The sectional sofa, with its familiar 90-degree configuration and massive footprint, gained prominence in the mid-20th
century as a versatile alternative to conventional couches, but these days its popularity is decidedly in question.The reasons for this are many. People are downsizing. Less is more. There’s more emphasis on personalization than utility. Blah, blah, blah. Well, we’re here to tell you that sectional sofas
can still bring a lot of razzle dazzle to the party.1. Sectionals can be classy.
When some people think of sectionals and all they can picture is the weird, puffy monstrosity that grandma keeps in the basement rumpus room. There’s nothing wrong with velvet cushions in a decorative windmill print, but it’s not the only option, either. Sectional designs have gotten decidedly more fun and funky over the years.2. Sectionals can be low-profile.
By definition, sectionals are big. That’s just the name of the game. But, they don’t have to be overstuffed. Many designs feature streamlined profiles, particularly when it comes to modern styles.3. Sectionals can be luxurious.
Ratty, lumpy and dumpy – these are adjectives that belong to a different era in the history of the sectional sofa. These days, high-end furniture makers can put a lot of zing into a posh sectional design. Italian leather, kiln-dried hardwood frames and chrome accents are not uncommon among the finest designs.4. Sectionals can be versatile.
Versatility is arguably what prompted the development of the sectional in the first place and things have only gotten better. Sectionals may be right- or left-facing, and modular sectionals tend to be both. Some of them have convertible sofas or recliners, while others have built-in tables, drink holders and other features that make modern living ridiculously comfortable.5. Sectionals can be affordable.
Sectional sofas aren’t the cheapest things in the world, but when compared against the alternative of buying living room sets they can be a great value. BONUS: It’s a one-and-done furniture-moving situation. It might be a big one, but at least it’s only one and therefore probably less expensive.ATGStores.com
hopes to elevate the opinion of the too often maligned sectional – it’s more sophisticated than that rumpus-room throwback.