Sectionals 101

Seating Solutions: Choosing the Best Sectional Sofa for Your Space

Join the experts at as they plunge into the world of sectional sofas in search of the perfect seating accomplice.

Should a sectional be against the wall?

Creating an inviting and versatile living space is the dream! So, the placement of your sectional can make all the difference:

  • Rule of thumb: While some might suggest that a sectional should be against the wall, let's not get too cozy with rules. Sectionals are the James Deans of seating; they can shine in the center of the living room too.
  • Room flow: Now, picture this – your room's layout is like a choreographed dance. Sometimes, pulling the sectional away from the wall can create a cozy, inviting centerpiece, making your room feel like the grand ballroom of comfort.
  • Balance is key: Balance, my friend, is the secret sauce. And, if your room is feeling adventurous, try floating the blue sectional. It's like that perfect dance partner who can move gracefully through any routine.

How do you separate a sectional to make it look good?

Separation, they say, makes the heart grow fonder – and your room more stylish:

  • Modular magic: If your sectional is modular, embrace the options. Next, rearrange those pieces like a puzzle, creating different seating arrangements that will have your space doing a happy jig. Pay attention to how the couch stuffing makes each piece look.
  • Area rugs: Think of area rugs as the demarcation lines of your room's territory. So, placing a rug under each section of the sectional can visually separate them while adding a touch of flair.
  • Accent tables: Ah, the elegant maestros of separation – accent tables. Use coffee tables and end tables strategically. Moreover, they can act as visual dividers while offering a platform for your decor prowess.

How much sectional can my space handle?

Let's chat about the fine art of space etiquette:

  • Measure first: Before you dive headfirst into sectional selection, or creating a custom couch, whip out that tape measure. Again, measure your room's dimensions – length, width, and height – ensuring your sectional fits like Cinderella's glass slipper.
  • Traffic flow: Leave enough space for a graceful waltz around the sectional. Secondly, aim for a generous 2 to 3 feet of clearance to prevent any awkward bumping and shuffling.
  • Visual balance: It's all about that visual harmony. Finally, your sectional couch frame should blend seamlessly with your room's size and other furniture, like a smooth tango on the dance floor.

Remember, it's not just about fitting the sectional; it's about creating a harmonious, inviting space where both you and your guests can lounge, relax, and maybe even waltz a little. Finally, looking for the perfect sectional? Try a quick search 'sectionals near me' for convenient options.

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Alex Back is the founder and CEO of Previously, he was the co-founder and COO of the popular furniture brand, Apt2B, which was acquired by a large US retail furniture chain in 2018. He worked to integrate Apt2B, one of the very first online furniture retailers on the Shopify platform, into the operations of the 100 year old larger business entity and was deeply immersed in the business operations of both online and brick and mortar retail for 4 years before leaving in 2023 to start Working in various parts of the furniture industry since 2004, he has 20 years experience in retail sales, e-commerce, marketing, operations, logistics and wholesale manufacturing and distribution. He has worked extensively with partners such as Costco, Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon and his work has been highlighted in many publications such as Forbes, CNN and HGTV, among others. Alex is delighted to bring his experience and authority on couches and the furniture industry to this platform, along with many of his industry colleagues who are helping him keep the audience informed and engaged on a daily basis.
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