Mitzi Patton. Sofa. August 26th , 2017.
As you can tell, sectional sofas can be a great alternative to separate living room pieces. There is a lot of versatility and it can accommodate quite a few people. Plus, they are comfortable and come in a wide variety of styles - something to suit anyone!
How Many Cushions? Traditional styles use two or three cushions for both seat and back. If you're just replacing the seat cushions, you have a few choices. If the back of the sofa is one piece - without attached or loose pillow-backs - you can use as many seat cushions as you want. One full length seat cushion lends a sleek, modern look to an older style. Just use the same fabric as you use for the sofa slipcover to make a cover for the cushion. If you like a more traditional feel, use two or three evenly sized cushions on the seating platform.
Sometimes, instead of a traditional couch, a recliner couch is used for the primary piece of the sectional. It is interesting, a couch is normally designed to sit three people, but in our family, when we watch a movie together, one person will call the couch and then lay down on it. Sometimes a younger sibling will get \"permission\" to curl up at the other end or will lean on their older brother or sister. This usually works fairly well, but three people NEVER sit on the couch to watch TV. A recliner couch helps solve this problem. With a recliner on one end of the couch, one person can fully lay back and relax and leave plenty of room for others. Some recliner couches will have a couple of recliners. Some sectional sofas will even have a small pull-down arm rest between the two recliners that have cup holders in them to hold your drink.
Cushions and Style Decisions: If your couch has an attached back, your options for restyling will be a bit more limited. Still, you can make a big difference with new fabric covering for the upholstery and a change of style for the seating cushions. It can be as simple as choosing slipcovers for the couch and cushions in a livelier, updated style, or - if you're daring - you can go as far as cutting away the attached pillow back and replacing it with cushions.
Covering Your Cushions:The fabric that you choose for the upholstery slipcover and casings for your cushions will be the major style decision that you make. It will also be a major factor in deciding how long your new investment will last. Among the durable, natural fabrics that you can choose are cotton, wool, linen and leather. Among the synthetics, olefin is one of the most versatile fibers available. You can find olefin upholstery fabrics in weaves that mimic nearly any woven fabric - that are wash and wear easy when it comes to care. Take the extra trouble to make sure that your slipcovers and the covers for your cushions are removable so that they can be easily dry-cleaned or machine washed.
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