Modern Sectional Sofa
Sectional sofas in modern living room design.
Modern living room furniture, as well as traditional living room furniture usually represents separate pieces of furniture placed throughout the room to create a certain design. The most common selection, used successfully for years, was a combination of the sofa, loveseat and/or one or two armchairs. Today, the new invention came into the picture: sectional sofa.
Modern sectional sofa quickly became one of the very popular selections in the modern living room furniture design. In comparison to the traditionally shaped modern sofa, modern sectional sofa gives you more positioning possibilities. You can customize your sofa by picking and choosing sections of it. You can create our own silhouette by moving the pieces around and re-design your living room at your will and not get stuck with the boring rectangular-shaped form of the regular sofa, which can only be fitted at one place of the living room. The invention of the sectional sofa was especially useful for the small-size apartments or condos, where the traditional sofa would not sometimes even make it through the entrance door. Besides, a sectional sofa can give use to one of the corners of the living room, which is usually abandoned or not fully utilized. Last, but not least, it is a lot easier to match the price of the sofa with your budget it you choose to go sectional.
Modern sectional sofas usually come in either leather or fabric, or a combination of both, though the last one is rare and mostly custom-made. There are certain advantages and disadvantages of both leather and fabric.
Fabric sofa is usually selected by those who do not like that sticky feeling of the leather on their skin after sitting on it for a long time, especially during summer. Another reason to choose a fabric sofa over a leather sofa is that leather sofa does not get cleaned so easily despite of the “guarantee” from a salesperson offering easy leather treatment and/or cleaning supplies. At the same time fabric is easier to clean at home, without resorting to a professional cleaning service. And if you choose a removable cover, the cleaning problem only depends on a quality of the laundry detergent you use as practically all of the removable covers are washable. Finally, fabric sofa has been traditionally considered cheaper than its leather opponent.
The last statement was true until new, less expensive technology in leather processing was discovered. Also, furniture manufacturers started to combine natural and faux leather in a piece of furniture, putting the faux one in the back of it. As a result, leather furniture’s average selling price dropped significantly, therefore becoming affordable to more people. This had a great impact on a furniture industry. Modern leather sofa is becoming a best seller to a low-to-average-income shopper over the past years, turning out to be a strong alternative to a fabric sofa. And using leather in your living room furniture design will certainly give your place more respectable and upscale appearance.