Is it time to offload your old living room furniture and upload new? If so, no doubt you’re wondering if you should replace the upholstered pieces with a sectional couch or a sofa/loveseat combo. Each system brings its own bling to the party, but your space and lifestyle may favor one over the other. To choose the right seating ensemble, answer these questions first.
Your Space: The Taj Mahal or a New York Broom Closet?
Before you commence sprawling around on Wickmans Furniture wares in search the most comfortable couches and sofas in your budget range, first assess your living room. Draw a diagram, then measure wall to wall. Note the placement of doors, windows, fireplaces and most critically, the electrical outlets. Do you live in a home built when lightning was the closest they ever got to electricity or a modern home with outlets up the wazoo?
Sectionals can easily hide long runs of extension cords and plug hubs. They also economize your furniture needs in a pillbox of a room. But, in areas fit for rugby tournaments, sectionals will seem too huddled and defensive. On the other hand, in a spacious chamber, sofas, loveseats, accent chairs and plenty of tables everywhere will offer open invitations to come and sit a spell. However, a very large sectional wouldn’t be entirely out of the competition if you have a reasonably large room.
Auspicious Guests or Good Ol’ Uncle Bob?
Next, consider if this room serves mostly your intimate family and closest sidekicks, or if you frequently host parties of associates and in-laws. When your family doesn’t mind crowding together without armrests for diplomatic distance, a sectional can work great. They’re cozier and tend to promote a pow-wow type of ambiance. When you need something that permits personal space between strangers and also enables you to sit far enough away that your mother-in-law can’t see your eyes glazing over, you may prefer separate sofa pieces, not a sectional couch.
Highway or Byway?
Finally, does the room in question rest along the migration route between bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms? Can traffic glide readily around the perimeter, or does cutting through the middle of the room present the path of least resistance? Because a sectional, by its very nature, sits in a clump, it may disrupt easy passage, whereas, a choir of sofas, chairs and tables can be arranged as porously as needed to allow you to drift through with ease.
Once you consider all the foregoing factors, you’ll have a good idea whether a sectional couch or a sofa set will provide you with the best seating scheme. Whichever you choose, you can find a wide array of options at Wickmans Furniture at quite reasonable price points. We offer quality products without the hyped-up prices. After viewing your options, if you just can’t decide, consult with one of our friendly, long-time, knowledgeable employees. We love to help you select the right pieces to make your room a standout in your home. Stop by and visit us today!