Is a Corner Sofa Always a Good Choice?

“Get yourself a corner sofa” is the general advice you’ll hear when you talk about buying furniture you should get for your home. Corner sofas are versatile, space-saving furniture that will fit your room better than any other sofa in most cases. There are a few instances that corner sofas are not the best idea and a couple of situations where it is great:

Con: Does it Combine Well with Existing Furniture?

The first thing you need to ask yourself before deciding on buying any furniture is whether or not you can integrate it well with your existing layout? Seeing a corner sofa looking perfect in a catalogue doesn’t guarantee it will look the same in your room:

  • Corner sofas are actually made to occupy a corner – make sure your corners aren’t blocked by doors or occupied by cabinet drawers.
  • The colour scheme of your room is what differentiates a hectic looking cluttered living room, from a modern living room that oozes out taste and sophistication. This isn’t usually a problem because you can find corner sofas in every colour, but if you can’t, you should look into buying another type of sofa.
  • Space and aesthetics of organizing your furniture are important if you want your rooms to be navigatable and relaxing to spend time in. Studies show that a cramped room has numerous negative effects on our psyche, so you should only buy the corner sofa when you are sure you can place it nicely and comfortably next to everything else.

Pro: Corner Sofas are Versatile and Save Space

While you shouldn’t try fit in a corner sofa if there is no place for it, it is a good choice if you’re designing a room from the grounds up or you want to replace your existing sofa.

Corner sofas fill up the corners of small rooms nicely and provide extra sitting space – most of them are modular, too, so you can adjust the sides of the sofa lengths in each side of the corner.

Con: Does It Fill a Specific Need?

The one-size-fits-all approach to buying corner sofas has left many homes with furniture they don’t need, which usually sits and rots in the living room unused:

  • If you don’t have a large family or you don’t expect guests in your living room often, the corner sofa wouldn’t provide you with any benefits. You’ll save money and space buying a regular small sofa for your house.
  • The contemporary corner sofa is usually expensive and takes a lot of time to clean and maintain. If you are refurbishing your house, there is usually more necessary furniture you should spend more money on a sofa.

Pro: Perfect for Large Gatherings

The fondest memories we have of our homes are usually the ones we make with our friends and family spending time together.  Filling in our corners with more sitting space and making room for extra people would make our parties and gatherings more lively and fun. Our houses are getting smaller, so furniture like a corner sofa is mandatory to maximize the living space and let you make the best use of your house.