A sectional can be a great way to provide comfortable seating in your living room. But with the many options and configurations available, it can be difficult to create a perfect fit. Here are some simple steps to take when picking a sectional for your home.
1. Figure out it's purpose. Will you be watching TV from this sectional? Curling up with a good book? Entertaining a formal party? Knowing this will help you determine the amount of seating you want, the style, and the finishing.
2. Measure the space. Knowing the dimensions of your room, size of doors and windows, and available open space will be vital in determining size and fit. Sometimes sketching a quick floor plan will save you time and errors.
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3. Ask about quality and construction. To avoid the disappointment of sagging cushions and squeaky frames over time, be sure to ask about the construction of the sectional. Kiln-dried hardwood or plywood frames are the highest quality and most durable. An eight-way tied metal coil seating suspension system will add comfort and durability as well.
4. Take time to get comfortable. There are many options when cushion density and comfort. Spend some time in the store testing out different cushion options to find the one that best suits your needs.
5. Make it yours. This is the fun part! Work with a designer to create a look and configuration that works for you. Choose the upholstery fabric, arm styles, tailoring, wood finishes, and final touches that will make the sectional uniquely yours.