TIPS TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SOFA – SIMPLE OR SECTIONAL?
In every living room, the star piece of attraction always remains to be the sofa set. Choosing the right sofa set is vital to lighten up the whole space. There are different types of sofas – fabric sofas, pure leather sofas, Sheesham, recliners, chaise lounge etc., but the most common question that crops up in our head whenever we enter a luxury furniture showroom is, should we buy a simple sofa or a sectional sofa?
Before jumping into the factors that help us choose between both, let us first understand the difference between them. Simple sofas are traditional sofas that have three seats in a linear arrangement. But sectional sofas are those with two or more joined sections. They are either U – shaped or L – shaped and non-linear. Here are a few tips that can make buying a lot easier:
The space available is very important. Suppose your living room is a 1BHK or a smaller 2BHK then the best option would be to get a traditional sofa. These are compact pieces of furniture that will render a polished look. Being rectangular, they make an excellent option for most living spaces. On the other hand, if the space available is huge, we can very well fit in a large and comfy U-shaped or an L-shaped sofa. Coming to medium-sized spaces, the options are more open. Strategically placing a sectional will make more space than using a tightly grouped traditional sofa.
Who is going to use the sofa? What is your family size? That is a fundamental factor to make a decision. Traditional sofas are an excellent fit for couples or nuclear families who seek comfort with a compact look. While sectional ones are ideal for large families. Where each section of the sofa offers a comfy nook for each member of your family thereby creating a perfect family time. Moreover, if your lifestyle is such that you entertain often, sectional sofas are an excellent place for a perfect get together with your friends and family. It is only on a sectional sofa where each of your family members can spread out and chill, without crowding others.
ROOM TO CHANGE:
If you really love rearranging your furniture once in several months, a simple sofa will be better. Pairing your sofa with loveseats or chairs or recliners along can help you alter the look and feel of your space. A sectional sofa indeed renders versatile combinations but still, your ability to create a different atmos altogether is however limited. In the long run. same comfort, same fabric and the same colour will create boredom no matter how it is rearranged.
Other than the ones detailed above there are many other factors like personal tastes, aesthetic sense, style choices and budget. They always have a stronghold on your decision. If you have a taste of the mid-century traditional mood then you will have to go in for the non-sectional only. When it comes to style choices, if you prefer a more relaxed and a very informal environment then a sectional sofa is the best one. You need to go in for a traditional sofa if you love the professional look delivered by them. Thirdly, a sectional sofa is always a little expensive when compared to the traditional ones because of the pretty evident aspects like the size, no. of seating positions and sophistication like a reclining seat, making them super comfortable. So, whenever you enter any luxury furniture store make sure that you have an extra buffer in your budget.
A sofa is a place where we spend a lot of time lounging on it. Take time to boil down the must-haves of your sofa based on the above-mentioned factors and then accordingly make a choice.