Sectional couches are a type of sofa that comes as a complete set to include the large three cushion section that is usually found in a traditional straight sofa, the two cushion section that is usually found in a separate loveseat and an ottoman for a footstool. Some sectional couches come in smaller versions that resemble a loveseat and recliner put together, while others can be up to 200 feet long on the longest side.
Use of Sectionals in Design
Sectionals are a good design choice if the person decorating the room is looking to utilize a lot of seating in a small space. They are also fashionable for higher end homes in the living or family room. Sectionals allow a number of people to sit together, without overcrowding each other. This can allow for more intimate family gatherings that include games and conversation, without everyone sitting on separate furniture pieces across the room from each other.
Sectionals come in an endless variety of colors, textures and fabrics to enhance the design of any room. Suede sectional couches are a good option for those looking for a higher end look, without the high price of leather. Price ranges for sectionals vary from store to store, and even from region to region, with pricing between a meager $350.00 to thousands of dollars for a high grade large leather sectional. Composition of pieces will also affect price, depending on whether there is a pull out sleeper or recliner built into the sectional. Accent pieces can also affect the final price, coordinating throw pillows and multiple ottomans can be added to change the available seating arrangement for the sectional.
Sectional sofas are a versatile design piece for any room, from studio apartment to luxury homes boasting thousands of square feet. Many furniture manufacturers, for an extra cost, are also willing to cover the couch in the fabric of the designer’s choice. Fabric choices should be discussed to allow for ambient temperature of the home and regional location. Fine grade leather would not be the optimum choice for a home with small pets or children, for instance. In this case suede sectional couches, faux suede or even traditional cloth would be a more realistic and lasting option.
One of the few disadvantages of sectional couches can be placement. A sectional sofa purchase should be planned out to accommodate the available space in the room and the intended location of the couch. While most people place the long side of the couch against a blank wall, it can also be placed out into the room to section off a sitting area from the rest of the room. With sectionals available in almost every shape, size, fabric choice and color, there should be one to fit almost any room of a home.