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Sectional Sofa Placement Ideas

Sectional Sofa Placement Ideas

A sectional sofa can be extremely comfortable and offer plenty of available seating. However, knowing where to place such a large piece of furniture, however, can be difficult in an apartment. After proper placement of a sectional sofa, however, you might just be amazed at how much seating you have. Below are 5 tips for placing a sectional sofa in your apartment. 1. Beware the Chaise A chaise lounge or other extension on your sofa must be the main factor in deciding where to place your sofa. Such extensions should be out of the way to avoid tripping or the annoyance of having to walk around them to sit. Ideally, place extensions, even those that are not permanent such as recliners, in an out of the way place, such as against a wall or outside walking areas. Additionally, should your sofa contain an extendable recliner, make sure that there is enough room for the footstool when opened. The footstool should not only be able to fully extend, but also not be in the way to navigate around. 2. Avoid the Wall Believe it or not, but the middle of the room may actually be the best place for a sectional sofa. Because they are often larger and deeper than other sofas, placing your sofa in the middle of the room will enable you to use an otherwise open space. Additionally, each seat will be easily accessible and the wall space will be open for other pieces of furniture. 3. Don’t Break It Up While you may be tempted to separate the pieces of your sectional sofa so it will fit better in the room, doing so will only create an awkward looking room. Because the sofa pieces are intended to be attached, separating them result in there not being an end on one half of the unattached piece. This will look unfinished and as though you were unsure of how to properly place the sofa. Therefore, it is best to keep the sofa together and intact. 4. Center the Sofa Around a Coffee Table Because a sectional sofa is larger, it is imperative for you to make sure that each seat is equally comfortable. Centering the furniture around a coffee table will show that you have considered each seat’s comfort and access in your decorating. The coffee table you choose does not have to be particularly large, but instead could be narrow and long to accommodate the entire sofa. Also, do not overlook the possible need to place end tables at either or both ends of the sofa. These seats are often the furthest away from the coffee table but also the most utilized. Therefore, it may be wise to put a small table to accommodate drinks or lamps. Make sure to factor the size of these tables into your measurements when deciding where to place the table. 5. Do Not Block Doorways Wherever you decide to place your sectional sofa, a main rule is that you should not block doorways or walkways. Placing it in front of a window is permissible, but blocking doorways will not only make it difficult to enter or leave a room, but will also make the sofa appear too large for the room. The best way to avoid this problem is to measure all available spaces for the sofa prior to its placement. Make sure that there will be no overlap into other spaces that will seem unusual or make it traversing your apartment difficult. While this may mean the originally intended location will not work, you will be happier with the result if you are not blocking doorways. Your sectional sofa is not only comfortable but also functional. The key to its placement, though, is to make sure that all seats are easily accessible, usable and that the sofa does not overlap or prohibit other uses of the apartment.
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Sectional Sofa Placement Ideas

