The Top 4 Features You Should Look For While Shopping for a Sectional

Deciding that you want a sectional for your newly decorated living space is only half of the battle. There are many sectionals that could meet your needs. You can choose from a myriad of colors, styles, and themes, but beyond this you can also choose what pieces make up your living room set, including the sectional itself. Here are some options to keep in mind as you shop.

Chaise on one or either end

Sectionals with a chaise lounge are ideal for a lot of great reasons. A chaise makes it much easier for someone to stretch out and take a nap if they so choose, or you can use the sofa as last minute sleeping arrangements for even the tallest of your guests. A chaise is also perfect for lounging about while reading a book, or cuddling with your favorite person while watching a movie. They also offer a lot of decorating options!

Adaptable configuration

A sectional takes up a lot of space, and it is easy to feel like you are committing to a long-term furniture arrangement when you add one to your living room suite. But the right sectional doesn’t lock you into one configuration. You can rearrange the pieces of a Rawcliffe sectional or similar sofa pieces to meet your changing needs. The pieces are separate, and you can order additional components like another corner seat or more extension seating very easily. 

Sleeper sectionals, built-in surfaces, and other bonuses

There are some additional features you might consider for your sectional depending on your expected use of such furniture. If you frequently have overnight guests, a sleeper sectional may be better than one with a chaise. Alternatively, some models come with a chaise that converts to a full-size sleeper.


If your sectional is going to take up most of the space in the room, you might also consider built-in surface options. Some sectionals have pull out or pull down surfaces, cup holders, and storage nooks. Some sectionals also have reclining features on one or both ends for more versatility. 

Polyester construction.

When choosing a sectional, you have to keep the fabric of the seating in mind as well. Choosing a sectional with polyester based fabric and foam is not just safer, it is also more durable overall. Most parents are aware that polyester, the chosen fabric of footie pajamas everywhere, is fire retardant, meaning that it is less likely to burn and cause injury. But polyester is also a great material for sectionals because it stands up to abuse, including stains. Getting a sectional with removable cushion covers is a must if you have pets or children.

Regardless of your family’s furniture and seating needs, there is no doubt a sectional out there that is right for you and your home. 

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