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There’s nothing like coming home from a long day and kicking your feet up on the couch to relax. Except if your couch is falling apart, smells like your dog, and you don’t really fit on it. Now imagine that you come home from the office and can stretch out on a sectional sofa that not only fits your entire body but leaves loads of room for that dog of yours.
Sectionals were popular in the 1980s because they offered an affordable solution for homeowners who didn’t want to invest in a sofa and love seat. Remember love seats? These days, sectional sofas are stylish, modern, and unique pieces of furniture that satisfy the decor needs of hipsters and grandmothers and everyone in between. If you’re thinking about buying a sectional sofa, we can help.
Choose where your sofa will go.
Before you buy your sectional sofa, you need to scope out a place for it. One of the fun parts about getting new furniture is that you can create a whole new room. Add some throw pillows, a comfortable blanket and you are good to go. Your sofa can become a lounge space that you love in your living room or family room. If your space is small, fear not! Sectional sofas are always being remodeled and resized and these days you can get one for apartments too. Choose a spot that serves your needs and then start looking for the right sofa to fit that spot. Some sofas come apart and can be moved around so you can play with left and right sides, locations and arrangements later.
Choose the color and texture.
Sectional sofas come in all shapes and sizes and colors and textures. You can have a custom sofa built just for you or you can choose one off the shelf. Whatever you decide, make sure you like the texture of the material. You’ll be spending a lot of time on your sofa, and if you plan to have guests over, you want it to be comfortable for them as well. Outdoor sectional sofas have also come a long way over the years and are as comfortable – if not more comfortable in some cases – than indoor sofas. If you can’t find what you are looking for in an indoor sofa, check out outdoor sofa models, especially if you like materials like wicker, ratan, and metal.
Add the finishing touches.
Every new sectional sofa needs a comfortable set of pillows, maybe a throw blanket, a table to kick your feet up onto and an end table to hold your lamp, television remote and drink. You might be tempted to run out and buy some accessories and finishing touches before your new sectional sofa arrives, but do yourself a favor and wait until you have your new piece of furniture in your home so you can decide what you need and how you’ll use the sofa. You might find you don’t need a new coffee table at all, or that you want a bigger one than you originally thought.
Choosing a sectional sofa doesn’t have to be complicated, but it can be overwhelming with all of the options available to you. The best way to start is to think about the kinds of furniture you really like, the way you will enjoy the sofa, and where you want it to be in your home. The sectional sofa you put in your family room isn’t going to be the same kind of sectional sofa you put in your rec room where the kids play video games and you watch movies on the weekend. A big, plush, sofa that you can sink into is great for family areas, while streamlined, modern, and textured sectional sofas are great for the public areas of your home. If decor is important, you can choose from a variety of modern materials like men’s’ suit fabric, for instance. It’s striking, durable, and goes with any modern home.
We live in a world where we are so busy and we don’t take enough time to just lounge anymore. It used to be that after dinner families would retire to the family room, turn on the television and watch their evening programs. Now, it’s more running around, maybe even back to work, or dropping the kids off at soccer practice. Having a great quality, comfortable, and beautiful sectional sofa to come home to is a great way to save space, money, and it provides your family with a place to hang out.