Pros and cons of sectional sofas?
Posted 06 October 2009 - 12:07 PM
So... anyone love them? Hate them? My instinct is that it would be too bulky, but I am not good at this kind of thing.
Posted 06 October 2009 - 12:15 PM
They actually sell some really nice looking sectionals these days. They all used to be pretty ugly. Times have changed.
Posted 06 October 2009 - 12:34 PM
BUT, it's kind of a commitment. Most of them have one side longer than the other, so it can only be in a certain position in a room. If a move is anywhere in your future, or you like to rearrange your furniture periodically, you may consider getting one in which both sides are even. (more like a square corner, than a rectangle. Does that make sense?)
Posted 06 October 2009 - 12:34 PM
Posted 06 October 2009 - 12:35 PM
Posted 06 October 2009 - 12:54 PM
Posted 06 October 2009 - 01:04 PM
I bought a brand new sectional and regretted it, but only because it didn't fit our room. If a bona-fide designer says it would be great for your room, I'd go with it.
But if you know in your heart that it'll always be an eye sore to you, then ask her for some alternative suggestions.
Some rooms really are beautifully set up for the. Just not ours.
The other thing I don't like about it is that if you're a fan of moving furniture around for a new look every 6 months (which I like to do), you can't do much at all with a sectional. I finally broke ours up and it looks okay, but. . . I'm not thrilled.
Posted 06 October 2009 - 01:26 PM
It only fits in one place in our house. That really bugged me for a year. Now, I'm good with it. The only other downfall for me is the peices don't fit tight together so if you're not paying attention and you put your hand down on a spot between cushions your hand can go kind of down between the pieces.
Posted 06 October 2009 - 02:09 PM
I really miss it. I loved that dh and I could both stretch out and still be in contact with each other and I know we would have loved to have dd added to the picture. I have often wondered if I would have the courage to have a built-in banquette type sofa installed in our living room since I can't have a sectional. However, I am one of those people who only moves furniture if I absolutely have to. I could live with the same positions for ever as long as it was functional for us. HTH!
Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:00 AM
Edited by SophiaBaker, 10 August 2012 - 09:03 AM.
Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:16 AM
BUT, it's kind of a commitment. Most of them have one side longer than the other, so it can only be in a certain position in a room. If a move is anywhere in your future, or you like to rearrange your furniture periodically, you may consider getting one in which both sides are even. (more like a square corner, than a rectangle. Does that make sense?)[/QUOTE]
This was what made us decide on 2 full size sofas vs. a sectional. We will keep this until they literally fall out from under us and I didn't want to be stuck with only being able to have my room set up one way for the next 15-20 years.
Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:23 AM
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:44 AM
It is a regular sofa, but larger and the ends angle in a bit. It is considered a sectional because it is technically 2 pieces, but does not look like a typical sectional. Ours is Flex Steel brand, and the style is Harrison, which is quite long but they do offer smaller sofas of the same style. We also ordered 2 smaller side chairs, different brand however.
Edited by magnificent_baby, 10 August 2012 - 09:49 AM.
Wrong style name
Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:21 AM