Tips and selection of corner sofas

Corner velvet sofa - From archideaphoto, shutterstock 

The sofa is a key element of the show. In corner version, it saves space and structure the room. Generally positioned in the corner of the living room (against a wall), it can be flexible or convertible. It also finds its place in the middle of the living room.

Corner sofa: the selection criteria

Practical and convivial, the corner sofa is the ideal piece of furniture for the place of sharing and relaxation that is the living room. Here are some things to look for before buying:

  • The dimensions of the sofa、

The volume of the room is decisive in the choice of corner sofa. In a small space, the L-shaped model (small) is ideal while its U-shaped version (large and comfortable) is suitable for a large living room. Other sofas are flexible and can be adapted to the room configuration.

 

  • The use reserved for him

In a house devoid of guest room, the convertible corner sofa is an excellent choice. Comfortable, it can replace a cozy bed and is convertible into a storage box (thanks to the shelves at each end and the storage compartment under its armrests). This last option is worth it to be the ideal furniture in an apartment too narrow.

 

  • The planned location

In a small living room, it should be placed in the corner of the room (left or right side) to clear the passage and optimize space. In a spacious living room, the corner sofa divides the room in half. However, its presence should not interfere with other furniture.

 

  • The sofa model

Available in different styles (vintage, Scandinavian, etc.), it can harmonize with any decor. If the leather model matches a contemporary decor, the design version modernizes and personalises the room.

The corner sofa is perfect for relaxing in the living room: it's important to think about size, use, location and style before buying - © Wendelbo

The corner sofa is perfect for relaxing in the living room: it’s important to think about size, use, location and style before buying – © Wendelbo

Corner sofa structure

Generally, the corner sofa is composed of a wide part (the body) and a return or the part that forms the angle. Offering between 3 to 8 seats (or more), it can be converted into a bed. While some models are fixed, others are flexible and can be disassembled or assembled at will (ottoman, fireside, etc.).

Cheap, some corner sofas are made of solid wood and particle board. With room for four people, they are available in a fixed angle version (the location must be determined carefully, depending on the configuration of the room) and adjustable (fits all forms of living room). They can also be equipped with cushions, armrests, visible feet, even two benches to arrange according to the decor.

Their cover can be fabric (cotton with removable cover or anti-stain treated polyester), imitation leather (composition of cotton, polyester and polyurethane) or in a mixture of these two materials.  In addition, they are available as a second-hand model in flea markets and yard sales. in the interior design shops, by the designers of indoor furniture or online. Some sites offer considerable discounts (up to 30%) and credit payment options (no charge). In addition, they are available as a second-hand model in flea markets and yard sales.

The corner sofa consists of a wide part and a part that forms the angle: it exists in fixed and adjustable angle version - © Miliboo

The corner sofa consists of a wide part and a part that forms the angle: it exists in fixed and adjustable angle version – © Miliboo

The convertible corner sofa and its modular variant

Fitted as a bed, the convertible corner sofa can be made of steel or solid wood. Farm, its seat (between 27 kg / m3 and 45 kg / m3) optimizes the comfort of users (taking into account their morphology). Palliative or long-term sleeping solution, it can be transformed into a mattress (between 30 kg / m³ and 60 kg / m³) dense and thick (9 cm to 12 cm or 15 cm, even 17 cm) equipped with spring suspensions.

Foam or bultex, the convertible corner sofa offers space for about six people. Indispensable for the location of the piece of furniture, the direction of orientation must obligatorily correspond to the configuration of the piece. Wedding any decor (modern, Scandinavian, design, or contemporary), this furniture can be equipped with steel or wooden feet, 2 or 6 headrests, can be adjustable and adjustable,

Opt for a round corner sofa - © MDF Italia

Opt for a round corner sofa – © MDF Italia

The convertible corner sofa exists in various varieties, it is advisable to choose tones and colors neutral or sober to obtain a harmonized interior decoration.

There are also modular or modular corner sofas whose structure can be modified at will. Consisting of different design elements that can be assembled together or separated, they adapt to all possible configurations. At the same time corner sofa or multiplace, ottomans, armchairs, meridian, etc., they can be transformed into a bench (when the modules of sitting are juxtaposed). Some models offer backrest, armrest and adjustable tilt options.

There are also modular or modular corner sofas whose structure can be modified at will. Consisting of different design elements that can be assembled together or separated, they adapt to all possible configurations. At the same time corner sofa or multiplace, ottomans, armchairs, meridian, etc., they can be transformed into a bench (when the modules of sitting are juxtaposed). Some models offer backrest, armrest and adjustable tilt options.

Wedding any decor the corner sofa can be equipped with wooden legs, several headrests, armrests, a storage box - © Goal

Wedding any decor the corner sofa can be equipped with wooden legs, several headrests, armrests, a storage box – © Goal