Different shapes of Modern sofas

The versatility of a Modern sofa makes it the leading choice in interior design today. In addition to the variety of colors and materials, it also comes in a variety of unique shapes.

The i-shape is the classic shape that comes to mind when you think of a sofa. Picture a straight line – that’s the i-shaped sofa. It may be constructed as one large seat or it may be divided up into multiple cushions, but the identifying characteristic is the uniform straight shape. I-shaped sofas lend themselves well to any space. It’s a shape that never goes out of style. Much of the variety in i-shaped sofas comes from the shades and types of materials used.

The u-shape sofa can be three i-shapes connected into a “u”, or have a chaise lounge-style end pieces. It provides extra seating while still maintaining a classic and clean look. A u-shaped sofa is great for families or those who enjoy entertaining company. They’re also great if you have a room that feels empty due to excess space. A modern u-shaped sofa helps fill the room in a functional way without making it look too busy. Especially in leather, a u-shaped sofa adds elegant form and function to a room.

A modern sectional sofa (sometimes also called a modular sofa) is the best of both worlds; the seating accommodation of a u-shape with the versatility of a i-shape. It comes in separate pieces that can be styled however one wishes. People love sectional sofas for their redesign value, because the individual pieces can be rearranged and restyled at any time, it’s like getting multiple sofas in one. They’re a great investment for people who like to change things up frequently or want to make an investment they will use for years to come. If you like the idea of positioning a sofa into a corner as opposed to the middle of a room, it’s especially easy to do with a sectional. They’re also easier to move with than a u-shaped sofa thanks to the individual pieces. Sectionals come in a variety of textiles and materials, like leather and sophisticated fabrics, to maintain a high-end feel while still being convenient.

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