Buying Guide for Sectional Sofas


Sectional Sofa - Buying Guide

Sectional Sofas come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Slipcovered Furniture is perfect for families who want to spread out and lounge with the convenience of being able to take the slipcovers off and wash.  They come in L shape, U shape, with wedge shape or straight corner. Adding a chaise lounge to the end of a sectional provides a perfect place to lay back and put your feet up.
nantucket alexa slipcovered sectional
Layout: Decide what your focal point is in the room and plan for the largest part of the sectional to be facing it. For example, if its the entertainment center, you would want as much seating as possible facing the entertainment center directly. Then decide if your room is large enough to accommodate a u shape or if it's best to keep it to an L shape. We recommend that you draw out a floor plan of the room to scale, placing the furniture. The furniture company that you are purchasing from should provide this service for customers free of charge.

Basic Rules to Keep in Mind when Planning your Furniture Layout:
space between coffee table and seat is 18' to 20".
walkway behind sofa minimum 30" to 36"
walkway into seating group minimum 24" to 30"
Terminology:When selecting the pieces, it's important to know the terminology. A right arm or left arm sofa is always referred to as if you are facing the front of the sofa.
Style: When deciding on a style, there are many options, such as the type of arm: round arm, square arm. Round arms tend to be less contemporary looking and fit well in a casual setting. The round arms are also great for resting your head on a Sunday afternoon nap. Square arms tend to be more contemporary and tailored looking. Other options such as down or high resiliency foam do effect the look of the sofa. Down tends to have a more relaxed casual feel and high resiliency foam tends to be firmer more clean lined.
Fabrics: Some of the most popular fabrics for slipcovered sofas are cottons, linens and acrylics(sunbrella). Our cottons are extremely durable, comfortable and washable adding to the relaxed feel of slipcovered furniture. Linens are beautiful, soft and comfortable but usually need dry cleaning. Acrylics, which are sunbrella fabrics, come in a variety of colors and are practically indestructible. This is a great choice for rental homes or where there is a lot of use. They are washable and fade resistant.

Connection: We provide heavy duty connectors with all our sectionals which keeps the sections fitting tightly together without spreading apart.
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