When most people think of sectionals, they think of large, basement man caves or great rooms with tons of square footage. Sectionals today, however, don’t have to be those large unwieldy pieces that swallow a whole room. They can actually add much needed seating in small space living as well as break up an open concept space and give definition to a room. Here’s how to choose a sectional that works as space saving furniture.
A Corner Sectional for More Seating
Home designers often shy away from pushing furniture against a wall, but when you’re short on space, your options may be limited. In addition, trying to cram a sofa next to other seating can be an exercise in futility. Most experts agree that you need at least 3 1/2 feet between furniture in a living space. If your space is small, this is not just impractical, but sometimes impossible. Having one large corner sectional can give you seating for five or more, all in one piece.
Corner sectionals, as well as L-shaped sectionals, are perfect for sliding into the corner of a small living space. When you’re entertaining, they give you all the space you need to get everyone’s butt in a seat with comfort. And having one large statement piece in a room can actually make the room look larger while improving flow.
A Traditional Sectional Breaks Up Space
A traditional sectional is different than an L-shaped or corner one in that it can be used in the center of a room. Traditional sectionals are like a mash up of a sofa and a chaise lounge. You get the advantage of both pieces without the trouble of fitting them both into a room. A traditional sectional is great for entertaining but also great for lounging for two. You’re no longer confined to laying side by side like a regular sofa. You’re now free to spread your wings while enjoying your small space living.
Traditional sectionals also do a great job of breaking up an open space. Whether you’re in a studio or an open concept home, a traditional sectional helps define your space, especially if it’s multifunctional. If your living space also doubles as a home office, a traditional sectional can act as a barrier and a dividing line between the two.
There are all kinds of sectionals available in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Small space living doesn’t preclude you from owning a sectional. In fact, it may be just the piece you need to bring your room together.