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Is a Corner Group or Modular Sofa right for you?

By September 8, 2015March 29th, 2023No Comments

Halley Corner Group


If you are redecorating your living room or have just moved into a new place, you may be facing an interior dilemma of whether to go for a standard 3+1+1 suite or if a Corner group is right for you.

There are a few things to consider when choosing a corner group. They are very practical for maximising a small living room as they allow seating for 3-7 people in a small proximity. Having the corner group slotted into a corner of your living room leaves you with a lot  of extra floor space that you wouldn’t get with a standard 3+1+1  sofa. Corner Sofas are the perfect lounging place as the corner or chaise section allows you to lie down or put your feet up and relax. They are also ideal for larger families, as they are perfect for snuggling up and watching a movie with the kids.

The disadvantage of the corner group is that it won’t fit every living room shape. If the wall you are looking to run the corner group along juts out or is at an angle, which isn’t 90 degrees, it will cut into the floor space of your room. Your living room could also be laid out in a way that a corner sofa could obstruct a double door to a dining room or a window view. Most corner groups come in a couple of standard sizes, small, medium and large.

When deciding on whether a corner group is right for you, first, take a look at the space you have to work with. Take note of the walls you want it to run along. Corner groups can be made both left-hand facing and right-hand facing. It is a good idea to draw a sketch of the room with where you want to place a corner sofa and the measurements you have to work with. Take note of windows, doorways, radiators or anything that a corner group might obstruct.

It is also important to consider what you will be using your corner group for most. Will it be a lounging area? How many people would you need to comfortably fit on it on a daily basis? Do you entertain guests on a regular basis?

Many people think the corner group gives a more intimate feel to a room as people are seated much closer together. It is a more sociable option for families and friends popping over for a visit. If you do a lot of entertaining guests who aren’t close family or friends, you might prefer to go for a standard 3+1+1 over a corner group as guests tend to go straight for a reclining chair upon arrival at someone’s house. If you have the space, you could fit a corner group along with an accent armchair or even a two-seater.

Although corner groups can give more space to a small room, they are also perfect for making a larger room more personal.  People may think if they have a very big area that they need a lot of living room furniture. In fact, corner groups are perfect for larger rooms as you can use them as a focal point in the room. You can use them to create a divide in a larger room in turn making the space more homely and intimate.

More and more Sofa manufacturers are making modular sofas. These high-quality sofas are perfect for any size room as you can build them up from one-seater to as big as your room requires. They have so many options to choose from to customise your corner group exactly the way you want it.

So what do you think is a modular sofa or Corner group the right option for you?