What’s Your Call: Sofa or Sectional?
May 20th, 2016 / in Tips & Guides
Deciding between these two great types of seating is a common dilemma, and there’s no correct answer. You have to consider how you live and the vibe you want for your space. In the end, the right choice – whether sofa or sectional – is the one you like best.
Some pros and cons to consider for each option:
- They come in a zillion sizes, from really small to really large.
- They lend a dressy touch.
- You’ll have more room to use your favorite chairs.
- A sofa + 2 chairs can sometimes provide more seating, because you might prefer a bit of space between you and Uncle Festus.
- They give you more layout flexibility (and you can use more than one).
- They don’t throw off your symmetry.
- They’re great space-fillers in overly large rooms.
- They lend a more casual touch.
- You’ll need less furniture in the room.
- They can seat more people, assuming you all really like each other.
- An asymmetrical sectional can give an awkwardly-shaped room some balance and takes the focus off the room’s outline.
- They face two directions, which is particularly useful if you have two focal points.
- They’re not as lounge-y looking as sectionals.
- Unless they’re really deep, they don’t welcome a family pile-up.
- They don’t scream “movie time!” or “game’s on!”
- They only face one direction.
- You’ll need an extra chair or two for enough seating.
- They can feel too casual.
- They don’t work in really small spaces.
- They might not set the right mood if you entertain often.
- They can feel too heavy for some rooms.
- They can make walkways awkward.
We tried sofas and sectionals on for size in these rooms. Which would you choose?