How To Arrange A Sectional Sofa In Your Living Room

How To Arrange A Sectional Sofa In Your Living Room


The sectional sofa has been one of the trendiest pieces of furniture in recent years. It is one of the most versatile furniture pieces comprising multiple sections that can be arranged in numerous ways according to one's convenience.

They are available in various styles and sizes, including reclining sectionals, stationery, sleeper sectionals, chaise style, L-shaped, U-shaped, and many more.

The best thing about sectional sofas is that they help to utilize your space efficiently while offering immense comfort. Whether you want to host guests, watch movies with your family or friends, or simply relax, sectional sofas are the perfect solution.

Bobby Berk, an Emmy-winning television host, author, and interior designer, once quoted: I've always loved great upholstery, and think that a great sofa is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your home. And we can't agree more.

Undoubtedly, a sofa is the main piece of furniture in every living room. And a well-designed sofa can make a world of difference when it comes to enhancing a room's aesthetics. But in addition to the design, a functional and visually pleasing arrangement is of the utmost importance.

If you are looking for some guidance on how to arrange it? Look no further! We've got you covered. In this blog, let's explore eight different ways in which we can arrange a sectional sofa.



Revitalize the Dead Corners
Every home has dead corners that no one has a clue what to do with. The best way is simply to put an L-shaped sectional sofa with an intriguing center table. It'll help utilize the vacant corner space and make the room aesthetically appealing.
To add an extra touch, decorate the corner walls with decors, shelves, paintings, etc. of your choice. This way, you can use the dead space as a cozy corner or a reading nook. If you like reading books, try adding a sleek or low-height bookshelf. Additionally, a pendant light can help enhance its appearance.


Affix it Against the Feature Wall
It's always a good idea to place a sectional against the feature wall of your living room. You must be thinking, that's what most people do. What's new in it?
But have you ever noticed that you can't always make the wall stand out regardless of how hard you try?
Therefore, sometimes it is better not to try so hard. A good sectional automatically draws attention to the wall you want to highlight, meaning you don't have to put too much effort into decorating it.


Give it Pride of Place in the Room
The middle of the room is one of the most suited places for a sectional sofa, especially if you have a U-shaped one. A simple way to do this is, instead of placing it against the wall, reverse it.
The result will be an interesting look that creates a wonderful atmosphere. You can also decorate the back of the sofa with a great bench or a sofa table.


Organize With Accent Chairs and Couch
The simplest, easiest, and most efficient way to arrange a sectional is with accent chairs and a backless couch. This method of creating a living room layout with a sectional never goes wrong.
It offers ample seating with different seating options, where people can sit according to their convenience. This is the best for gatherings, large families, and people who love entertaining guests. It also offers captivating aesthetics.


Create a Cozy Dining Set
Combine it with a dining chair and table in a corner. When you have a common living and dining room, you can easily use a sectional to create a fantastic dining table.
All you have to do is place your sofa where you want it and use a dining table, and (if necessary) add chairs that complement the design of the sofa. This is one of the most popular ways to use a sectional sofa these days.


Pair it Up With Ottoman
Add an ottoman to complete the look. Ottomans pair fairly well with a sectional sofa and add extra comfort. With so many different shapes and styles to choose from, you can use them for a variety of purposes.
You can use the ottoman as a table, as a footrest, small ones as a stool, and the large rectangular one as a couch seat.


Freestanding Design
Develop a design that stands alone. An open layout is a great idea when it comes to using sectionals. Bring your sectional sofa to the middle of the room, add an area rug and for TV, instead of a wall-mounted TV unit, use a movable TV stand, and you are good to go.
Perfect for lounging, this effortless layout creates a space free of obstacles. It reduces the likelihood of people walking by while you're watching TV.


use Non-Center and Non-Wall Location
Keep your sectional sofa neither in the center nor against the wall. To do this, it is best to move your sofa away from the corner and place a lamp, planters, or a side table in the free space. Sofas generally tend to slam against the wall, so we suggest keeping them a foot or two away from the wall, and you'll surely see the difference.


There is nothing more essential to a home than a good sectional sofa. It is one of the most versatile furniture pieces that meet the dynamic demands of homeowners. As a result of its versatility, it can be used in various ways and can be paired with a variety of furniture to make an interior space more visually appealing.


1. Which Side Should the Chaise Be On?

The chaise can be on any side, depending on the spatial requirements. Generally, the position of the chaise must face the entrance and not the back. Also, an ideal solution is placing it on a side that is easily accessible and has little to no traffic.

2. Can You Put a Sectional in a Corner?

Yes. Sectionals are easily adjustable, and you can put them in a corner. It is more common for people to place sectionals in corners since they enable them to use otherwise empty corners, adding extra seating and thereby saving space.

3. How Many People Can Sit on a Sectional Sofa?

A standard sectional sofa can accommodate up to five people. According to your requirements, you can purchase a sectional sofa with more than five seats. They come in a variety of seating options.

4. How Do You Separate a Sectional Sofa and Use it to Arrange a Room?

To separate a sectional sofa, follow these steps:
  • Before you start separating the sofa sections, the first step is to remove the cushions or any removable seating or cover.
  • Start separating the sections by detaching the corners first. Find the edge and start pulling it apart.
  • Sectionals have predetermined separation points, look for them and detach the rest. (Always read the instruction manual carefully)
  • The separating process also depends on the type of sectional you have. Some may be in two parts, while others in three or more than that.
The following steps will help you arrange the sectional sofa:
  • The first step is to always think about what look you want to give to your room and how you want the seating arrangement. Ask yourself, do you want an open arrangement with all the pieces arranged in a corner, or do you want the pieces to sit separately as a set? Then decide accordingly.
  • You can keep the longest part in the middle of the room as a couch and the rest in front of it or on either side of it.
  • You can also join multiple sections to form a single seat through a connector.
  • Add cushions and covers, and you're good to go.

5. What Do You Put Behind a Sectional?

You can possibly put anything behind a sectional sofa if it isn't placed against the wall. You can keep a sofa table, bench, sideboard, bookcase, chest of drawers, planters, counter with stools, etc. Keeping the back empty is no problem.

6. Can You Place A Sectional In A Formal Living Room?

Why not? Surely you can. Sectional is a perfect option for formal living rooms.

7. Does A Sectional Make A Room Look Bigger?

In some cases, a sectional sofa can make a room look bigger, while in others, it may not.

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