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Nebraska Furniture Mart | January 20, 2019

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Selecting the Best Sectional for Your Living Room

Signature Design by Ashley Chamberly 4 Piece Sectional in Gray

Looking to update your living room furniture? Have you been going through thoughts like, “Sofa or sectional… sofa or sectional…” One of the best things about choosing a new sectional is you can make it as big or as small as you want. Just because you’re furnishing and decorating a small space doesn’t mean you’re limited to choosing a small sofa. There are endless possibilities when selecting a sectional for your home. You can choose the configuration, depth, coil cushions, and numerous fabric options.

If you’ve already been back and forth and have decided that a sectional will suit your lifestyle, here are some helpful tips on finalizing your selection.


First – choosing the proper-facing arm, crucial element in determining if the sectional will work in your space.

  • Right Arm Facing – when you are facing the set the arm is on your right
  • Left Arm Facing – when you are facing the set the arm is on your left

Sectionals are typically made up of 2 or more pieces. Once the proper-facing arm has been selected, now is the time to start configuring the pieces. Below is a sampling of typical pieces you’ll find in a variety of sectionals.

Signature Design by Ashley Darcy in Salsa

  • Sofa sectionals have 3 seat cushions
  • Loveseat sectionals have 2 seat cushions
  • Armless chairs have 1 seat cushion
  • Corners are squared off pieces that connect 2 other pieces
  • Chaise sectionals are typically in the shape of a chair that is long enough to support your legs (excellent for lounging)
  • Cuddlers are larger than a single seat chair
  • Conversation/wedge designs create a curved sectional
Benchcraft Maier 2-Piece Chaise Sectional in charcoal

Benchcraft Maier 2-Piece Chaise Sectional in Charcoal

Happy Building!

P.S. Don’t forget to select accent chairs, ottomans, area rugs, and accessories to complete your look!



  1. Ami

    Where can I purchase the sectional in the first photo (grey u shaped)?

  2. Debbie

    Where can I find the second sectional?

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