How do I Choose the Best Round Sofa?

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The first and most important step in choosing the best round sofa is measuring the room in which the sofa will be placed. It is important to remember that this sofa is likely to take up more room than a traditional rectangular sofa, so you will need to measure the room not only for length, but also for depth. The round sofa will extend farther outward into the room than a rectangular sofa. Once you have taken accurate measurements, consider the different types of round sofas available, as well as the materials used to construct the seat.

Some round sofa models are modular — the individual pieces of the sofa can be moved to create a different configuration. This type of round sofa is a good choice for larger spaces and spaces that will accommodate several people. The foot rests or hassocks can be moved as well, making the comfort options much more varied. The individual sofa pieces can be moved to other parts of the room to open up the space, or they can be pushed together to create one large sofa unit. If you plan on entertaining guests, this is a good choice because it allows for more versatility.


A half-circle sofa will cut down somewhat on the space used up by the sofa. This round sofa is not a complete circle, so in theory, the unit should take up half as much space. The sofa is usually curved inward so the wings of the sofa face in toward a central point. Guests will sit inside the half circle, making conversation and interaction much easier. This shape is a good choice for lounges, game rooms, and so on.

Full circle round sofas are common in hotel or apartment lobbies. They are good for short periods of sitting, and they are aesthetically pleasing accents for otherwise bland or subtle lobby spaces. These sofas are not placed against a wall, as most sofas are; instead, they are placed in the center of a room or far enough away from a wall that guests can sit on all sides of the sofa. This type of sofa is best for open spaces such as lobbies or very large rooms.

When choosing a round sofa, you will need to consider upholstery as well. The patterns and materials used for upholstery vary significantly, and the choice of upholstery can also have an effect on the price of the sofa. Leather sofas are common choices because of the aesthetic, though other materials will be far less expensive and in the long run, less maintenance. Consider your budget and aesthetic needs before choosing an upholstery type.


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