What are the Dimensions for Sectional Sofas?

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Sectional Sofas are ideal for maximizing seating space, but they cannot easily be placed in a room due to their size. Before purchasing a new, large and comfortable sectional sofa, we recommend measuring your space to make sure it will fit. Read on for tips on how to measure a large comfortable sofa.

Measure A Sectional Sofa:

Measuring a cross-sectional is a bit more complicated than measuring a simple sofa, but not as much. Measuring a sectional sofa is useful if you already have a sectional sofa and want to move it around or if you are buying a sectional sofa in person from a source that doesn’t have measurements for that particular sectional sofa on hand, such as second-hand furniture sale or an independent online marketer.

When measuring a cross-sectional sofa, there are two dimensions of the sofa where you should focus primarily on, the overall width and overall length. Use a tape measure to measure the overall width and length in inches. You should also use a tape measure to measure and record the sofa’s height from the floor to the arms and from the floor to the back of the sofa. In the next section, we will explain how to identify these dimensions when measuring a large and comfortable sectional sofa.

Measuring a curved cross-sectional is a bit more difficult than measuring a traditional cross-sectional. We recommend using masking tape or painter’s tape to cover a rectangular area around the curved cross-sectional so that no part of the sofa is sticking out. Once you’ve created a comfortable rectangle that fits the curved section, use a tape measure to measure that rectangle’s length and width. These dimensions should serve as the dimensions of an area that would fit comfortably into that section.

There are no standard sectional dimensions due to adjustable sectional sofas, but there are some general dimensions to consider when measuring a sectional sofa. 

Cross-Sectional Dimensions:

Since large comfortable sectional sofas are highly customizable, we do not have any standard dimensions for a sectional sofa. However, there are some general dimensions to consider when measuring for a sectional sofa. 

Overall Length – This is the combined size of the right (or left) loveseat and corner seat. The total length of a sectional sofa is usually between 94 “and 156” (or between approximately 8 “and 13”) in length.

Overall Width – This is the overall dimension of all the components along the back of the sofa. In the picture, the components are the left chaise lounge, the armless loveseat in the centre, and the corner seat on the right. A sectional sofa’s overall width is generally longer than its overall length and tends to fall between 94 “and 168” wide.

Other Dimensions: When measuring a cross-section, the dimensions on the inner sides of the cross-section are important if you are considering combining your cross-sectional with a coffee table or other centrepiece in the living room, such as an ottoman.

Sizes of Curved Sectional: Sizes of curved sectional, which can be found in the “Weights and Specifications” section of your product descriptions, are listed for height, width, and depth. The best way to describe these width and depth measurements is to match the smallest imaginary rectangle’s size to the curved part. Width is the measure of the long side of the rectangle, and depth describes the short side. When measuring your space for a curved cross-section, use the dimensions of this imaginary rectangle as you would use the dimensions of the traditional cross-sectional.

How To Measure For A Sectional Sofa:

  • Measure The Sofa Space:

To measure your living room or the space for a large comfortable sofa, use a tape measure to measure the room’s length, width, and height. These dimensions are the basis for the size of the section that will comfortably fit into your space. You can use a measurement app or AR ruler app instead of a tape measure to take your measurements, but we recommend using a tape measure for the most accurate measurement possible.

It is also important to measure entrances, hallways, and other areas that require the sofa to be transported upon delivery. Sometimes, cross-sections legs can be removed to fit tight spaces, but it is still good practice not to buy a cross-sectional that might not fit the front door.

  • Use Tape:

If you know the size of your room, choose where to place your section. It should be wide open and away from busy roads so that the section doesn’t interfere with the natural flow of movement through your home. A corner sectional will fit well in the corner of your living room, but be sure to leave a few inches to get to the exit if necessary.

Mark your chosen spot on the floor with masking tape or painter’s tape. The exact dimensions don’t matter here – by covering the space; you can see how much space the large comfortable sofa will occupy up in the room. You can remove and re-mark as many times as needed until you are sure it is a comfortable size and position.

  • Measure the area:

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If you are considering placing the sofa in front of the windows, be sure to measure the windowsill’s height. The general rule of thumb is that the sofa’s back should not be higher than the sill.

  • Tip!

You may want to move your most comfortable sofa someday. Before purchasing, measure different arrangements to make sure your cross-section fits comfortably in other positions.