How to Work a Sectional Sofa into Your Space

February 26, 2016

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Sectional sofas can be quite tricky to have, as their size and shape can be a bit of a challenge to work with for some spaces. However, they’re amazing with all the seating they can offer. So, if you’re having some second thoughts whether you should get Salem’s Ashford sofa, read on and you might just get some ideas on how you can work out a sectional sofa inside your home.

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Make sure it fits in your space.

When shopping for a sectional, always take measurements so you’ll know if it will fit inside your home. Otherwise, you can expect some hassle. Never just eyeball the item and *think* it will fit, because most of the time, it won’t.

If you have a spacious living room, you can place it in the middle to define the seating space.

The great thing about a sectional sofa is that it can easily be a focal point in your living room. Throw in a huge rug, a complimenting coffee table or ottoman, and an accessory or two and you’ll be able to define a living space easily.

Put it in a corner.

This may just be the most clichéd tip in the list, but really, it works. Sectionals are pretty much made to fill corners and make the most out of compact spaces, so why not try this layout? It can easily create an open floor plan, creating a more spacious vibe.

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Get another one and place them in front of each other.

If you have a bigger space that can fit multiple bulky furnishings, getting two sectionals of the same size and different arm placements (see below) could easily create a cozy space.

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Have it face a corner to create a cozy nook.

Also ideal for bigger areas, a sectional facing a corner can create a private nook in the middle of an open space.

If you live in a small space, ditch the other chairs and stick with the sectional instead to make the room feel bigger.

Some people don’t want a sectional sofa because they have limited space thinking it will make the area look cramped and crowded. However, for sectionals, it’s actually the opposite thing. A sectional sofa can provide ample seating surfaces for small rooms, so you don’t really need additional ones. It also works great in defining a space, making a room feel more inviting and open. So, if you have a small space that you want a sofa in, consider getting a sectional for it.

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Know what you need.

Sectionals come in two varieties, right arm facing (RAF) and left arm facing (LAF), so you have to know whether how you want it placed inside your space before you get one. In Ashford’s case, the chaise arm is attached to the main body of the sofa, so you might have a hard time if you order the wrong kind for your home.

How would you know which one you need? Get to know your space better and take into consideration the points above. If you’re going to place the Ashford in a corner, how will the sofa fit? The lay out of the space you intend to place it in should definitely factor in which kind of sectional sofa you should get, so you really need to plan first before purchasing.

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With proper planning, you can easily work in a sectional in your home. It may take some extra work to pull it off, but with its great promises, we’re sure it’s totally worth it.

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