When it comes to relaxation and entertainment, sectionals are by far the most comfortable, roomy, and accommodating. Leather sectional sofas take the standard sofa up a notch, but how do you know which one to choose for your home? Just like other living room furniture, leather sectionals come in a wide range of shapes, styles, and sizes so we can fit that difficult room with the perfectly sized leather sectional. This guide will help you discover the perfect leather sectional for your living space, so read on to learn more.
In general, sectional sofas are larger than the average sofa, but they also come in a variety of shapes. The shape you select will largely depend on the size and layout of the room. Here are some examples of shapes available for your leather sectional:
A curved sectional is a great option if you enjoy a good conversation. The advantage of a Curved section is that the corner is designed to be.a seat, therefore it can be used. However, because the backs are curved, laying down in the curve is less comfortable then a Square L shaped sectional. This curvaceous sofa has nice lines and allows people from every seat to get up easily without interfering with others. The modern silhouette makes the curved sectional an excellent option for contemporary living rooms. It’s best for larger living rooms since it curves outward which means it may take up about 1 foot of extra space on each end as opposed to an L-shaped square sectional with the same amount of seats.
Square L-Shaped Sectionals:
The L-shaped sectional is a classic shape that works well in smaller spaces since it won’t break up the existing room. Most L-shaped sectionals include a chaise either at one or both ends, which makes it wonderful if you want to stretch your legs out and relax. You can find compact L-shaped leather sectionals and larger ones depending on your seating needs. At Leather Creations, all of our sectionals are designed to fit your room. Not the other way around.
A U-shaped sectional, commonly referred to a leather pit group consists of either 2 wedges or 2 corners. The leather u-shaped sectional concept is designed for people who have a large family or who entertain lots of guests. The U-shaped design typically includes extended sections on each end, adding to the comfort factor.
Aside from the shape of your leather sectional, look for one that suits your unique style. These sofas come in a range of designs that can mesh well with almost any theme and any décor. Depending on your preference, you can find them in a variety of looks like:
Traditional Leather Sectionals:
Curvy lines and delicate legs are hallmarks of traditional furniture, and sectionals are no different. This furniture usually features a more classic style that’s almost guaranteed to complement whatever is already in your home.
Modern/Contemporary Leather Sectionals:
A modern or contemporary sectional typically has a lower profile and sleek, straight lines. Look for tapered legs made of wood or metal that give these sectionals the iconic modern look. Gray leather upholstery is the perfect choice for a modern or contemporary sectional sofa.
Transitional Leather Sectionals:
The concept of transitional furniture is to blend a bit of the old with the new. Ideally, any transitional sectional will be a functional option that works well for busy households. Choose a transitional sectional with plenty of room and cushiony seats and backs for added comfort. The sectional can combine traditional colorways with a modern touch such as silver-finished metal legs to bring two looks together.
Mid-Century Leather Sectionals:
Similar to modern designs, the mid-century look brings minimalism into the space. With slender legs and a low-profile, these leather sectionals offer hallmarks of mid-century modern aesthetics. This style is usually less bulky than many others, and it’s great for people who are aiming more toward looks than functionality. However, a well-made mid-century sectional should still be extremely supportive and comfortable.
Once you’ve chosen the shape and style, it’s time to consider the design of the leather sectional. Of course, you want this important piece of furniture to be comfortable, but there are other things to consider before you make a purchase. The design can incorporate a variety of things depending on your needs. Some examples of sectional designs include:
Stationary Leather Sectionals:
The name of this design does exactly what it says. Once you place the sectional in your living room, that’s where it will stay. These leather sofas don’t include any sort of recline feature and typically come in one single piece or shape that can’t be modified. You’ll often find extra throw pillows on stationary sectionals to give you a little extra comfort when you sit and relax.
You can’t beat the feeling of kicking back and relaxing after a long day, and reclining leather sectionals can help you do just that. This type of leather sectional includes reclining sections that are typically found on one or both ends of the piece. Some reclining leather sectionals also recline in the middle. Reclining sectionals require more space since they need ample room to stretch out, but you’ll love this design if you enjoy reading, taking naps, or laying down while watching television on the sofa.
A key feature of modular sectionals is the freedom and flexibility you get to create your own design. This type of sofa includes several interconnecting single cushion pieces and you can mix and match them to fit your needs. Attach a chaise to one end or leave it short if you prefer. You can also separate pieces to create individual furnishings if you choose. Most modular leather sectionals are lightweight which makes them easy to rearrange or change as needed. Because each seat is a separate seat, this tends to add to the cost of a modular leather sectional
Sofa/Chaise Leather Sectionals:
The chaise is basically an extension of your seat that can be moved from one end to the other. You may also be able to remove the chaise portion and use it as an ottoman, which makes this type of sectional extremely versatile. Chaise chairs are long and give you the ability to lay your legs all the way out on those days or nights when you just want to relax and enjoy your living room or take a nice, long nap. A leather sectional with a chaise is always a good way to increase seating and style at the same time.
Home Theater Style Sectionals:
Most home theater style sectionals are large and roomy. They almost always include a recliner, and many recline on each chair so everyone who sits there can kick back and relax. This type of sectional also includes cup holders and cubbies where you can hide the remote control or place your drink down securely without the need for a coffee table. Even if you don’t have a home theater, they’re a fantastic choice for people with kids or for those who love to invite friends over to watch movies or the big game.