Sectional sofas are different from standard sofas, mainly due to their customized structure. They offer a way to build around your needs and your room. Most of the time, the pieces can be moved around any way you like since each one is separate. All pieces come together to form one unit.
Most simplistic sectional sofas include a 3-seat sofa, a love-seat, and a corner piece to form an L-shaped couch. However, many furniture leasing companies offer several individual options so you can build the sectional you desire. Sectional sofa pieces include:
Drop-down table pieces
Armrests and Ottomans
Armrests add more comfort to sectionals as a convenient fill in between two seating units. They allow the arms to be relaxed and can often help prevent wrinkles in suits or other attire. Armrests typically stand alone and slip right in between the other two pieces.
Ottomans add relaxation benefits to the sectional by offering comfort that is designed for the legs and the feet. The legs project outward from the couch while the feet rest on the ottoman, creating a comfortable outward position. In addition, some ottomans have internal storage for a less-cluttered environment.
Sectional Tables and Chairs
Drop-down table pieces add flexibility into the sofa mix by providing a way to hold items within the sectional sofa. This comes in handy for eating a meal or taking a break and laying your phone, drink, book, or anything else down right next to you.
Chairs offer a nice addition to the sectional by providing upright comfort for those that prefer not to lounge on the couch. Contrary to that thought, a chaise lounge can provide reclining comfort that falls within a chair design.
Although drawer pieces are not as common, they do come in handy. Some drawer units feature a cooling system for storing and keeping drinks cold. Others provide a way to store remotes, magazines, pens, or anything else you need to keep around.
Other Advantages to Sectional Sofas
In addition to a variety of pieces getting put together the way you like them to be, sectional sofas allow more options that include location and placement. They position great in corners with a corner piece and wing out both ways for more seating in a wider fashion. They also add features that a lot of sofas do not have, as mentioned individually above.