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May 10, 2021

Sectioned Sectionals

All about the advantages and design decisions with sectionals!

Would you believe us if we said the use of sectional sofas can be a controversial decision in the world of interior design? Regardless of how crazy this may sound, it’s true! For some, sectional sofas are a waste of space and take up too much of a room. For others, it is the ideal seating arrangement for their living room.

Of course, it’s a matter of opinion and preference, but here at Tandem Arbor, we happen to be fans of this oh so controversial piece of furniture. We’ll tell you why through the stories of homeowners and interior designers.

Advantages of Sectionals for Homeowners

When we work with homeowners, many believe there are several different advantages to investing in a sectional, at least in their particular spaces. One advantage is that they are considered space-saving - if your sectional is large enough, you won’t need any more chairs or seating in the room. This advantage also ties into a sectional providing a clean and uncluttered look.

Another advantage is that sectionals are perfect for families that require a large seating space, especially if the family tends to spend a lot of time together. They are great for watching TV together or sitting and chatting with guests when entertaining. Many people assume the corner seats of sectionals are a waste of space, however, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Most users of sectionals love the corner seat - after all, it is the most comfortable spot!

We guarantee that nine out of 10 homeowners have at least one sectional somewhere in their home - whether in their beloved man cave or main living room - most of the time it just makes sense. Simple as that.

Advantages of Sectionals for Interior Design

Whenever we work with interior designers, even self-proclaimed interior designers, they have their design hat on, as they should, when making furniture selections. In their mind, a sectional allows for easy redecorating and re-upholstering, especially if the homeowner takes a liking to HGTV and wants to redecorate frequently. If this sounds like you, it’s important to take into consideration the different types and styles of sectionals as some are specifically designed to fit into widely varying spaces. Based on your desired look and use, Tandem Arbor has several sectional collections to choose from.

The Madison and Leroy collections are fluffy and comfortable; perfect for families and those who want their space to feel comfy cozy. The Varick collection provides a sleek look that bodes well for modern settings. Should we go on? We are only scratching the surface here - there are a number of other collections available to you from Tandem Arbor such as Mulberry, Crosby, and Ludlow. According to the structure of your room and the furnishings you have, with Tandem Arbor you can choose the type of sectional most appropriate for you then customize it to your exact needs.

Another consideration when it comes to interior design is the placement of the sectional in the room. Placement is everything and can truly make or break whether a piece is going to work. Corner sectionals tend to work well for almost all rooms as it can back nicely into a corner wall. They also provide a nice balance when you have guests gathered around for conversation. Chaise sectionals are smaller and great for a smaller room. If you choose right arm or left arm sectionals, you’ll want to make sure you have the space along the length of the sofa to accommodate the piece. The U-Shape sectional is lovely and spacious and solves all your seating problems, but it also takes up a decent amount of space.

So, Are Sectionals In?

Drumroll, please! Based on the above, you may already know our answer. YES, sectionals are in and will probably always be in. Sectional sofas have stood the test of time. There’s a reason they continue to be popular today. Sectionals can be used in a variety of ways with a variety of decorating options and patterns. Although they aren’t always the easiest to move around, they provide a strong background for your interior decor. Add in comfort, good conversations, and bonding time - what more could you ask for from a piece of furniture?

Are you ready to start designing your perfect sectional? Consult with a Tandem Arbor furniture specialist.

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