Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Sectional Sofas for Rooms Big and Small

We have all seen the photos of large, open layout living rooms with vaulted ceilings and massive bay windows overlooking a serene forest in the pages of design magazines and furniture catalogs. Unfortunately, not all of us have the luxury of living in such lofty digs, surrounded by Scandinavian-made furnishings. Still, no matter how big or small your living space is, there is a certain luxury to owning a sectional sofa. No longer reserved for the ultra-rich and fashion-forward, today’s sectional sofas and chaises are designed with sociability and comfort in mind. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the many different ways you can get the most out of your living room with a sectional sofa, whatever the size.

Build the Foundation of Your Living Room with a Sectional Sofa


The first step you will want to take when choosing your sectional is to grab your handy tape measure and, well, measure! Take note of the size of your floorplan, plus its shape. Is your living or family room an even square, a rectangle, or something else entirely?  Pay attention to how the room is sectioned off from the rest of the house—are you in an open layout with no obvious demarcations between the rest of the space, like in a studio? Or is every room neatly walled off? Are you planning on walking around the sofa frequently to access different areas of the room, or will it be placed neatly against the wall, or nestled in a corner? Once you take measure of your space, it will be much easier to shop.

 left facing chaise sectional

Choose the Right Shape for Your Sectional Sofa


When it comes to the shape of the sectional sofa you’re looking to buy, you have three choices. The first and most common choice is the L-shaped sectional. These can either come with two armrests on either side, or an armrest on one side and a chaise lounge on the other, in either right-facing or left-facing configurations. The second is a U-shaped sectional, which provides seating on three sides, with or without armrests, where visitors and family members can face each other. Lastly, there is the curved sectional, that has a more organic, semi-circular shape, unlike the first two options which have sharper angles and edges. When deciding, plan for who will be using it most. If you have a large family or typically host lots of parties, a U-shaped sectional might be ideal. However, if your needs are much smaller, then perhaps an L-shaped loveseat is more your speed.

contemporary curved sectional sofa


Sectional Sofa Bells and Whistles

There are a number of additional options you can choose from when selecting a sectional sofa. The first thing you will want to decide is if you need a stationary or modular sectional. As the names suggest, stationary sectionals remain in one place as an entire unit, whereas modular sectionals can have pieces removed or added to, to create either individual seats or to expand it. There are also sectionals with built-in sleeper beds, for such occasions when you need to accommodate friends or family who spend the night. Lastly, reclining sectional sofas are available for families who like to take their relaxation to the next level.

 large reclining sectional with cupholders


You can find all of these kinds of sectional sofas and more at Jerusalem Furniture in Philadelphia, PA, at prices you won’t believe. Visit our store to see our wide selection of sectionals in different design styles, upholstering fabrics, and comfort levels. You won’t truly know what sectional sofa is right for your home until you see it in person! And don’t forget to bring your measurements.