If you want to complete your home with a great looking sectional, you need one that is ideal for your space. The problem is that pretty much all of the ones that are mass-produced are not going to meet your specific for needs for every important detail.
While the style of many mass-produced sectionals may live up to your expectations, there are many reasons why these sectionals are not the right options for your home. Here are the top 5 reasons why you need a custom sectional sofa.
Reason #1: You Want to Get the Measurements Exactly Right
When you buy a sofa for your home, you shouldn’t have to worry about the sofa blocking doors or windows. You also want to make sure that you and your guests feel comfortable when seated on the sofa. The key to making sure that your sectional sofa fits your space perfectly is the right measurements. To get the length exactly right for your space you must take things like walls, doors, and the other furniture in the room into account. In some cases, this may also mean that a standard, mass-produced sectional won’t be the right option for your home. If standard options don’t work, this is a clear sign that you need a custom sectional sofa.
Reason #2: You Want to Be Comfortable
The choice of filling material for your sectional sofa is not the only thing that will determine your comfort level while seated. In fact, the seat depth and seat height play a much greater role in ensuring that you are comfortable. As an average height person, the standard mass-produced sections may feature the ideal seat height and seat depth for your needs. However, if you are taller or shorter than the average person, these mass-produced sectionals will not work for you.
As a tall person you may feel like you crouching instead of sitting on a mass-produced sectional. As a shorter person, you may find that your legs dangle off of the sofa like a child. Neither of these scenarios are ideal for a piece of furniture that you are spending your hard-earned money on! If you want to be comfortable, opting for a custom sectional sofa that has been specifically designed for your height is a much better option.
Reason #3: You Prefer Eco-Friendly Filling
Most furniture retailers do not allow you to choose in terms of how eco-friendly the filling for your sectional is. As a general rule, furniture manufacturers choose fillings based on price. As a result, the majority of sofa cushions contain toxic or untested flame retardants. These flame retardants are known to be carcinogenic and are toxic to your health. If you prefer eco-friendly filling for your sofa, a custom-made sectional sofa will ensure that these harmful chemicals are not included in your sofa. As an eco-friendly furniture manufacturer, we care about our products and we do not use toxic materials to fill our sofas.
Reason #4: You Want to Choose Your Upholstery
In addition to selecting the filling for your sectional, having the option to select your upholstery is also nice. Whether you need heavy duty pet and kid friendly furniture, or you prefer something more delicate, being able to choose your fabric gives you much more freedom. The color and style of your sectional fabric is a very personal decision. If you want to keep your sectional for years to come, you should avoid patterns that you get bored of quickly.
Shopping for a custom sectional can allow you to choose fabrics that are not necessary the latest trends so that you can select more timeless options that are likely to look great for years to come. On the other hand, if you are looking for bold, statement fabric, the standard options that are available from most furniture retailers will likely bore you. Always order free samples to make sure you love it for your space.
Reason #5: You Want Flexibility
Being able to modify the configuration and layout of your sectional for the best functionality is the main reason to opt for a sectional over a standard 2-seat or 3-seat sofa. While most standard sectionals come with only a few options for modules, you may want to change the design of a custom sectional so that it is right arm facing instead of left arm facing. Additionally, open back sectionals and ottomans may not be available as options for most mass produced sections. Overall, being able to customize a sectional (the most important piece in the living room) will help to ensure that you are really happy with your purchase. Settling for a mass-produced sectional sofa with limited options will really feel like settling once you’ve looked at it for a while and you discover even more details that you don’t like about it!
Getting a Custom Sectional Sofa is a Better Way to Shop
At Medley, all you need to do is simply show us a design or furniture item that you like. You can specify the dimensions, fabric and materials for your custom sectional sofa and we'll design it exactly to your specifications. Our designers can also help you to adjust your design so that it is perfect for your home by helping you select colors and materials for your sectional sofa. It’s nice to have something that you know is made just for you. With a one-of-a-kind sectional sofa that is unique to your needs, you can create the home of your dreams!