1) If you like to rearrange your furniture often, a sectional is not for you.
You probably won't have many options with a sectional. It will probably only work ONE WAY due to TV viewing, door openings etc.
See above - a sofa in one fabric, a pair of chairs in another fabric, and another chair or bench in a third and fourth fabric.
3) A sectional can seat a lot of people.
Especially when it doesn't have a curve in the corner.However, often people say that the corner is sort of "wasted space".
|Advantage to a sectional sofa - it can help you accomplish a |
clean metropolitan look, and can be good for TV viewing
4) It's easy to accomplish a clean metropolitan look with a sectional.
Look at the photos, they speak for themselves.
5) It's MUCH less expensive to reupholster a sofa if need be (due to damage).
Keep this in mind if you're worried about children, pets, spills, etc.
6) A room will look much bigger with chairs & a sofa.
A sectional on the other hand, can look very dense, so they often require either tall ceilings or a nice size room, so they don't overpower the room.
|Advantage to chairs and sofas - Chairs that are up on legs can |
make a small room look larger...(whereas a sectional sofa can
look dense, and make a small room feel even smaller)
It is sometimes the obvious choice due to the shape of the room. See photo below.
|This sectional fits better in this space than chair and a sofa would.|
It's obvious when a sectional is the perfect option.
|Advantage for chairs and sofas: It's easy to add a variety of fabrics.|
Example - the busy green fabric on this chair would be
too busy to put on an entire sectional sofa. Also, you can see under
the chairs so the room feels larger.
In deciding between a sectional & sofa, know that it's a matter of preference. If you're combining styles (husband versus wife) the decision can be even more challenging. Hopefully the pro and con list will help you decide. Or, your room shape may just dictate the decision for you!
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