Sectional Sofa - To Buy Or Not To Buy? Here’s What To Look For When Choosing Yours - Elephant in a box

Sectional Sofa - To Buy Or Not To Buy? Here’s What To Look For When Choosing Yours

Sectional sofas are fantastic inventions. They look good, they’re comfortable, and they give a sense of coziness to visits or even when snuggling to enjoy your favourite TV show. A sectional sofa can also demand more living room space and may not be everyone’s cup of tea. So should you get a sectional sofa or not? To buy or not to buy is the actual question here.

Here’s what you can look for when purchasing your sectional sofa for your home.

Is the material suitable?

Choosing the correct material is more than just the colour. You want your sofa to be easy to maintain, clean and look good all the time. What type of material is used for this type of couch? Are you looking for leather, synthetics or fabric material?
Some materials are more expensive since they’re harder to create or source. Some fabrics can also be sprayed with a coating to prevent liquids and staining.

Size and shape choose something that works for your space

Think about the size of the couch and whether or not the fit is right for your living room. Sectional sofas come in a variety of designs and shapes. From angular chairs to bulky and oversized puffy seats and backrests. If your living space is too small for the chunky type of sectional couch, then a smaller one will fit better.

Some people also like to have recliners for all their guests and often purchase the recliner sectional variation. Recliners are bulky for the most part and may not work great in smaller spaces.

Do you want arms on the chairs or none?

Arms take a lot of space, and without even realizing it, choosing a recliner set with arms may set you up for needing more space. Arms on the couches also give a large, robust feel to the chairs and of course, they’re comfortable.

If you’re going for no arms, you may see an array of contemporary designs that showcase those straight lines and minimal approach, fewer patterns and aesthetically beautiful and functional.

Can you see the sofa working in your home?

If you can visualize it, it will give a better idea of how it might look in real-time. Visualization is a good standpoint for seeing how furniture might work in your living spaces. Also, if you have a rough idea of how big the place is or how much space you have to work with, you could decide beforehand what furniture might or might not work.

Will it work with the current decor?

Maybe you like bold and solid statements for your interior finishes, but perhaps your bold couch, along with the bold decor, may end up clashing. If you have bold interior decor, you might want to tone the sofa down to more plain and less pattern or print.
On the other hand, if you have simple or minimalist decor, you could shake the space up with a bolder sectional sofa.
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