Long gone are the days when sectionals were looked upon as tacky pieces of living room furniture. While we have all been to houses where a dingy old sectional swallows up the entire room, sectionals have made a comeback in a major way. What was once considered “family only” furniture is now very modern and current for people, no matter what stage of life. So before you pass judgment, checkout the 2013 version of a sectional!
First, What Exactly Is a Sectional?
A sectional is living room furniture where the seating comes in sections that can be pulled apart and moved around. This type of multi-piece furniture is ideal for corners and hard-to-fit spaces. A common misconception is that sectionals have to be large and bulky, but there are many smaller, sleek versions perfect for apartment living. A smaller sectional's pieces can easily change positions to accommodate a tightly spaced living room. But the biggest benefit of a sectional is plenty of comfortable seating. Whether you enjoy movie night with your family or invite your friends over for the big game, a sectional will provide space for everyone to enjoy. Plus, many come equipped with reclining mechanisms. Reclining furniture can bring the movie theatre feeling right to your very own home!
Sectionals come in numerous designs that appeal to all decorating tastes. You can go formal or casual, traditional or modern. When selecting upholstery, even highly durable fabrics come in a variety of different colors and patterns that will enhance the look of any room. For example, you can modernize your den with an elegant leather sectional and ottoman! Or create an inviting family room with a microfiber sectional with chaise. Pick a neutral color for a classic look that will blend with your current decor, or choose a brighter colored fabric with detachable pillows and patterned ottoman to create a centerpiece for the entire room - your choices are limitless!
Sectionals have come a long way since the 1970s. What was once considered anything but modern has grown into a design trend for the masses. So remember, before you go out and purchase the traditional sofa and loveseat for your living room, take a closer look at the style and function benefits of a sectional. You may be surprised at what there is to choose from!