Modular Sofas have become extremely popular in recent years as home designs have moved from traditional floor plans to larger, more informal open plan spaces. For many of us, choosing between a classic loveseat or a modular sofa is the decision de jour when it comes to redecorating our living room. Yet, because modular sofas are composed of separate sectional elements, the buying process for modular sofas can be far more tricky than buying a classic three piece suite – with a sofa and two armchairs. So if you are wondering whether a modular sofa would be a good choice for your interior space, here are some quick pointers to consider when making your choice.
1. Classic or Contemporary
Its important to remember that sofas are extremely contemporary. Not only are they a recent development in historical terms, but also they embody the contemporary aesthetic in the sense that they are natural conduits of an informal interior mood. For this reason, you may want to think twice before inserting a modular sofa within your living room if you own a period property with original features. While sectional sofas do vary stylistically, its extremely unlikely that you will find a sofa that is in-keeping with a classic aesthetic. If you do find yourself in this position you may wish to opt for a traditional three piece suite or consider redecorating your interior space in order to make the room feel more modern.
Even if your property is more modern in style, its important to consider early on whether you have enough space to really make the most of a modular suite. More often than not, you’ll see modular sofas portrayed in larger, open-plan spaces with a light feel as this type of environment really showcases the product’s informality and contemporary appeal. For smaller spaces, you need to be careful not to let a modular sofa dominate the room as the interplay between the product and the environment is essential to the sofa’s appeal. If you shop around, you may find some providers who offer smaller sized modular suites which can solve this problem.
One of the most appealing aspects of sectional sofas is the ability to continually alter and customise the composition of the separate segments in order to suit your style or immediate need. Consider then whether your preference would be for extra capacity or extra comfort when selecting your additional modules. For the former you may wish to consider adding a corner segment to create a classic L or U shaped alignment. For the later, you may be better suited to a chaise segment which will enhance comfort although you wont be able to seat as many individuals around the same space.
There are a huge number of considerations when purchasing a modular sofa, far too numerous to list in one go. However, if the informal nature of these unique furniture pieces does appeal to you then definitely consider going modular with your next purchase. Hopefully these three quick tips will help inform your decision and allow you to make the best possible choice when it comes to the final purchase.