Whether you’re moving into a new home or just updating your current, creating a relaxing space in a large room is a fun challenge. A large room means you have a lot of space to work with, which is always exciting! However, one of the biggest challenges of a large room is selecting the perfect sectional that fits like a glove within the space. Sectionals need to be comfy, but not too bulky. They should be a sleek, luxurious and a livable gathering spot for your family.
But how do you select a sofa for this large space without it seeming like it’s just floating in the middle of nowhere?! The answer: create a custom piece that is not too big, not too small, and is just right. Custom made pieces allow you to play around with proportion, shape, style and get just the right amount of cushion.
The sectional is dressed in a creamy Fabricut fabric.
When searching for a sofa for our client’s large entertaining spaces, we start with style inspiration from images, or from pieces that our clients love, and then customize the design to fit our room. We make sure to take into consideration our client’s lifestyle and needs so that we know if we need to use a certain style, size or color.
Young kiddos = performance fabric. We used Architex in a cream colorway here!
A track arm, like the arm shown on the sofa below, is often preferred in a media room, game room or family room because they have a nice height to them and you can lay a pillow on them so you can lounge and watch a movie.
Most of our clients love to entertain their family, have young children and/or fur-babies and we want to design a piece that works best for them. We like to use performance fabrics such as Architex and Crypton because they are beautiful, livable fabrics that are resistant to stains, animals, and messy kiddos. If you have never poured a glass of red wine on a Crypton fabric and watched it bead up and roll off, you just aren’t living. I highly recommend it!
Aside from having TONS of seating for entertaining, a big benefit to designing a custom piece is knowing that it will fit perfectly in the space. Nothing is more frustrating than when you find just the right style for your home, bring it over with high hopes, only to find out it doesn’t fit! With a custom sectional, you’ll never have to worry about it being too big or too small. This sectional is the perfect fit in this family room, extending all the way to the edge of the sliding barn door to get as much seating in the room as possible.
Tailored to YOU!
Another fun part about a custom sofa is selecting ANY fabric you want! Whether you prefer something neutral and durable for a game room sofa or something sleek and sophisticated for a formal sitting room, it will be a 100% uniquely designed for you! We designed and fabricated this custom piece below with luxurious velvet which meshes perfectly with the elegant look of the home.
Super elegant! We used a luxurious velvet from Robert Allen in this space.
We know that finding the perfect sofa or sectional for a large room isn’t always easy when you go the retail route. I feel VERY strongly that designing something fully custom allows you to have full control over the look and dimensions, so your seating fits like a glove in your room. Most importantly it will be 100% tailored to you and your family’s needs. So don’t be afraid to go custom. It opens up tons of options for you and lets you get creative with the style and size you want!
Check out our Pinterest and Instagram for more sofa and sectional design inspiration.