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Old 10-06-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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I am confused in which sofas looks better in my family room. Need your input in selecting between the following two furniture options. Sofa or Sectional? Which is better looking? Both are recliners. I just want to know which looks more expensive/elegant and feedback based on aesthetics.


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Old 10-06-2014, 11:16 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Tough to say without a floor plan.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:18 AM
 
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I don't like sectionals; they are hard to rearrange for Christmas when there's going to be a tree.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:22 AM
 
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I don't like sectionals; they are hard to rearrange for Christmas when there's going to be a tree.
That's a pretty random reason! That totally depends on every individual house's layout and what room people put the tree in. We never moved any sofas for a Christmas tree growing up.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:44 PM
 
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I personally prefer a separate sofa and loveseat over a sectional. I think they look very big and bulky. And while that one looks a little more curved and spread out in the corner, I find that people don't sit in the corner seat, so you aren't necessarily gaining an extra seating space when you've got a house full of people.

I also like having furniture that doesn't all match exactly, so having a separate sofa and loveseat allows for having coordinating but not matching pieces. Plus you can add a side table, lamp and other decorative elements more easily.

But that said, it's all personal preference. I don't know that my preference for separate pieces looks more expensive or elegant, I think that the style of the furniture plays a bigger role. I would say the pieces you have look very comfortable but because of the style, they are more casual than elegant. Nothing wrong with that, and I'm fond of saying that living rooms are meant to be lived in so I don't think it's necessary to go with a formal, elegant look unless that is what you specifically want.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:25 AM
 
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That's a pretty random reason! That totally depends on every individual house's layout and what room people put the tree in. We never moved any sofas for a Christmas tree growing up.
Good for you. *shrugs*
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:33 AM
 
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I don't like sectionals; they are hard to rearrange for Christmas when there's going to be a tree.
That's why you buy a modular sectional. Then it can be rearranged any way you want.

I like having my modular sectional but I think in your room, the separate sofas look better.
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:14 AM
 
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That's why you buy a modular sectional. Then it can be rearranged any way you want.

I like having my modular sectional but I think in your room, the separate sofas look better.
No thanks.

I like my couches that don't have to be set up a certain way even when you move them around. The chaise in a modular sectional looks dumb without sitting right next to the end of the couch, and the other part of the couch has no armrest, so it looks dumb by itself. If you're going to pull them apart, they are just couches; they might as well be normal ones.

Also, I don't like having to force my guests to lean forward to get their drink from a coffee table. I like end tables. In a sectional, many guests are either sitting on the part that pulls down.
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:20 AM
 
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I have a couch/loveseat set up, and I have a sectional.

I have never had to move either to make room for a Christmas tree. IF anything has to be moved, it is some piece that is easy to move and that does not change traffic patterns. I asked a few friends this morning (coffee/tea date!), and they do not moved major pieces for a holiday either.

Bottom line, though, is that the OP never mentioned that they even GET a tree, yet alone about moving furniture for one.

That said, I still cannot tell the OP which I prefer, as I do not know what is in the rest of the room, I do not know what the room's purpose is, and I do not have a floor plan.
And the OP has not been back to clarify....
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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both pictured are fine. however it is difficult to look "elegant and expensive" when it has drink holders.
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