Whether you have just moved home or about to embark on a renovation project, choosing the right sofa to suit your space can be a mind boggling task.
Do you go for comfort or design prowess?A regular 2 or 3 seater, a slick trend-setting settee or what about a cosy corner sofa?
Nothing beats kicking back and putting your feet up on a comfy couch after a hard days grind and a corner sofa certainly offers room for unwinding.
They are the ultimate lounging furniture, however as the name suggests, they are designed to be placed in corners so they may not be the best option for your room.
Here’s a few helpful pointers and some gorgeous corner sofascurrently topping our wishlist to assist in deciding which model works best for your home.
Not only do corner sofas offer extra seat space usually accommodating between 5 – 7 people (just think of the movie nights!) but they are a great way to make use of that corner wall space in a room that would normally be underutilised by a regular sofa.
Most of us think corner sofas are too big and bulky for small living rooms but in fact they are excellent space maximisers giving an area the impression of an open feeling and also freeing up valuable floor space compared to regular couches.
In rooms with larger open plan areas they can act as a room divider by cornering off a section and creating designated seating zones.
While they are perfect for surround cinematic viewing and cuddling up with the kids, corner sofas have limited arrangement potential particularly in terms of entertaining guests.
Regular sofas are often a more versatile option in that they can be arranged in various layout shapes and are easier to move about and offer the advantage of not being confined to a living room – sofas make great bedroom or hallway furniture.
In terms of interior décor regular sofas offer the advantage of being able to alternate 2-seater and 3-seater upholstery coverings, mismatching fabrics, textures and prints to create your own bespokedesign statement or even pairing them with an armchair in a different style for added style.
Regular sofas that double up as beds are handy for those who don’t have the benefit of a spare room or for compact apartment dwellers.
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In Short: We take a look at what to consider when choosing the right model for your living space (with some gorgeous wishlist loungers for inspiration!)