A sectional sofa offers more seating than traditional couches and works well in large and small spaces. Sectional sofas are very popular and available in various types of configurations. To purchase the right one, you must do the following:
1. Measure Your Space
This is the first step you must complete when buying a sectional sofa. Your sectional cannot extend past a wall, and there should be enough room in front or behind. Contrary to popular belief, sectional sofas are not just for large spaces. When working with a smaller room, you must consider the configuration carefully to ensure your sectional does not dwarf your small space.
2. Measure Dimensions
Measuring the length of a couch is very important, but measuring its depth is equally important. Sizes can be deceiving online and in showrooms, so you must pay careful attention. Sectionals provide lots of seat depth; you must measure and compare that number with your current seating to determine if it is enough or too much.
Additionally, sectional sofas usually have a chaise component on either end. You must measure the length of this piece and keep it in consideration for your final measurements.
3. Choose a Couch Configuration
You can consider many different arrangements—certain shapes will work better for your space, so you need to take your time to decide on the configuration. Options include an L-shaped sectional, U-shaped sectional, Chaise sectional, curved sectional, Modular sectional and Sleeper sectional. The options are nearly limitless, depending on the space and your style preferences.
4. Consider Room Traffic/Activity
Think of how your room is used because the wrong configuration will be a nuisance to walk around. Choose a chaise on the side with the least amount of foot traffic and order the correct chaise.
5. Select Your Material
Sectional sofas are available in a wide variety of fabrics, and you need to consider your lifestyle when making this decision. If you have pets or young children, you will need stain-resistant or machine-washable fabrics because you are likely to experience spills and messes. Most furniture stores will offer protective sealants to prevent stains.
Searching for Furniture Stores in Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga or North York?
Reputable furniture stores will take the time to help you choose the best sectional for your home. They will listen to your needs and guide you in the right direction. If you are looking for furniture stores in Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga or North York, The Fine Furniture is the place to shop!
We offer functional furniture pieces that are sturdy and stylish and will guide you through our collection of sectional sofas until we find one that is perfect for your space. Come and visit us today or shop our fine furniture collections to find the best furniture pieces for your home!
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