Look at the photo of how a corner sofa can look in the interior of a small living room. You can probably see a lot of advantages and how beneficial and impressive they look against the general background.
Let us dwell in more detail on what types of these interior items are presented on the modern market and how to create an effective design solution based on them.
With corner sofas, you can easily transform your living room into a comfortable bedroom and vice versa.
This upholstered furniture effectively stands out against the general background with its non-trivial design and unique style.
It clearly occupies the designated space, saving free space in an already small living room. Decorative pillows made in a wide variety of colors can give individuality to your chosen sofa.
If you want to purchase a corner sofa for your living room, then initially you will need take into account the following:
- type of material (leather or textile);
- design features (folding and not);
- dimensions (small or full size).
Let’s take a closer look at each of these options.
The material used for upholstery determines not only the aesthetics and attractiveness of furniture, but also its practicality, ease of use.
Upholstered furniture with textile upholstery is most commonly used in living spaces. Soft and pleasant to the touch, the cover makes the sofa comfortable and comfortable to relax.
Most modern models are equipped with upholstery that has been previously treated with special impregnations capable of:
- prevent the accumulation of dust and dirt;
- significantly extend the life of the fabric;
- make the coating more resistant to moisture.
Such materials, characterized by increased wear resistance, include artificial suede, flock, flock velor, boucle, chenille, microfiber, teflon flock, velor, courtesan.
If you have small children or there are often a lot of people in your living room, then we do not recommend choosing a plain fabric for upholstery, because even the smallest specks and scuffs will be clearly visible on it.
An excellent option for you will be a canvas with a convex or pronounced pattern that can easily hide such defects.
Textile models will perfectly fit into laconic modern interiors. For hi-tech or minimalism, upholstery in laconic gray-blue tones, white and black fabrics are suitable.
Simplicity should also be present in lines and shapes: straight backs, armrests, clear angles, wood inserts are possible.
Covering with floral motifs will fit beautifully into Provence, country.
For classic solutions and modern style, you can safely select ornate patterns, with the addition of golden thread. Many come with removable covers for ease of maintenance and design options.
Leather sofas are not only an interior item, they are a sign of luxury and prosperity of the owners of the house. In addition to the aesthetic aspect, they are endowed with many advantages.
Enviable practicality and unpretentious care is one of the most significant. Most stains can be removed by simply walking over them with a damp cloth. The service life of such furniture reaches several decades.
Even if natural abrasions appear on the surfaces over time, which will be especially noticeable on the skin of dark shades, then you should not worry too much. Now your sofa has become a shining representative of vintage style.
What designers are trying to artificially recreate, you will succeed with normal use. Hypoallergenic and environmental friendliness is another advantage of this choice.
Modern technologies allow you to dye the skin in almost any shade, so you can easily find decent furniture for your own home.
But most of these sofas look quite voluminous and bulky, that is, they will look good in spacious living rooms. They can overload small rooms, make them visually even smaller.
But if you still want to purchase such soft products for a small room, give preference to models devoid of excessive pretentiousness and volume.
Choose a lighter color scheme. Concise pastel shades are ideal.
According to their constructive solution, corner sofas can be folding or not. To make the right choice, you only need to know one thing: whether they will be used as a full-fledged bed.
Even if you personally do not plan to sleep on it, you cannot exclude the possibility of the arrival of guests who will need to be accommodated in comfort.
A special transformation mechanism is built into this kind of interior items, which allows you to turn an ordinary compact sofa into a spacious sleeping bed.
Folding sofas are upholstered furniture, which, thanks to the built-in transformation mechanism, easily turns into a comfortable full bed for daily sleep.
The most common transformation mechanisms today are:
- book and eurobook;
- sedaflex (American clamshell);
- French clamshell.
The last two options are the most modern and advanced, guaranteeing maximum comfort while sleeping. When unfolded, they slide forward.
Be sure to take this aspect into account in the selection process: will there be enough space in your living room after you unfold the sofa. In this case, the criminal unit is not involved.
You can fold a blanket or pillows on it, or you can arrange a sleeping place for a small child. In all other products, the corner piece becomes part of the main bed.
If you are sure that your living room does not need a corner sofa equipped with a transformation mechanism, pay attention to non-folding models. In terms of their comfort, variety of styles, shapes and textures, they differ little from other modifications.
But their functionality is somewhat limited. The absence of a transformation mechanism significantly extends the service life of the product.
Among the variety of products on the market, it is easy to find the ideal options that harmoniously fit into the corner allotted to them, and into the style of room decoration.
Small and full size corner sofas
Model sizes should be chosen based on the size and layout of your living room. In most cases, such furniture is located directly against the walls.
This is the most economical and ergonomic distribution of usable space, which is especially important for small rooms. In this case, you can put a large enough sofa even 15-16 sq.m.
Earlier in our country it was not customary to have them with one side to the window, but recently this method of arranging interior items has become more and more popular.
This layout is reasonable enough for small living rooms. Sofas with low backs will not overlap and obstruct the window opening, preventing good natural light.
If you want to create a comfortable sector for relaxation, pay attention to the photo, which shows not one corner sofa in the interior of a small living room, but two facing each other.
You will get not only a fairly comfortable area, but also a non-trivial design solution. Make sure that the furniture you choose does not overload the surrounding space, interfering with free movement around the room, even when the sofa is in an unfolded state.
Corner models have long become iconic interior items around the world, replacing the fashionable at one time sets, consisting of a sofa and armchairs.
This was facilitated by their versatility, as well as their amazing ability to effectively and ergonomically fit into any style and room, including those that cannot boast of a large square footage.