Choosing a sofa can be tricky. Very tricky indeed. Sofa styles come and go. What once passed for the latest in design and home-decor, is now blasé and so-last-week! It’s sometimes hard to know what’s in fashion. Should I opt for the traditional three-piece-suite with arm rests, or the shiny leather affair. Just like life, choosing the correct couch can throw you a few curveballs. So we have put together this guide to choosing a corner sofa. Why a corner one? Well, because, they are great! That’s why….
Sofa styles are forever changing. Lifestyles, tastes and trends come and go. But the one constant is comfort.
As housing in Dublin is an issue right now, space is at a premium. Whether you are looking to furnish a 3 bed semi or a 2 bedroom apartment, choosing a sofa to fit and suit your living room is hard to do. Corner sofas are ticking all the boxes in terms of space and design. It’s popularity has soared to the extent it is not outselling the traditional living room couch.
Advantages of a corner sofa
A corner sofa gives the illusion of having a bigger room. Traditionally, the couch was set against one wall of the living room. This usually took up space on the adjoining walls to the point they could only fit smaller pieces of furniture, or an armchair at best. With a corner sofa sitting, in the corner obviously, it’s not taking up the adjoining walls, and leaves you with more floor space to decorate as you please.
A corner sofa not only allows for easier decoration, but also creates an easier flow through a home. Family traffic passing from room to room would have to negotiate the biggest piece of furniture in the past. But now, the sofa sits where it’s meant to. In the corner.
In terms of decoration, a corner sofa, such as the Babylon corner sofa does not “take-over” an entire room in comparison to a traditional couch of similar size.
Sofas should be viewed as “one-and-a-half couches” combined. It’s really just an extended couch. Couches traditionally can sit three people. Whereas a corner sofa can easily sit five people, such as the Agiotto leather corner sofa.
Whether you have a big family, or just like to sprawl on the couch, it makes sense.
One of the issues when choosing a sofa is making sure all the rooms furniture will work together. Corner sofas do not dominate the room, which gives all the other items in the room a chance to shine and work together.
Modern sofas often have extendable frames which allow for adjustments to suit different room sizes and changing decorations. Perfect for hosts who like to entertain, or just for the sake of it.
Sleeping on a traditional couch is next to impossible. Three cushions meant you could never really extend to stretch out your legs. But on a corner sofa, there is no need to curl up tight in a ball. Whether it’s a quick nap, or spending the night on the couch, a corner sofa is a perfect substitute for bedroom furniture.