Are you planning to buy a corner sofa for your living room and wondering if it is the right choice? The corner sofa is a large piece of furniture that is comfortable and can become the center of our family’s life. It will provide rest, and if it is unfolded, it can even turn into a place to sleep. However, the corner, due to its shape and size, can also be an arrangement challenge. In this text, we will tell you how to place a corner in a larger, and above all, smaller, living room, so that the piece of furniture fulfills its function as best as possible.
Corner – why is it worth buying?
Corner is a functional solution for several reasons. Firstly, it is a comfortable place to sit for more people. It is perfect for receiving guests and organizing parties. The corner, due to its construction, will also be a place to rest in a lying position, and even to take a nap during the day! Speaking of sleeping – a corner with a sleeping function will also work well at night as a place to sleep. We have many types of unfolding to choose from, so we can choose them according to our needs.
And that’s not all! Modern corner sofas also give you the opportunity to adjust to your preferences in terms of the arrangement of armrests or headrests. Before buying a corner sofa, however, it is worth analyzing our needs and the possibilities of the room in which the furniture is to be placed.
When choosing a corner for a smaller interior, we must first of all check:
- whether the size of the corner is adapted to the size of our interior and its shape,
- whether a right-hand corner or a left-hand corner will suit our interior better,
- whether in the case of a corner with a sleeping function, we will have enough space in front of the corner to unfold it freely.
Where to place the corner in the living room?
When we know what corner we want to buy, we have to check whether it will look good where we want to put it. We have several corner settings to choose from. Let’s discuss them in turn.
Corner against the wall and in the corner
One of the most frequently chosen options is to set the corner against the wall. This solution means that we do not lose space, so it is used by owners of smaller apartments. The corner can also be adapted directly to the shape of the furniture and placed in the corner of the room. However, if we have the opportunity, do not push the corner directly to the wall, leaving a few centimeters of space. In this way, the interior will take “breath”.
Corner under the window
By placing a corner under the window, we will gain a bright place to read and rest. In this case, however, we must bear in mind two things. First of all, we must set the corner in such a way as not to block the opening of the balcony door. Before buying, it is worth measuring how much space we have under the window and choosing a piece of furniture accordingly. At this point, it is also worth mentioning that the corner should be at the right distance from the door to the room. The corner should in no way hinder the opening of the door and entering the interior. Secondly, we need to consider whether and where we want to place the TV. A TV set opposite the window may reflect light, which will interfere with comfortable watching of your favorite program.
Corner next to the kitchenette
The corner will also well separate the kitchenette from the rest of the apartment, e.g. in a larger studio apartment. By placing it with its back to the kitchen, we will separate the kitchen zone from the living room zone. In this case, however, we must remember that the corner must be far enough from the kitchen countertops not to get dirty during cooking! In addition, it should be upholstered with an easy-to-clean fabric, which will facilitate the removal of dirt, if any.
A small corner for a small living room
Do you dream of a corner sofa, but are you afraid that it is too big a piece of furniture for your living room? Choose a corner sofa in the mini version! More and more manufacturers offer corners that will also be suitable for smaller interiors. The smaller piece of furniture retains its classic shape, but has more compact dimensions. Among the corners with a width of up to 220 cm, we will find those with a shorter ottoman. The armrests in the corners for smaller interiors will be narrow, thanks to which they will not take up additional space. Manufacturers just as often give up on them altogether.
We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the wide range of corners available on our website: