Sectional Sofas

Written by Sierra Rein
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The average depth of a sofa has risen 25 percent since 1978. This is, in part, due to the fact that the average home size has also grown 50 percent in the last 30 years. Today, more people have the chance to fill larger living rooms with even larger pieces of furniture.

A sectional sofa is the perfect type of furniture to take advantage of this extra space. Sectional sofas are meant to be modular, meaning they can be configured in a number of different arrangements to suit the individual living space. They can be chosen with a variety of diverse pieces that, once put together, can be adjusted to specific floor plans.

Indeed, sectional sofas can be purchased to line all four walls and corners of a room, or can be broken up and scattered throughout a room in the event of a party. Some people enjoy purchasing two similar sectional sofas of contrasting colors and mixing the pieces up to make the room look spacious. Others simply wish to make room for side tables, doorways, or other pieces of furniture.

Maintaining Sectional Sofas in Family Homes

If energetic or accident-prone children (or adults) are in the house, it may be a good idea to place fashionable slipcovers over each sofa section. Although this can be time-consuming, it will help you keep each piece clean in the long run. If one section is suddenly stained, all you then have to do is clean one slipcover. However, if you do not wish to use a slipcover, be sure to read the manufacturing instructions and use proper upholstery-safe cleaning equipment when dirt, stains, and odor become a problem.

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