Buying a new sofa is a big and exciting decision, and it will often be the item that really makes your living space work, and on which you spend a lot of your time. A corner sofa can be a great option, freeing up space elsewhere in the room and providing somewhere comfortable to relax in front of the TV or host a group of friends or family.
Do I need a left or right-hand corner sofa?
Almost any other item of furniture you buy is symmetrical, so you don’t have to worry about which direction it goes. Most corner sofas, however, have a long edge and a shorter edge and, depending on how your room is laid out and where you want the sofa to go, this could be extremely important. If you are looking at the sofa, facing the longest edge, it is a right-hand sofa if the corner and the short edge are to your right. Obviously, then, it is a left-hand sofa if the corner and the short edge are to your left.
So how do you decide what kind you need? It depends a lot on where it is going in the room. If it is going to be placed into a corner then it might be clear straight away that one wall has more space than another, especially if one is interrupted by a fireplace, a door, or built-in shelving for example. If so, you must make sure that the sofa is the right way around so that the shorter edge goes against the shorter wall.
In other cases, it might just depend on how you want the room to work; depending on where doors are placed, where the television is, and so on. The important thing is to think about it before your place your order, and then make sure you order the right sofa. All of our corner sofas are available in left or right-hand configurations, so it is just a case of making your selection when purchasing.
A chaise end is an extension to the sofa seat on one end. Although this isn’t really a full corner sofa, it creates a slight L-shape and provides a bit more seating if required, although the real advantage is the added comfort and the ability to put your feet up. A chaise end takes up a little bit more space and, because it sticks out, doesn’t look quite as neat and sleek as a sofa without, but it does make your sofa even more inviting to sit on.