So You Want to Buy a Sectional Here are 3 Things to Consider While You Shop

So You Want to Buy a Sectional? Here are 3 Things to Consider While You Shop


Sectional sofas are growing in popularity – and for good reason! These sofas provide tons of comfortable seating, and they can be extremely versatile. BUT – a sectional can be a complicated piece of furniture to fit in your space properly. The last thing you want is a giant sofa that blocks traffic patterns in your space, or a piece that isn’t suited for the purpose of the room. At Reid’s Fine Furnishings, we are here to make sure that never happens to our customers! Here are three things to consider before you invest in a sectional sofa..

Take detailed measurements of your space before your start shopping

This tip probably seems like a no-brainer, but you may be surprised at how many measurements are needed to get an accurate idea of the space you are working with. When evaluating the room, you need to consider the length, width, and depth of the sectional, as well as how much room is left over for other furniture and walking patterns. You want to ensure that there is plenty of room for people to walk around the space comfortably. If your sectional is too large, your space will feel cramped and cluttered. Taking measurements also helps to determine what shape your sectional should be. At Reid’s, we have several custom sectional programs that allow us to create unique sizes and shapes that perfectly suit your space – so you never have to worry about settling for a less-than-optimal layout.

Consider the purpose of the room

The next thing to consider is how you want your sectional to function. Is this sofa meant to provide seating in a formal living room? Or do you want a big comfy place to lounge and lay down for family movie night? How many people do you want to fit on the sofa? Answering these questions at the beginning of your shopping process will help to narrow down the sofa frames and elements that make the most sense for your room. Our customizable sectional programs provide options for seat depth, cushions, arm styles, and more, to ensure that your sofa functions properly for your space. Plus, with tons of different section options that can be arranged in endless combinations, you are never limited in what you can design!

Incorporate the right rug and accent furniture to define the space

Once you’ve found your dream sectional, don’t forget the other furniture and décor around it! A big piece of upholstery like this needs a rug that is large enough for it to fit on, along with any other furniture that may occupy the same space. Utilizing a rug helps to ground the space and make the room feel more cohesive. Additionally, if your sectional is floating in the middle of the room, we recommend incorporating elements like sofa tables and floor lamps to accessorize the sectional from various sides and angles. This strategy ensures that the sectional looks purposeful in the space, rather than a random piece of upholstery sitting in the middle of a room. At Reid’s, we offer a wide selection of quality rugs, décor, and accent furniture – so we can help you furnish your entire space from start to finish!

Still feel overwhelmed with finding a sectional on your own? We are here to help! Visit us today and meet with one of our designers to get your project started. We will come to your home and take all the measurements for you (so you don’t have to worry about doing the math on your own!). Upon evaluating your space, our designers will make recommendations on sofa frames and layouts that will best fit your needs. Plus, we will even assist with fabric selection, accessorizing the space, and answering any questions you have along the way – it’s that easy! Visit our showroom or give us a call to get started!