If you have ever shopped for furniture, you have likely walked into a furniture store and meandered around different types, styles, and designs of sofas, loveseats, and chairs. One popular item that always ends up being sat on is the sectional couch. If you are unfamiliar, a sectional couch is a large sofa that is comprised of several pieces that connect together, usually forming an “L” or “U” shape. People often ask about the practicality of such a furniture item. Here is a review of both the pros and cons of sectionals to help you decide if this furniture item is right for your home.
Pros & Cons of Sectional Sofas
- Good for Families – In homes with large families, meaning families with more than three individuals, sectional sofas allow everyone to sit on the same couch. A sectional gives each person space to spread out, yet allowing everyone to be together at the same time. Traditional sofas are generally seating for two, or maybe three people.
- Regular Entertainers – If you do not have a large family, but regularly entertain groups of people, a sectional could also be a good choice for you. For events where the television is the focal point, like for watching football games or movie nights, a sectional is a great choice because you will be able to seat a larger number of people with an excellent view.
- Comfortable – Sectionals are great for relaxing because they are usually covered in comfortable fabrics like leather or microfiber. Some even include reclining seats as part of the sections. Sectional sofas are definitely made for being able to get comfortable!
- Difficult to Rearrange – Because of their large size and sections that can only be arranged one way, sectional sofas can make rearranging the furniture in your family room very difficult, if not impossible. It has been said that purchasing a sectional is a big commitment, one not to be taken lightly especially if you are a frequent furniture re-arranger.
- Challenge to Move – Along the same lines as being difficult to rearrange, it can also be challenging to move your sectional to a new home. You will likely choose a sectional layout that suits the room in your current home best. If you move homes, it can be frustrating trying to find a new home to fit your sectional sofa.
Sectional sofas are not for every family or every home. Like every furniture purchase, it is a good idea to consider all aspects of this furniture item before making the investment. Sectional sofas are generally more expensive than traditional sofas. In fact, buying two sofas may be less expensive and offer you more flexibility in room arrangement than a sectional sofa. Happy Sofa Shopping!