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How to Arrange a Sectional Sofa in the Living Room

How to Arrange a Sectional Sofa in the Living Room

So you are planning to bring home a sectional sofa, but you are not sure how to arrange it in your living room. Your concern about the arrangement is justified, because, if you do not arrange it properly, it will make your living room look cramped.
DecorDezine Staff
A sectional sofa is something that every home should have. They have the quality to blend into any type of environment (provided that you choose the right one!). If you think that you won't get sectional sofas, which are apt for the dimensions of your living room, then you are wrong. There is such a great variety in the design and style of sectional sofas, that you are bound to find one that is apt for your home.

People often tell me that their living room is not the same since they brought home a sectional sofa. They say, that now, everyone in their home can sit "together" comfortably. This is the probably the best feature of sectional sofas, there is room for everyone. A good sofa can become the highlight of your home, it can be your relaxation hub.

In order to get the right effect, you should arrange your sofa well. The arrangement does not entirely depend on the positioning of the sofa, it is highly influenced by the things around it. To make it easy for you, I have divided this section into 2 parts:

Before You Choose the Sofa
Choosing the right sofa is the key to the perfect arrangement. Here are a few things that you should do before buying the sofa:

Measure
If you have a big living room, then you may not have to worry about the size of the sofa, but if you do not have too much space, then you will have to take the measurements of your room. It is always good to measure the dimensions of your living room, which will help you understand whether the sofa that you choose will fit properly in the room, and not make your room look stuffed. Taking measurements will also help, if you want to get the sectional sofa customized.

Visualize
This is the most fun, and perhaps the most challenging part too. It is fun as, this is the part where you actually decide the color and design of your sectional sofa, and it is challenging because if you go wrong here, you might end up having a sofa that does not suit your living room. Look at your living room and visualize different types (round sofa, curved sofa, L-shaped sofa, etc.) of sectional sofas in your room, in different colors. You will eventually (after several discussions and arguments) understand what you really want in your living room.

After You Bring Home the Sofa
Now that you have brought home the sectional sofa that will suit your living room, you should arrange it properly. Here are a few tips that you should use while arranging:
  • Place the sofa exactly opposite to the focal point (fireplace, television, beautiful view, etc.) of your living room.
  • It should not obstruct any windows or doors.
  • It will look better if there is no contact between your sofa and the walls of your living room.
  • The sofa should not obstruct the movement of the people.
  • Place a coffee table or an ottoman in front of the sofa.
  • If your sofa has a chaise, then place a small table next to it, to add to the convenience.
  • If you have a love chair next to your sofa, then place a lamp between them.
  • You can also place plants near your sofa, but see that the plants do not intrude the space of your sofa.
Once you are done arranging your sofa, go ahead and relax on it! A sectional sofa will surely add to the charm of your living room. See that you take good care of it!
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