Everything In This Slideshow 1 of 20 Facebook Pinterest Arrange for Face-to-Face Conversation Arranging the seating pieces to face each other over a shared coffee table makes conversation easy, and the table keeps drinks in easy reach. Plan your perfect furniture arrangement with Arrange-a-Room! 2 of 20 Facebook Pinterest See it in Action! Find out what three things you need to consider when planning your furniture arrangement 3 of 20 Facebook Pinterest Divide the Room with Furniture Divide a large living/dining space into separate zones with furniture placement. A sofa facing away from the dining room defines the conversation area from the rest of this open layout. Plan your perfect furniture arrangement with Arrange-a-Room! 4 of 20 Facebook Pinterest TV vs. Fireplace You have both a TV and a fireplace, but aren’t a fan of having both on the same wall? Try this arrangement strategy. Watch now! 5 of 20 Facebook Pinterest Seat Four with Chairs If you don’t have room for the usual sofas and love seats, four comfy chairs will serve as well–or perhaps better. In this clean, crisp setting, matching white slipcovered chairs define an orderly, compact, yet welcoming seating group. Plan your perfect furniture arrangement with Arrange-a-Room! 6 of 20 Facebook Pinterest Pull Furnishings Together with a Rug Use a large area rug to unify a seating group within a larger space. If the rug isn’t large enough to contain all of the seating pieces, make sure that those farthest from the wall are solidly anchored on the “island.” 7 of 20 Facebook Pinterest Arranging a Great Room When your living space is part of a larger great room, make sure your arrangement fits the space. Watch and see how to make it happen. 8 of 20 Facebook Pinterest Enlarge the Space with Diagonals Placing the furniture diagonally gives a boxy room some flavor. The diagonal also creates a welcoming pathway into the seating group. Use the sofa and coffee table to establish the diagonal axis and arrange additional seating on the same axis. To subtly anchor the seating group to the room’s architecture, align the area rug with the fireplace wall. Plan your perfect furniture arrangement with Arrange-a-Room! 9 of 20 Facebook Pinterest Make Space for Lounging In living rooms where lounging and TV-watching are the main activities, a sectional sofa offers flexible, comfortable seating. Sectionals come in a variety of units, from armless chairs to love seats, ottomans, and chaises that you can combine to fit your space. The sofa in this living room is oriented toward the TV (not shown) and the extra seating is lightweight and can be easily rearranged to face the TV. 10 of 20 Facebook Pinterest Divide Large Spaces with Seating If your living room is the setting for large parties, bring intimacy and a comfortable sense of scale to the room by dividing it into two conversational groupings with a path between them. Placing one sofa with its back to this path underscores the separation between the two groups, as do the area rugs anchoring them. Plan your perfect furniture arrangement with Arrange-a-Room! 11 of 20 Facebook Pinterest Focus on the View An effective room arrangement starts with the focal point, the cornerstone of your living room design. Typically a fireplace plays this role, but in this contemporary cottage space, the view out the French doors takes center stage instead. Orient the main seating piece toward the focal point and arrange the secondary seating pieces around the main piece. In winter, the room could be rearranged to focus on the fireplace. 12 of 20 Facebook Pinterest Create Order with Symmetry Pairs of matching sofas, side tables, and lamps strike a perfect balance on each side of the fireplace in this contemporary living room. Symmetry imposes a sense of order on the space. 13 of 20 Facebook Pinterest Create Activity Zones In a large, open room, use furniture arrangement to divide the space into different activity zones. Here a table and chairs gather on one side of the room, providing a spot for informal meals or games. In the center of the room, a sofa, chairs, and ottoman form a conversational cluster anchored by a rug. 14 of 20 Facebook Pinterest Use Chairs Instead of Sofas In a small living room, create a sense of greater space and openness with a collection of chairs instead of using sofas or love seats. The scale of these armchairs suits the smaller living room. 15 of 20 Facebook Pinterest Set Aside a Sunny Corner A pair of chairs with a set of stools converts this well-lit corner into a cozy spot for two. Whether you entertain large groups or small ones, providing guests with paired seating helps ensure that everyone will have at least one conversational partner. Plan your perfect furniture arrangement with Arrange-a-Room! 16 of 20 Facebook Pinterest Arrange in an L Shape In this large living room, a sofa and a love seat form an L framing a large coffee table. This simple arrangement provides a convenient conversational cluster. A single chair at the other side of this group can easily be moved closer to the conversation grouping. 17 of 20 Facebook Pinterest Create Quiet Spot in a Bay Turn a bay window into a quiet spot for two with a pair of comfortable chairs and an ottoman. Provide the chairs with a table and lamp so you’ll have light for reading and a place to rest a cup of tea. 18 of 20 Facebook Pinterest Snuggle Up to the Fireplace The fireplace is the natural focal point of a living room. Flank each side with seating, whether it’s two sofa or a sofa and pair fo chairs, and place a large coffee table in the middle. 19 of 20 Facebook Pinterest Offer Casual Seating If you’re more likely to lounge in front of the fireplace than sit on a sofa, keep a supply of oversize floor pillows and ottomans on hand. Ottomans can move where you need them for seating, or they can stand in as side tables. 20 of 20 Facebook Pinterest Next Slideshow Living Rooms with Open Floor Plans Living Rooms with Open Floor Plans Desired for their hospitable no-walls concept, open living room designs present a few decorating challenges. Here’s how to link different areas, define zones, add style, and establish flow in open spaces. 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Sectional Sofa Placement Ideas

Sectional Sofa Placement Ideas
Sectional Sofa Placement Ideas
Sectional Sofa Placement Ideas
Sectional Sofa Placement Ideas
Sectional Sofa Placement Ideas

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