Corner Sofas vs Regular Sofas – Pros & Cons

At the heart of every living room is a comfy sofa. After a long hard day at work, there is nothing better than getting back home, putting your feet up on the sofa and relaxing in front of the TV with the family. Today, more than ever, there are a huge variety of sofa styles to choose from, and getting the right sofa for your living space is important. While many people prefer a traditional 2 or 3 seater sofa, more and more consumers are opting to buy a corner sofa for their living room.

Here are a few pointers to help you decide which style is right for you.

Corner Sofas

A corner sofa is a practical way to maximise a small living space. A corner sofa can accommodate between 5 and 7 people comfortably and can be slotted nicely in the corner of the lounge, freeing up extra space for other furniture items or possessions. They are ideal for large families or people who like to entertain guests, as they allow many people to be seated comfortably in a small area. The arrangement of the furniture is ideal for close conversation between friends and a perfect space for cuddling up with the kids.

corner sofa

The disadvantage of a corner sofa is that it is not suitable for every type of lounge. Some rooms are the wrong shape to accommodate a corner sofa, or things are positioned in such a way that the sofa would obstruct a window or doorway. The sofa may be difficult to move and there may be problems getting the sofa into the house in the first place if the doorways are narrow and the sofa is too large. Also, If you decide to move house, the sofa may not fit in with the layout of the new home.

Regular Sofas

A regular sofa can be a more practical option, as it has more scope to fit a wide variety of room shapes. A recliner type of sofa is very relaxing after a long stressful day, and a sofa bed is perfect for when guests stay over. Another advantage of a regular sofa is that its use need not be confined to the living room. A sofa can be a nice feature in a hallway, or a practical addition to a bedroom or spare room, particularly for older children and teenagers, as it gives them somewhere to sit with their friends. Regular sofas tend to be cheaper than corner sofas.

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The disadvantage of a regular sofa is that it does not offer as many seats as a corner sofa. If you have a lot of children, or like to have parties, then a regular sofa is limited in that it can often only seat 3 people. A large sofa may have as many disadvantages as a corner type as regards moving it around easily and the fact that it may still obstruct windows or doorways.

With a bit of careful planning and consideration, you can find the perfect sofa for your lounge.

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The author is a keen blogger and enjoys writing about everything from interior design trends to championing his favourite corner sofas.

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