Home Furnishings Buying Guide: Sectional Sofas

Shopping at a local home furnishings store – like Utah’s Guild Hall Home Furnishings – is the best way to find your perfect sectional sofa. We have a vast array of comfortable and stylish options available, and our interior design experts are on hand to offer advice. 

Home Furnishings Buying Guide: Sectional Sofas

However, before you start browsing, take some time to think about your needs – doing so will make finding the right sectional sofa much easier. 

Measure Your Room Space

Sectionals can take up a chunk of your floor space. The first step to finding the perfect sectional sofa is to measure the area where you plan to place your new seating.

Measure the length and width of the space as well as the height of the window sills. This will help you avoid buying a sofa that’s too tall. Finally, because you don’t want any furniture that disrupts the flow of traffic through the room, carefully consider how far your new sectional should protrude into the space.

Evaluate Your Layout Options

When you visit your home furnishings store, you’ll have several types of seating layouts to choose from. Consider which configuration works best for your living space before you start shopping, to help narrow down your options.

L-shaped sectionals are a good choice if you plan to orient the sofa toward a focal point, like an entertainment center or fireplace. For conversational seating, U-shaped sectionals can be ideal. You can choose a curved sectional sofa, or you could go with a reversible sofa if you’d like to have the option of changing the seating layout in the future.

Consider Sectional Components

Many high-quality, stylish sectional sofas come preassembled. But, some home furnishings showrooms – like Guild Hall Home Furnishings – give you the option of choosing your own sectional components, to create the ideal layout and configuration. 

Keep your living space and the type of seating you prefer in mind as you customize the furniture. Sectional component choices include armless chairs and love seats, right and left bumpers, wedges and corner chairs. Left-arm and right-arm chairs, chaises, loveseats and ottomans can also be a part of your custom sectional sofa.

Think About Design Features

Finally, consider the design features you’d like in your new sofa.

You might, for example, want to have one or more of the seats recline. Or, you may appreciate a sectional that can be used as a sleeper sofa. Hidden storage space, integral tables and cupholders are other features you may want to consider. You can even choose sectional components with built-in speakers and electronics controls.

If you want to find the perfect sectional sofa for your northern Utah home, make Guild Hall Home Furnishings in Salt Lake City your first stop. Our showroom is stocked with an incredible selection of high-quality sectionals in a variety of sizes and styles.

And, if you need help exploring your options, our friendly interior design staff is happy to share their expertise. Visit Guild Hall Home Furnishings in Salt Lake City today to find your perfect sectional sofa.

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