Sectional sofas are a great way to allow for constant changes in living room layout and to be able to fit the most amount of people but when staged incorrectly, sectional sofas can block off the room and make the space seem cold and small.
When staging with a sectional sofa aim to have the largest section of the sofa up against a wall. When the largest section is in the middle of the room with access to another part of the house behind the sofa then the sofa immediately blocks off the living space and makes the entire area seem smaller. By having the largest section of the sofa against the wall it allows for more visual space and a more inviting area.
Sectional sofas allow you to layout your lounge in whatever way you want. When laying out your lounge make sure you pick the most practical method of layout with respects to the room. If someone in the house likes to lay on their back and watch TV, then stage the area so that can be achieved.
Avoid separating the sofa as much as you can. If your sectional sofa has two pieces that are roughly the same size and they won’t fit in the property together then placing the pieces across from each other is a great idea. However, if your sofa has three pieces that are completely different sizes and are meant to stay together, keep them together.
Some sectional sofas come with an ottoman cross coffee table that looks exactly the same as the lounge. While this might provide more seating area opt for a coffee table that is an actual coffee table instead of an ottoman and coffee table hybrid. Too much of one texture can be overwhelming so instead opt for a coffee table that compliments the lounge but is its own object.
When it comes to sectional sofas it really is a case by case matter. Some properties look better with sectional sofas styled in certain ways, others look better in a different way. Accessorising with different pillow textures and blankets can allow you to break up the sofa and make it feel as if it isn’t one piece of furniture. Because of the sheer size of sectional sofas opting for a neutral tone is best. Bold, bright colours will close the area off and take attention away from everything else in the room.