Have you ever felt stumped about how to stage your room after bringing a large sectional sofa into your space? Perhaps it looked perfect in the store (or online) and now that it’s in your living room, you wonder if you’ve made a mistake. Before you completely redecorate the room, consider these do’s and don’ts for decorating around a right-facing sectional.
Try This When Decorating Around a Right Facing Sectional
You’ll have to complete a few steps before you can move your sectional into the desired spot in your home. First, consider the size of the room and where the light comes in. Next, find the focal point of the room (this may be your play zone, entertainment center, or fireplace). Finally, make sure you have a walking path between the sectional, other furniture, and any other obstacles in the room.
Don’t worry if it still doesn’t look right! Next, you can consider the following tips for correctly decorating around a right-facing sectional:
- Use a large rug to create a central “platform” for your sectional. This will highlight the asymmetry of the sofa and chaise (in a good way) and allow you to decorate the surface of the sectional as you please with pillows and blankets.
- Use a sectional to line a wall of windows. Placing your sectional against the light source gives the room the illusion that it’s much bigger than it actually is.
- In an open-concept room, consider using the sectional as a divider. Plan your room around using the right-facing chaise as a partition between two areas.
Don’t Do This When Decorating Around a Right Facing Sectional
It’s easy to make a few slip-ups if you’ve never decorated around a sectional before. These L-shaped couches can be awkward to move around and decorate around if they’re not put in the right spots. Regardless of how you choose to style your sectional once it’s placed, please remember the following points:
- Don’t shove the sectional into the wall because its L-shape “fits” into the corner — even if the room is tiny. If you’re putting a sectional into a smaller room, check to ensure that your new furniture will line the wall without sticking out beyond the wall. If the chaise doesn’t fit against the wall, placing the sectional in the center of the room will look better.
- Don’t select a right-facing sectional when a left-facing sectional will look better! Many people aren’t aware that both types of sectionals are options.
- Don’t choose a sectional without thinking about where you’re going to put it. Plan ahead as to where you’re putting your existing furniture once your sectional comes, and consider sketching out your ideal room if you’re starting from scratch.
Once you learn a few simple placement and decorating tips, you can’t go wrong with a timeless, chic sectional in a modern or mid-century design. By following the above method, you can easily decorate your room without doing any single mistake.
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