Like with most things in life, it’s a smart idea to have a plan when it comes to seating. And we have a theory about why more and more designers are clamoring for sectional sofas. Even though they are sometimes considered overly bulky and tough to balance with existing décor, sectional sofas can provide an easy solution to your biggest seating problems. With one, single piece of furniture, you can have the majority of your seating needs taken care of.
So, when is a sectional sofa the right choice? It’s not an item we recommend choosing on a whim — we believe a room should meet a checklist of requirements in order to properly accommodate such a furnishing. We’re not talking about the size of the room or the height of the ceilings. The style of a room, not it’s architecture, should dictate what type of furnishings will work best. For example, if someone wants a French countryside look in their living room, a sectional sofa won’t work as well as a quaint chaise lounge. However, today’s sectional sofas have multiple configuration options, making them well-suited for contemporary and transitional spaces.
Start by asking yourself a few questions to make sure a sectional sofa is appropriate for your interior:
- Will it be an element used for media viewing and entertainment?
- Will a sectional sofa affect any existing walking areas?
- Is there enough available floor space?
- Are there any additional furnishing needs for the room that might impact the placement of a sectional sofa?
- Is there another furniture combination that will work better in the given room?
If you’ve answered these questions and still envision a sectional sofa in your living area, then the next matter to address is scale. Thankfully, small doesn’t have to also mean lacking in style. With less space, it’s important to pick a statement piece with a strong design. Sectional sofas tend to dominate spaces, so they don’t need to be balanced out by many other pieces.
The major key to any successful layout is moderation and balance. A simple way to achieve balance with a sectional sofa is placing a chair directly across from its internal corner. Think of it as completing an invisible square. A single chair across the sectional sofa adds to conversation and complements the larger furnishing.
We think our Abbott Sectional Sofa would be the perfect candidate for this type of seating arrangement. Our designers innovated a sectional with striking proportions, a low seat, and plush padding. Its square, tufted back cushions are comfy and stylish and evoke a contemporary, up-to-date feel. Furthermore, it has individually available components that allow you to create the perfect configuration for your interior.
If you need to divide large areas or separate an open dining room from the living room, an L-shaped sectional sofa can effortlessly serve that purpose. Try balancing out a longer sectional sofa with two fairly minimal chairs on each end. Our Layla Sectional Sofa features a beautifully elegant silhouette that we think is both tailored and chic. Every last detail brings both comfort and fashion.
Our Gabby designers have innovated pieces to transform any space, large or small. To see our complete collection of transitional furnishings, lighting, and decorative accessories, we welcome you to visit our website and browse through our online catalog.