You think a sectional would be perfect, great, let’s look at your space and its functionality. Many of my clients struggle in determining whether to place sofas, loveseats, chairs, or sectionals in their desired room. The challenge can become overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be, with a designer’s assistance.
The first question to ask yourself is, how will my selection best fit the space? Which of the pieces will hug the walls leaving the others to float in the room? Sectionals are a great way to seat many people; they are comfortable options for family recreation rooms. They can be upholstered in a variety of durable fabrics and leathers. Many configurations and style options allow you to choose your cushions, pillows, arms, and legs that best meet your preferences.
Measuring is crucial before purchasing. You may believe the sectional you see on the showroom floor is perfect for your space. However, looks can be deceiving, and your room may not accommodate the configuration. Also, be sure that you consider table, ottoman, and lighting options before committing to a piece of furniture.
Some rooms are perfect for placing two sofas. I often encourage clients to do this rather than using a sofa with a loveseat. Sofas are available in various lengths and can be arranged to fit the room comfortably. Keep in mind that there is little difference in cost between purchasing a couch and a loveseat.
Measuring is crucial before purchasing. You may believe the sectional you see on the showroom floor is perfect for your space. However, looks can be deceiving, and your room may not accommodate the configuration.
The sofas can be placed across from one another with a large cocktail table or ottoman placed between them, allowing for chairs to be added to one or both sides. If the distance between the sofas needs to be extended to accommodate the chairs, two cocktail tables can create an elegant look affording great functionality. You may like the ability to rearrange your furniture in the same space. The sofas can easily be placed at a right angle and the chairs opposite one sofa or angle.
Let’s talk chairs. One mistake that is often made in the selection process is choosing a chair that is not in proportion or does not complement the sofa’s style. There are chairs designed for conversation and those that are suited to lounging. Once this choice is made, the options are vast. A chair with an ottoman serves well for both discussion and comfort while also affording extra seating when needed. Recliners are options that can be welcomed additions to your room decor when in the right style and size.
Choosing fabrics and leathers is also something that a designer can help you ensure that they complement your taste and style. Take the struggle out of your selection, whether you are choosing sectionals, sofas, loveseats, or chairs. The options are abundant. Keep an open mind, and the result will be perfect!