How to Choose Sectional Sofa

How to Choose Sectional Sofa

Sectional sofas are the largest and most important piece of furniture in living rooms. They will take up most of the space with their multiple pieces and arrangement, but worry not since they will definitely be the centerpiece of the living room. Sectional sofas will instantly catch your attention, so it’s important to find one that does not only match the room’s décor but also hits your personal expectations.

At Patio Furniture Land, we’ve helped clients find the perfect sectional sofa for their needs and preferences. Buying a sectional sofa is a big decision, here are some tips to help you out:

A. Consider the Size of Your Space

Space is the most important consideration when you buy a sectional sofa for your living room. You may have your dream sofa, that one particular design, and color that you have been eyeing on for a while, but the space you have to use may not work with the size of your living room. Before shopping for sectional sofas, first, measure the area where you want to place the sectional sofa. Consider the length of the entire sofa, the reclining features if there is any, and also the accompanying ottomans. If you want to take it to next level, you may need an Interior Designer to efficiently layout your space.

B. Choose a Sectional Layout

There are a few options when it comes to choosing sectional sofas – meaning, you can get exactly what you want and how you want it. Read on about the various layouts to get a head start.


As its name says, this sectional sofa layout takes on an L shape, with two sofas merged together at the end to form a right angle. What you’re most likely to find is a three-cushion style connected to a two-cushion style. The L-shape layout is the most versatile among the sectional sofas. They work well when you place them into a corner or at the center of your living room. 


ANDERSON TEAK Natsepa Corner Modular


If you have a large space or if you want to get as much seating out of your sofa as possible, the U-shape layout is the perfect one for you. This U-shape style fosters intimate talks, all thanks to its two extended arms that face each other.

 FOREVER PATIO Horizon Sectional Corner Chair


This sectional style evokes a sculptural appeal to a living room or family space, acting almost as a piece of art with its luxurious silhouette. However, keep in mind that for small spaces, this style isn’t the perfect fit because it doesn’t look great when you place it against a wall. You will have to position it farther out into the room.

FOREVER PATIO Barbados Sectional 45 Degree Corner

FOREVER PATIO Barbados Square Ottoman

C. Choose an Orientation

The customization of sectional sofas does not only tackle the shape – you can choose different orientations as well.

Left- and Right- Facing 

When you look at L-shaped sectional couches, you’ll often encounter phrases like left-facing and right-facing. This refers to the arm placement when looking you are facing the sofa. Once you decide where you want to position your sectional sofa, narrow down your search to the orientation that works best with the layout of your living area.

FOREVER PATIO Barbados Sectional Left Arm Facing Loveseat 

FOREVER PATIO Barbados Sectional Right Arm Facing Loveseat



A modular sectional sofa is a versatile type of sectional sofa that includes parts that can be arranged in a variety of ways, also including pieces that can stand alone.


ANDERSON TEAK Riviera Right Modular


For even more options, Patio Furniture Land has laid it out for you. Come and visit now!


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