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Choosing the right corner sofa is an important step towards making your living room comfortable, inviting and stylish. Whether you’re replacing your current corner sofa, or you’re making a change from your standard sofas, we hope that this corner sofas buying guide will be useful.
Measure Your Space
Your first step when buying a corner sofa will be to measure how much space you have available in the room that you’d like your corner sofa to go.
Start by measuring the length of the area – including along both walls especially if placing your sofa in the corner of your room. Remember to leave room for side tables or standing lamps either side. Then measure the depth of the space taking into account any rugs or tables that will sit in front of the sofa. Then, finally the height of the space, paying attention to any radiators or shelving.
The layout of your space
In general, the placement of the sofa should follow the layout of the space. For example, if your living room is elongated and not rectangular or square, then the larger side of the sofa should follow these dimensions. This will save space and your living room will look bigger than it really is.
Where to position your sofa
There’s no rule to say a corner sofa needs to live in the corner! It can easily be featured in the middle of a room, in between two rooms or across a room.
Corner sofas can work great in the middle of your room or to one side. Although this depends a lot on the size and shape of your room, and works best if you have an open plan space, helping to divide a room into functional areas.
Whether it’s sitting snug in a corner or making a statement in the middle of a room, corner sofas work brilliantly for large families and homes that often play host to a lot of guests, but work equally well for those individuals who love stretching out. Hands up if that is you!
Now it’s time to think about the rest of the room.
A corner sofa fits even in a small living room
Even if your living room is small, a corner sofa with clean lines can fit more and make the space look more tidy than a more voluminous two-seater or three-seater sofa.
The difference between left and right corner sofas
You need to understand the difference between a left and right corner sofa, and even though it sounds simple it can confuse those who don’t pay attention. Wording and jargon about what is attached to what and where can be difficult to follow if you’re not familiar with sofa shopping, or you’re just having one of those days. If in doubt, ask a salesperson which side is which.
Here’s a tip: for a super simple way to discern which side is left and which is right, just stand facing the inside corner of your masking tape outline. The left side is now to your left, and the right is to your right.