Sectionals sofas are one of the most polarizing pieces of living room furniture. Some think they scream 70's design, and not in the cool, retro way. Others like them because you can seat a lot of people without anyone feeling too cramped. However, modern sectional couches come in a variety of updated styles, fabrics, and shapes. Factor in all the possible configurations and types of sectionals available, and you may be paralyzed by fear and indecision.
Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say
Getting comfortable with the terminology will take some of the mystery and angst out of choosing a sectional. A sectional is made up of two or more pieces. Of these pieces, you have a “right arm facing” which means that the arm is on the right when you are facing that piece. And then there’s “left arm facing” which means that, of course, that the arm is on the left. Or you can get one with arms on both sides. “Facing” meaning when you are facing the piece or section is a crucial distinction, since the placement of the arm can determine how the sectional fits in your room.
The layout of your room will dictate where you can put your sectional sofa. The Customizable Contemporary Sectional Sofa with Wedge Corner by Huntington House (above) has arms on each side, making it versatile for almost any space. The back forms the corner and it is even on both sides, as opposed to having one longer side like many sectionals, making it a great option if you like to rearrange your rooms on a regular basis.
However, you don’t need to have a large room for a sectional to work in the space. That’s the beauty of their versatility, they can be as large or as small as you wish. Sectionals can also be used to create small, intimate seating areas within a larger space. Imagine if the area above had been furnished with two chairs and a sofa, or a love seat and sofa. It would have seemed crowded and cluttered. A sectional is a great solution for almost any space.
But there is more to think about than just how it will fit the room or space, practicality and comfort are a big piece of the equation. A practical and functional option if the room will be used for watching TV, this furniture is ideal for a large family or for entertaining. It makes a welcoming, relaxing, and inviting space for cozy movie nights and offers plenty of lounging and snuggling room. So for a look that is both retro and modern, try adding a sectional to your living room.