Your Guide to Sectionals and Sofas
Are you ready to make an investment in your home and family with a new sofa or sectional? Here’s everything you need to know to create the perfect living room seating arrangement that the whole family will love.
Sofa vs. Sectional: Which One is Right for You?
If your living room has plenty of space or you frequently entertain family and friends, a sectional is a great option. With custom configuration choices for your living area, sectionals offer plenty of space to relax, entertain, and enjoy movie night.
Sectionals are usually made up of two or three pieces, and often feature two or three cushions per side, with a middle connecting cushion. L-shaped sectionals are among the most common configuration, with plenty of cushions for comfort. Depending on the layout of your room, you can choose from a left facing or right facing sectional, which refers to the arm placement when you are facing the sectional.
For the ultimate in comfort and relaxation, power reclining sectionals offer mixed seating options and effortless reclining at the touch of a button. The gentle reclining motion is perfect for all levels of mobility, and adjustable headrests allow for custom relaxation and support. Many motion pieces also include built-in charging stations and hidden console storage to help keep your living room organized and clutter-free.
If your space is smaller or your goal is to create a conversation area with lounge chairs and your other living room pieces, a sofa is your best choice. Traditionally shaped as a straight line with two or three cushions, sofas are available in a variety of styles, from modern to traditional, and everything in between.
When paired with two accent chairs and a coffee table, a sofa offers the traditional living room layout and creates an inviting conversation area for your guests. A sofa also offers you the flexibility to easily move your living room furniture around to accommodate your routine and entertaining style.
For maximum comfort, power reclining sofas allow you to easily shift from an upright to fully reclined position with the touch of a button. Featuring a full range of power functionality in a refined design, power motion sofas offer the best in personalized comfort.
Fabric vs. Leather
Sofas and sectionals are both available in a variety of colors and patterns to complement your personal style, existing furniture, and your lifestyle. If you have a busy household with young children and pets, performance fabrics may be the best choice. Stain and fade resistant, quality fabrics are easily cleaned in the event of spills.
For a touch of luxury in your home, consider leather. Top-grain leathers come in a variety of colors and are highly durable, adding luxury appearance and feel to your sofa or sectional. Leather is also hypoallergenic and naturally repels most liquids, so it’s easy to care for and adapts to your body temperature for comfort throughout the year.
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