By lynn olivia buskirk. Living Rooms. At Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 17:21:58 PM.
The sectional sofa has evolved as a piece of furniture into something wholly transformational for living rooms. These innovative seating arrangements offer the kind of spontaneous rearrangement that more permanent furniture sets could only dream of.
Designer Alicia Murphy used a sectional in the living room of a teensy trailer she converted into a plush family getaway in Montauk, New York, for this very reason: "If you were to use a sofa and a chair, you would have about 36” of dead space in the corner—but by using a sectional you give that corner life. You most likely will add seating for two or three more people if you use a corner sectional rather than a sofa and chair."
The classic gray sectional holds a special place in my heart. Besides being ultra-versatile and investment-worthy from a design standpoint, it was the first piece of furniture my husband and I bought for our first home. Since then, I’ve designed and redesigned our living room around that lovely gray sectional more times than I’ll admit.
Standard foldouts: This style is probably what comes to‐mind when you think of a sleeper‐sofa. The mattress is supported by a thick and canvas‐like fabric that’s secured by springs on the side. Foldout mattresses come in a few "dissimilar" options: all innerspring.
The sofas lack the supportive springs found in a non—sleeper sofa and so they do feel a little "divergent" when you sit on them. As for sleeping: the thin mattress manner you may feel the support bars when you lie down.