How To Create The Perfect Sectional

October 16th, 2023

When it comes to furnishing your living room, family room, basement or media room, a sectional can be a great choice. Thanks to their seating capacity, versatility, and comfort. However, with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one. In this blog post, we’ll discuss four topics to consider when choosing a sectional. 

1. Fabric & Colour - Performance :

The first thing to consider when choosing a sectional is the fabric and colour. Performance fabrics are a popular choice for families with kids and pets. These fabrics are durable, easy to clean, and resistant to stains. Leather is also a great option for those who want a luxurious look and feel. When it comes to colour, neutral tones like beige, grey, and white allow you to accessorize for change of season and be able to keep a large statement piece timeless updating the surroundings with ease.

2. Style - Modern, Traditional, Seat Depth and Height:

The style of your sectional should complement the overall aesthetic of your living room and the way you live in the space. If you have a modern or contemporary space, choose a sectional with clean lines and a sleek design. For a more traditional space, opt for a sectional with tufted cushions and rolled arms. Seat depth and height are also important factors to consider. If you use the room to sit back and chill, or cozy up and watch a screen, then choose a deeper seat and lower back.  If you use the room to entertain, play games or like a more formal atmosphere, choose a shallower depth with a higher back. 

Many people see a magazine photo of a big, deep, sleek sectional and want the “look”, but there are many different variations that can cross the boundaries between vastly different aesthetics like a tighter cushion, slouchier-looking pillows or different grades of fabric, there are different levels of comfort that come from superior design and ergonomic considerations. 

3. Shape:

A chaise is a great option if you like to have a place to put your feet up while saving overall space in the room, or if you want to have an extra seat in the room that can face multiple directions. A sectional with reclining end chairs are perfect for movie nights and lazy Sundays; you can get some sectional that offer reclining center seats too. A sectional with a rounded corner seat is ideal for creating a cozy conversation area, while a square sectional is a classic choice that fits in a variety of spaces and creates a comfy corner for curling up.

4. Additional Functions:

Finally, consider any additional functions that you may want in your sectional. Powered headrests are a great option for those who want to customize their seating position. Wireless chargers are perfect for keeping your devices charged while you relax. Storage compartments are great for keeping blankets, pillows, and other essentials close at hand. 

In conclusion, choosing a sectional requires careful consideration of fabric and colour, cushion firmness, style, shape, and additional functions. With the complimentary assistance of our Design Consultants, we can offer guidance to help you build the perfect sectional for your home. At Cottswood Interiors, we offer a wide range of sectionals to suit any style and budget. Visit our showroom or browse our website to find your perfect match. Plus, during our Buy More Save More Event you can stack your savings with each additional piece until October 31st. 

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