Things to Consider While Buying a Sectional Sofa

In this article, we look at the things you need to consider while buying a sectional sofa.

Shape

This is the first thing you need to decide. There are basically three types of sectional shapes: The U shape, the L-shape, and the Curve shape. Depending on the space available, you can choose the shape and size of a sectional sofa.

L- shaped sectionals can include a combination of two sofas merged together at the end to form a right angle or one loveseat and chaise. The main difference between regular sofa and chaise sectional is that chaise sectional have chase at one side of the sofa. L-shaped sectional is a great option for small spaces

U-shaped sectional is a three-piece sectional sofa best-suited for large spaces. This type of sofa has one center sofa and two equal sofas on either side. This sofa gives you plenty of sitting.

Curved or semicircular shape sectional gives curb appeal to your home and acts as a centerpiece of attraction. But, it is not a good option for small spaces.

Arm Facing

When you are buying a sectional sofa for your room, you are most likely to buy a chaise sectional because it fits easily into the limited space of rooms, and usually the preferred choice of buyers. While buying a chaise sectional, you have to decide whether you want an RAF sectional or LAF sectional. RAF stands for right arm facing and LAF for left arm facing. Right arm facing (RAF) means when you are looking at a sectional, arm is at the right side. Left arm facing (LAF) means the arm is on your left as you look at a sectional.

Upholstery

When you are buying a sectional sofa, it is one of the key factors you have to consider. You have two basic upholstery options: Fabric sectional and leather sectional. Fabric sectionals are the most commonly purchased sectional sofas due to their soft feel, a wide variety of colors and easy maintenance.

In a leather sectional, you have two options. First is a faux leather sectional, and second is genuine leather sectional. Faux leather sectional is cheaper than genuine leather sectional. Faux leather sectional is a mix of one or more upholsteries. It replicates the looks of original leather but not as good as original leather in quality.

On the other hand, genuine leather sectional is made of animal hide. Genuine leather upholstery is durable, last longer and look beautiful for ages. But, it requires little extra maintenance.

So these are the three key things you need to consider while buying a sectional sofa.

 

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