Sectional sofas are amazing furniture pieces. They offer a wide variety of options and deserve a place in your place.
The more you think about sectional sofas the more excited you get, right? I knew it. There just isn't anything you'd rather be reading about than these wonders of modern engineering and design. From their wide variety of upholstered fabric, leather and even plastic coverings, to the many options that open up to you for arrangement in a room, to the many alternative furniture pieces built in, these sofas really get the blood pumping.
I'm being a bit sarcastic (in case you didn't notice), but sectional sofas really are pretty cool. They can fit into just about any decor and have lots of options for you to choose from. Plus they serve a really practical function. For example, they sure make having visitors over for the night more comfortable. At least the versions with pull-out beds do. It wasn't really that many years ago that this could not be said. The old pull-outs were awful. There was always that irritating bar that you could feel in your back through the cheap mattress. Nobody wanted to get stuck sleeping on one of those monstrosities. Nowadays the manufacturers have figured out how to include a decent mattress without a metal bar in the back. Kudos to them.
But having a hide-a-bed is something that not all sectional sofas have, and that's cool because not everyone wants or needs an extra bed built in. Some sectionals are really just some configuration of a sofa, love seat, and maybe a recliner. Many models even have more than one recliner, and many have pull-down table surfaces built in. I love these! It is so convenient to have your refreshing beverage right where you want it. Some designs even provide cubbies for places to store things like remotes, tissues, or other small items.
Probably my favorite combination of pieces in sectional sofas is the one where you have a recliner on one end, then a short love seat, then a corner lounger, then a longer sofa terminated with another recliner. These bad boys are sweet! Recline, lounge, lay down, jump up and down, turn all around, whatever you want to do. They're not that heavy to move and you can arrange them to suit the needs of your living space. I find that from time to time the recliners get disconnected and moved around to suit the space. After awhile the hankerin' returns to put them back with the sofa components and the love continues.
Let's say you have a large room you wan to furnish. You go online, or head to a furniture store, and start looking for just the right thing. Couches, chairs, tables, recliners, love seats, futons, etc. They are all great, but nothing jumps out at you. Then it hits you, sectional sofas! That's it. Something that you can put in the room that will seat everyone comfortably, yet can be separated out if necessary should you move to smaller accommodations, or just want to change things up a bit. Cha ching, and you are the proud new owner of some new furniture.
There are many different approaches to interior design. Some are more sophisticated than others. Sectional sofas lend themselves to all of these. Some people, for example, are concerned with color combinations and texture matching. Others, like me, are more, shall we say, eclectic. I just want something comfortable and functional. No matter what approach you take, sectional sofas should definitely have a place in your place.