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When to use sectional sofas

People often ask me my opinion on using sectional sofas. Under the right conditions they can be functional and look great. I think their best use is in rooms with high ceilings or lots of windows, and upholstered in a lighter color. Getting room and upholstery proportions correct can be a challenge. If you’ve got a smaller sized room with low ceilings you are better off choosing a mix of a sofa and chairs to help break up the space. Here are a few good examples of sectionals.

Sectionals can be great when they are done right! What do you think of their look?

Images: Tobi Tobin for Lonny (1), Lee Mindel for Elle Decor (2),  Phoebe Howard (3), Steven Gambrel in Elle Decor (4), Philip Mitchell in House and Home (5), Jill Greaves Design (6), Kendell Wilkinson Design on Houzz (7) and Architectural Digest (8).

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