Deciding Between an L Sectional and a Chaise Sectional

If you are considering an L sectional or chaise sectional for your home, there are some important considerations that you should take into account before making a decision. Not only do L sectionals and chaise sectionals differ in their designs, but they also work differently depending on the settings in which they are placed. Before you decide, here are a few tips that should help you to make a selection.

Relaxation and Comfort

If you plan to use your space as a place to relax and watch TV or read, then a chaise sectional is the solution to your problem. A chaise sectional will allow you to fall asleep or stretch out whenever you want to without having to cram your body into the sides of the cushions as with an L sectional sofa. The chaise also provides leg support, which you will not find with other types of sofas. Therefore, if you often find yourself getting leg cramps or other discomfort in your legs while relaxing on a sofa, having the option to stretch out might solve that problem.

If you need an informal sleeping option for guests after a party, a chaise will provide a great place to take a quick nap. Other than the practical uses, a chaise will provide an unforgettable style that can take a space from regular to sophisticated when paired with the right accessories. Since they are designed to be ultra modern, as well as comfortable, you can find many chaise sectionals that contain interesting design elements, such as tufting.

Formal Versus Casual

If you are trying to decide between a chaise sectional or L sectional, you should consider the mood that you are trying to create in your space. If you are going for a more formal look or the room is only really intended for entertaining guests formally, then an L section is probably the best option for the room. A chaise sectional will simply waste space in a room that is intended for formal entertainment because no one will want to sit on the chaise as a seat.

In addition, having an L sectional will also provide back support for your guests as they eat and drink while seated on the sofa. Each guest will also have a defined seat so as to not create discomfort among guests in a formal setting.

Placement Options

When it comes to chaise sectionals and L sectional, the placement options are a bit different due to the design. An L sectional works best when placed against a wall due the blocky shape. An L sectional actually works surprisingly well in a small room and can be used to create a focal point since it will likely be the largest item in the room.

On the other hand, a chaise sectional works better if it is allowed to float in the center of the room, in order to allow clearance for the chaise portion of the sectional. When pushed up against a wall, a chaise sectional simply does not stand out as it should so that people can truly appreciate the unique shape. If you are trying to select a seating option for a large room, a chaise sectional is an excellent option that will provide a seating option that can be easily combined with additional chairs or sectional modules for a unique look.

Set up your chaise sectional so that it can float in the center of the room. You can still opt for a coffee table in the center, as with a traditional sofa. However, you can also mix things up for a design that is a bit more interesting by adding an ottoman or end tables instead of a coffee table. The layout of the design is completely up to use as long as the furniture arrangement does not “cut off” parts of the room and make them less accessible.

Options and Customizations

Viesso offers a wide range of upholstery options for your L sectional or chaise sectional. If you want, you can even select from sectionals that are made from all-natural materials. The right sectional when matched to the décor of your space, can really add a dramatic edge to any room.

If you need help with selecting the right L sectional or chaise sectional for your space, a Viesso furniture expert can help. Click here to view all our modern sectionals or email us at with any questions!

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