Home Décor Ideas: Should You Choose a Corner Sofa or Two Sofas?

If you’re fortunate enough to have a large living room or a particularly long or wide living room, then you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to choosing your furniture since you’ll face fewer restrictions on size or shape. One thing you might want to consider is whether a corner sofa or two sofas is best for the dimensions of your living room. The traditional living room will likely have one sofa as its focal point, but it’s certainly worth considering scaling back from an extra large sofa and looking to incorporate two smaller sofas that face one another. Alternatively, if you’ve got your heart set on a large sofa, consider how a corner sofa will best integrate into your space.

Two Sofas

Two small sofas, (or two medium/large sofas if you have space) work together to create symmetry. Identical, or similar sofas in complementary fabrics that face one another create balance in a room and look especially effective when there’s a central focal point such as a fireplace, a large piece of wall art or a mirror. It’s an exceptionally good choice for people who like a clean, neat and organised home (channel your best ‘feng shui’). This set-up also encourages more of a social environment, ideal for a formal living room, as opposed to an informal living room with a singular corner sofa directed at a TV. This living room layout looks best with boxy, angular-shaped sofas that continue the symmetrical theme of the floorplan. Pictured here are two of our stylish Georgian-inspired Morse sofas facing one another.

Explore the range of two-seater sofas to see which pair best suits your home.

Morse sofas

Corner Sofas

For large families and for people whose living room is purely for relaxation and comfort, a squishy, soft corner sofa can be a practical sofa solution. They are ideal for more informal living rooms and for dividing a space into separate zones. Plus, a corner sofa can fit into awkwardly shaped areas, or even be freestanding away from the wall as a focal point of the room. If you’re considering a corner sofa, have a read of our blog on how to choose between left and right-hand facing.

Harriet corner sofa

Modular Sofas

If you’re still struggling to decide between a corner sofa or two sofas, then why not consider a modular sofa that can cater to both of these options. Sofas like our Crawford or Pembroke would be an ideal choice since they can be broken down into two sofas should you wish to divide the space; but providing you have the corner unit, they can be converted back into one large corner sofa. A modular sofa is a sensible for choice for anyone potentially moving home within a few years, or moving from rental homes and require the flexibility of a sofa that can be broken down and remade to your specifications.

Crawford modular corner sofa

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For more ideas on living room layouts, read our blog.

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