Does your living room need a changeup? Is buying a new sectional top on the list? Or, do you have a client that’s about to change the great room’s main seat? Deciding on a sectional can be tricky. While the overall project design and space plan play a major roll in the decision, it’s important to note not only the style, but also the function – how is the sectional going to be used, will it stay in one place, float, or have separate parts that float and/or connect? It can be puzzling!
Sectionals are furniture pieces that are literally “sections” of furniture puzzle pieces. Each piece or unit is designed to be joined together with or without connecting mechanisms. The most important question to ask is: will the sectional need to be separated with parts that stand alone and move around the room for soirees and parties, or is the sectional to stay connected at all times and used as one unit? Our sectionals come in all shapes and sizes, but the modular arrangements are exceptionally cool. Here’s why…
First, it’s important to understand the difference between a non-modular sectional and a modular sectional. A non-modular sectional, such as our Darby, is a design that has a high back and in proportion a lower arm and need connecting mechanisms to stay together. When the pieces are put together, they are upholstered in such a way as to meet and marry together to look as one (the parts that meet have less padding so that they connect better). These are not intended to stand alone. Non-modular sectionals are beautiful pieces with many parts (that you cannot see as separate parts), such as our Darby sectional below.
A modular sectional, on the other hand, is really cool because they are comprised of modules or independent parts that can be combined in infinite ways. Take our Gobi, Rocco, Folio or Evok collections. Notice how (below) modules or pieces can be combined in several different arrangements, like a puzzle. One reason is because back height and arm height are the same. This allows for complete creative control whilst designing or updating your living space, no matter how often that might be. No matter what way you put the pieces together, the pieces will always fit! Cool, right?!
Modular sectionals are exceptionally cool because they are big puzzles that give us flexibility. Flexibility means more creative control, more open living space and more places to sit! More living space + more seating space sounds like a perfect pair!