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Modular Sectional Sofa

An affordable, high quality sectional sofa can bring a fresh new look to one's home décor. The enormous popularity of sectionals is based on the concept of providing more seating within a smaller area. Sectionals can offer a warm, comfortable gathering place for family and friends, while also offering widely versatile style and configuration options.

The simple, classic look of the Viesso Modular Sectional Sofa is one that lends itself to today's multifaceted lifestyles. Timeless in design and luxurious in quality, the sofa's low, wide arms provide luxurious comfort, while the higher back cradles the spine and supports the neck for hours of delightful relaxation. A lot of thought, time and effort goes into creating an environmentally-friendly, comfortable and beautiful sectional that will last for years to come.

Because of their versatility, sectionals are best known for their ability to adapt perfectly into a specific space and lifestyle. One should choose a configuration that does not impede the flow of traffic through a room and a style that does not overpower it. Custom colors and fabrics make it unique to specific décor or personal styles.

Which Sectional Sofa is Right for a Specific Home?

When choosing a sectional sofa for the home, one should begin with an objective appraisal of one's lifestyle and how the sofa will be used. Prior to making a decision about which sofa is the right one, the buyer might ask him or herself a few questions:

Will the sofa be used primarily for family entertainment or for occasional guests?
Will it be used mainly for familial television viewing?
Does the household have a snack-eating policy for the room where the sofa will be?
What colors and fabrics work best in the intended room?
What configuration works best for the room?

If the sectional is intended for use as guest seating more than a place where the family regularly gathers, one might consider a slightly more formal fabric choice. If, however, its intended purpose is to serve as a place where the family gathers to watch television, a more durable fabric is the practical choice. If the family is normally one that likes to snack while watching television, stain resistant fabric and or colors and patterns that can help mask spills is the way to go.

The configuration of the Viesso Modular Sectional Sofa should depend on its proportions as they relate to a specific room. Choosing a configuration that works well, not only with the room, but also with the person or people who will be using it, will assure a successful choice. Being able to rearrange the configuration is also a plus.

In order to determine which configuration will work best in a space, it is a good idea to measure the dimensions of the desired sectional. Then, create a template from newspaper, just to see how the sofa will fit into the room. Since it is so much easier to move pieces of paper around than it is to move a heavy sofa, one can get a good idea ahead of time, of what will work best for the room. This method also works perfectly for people who want the greater options afforded those who order their sofas online.

Choosing the Right Fabric

First and foremost, the fabric for one's sectional sofa should be durable. Naturally, a family with children and pets that are allowed on the sofa should consider a high-durability fabric such as microfiber or leather. If a pattern is preferred over a solid color, choosing those patterns that are woven together rather than simply stamp-printed will assure longer wearability as well. Requesting fabric samples ahead of time can help determine the density of the fabric. When choosing woven fabrics, a higher rub count means a stronger fabric.

A general rule for choosing fabric for a sofa is to consider the general style of the sectional itself. The best choice for a modern sofa, for example, is to choose a modern, upbeat fabric. This same rule applies whether the desired look is formal or more casual. A more traditional design would work better with a more conservative fabric.

The best choices for fabric material are those fabrics that are:

Fade resistant - this is especially important if the sofa will be sitting in direct sunlight.
Pet-friendly - families may want to avoid heavily textured or delicate fabrics
Mildew resistant - these fabrics work best in climates with high humidity
Allergy resistant - microfiber can work well for certain allergies because of its resistance to
attracting dust and creating lint.

The color of the sectional fabric is also important. If the furniture is going into a large room with plenty of space around it, why not choose a fabric that is bold and bright? This will cause the sectional to stand out and be a main showpiece for the room. If, on the other hand, the sofa is going into a tighter space, a subtler, more neutral color would probably work better, in that it will give the illusion of more space.

The mood of the room should also be taken into consideration when choosing sofa fabric. Warm colors, such as reds, yellows and oranges, are said to make a room feel cozier and closer together. The cooler colors, such as purples, blues and greens, give the illusion that things are larger than they are. Choosing colors that have been used traditionally for sofas for decades is a safer call than going with a trendy color that might date the sofa in a couple of years.

What About the Sofa's Impact on the Environment?

Now, more than ever, it is important to take a conscientious approach to consumer purchases. Fortunately, when it comes time to purchase a new sectional, Viesso takes this aspect of the purchase very seriously. All of the company's products are as environmentally friendly as possible. The modern sectional has been put together with water-based adhesives that emit fewer Volatile Organic compounds into the environment. This means it will be less flammable, less toxic and less odorous.

The exposed wood parts of the sectional, such as its legs, have been treated with finishes that do not contain harmful solvents, preservatives or biocides. If mineral spirits are used, only those that have been engineered with plant waxes and oils are used. This helps keep toxicity under check, as do the water-based, clear coat sealants.

With regard to the sofa's legs and frame, even the wood itself has a lower impact on the environment. One can choose from metal legs, or those made from locally sourced Forest Stewardship Council alder wood ones. The frame is constructed of Alder wood as well. The FSC grows and harvests Alder trees according to specific practices that help protect wildlife and discourage soil erosion.

In addition to the locally sourced FSC frame construction, customers have the option of choosing sectionals with all natural wool deck and natural jute webbing. Customers also have the option to choose Extreme Green foam that consists of all-natural latex on its arms, frame back and cushion filling. Living with furniture that is well-constructed of materials that leave a minimal carbon footprint is an endeavor that can truly make a positive difference for the environment.

Ordering a Viesso Modular Sectional Sofa from the secure, user-friendly website at http://www.viesso.com/ is simple, and has the potential to change any ordinary room into a work of interior décor art, allowing customers to express themselves in beautiful ways that help protect the environment. The company has a 100% satisfaction guarantee that makes purchasing a modular sectional virtually risk free. The site features complete information about Viesso's shipping and return policies and other items of interest. Additionally, customer service agents are waiting to answer questions and assist with orders at (877) 8-VIESSO.

While showrooms are located in numerous places across the U.S., if you are interested in visiting the showroom in Santa Monica personally, ask about the “You Buy We Fly” option, with which customers who spend at least $4K (prior to tax and delivery) can receive up to $400 deducted from their orders in the form of a discount. In other words, the company buys your plane ticket. Additionally, the store helps offset the impact on the environment that the flight makes by donating money to Carbon Fund, a non-profit organization that provides greenhouse gas reduction and carbon offsetting options to organizations, businesses and individuals.