Most people shy away from sectional sofas because of their size. Sectional sofas are usually large and take up a large amount of space. This can definitely create a hardship for smaller living rooms. There are ways to make a sectional sofa work in just about any size living room. When shopping for a sectional sofa consider the size of the living room, the other furitnure used in the living room and how you plan to use the room.
One huge factor when decorating any space is balance. In order to acheive balance in a room, decorators often combine various pieces of furniture, such as loveseats and chairs. Most sectionals are in a “L” shape. Many designers would place a chair in the vacant corner across from the sofa. This would create a more balanced layout.
Space is also a huge factor when shopping for furniture. While furniture usually serves as the focal point, it should not block free movement in the living room. If using a sectional in a smaller living room space, consider small sectional sofas. As with other types of furniture, these sofas are available in a variety of sizes and designs. Another option for a small living room is breaking up the sofa. It is not uncommon to split the sectional and two in an effort to frame a smaller layout.
Finally, when shopping for sectional sofas, consider how you plan to use your living room. If the living room will be used to watch movies or television, the sofa will need to be placed where the television can be seen. Homeowners that plan to entertain guests should select a sectional sofa that has ample seating for guests.
Having a smaller living room does not eliminate a sectional sofa as a seating option. With careful planning, it is possible to use a sectional sofa in just about any size living room. What are some of your ideas for using sectional sofas in smaller living rooms?