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Can corner sofas fit into small rooms?
Written By Sharon Marshall on August 15th, 2012
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So what is the problem with small rooms?
Small rooms are often difficult to furnish. You want to maximise the use of space, which makes armchairs a problem because, although an armchair is smaller than a sofa, two armchairs are definitely not. After all, if you opt for a couple of armchairs over a single sofa, you will need space for four arms instead of two!
So two small sofas could be a solution. However, corner sofas could be even better! With corner sofas, you have even less arms than you would on two small sofas. Also, you don’t lose seating space in the often wasted corner area of the room.
So what are the options for corner sofas?
These days, corner sofas, which are often referred to as sectional sofas or corner units, come in a wide variety of colours and styles. Leather is often considered to have a look of high quality, but tends to have a high price tag, too. One way to get around this issue is to opt for faux leather, which is typically far cheaper to buy. Faux leather corner sofas are becoming more popular, possibly due to the harsh economical climate, where people want a feeling of luxury without having to pay the price that they might have done in better times.
Luxury in a small room
Another thing that is a common feature with corner sofas is a reclining mechanism. Recliners seem to represent the height of comfort for living room seating and it is often possible to fit these into smaller rooms.
A small room ideally needs a light shade on the walls, as dark shades can easily ‘shrink’ the space. It is not so necessary to choose light coloured seating, though, as this can be brightened quite simply through clever use of cushions and throws