Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 29th 2014 Contents Onika Nkrumah-Lakhan
Thinking about buying a sec-
tional or a sofa, but feeling anx-
ious about making the wrong
decision? Don't worry these tips
will help you avoid buyer's re-
1If you're easily bored and feel
the need to rearrange your
space regularly, be mindful that
sectionals would be more difficult to
relocate, because of their bulky size
and the pre-existing structure of
the room. Sofas, on the other hand,
can be easily manipulated to create
a whole new look in a room.
2A room can be more stylishly
appointed when there are sep-
arate pieces that can be strate-
gically situated. If you like to mix
and match different fabrics and tex-
tures, it maybe easier to accomplish
with a sofa. By its very nature, a
sectional is usually large and bulky -
what may look great in small doses,
maybe too much in large doses. So,
a fabric with a quirky pattern or loud
color which may work amazingly
well as an accent piece on a single
sofa or smaller piece of furniture,
maybe totally overwhelming on a
3Sectionals work excellent in re-
ally large spaces; because they
are so big they both visually
and physically fill up blank space. In
a large open plan living area, a sec-
tional can serve to divide the space
into distinct sections.
4Cleaning sectionals can be
more difficult than cleaning a
sofa. If you don't already have
a vacuum cleaner, you will need one
as crumbs, dirt and dust are easily
deposited in its folds. Also, things
tend to get lost within its creases
and corners, so maintenance of a
sectional can be a bit more challeng-
ing.5Depending on the space and
structure of your room, a sec-
tional maybe limited to only
one effective position. In an uncon-
ventional shaped room, where there
are odd angles, a sectional may be
the best option.
6Sofas and chairs can make a
room look bigger while sec-
tionals can do the opposite.
7If you have a large family, small
children and/or do a lot of en-
tertaining, a sectional is a great
option because it provides seating
for a lot of people. They tend to be
sturdy and can better endure the
spills and tumbles of small children.
If you love comfort, a sectional can
be as comfortable as a bed. Just
unwind and kick those feet up.
8On the flip side, while a sec-
tional withstands horseplay
well, once soiled it's more diffi-
cult and costly to get re-uphol-
9Sectionals tend to be more ex-
pensive than sofas because
they consist of more pieces.
10Familiarise yourself with
the difference between a
left-hand facing(LAF) and
right-hand facing (RAF) sectional.
Decide if an L-shaped or circular
sectional is best-suited to the room.
Now that you have all the informa-
tion to choose wisely, sofa or sec-
tional? The choice is yours.
Blinds are a stylish way of cov-
ering the windows and doors in
your home. Blinds add to your
décor, shield your furnishings
from harmful UV light and provide
you with absolute privacy. Certain
window blinds give you complete
control over the amount of light
that is let into your rooms, which
you can't do with curtains.
Blinds for windows and doors
come in a wide variety of styles
and colours and are ideal for keep-
ing your rooms at a moderate tem-
perature. Because there is a lot to
choose from, it might be an idea to
take a few things into considera-
tion when choosing your blinds:
• What do you need your blinds
for? For example, do you want to
allow light in or block it out?
• How much privacy do you want?
You can buy blinds that allow in
light or block anyone seeing inside.
• What room are you putting the
blinds in? Does the blind match
your furnishings? You don't al-
ways need to go for the same
style blinds throughout your
• Consider the size of the blind. Do
you want them outside the recess
of the window?
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