If you have a relatively larger room available for a sofa, you could consider in an L-shaped one.
If you tend to entertain visitors and guests frequently, you’d need to look at L-shaped sofas more closely.
Here are 10 steps you must take while considering an L-Shaped Sofa for your home. These steps take into consideration extra elements you must keep in mind – the kind that are not mandatory while buying regular sofas.
What is an L-Shaped Sofa?
An L-shaped sofa has a long regular sofa – for example, a 3 seater. But apart from such a 3 seater, it also has a chaise.
This chaise is an add-on – it generally doesn’t have a backrest. The word chaise comes from “chaise lounge”.
Depending on which side of the main sofa seater the chaise would be, an L-shaped sofa is categorized as left hand facing and right hand facing.
Types of L-Shaped Sofa
There are 4 types of L-shaped sofas:
Steps to Follow While Buying an L-Shaped Sofa
- Measure the area of the room in which you want to position your sofa.
- Ensure that you have sufficient space for moving around the sofa.
- Ensure the sofa’s measurements – its length and breadth – align well with your room.
- Decide which type of L-shape suits you best – left hand facing or right hand facing – after you have the measurements of the room.
- Check if the sofa position, including that of the chaise, is in line with the entertainment unit in the sofa – if you’re going to position it around TV etc.
- Have a rough estimate of how many people would roughly be using the sofa during regular non-entertaining days. Keep in mind how frequently you entertain visitors and guests at home.
- Explore your choices:
a. modular sofa can be rearranged
b. reclining sofas allow you to recline
c. stationary sofas stay fixed in one place
d. convertible sofas can be converted to a bed.
8. If buying a convertible sofa, measure your room to understand the space that would be covered by the sofa once it is unfolded.
9. Choose the upholstery – fabric is common while leather tends to be premium.
10. Choose upholstery that is dark-coloured, or at least stain-proof. You may want to consider the décor of the room too while deciding on the colour.
Following these 10 steps will ensure that you don’t end up with a product that doesn’t align with your room area.
Let us know about your L-shaped sofa. Do you intend to get one? Or, if you already have one, how did you go about buying one?