The modern corner sofa is the most popular sofa option. In addition to being the most comfortable model, the corner sofa is available in hundreds of designs. Whether the protruding part is on the left or right, with or without armrests, solid or modular, plus a variety of upholstery fabrics, the wide range of choices is both inspiring and overwhelming.
We’ll take a look at the most common options and give you some tips on how to buy a corner sofa and get the most out of it.
A modern corner sofa
consists of several sections that are fastened together. The main, longer section of the sofa is designed for several people to sit on. On the shorter side section, you can sit or lie down. And still, there is enough space for sitting on the sofa.
It should be noted that corner sofas are not necessarily L-shaped or U-shaped. A modular sofa is also popular today – corner or straight – its configuration can be changed at will. This is convenient because it is possible to choose a model for any room – from a small loft room to a common kitchen studio.
Sometimes a corner sofa is supplemented with a folding system. However, such additional options have their pros and cons. For example, an extra bed is a plus. At the same time, a sofa with a built-in folding mechanism becomes more bulky and rigid. In addition, the number of such sofa models is limited.
The first thing you should start with is to choose:
Determine the main function of the sofa – who will use it?
This determines the overall dimensions of the sofa, the size and balance of the individual parts.
How the sofa is going to be used?
An additional folding mechanism, for example, involves changing the design of the sofa and at the same time reduces the number of suitable models.
Do you have any animals in the house?
This information affects the density and color of the upholstery.
The following tips will help you determine the dimensions, filling and location of the sofa in relation to a specific room.
Large and soft corner sofas
are placed in living rooms or studio rooms where the whole family and many friends are gathering. Such models create an atmosphere and are associated with comfort. Comfortably sitting with your feet, relaxing alone or with your family, hugging your children, spending an evening with friends – these are the most common uses of a large sofa.
They are often placed in the center of the common room, complemented by pillows and poufs. The sofa unites all the objects around it. As a rule, the filler is chosen of medium hardness or down-softness. The folding mechanism is unnecessary here.
Corner sofas with a folding mechanism
are used as a place for sleeping, which requires the installation of a transformation mechanism in the sofa frame. Depending on the frequency of folding and the model of the sofa, the type of folding mechanism is selected. But in any case, the mechanism is bulky and imposes additional restrictions on the structure. In addition, the transformation mechanism is not intended for everyday use, it is no more than a guest sleeping option.
It will also be wise to think in advance whether there will be enough room to move around when the sofa is unfolded for sleeping.
Sofas for small rooms
should be chosen after carefully weighing all the pros and cons. If the dimensions of the room do not allow you to install a full sofa, we advise you to consider corner sofas without armrests – due to this, they take up less space and practically do not lose functionality.
Or to consider the option of a straight sofa with an attached pouf, which will form a protruding part. This mobility will allow you to use the sofa and pouf in many variations, covering most requirements and needs.
And the most important question: how do you feel on the sofa?
In order not to get lost in the variety of models, upholstery and sizes, we advise you to contact our consultants. Because we know everything about sofas and recommend the best for you.
The choice is yours.
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