The Perfect Sectional

Sectional sofas and I have a long time love & hate thing going on. For years I’ve been trying with no luck to find one that is pretty enough, slim enough (to fit our tiny city apartments) and of course, ¨budget-friendly¨ enough. Don’t get me wrong, I do like sectionals, they are comfortable and great for entertaining, movie nights or family hang-outs but I think most of them take up too much real estate and can be quite an eyesore. Unless your living room/family room is Grand Central, you know what I mean 🙂

Café Design | The Perfect Sectional

Above is an example of a gorgeous sectional sofa, proportional with the room’s size.

 The sleek back makes this sofa below look less bulky and perfect for a library reading corner.

Café Design | The Perfect Sectional

But if space is indeed a problem and sectionals as above won’t work,  a good compromise could be to choose a sofa that looks and feels more like a corner banquette. With an armless, delicate shape, and of course, less seating space,  these ¨sectionals¨can be easier to place in smaller spaces and still offer plenty of comfort.

Café Design | The Perfect Sectional

Café Design | The Perfect Sectional

Café Design | The Perfect Sectional

Café Design | The Perfect Sectional

… And of course, you can always go custom with a piece that is tailored specifically for your space, like the ones below.

I could definitely see myself having breakfast in here.

Café Design | The Perfect Sectional

Bay windows are usually trickier to furnish and I love the choice of a custom angled sectional that makes this a cozy corner to read and watch the stars at night!

Café Design | The Perfect Sectional

What about you, friends? Love or hate sectionals?

Happy Tuesday!




  1. July 19, 2016 / 9:19 am

    I have a love/hate too. We have one in our townhouse in CT which has a big open space. I love it for it’s comfort and that hubby and I can sit together reading or watching tv. I would love to find one in our much smaller CA home but comfort is the name of the game here and most often smaller sleek ones aren’t sink in cushy pillows! Until I find just the right one, I will be content with our sofa and two chairs! 🙂

    • Eva Contreras
      July 20, 2016 / 3:00 am

      I agree, Elizabeth… these sleek sectionals are comfortable enough for dining but not that great for movie watching. A cushy sofa and two chairs make the best compromise! 🙂

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