Sectional Sofas, Loveseats, and Chaises

If you are shopping for living room seating options, sectional sofas, loveseats, and chaises are some of the choices available. You can find sofas and other seating in styles such as contemporary, Asian, cottage, country, tropical, and rustic. These furniture options can also be found in a variety of upholstery options including linen, chenille, leather, and microfiber, to name a few.

What is a sectional sofa?

A sectional is made up of several single pieces. Sectional sofas generally have between two and seven sections. These pieces can be configured in different ways that allow for rearrangement. Sectional pieces usually hook together in order to prevent them from sliding away from each other. There are also sleeper, cuddler, and recliner pieces available for some sectionals. Most sectional endpieces have armrests.

How do you choose a loveseat sofa?

A loveseat is a living room furniture option that seats two people. Some loveseats are reclining. Taking the following factors into consideration can help you choose a loveseat.

  • Size: Generally, loveseats have lengths between 50 inches and 70 inches. Make sure you measure the space where you want to put your new loveseat sofa so you know the maximum size you can purchase.
  • Materials: You can find loveseats that are covered in leather, fabric, and microfiber. Fabric loveseats have a wide selection of colors, patterns, and styles.
  • Style: Some styles of loveseats you can find are modern, traditional, and contemporary. Pieces with elaborate designs and decorations are traditional. They are simple and have minimal embellishments or decoration if any at all. On the other hand, modern loveseats are simplistically bold. They will be low to the ground and are designed with leather, metal, or other sleek materials.
  • Color: Before shopping for a loveseat sofa, think about what colors you are interested in. Do you want a neutral color such as gray, tan, white, or black, or do you prefer a color that will stand out more such as red, blue, or yellow?
What is a chaise?

Also commonly referred to as a chaise lounge, a chaise is an upholstered piece of furniture that is designed for reclining. It is like a long chair that will support your legs. You can sit upright in them and also lay down and use them as a sleeper. There are some sectional sofas available that include chaise pieces. Some chaises have arms, and some do not. In addition, some can be purchased with a curve towards the middle where your knee would naturally bend.