The main question that everyone asks about sectionals is whether or not they are better than sofas. Basically, the answer is a combination of both. Generally, sectionals are less formal and more oversized; while sofas do have more formal options on the market, including contemporary styles and traditional. A sofa combined with chairs or a loveseat can actually give more visual area in your living room because there’s more empty space below the seats; while a sectional help fills and grounds your living room because there’s empty space above the pieces.
Sectional sofas are also more comfortable. Usually, sofas are either hard or soft. If you go with the softer varieties, such as the Simmons Beautyrest Seating Collection, you’ll have to break in them and if you go with the hard varieties, like the Armoires and the Brogues, you have to pull them out and adjust them. With sectional sofas, all you have to do is slide them in and pull them out, making them more comfortable than ordinary sofas that have to be put together. Some people even choose to add footrests to their sectional sofa so they can get some extra support.
Another advantage that sectionals have is that they’re easier to move around. This is especially useful for small homes. You don’t have to worry about a large sofa taking up half of the living room or the other way around. The pieces can simply be separated and arranged to fit any space. This makes your living room more versatile.
Lastly, sectionals allow you to use more pieces of furniture in a given room. A room can only look spacious and well-organized if there are multiple pieces of furniture that you can place anywhere you want. Sofas only allow you to place a table in a specific corner. With a sectional sofa, you can place a coffee table, a side table, bookcases, entertainment units, and more right where you need them.
So are sectionals better than sofas? The answer depends on your lifestyle. If you have young kids at home, or pets that can disrupt your sleep, a sofa may not be the best choice. On the other hand, if you have a large family or more than one person sleeping in a single bed, a sectional is your best option. It gives you plenty of options for where to put furniture, and it saves you the hassle of moving the sofa around.
Whether you choose sectionals over sofas depends largely on your needs. If your family has a smaller space and need lots of seating, you might opt for a single piece of furniture in a small room. However, if you have a large space, and would like to make sure that every seat is fully utilized, you would likely benefit from sectionals. This way, you can make the room look spacious while making sure that each and every seat are fully utilized. You can also choose between sofas and sectionals based on your preferences and budget.