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