Like any other piece of furniture, a sectional sofa comes with a list of things you need to know before you buy. Given the usual size and overwhelming amount of options, sectionals can sometimes even be a bit tricker than other pieces. But fear not. The design team at FIFTEENTH AND HOME has created an equally comprehensive and easy to understand list of everything you need to know before buying a sectional sofa.
Know Your Left From Right
When you shop for a sectional for the first time you might be confused is when you come across the terms, “right arm facing” and “left arm facing.” These terms simply indicate the way the sectional is put together. A right arm facing means the arm will be on your right when you’re sitting down. For example the American Leather Clint sectional shown below has a right arm facing chaise and a left arm facing loveseat.
Arrange Your Thoughts
Before you buy be sure to map out where the sectional will go. Sectionals tend to be large so you’ll be a bit limited on the number of ways you can arrange it in the room. Consider exactly where in the room the sectional will go and how much space it will take up in the room.
Are You a Square?
Generally, you have two options for sectionals: round or square. The advantage of a square sectional is that it has very clean and geometric lines that are very popular with sectionals. The downside with a square sectional is it inevitably has an awkward corner seat with zero leg room. This seat can be a bother for your guests, but you can always use it as a passive aggressive punishment for any unruly or uninvited guests.
We have plenty of sectional options at the shop, and we’re more than happy to help you find the perfect sectional for your home. At the end of the month, we'll also be having a fantastic sale on American Leather sofas you won't want to miss.