Has your search for new living room furniture led you to consider sectionals? A sectional sofa is a great way to add lots of seating in one versatile piece of furniture. But sectionals take up quite a bit of space, and there are other considerations that should be weighed before making such an investment on such a large piece of furniture.
Here are the top things you need to ask yourself to see if a sectional is right for your home.
What size is the living space being decorated?
You might know the exact dimensions of a room, but that doesn’t mean you have that much space to work with. You need to measure the space you have for the sectional specifically. This will give you a way to search through furniture stores for sectionals of an appropriate size.
Keep in mind as well that your guests need to be able to move around the sectional to sit or walk to other areas of the home. It can be a good idea to make a template of a sectional you prefer to see how it will really fit in the room. You might find that a sectional will simply make it too crowded.
Size of family
If you have a small family, and you don’t have many guests, you really don’t have need for a sofa as big as a sectional. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the perks of modular sofas. You can get 2 or 3 piece modular sofas that still separate, but are more reasonable for a smaller household.
Frequency of entertaining
Do you entertain with dinner parties, board games, or other shenanigans? If so, having a modular sectional can be a huge benefit. You can create an L-shape or U-shape seating area that facilitates conversation and adapts to the needs of your guests with the right modular sectional. Even smaller sectionals can be of benefit when creating a circle of conversation.
If you are decorating a room specifically for entertaining, and you don’t anticipate moving in the future, getting a traditional but larger sectional could be the perfect piece of furniture to pull the room together.
Something that many people don’t consider is the ease with which a disabled person can navigate through a room. If you or someone you entertain often has a disability, a sectional may not be the right choice. Make sure that you are able to leave at least a 30-inch walkway around all furniture if you anticipate the use of mobility devices.
If you do decide that a sectional is too big for your space, you can browse similar furniture collections from the same brands that include traditional or small modular sofas. Shopping online will give you a great place to start in choosing the right sofa for you. See all available sectional sofas here.