Modular Sofa Buying Guide
Posted on October 14 2020
As a kid, I remember my parents buying a new set of couches for our growing family. Their main options were standard 2, 2.5 or 3 seater sofas or sofa-beds (in a flouncy floral fabric apparently). Modern sofas allow you to customise your furniture to your family and lifestyle, so it is worth trying to understand your options. Now there are so many options to suit any home; it can get a bit confusing, so before we go any further we need to get our heads around some of the terminologies that define the types of pieces used to build a modular sofa.
Getting to know the lingo
First, there is the corner piece, sometimes called the wedge piece. It is typically a 1-seater piece with a back on two adjacent sides. It will have locking features on two sides which are used to attach the other pieces you have selected.
Many people now opt to have at least one chaise piece within their sofa because it can allow for more seating or greater comfort. A chaise can be either left-hand facing (LHF) or right-hand facing (RHF).