You want to go shopping for furniture, but you have a problem. Your family room is used by everybody, and is always full of both family and friends. You love to entertain. But, you have limited space and don’t know how to fit more furniture into a room that already feels crowded. The right furniture is going to fix all that. Have you considered buy a corner sectional sofa?
You will have to choose the height of the back and arms, how firm or soft you want it to be, what fabrics to use, and what uses you intend for your corner sofa bed. Does the family use it to watch sports? Do you like to read on the sofa? Do you prefer to lay down and prop your head on the arm? You don’t want that arm to be too high then! Would you prefer to have a footrest that pops out so that you can watch television or read sitting up? Do you want a section that holds a plate and a glass for eating while you watch TV like you while sitting on your rollaway bed ?
Is there a person with a bad back that requires a firm seat and a straight back rest? One who has difficulty sitting and standing without a good high arm for support? Or are there a bunch of young kids that want to sink into luxurious softness amid a bunch of throw pillows like on your best full size rollaway bed?
If you have people that enjoy staying overnight and you have limited room, that corner sofa can house a sleeper. If you like to rock, there are sections that can be added that do just that. And many of them have storage areas for a book, your glasses, and the television remote!
You can purchase a corner sofa that is fused (all in one piece), but I don’t recommend that unless you know it will never be moved to another area, and if you have straight line access and a wide doorway to carry it through. It is much easier to bring your sofa into the room one section at a time. And you get the additional benefit of being able to separate sections, pull one over to make a grouping when you need more seating in another area, or change the room around!
Here are a few tips for making your purchase exactly what you needed:
Measure your space carefully before ordering. If it is a borderline situation, order one less section (a middle one), see how comfortable the fit is in the room, and then order another middle piece if you have room for it.
If you are including a sleeper in the corner sofa, make sure you have ample room to open it and still get around in the room.
To make the sectional corner sofa more flexible, don’t get a combination of two double seats or two triples. Better to get a triple and a double, or a single and a double, and so on.
There are all kinds of fabrics that you will have to choose from. Synthetic and natural leather, and fabrics should be carefully considered for their cost, wearability, and ease of maintaining.