Should I choose a sectional or a sofa? Will I regret buying a sectional? All good questions and I can’t wait to answer them! But first I have to tell you that when Julie of Redhead Can Decorate invited me to join her and some other fabulous bloggers to share my sofa all styled up you can’t imagine my excitement. I’m humbled to be in company with such talented ladies. You will find their links at the end (and you won’t want to miss them.) You came to hear about sofas, so let’s get to it!!
If you are here for the first time, welcome and thank you for stopping by. If you have been with me for a while now you may remember when I participated in my first One Room Challenge in the Spring of 2016. You can see the big reveal of my Glamily Room HERE
I got my new sectional for that makeover. I have lived with it for 9 months now, which has given me plenty of time to either love it or hate it. Spoiler Alert: I love it!!!
One of House Beautiful’s projected trends for 2016 was the Glamily Room. A room that could be lived in and enjoyed without sacrificing style. I knew that was exactly what I needed to keep myself happy and my family comfortable. A stream lined modern sectional would do just that, I chose the Radley Sectional in Chrome and it’s on sale right now!!!!!
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Let’s talk about why I was considering a sectional in the first place:
My home is on the smaller side at 1600 sq ft. We have only one living space and it is long and narrow and honestly quite awkward. My house lacks an entry way. So you walk straight into the living room. See what I mean? Long and narrow. The front door is to the left just outside of this frame.
This is what you see from the front door. The sectional allows me to have a lot of seating without the clutter of multiple pieces of furniture and it does make it seem bigger.
I also have two teenage boys that are getting bigger and bigger each day. I think I can see them growing. I had an average size sofa and a chair previously. We would sit down to watch a movie and we would have to be lined up in a row, NO LOUNGING. We would all dive for the chair because if you got stuck on the sofa you were fighting for your personal space. When I say fight, I mean that literally. Then movie night would end up in some kind of….”you’re grounded for the rest of your life” scenario. We needed more room!!!! In comes the sectional that saved movie night!
Reasons To Choose A Sectional:
- They come in designer approved styles now and are available in many different configurations
- They fill a long narrow room
- They provide maximum seating in a small space
- They can double as sleeping space if you choose one with deep seating
- You can get a chaise lounge on one end of the couch to make the poofy recliner loving member of the family happy (a.k.a. DAD)
- They hold a lot of throw pillows….that’s a real reason
- They make a space comfortable, casual, inviting and family friendly
Do I regret my choice?: No!! I do not regret choosing a sectional at all! For my house and my family it was the perfect choice!
I was worried that I would get sick of not being able to move my furniture around…I still love it almost a year later.
I was also worried that it would be too prominent in the room…That is an easy fix with accessories which brings us to……..
How I style my sectional:
I add multiple throw blankets in different patterns and textures which look good and are perfect for naps…which I do on the daily and I’m not ashamed.
Throw pillows are my best friend ….not so much my husband’s but he’ll get over it–eventually. Hopefully. Probably. Maybe?
In fact I want more….these to be exact.
My pillow wish list:
I use pillows and blankets in the corners to visually break it up and add interest. I have fun with them and change them out with the seasons, which, provides the change that I crave. I purchased the buffalo check ones from Amazon for $6.99 each!! They are linked below.
Turns out that we actually use the pillows for our backs because the seats are deep. So we don’t just keep them around for their good looks, they’re useful!!!
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I also paired the sectional with a large leather ottoman, that I scored on Craigslist, so all those big feet have a cozy perch. At first I wasn’t sure if the tray would function well for holding drinks but it has worked out very well. I would suggest using a tray with a flat bottom for stability.
I am still searching for the perfect rug. Maybe at the one year mark I will find it!
After it’s all said and done I am happy to have a stylish room that I love, that is family friendly and makes movie night non-combative… a true Glamily Room.
To see the beautifully styled sofas and rooms from the fantabulous bloggers that I mentioned in the beginning click on an image below….