Custom sectional sofas are bold pieces that make a statement and spark attention the moment someone walks in the room while reflecting your unique personal style. Sectional sofas are big pieces of furniture anyway and when you make it a custom sectional sofa and with your own ideas and creation in it, it makes an even bolder statement. It's an under statement to say that a custom sectional sofa will set the tone and atmosphere for the dÃ©cor of the room.
Keep in mind that custom furniture is much more expensive than wholesale or retail furniture. This is because the sofa is made with your unique taste in mind and will not be mass made to sell at large stores. The custom leather sofa cost more for the designer to make and that price will trickle down to you, and cost more for you to buy. Often times the designer will ask that you put a percentage down before they start making the piece just to make sure you're committed to the project and they don't waste their time making something for you, that you really are interested in buying.
When designing your custom sectional sofa, there are a lot of other variables to take into consideration, for instance; the material, the color, the size, and the style. The easiest way to make all these decisions is to choose one designer and have a sit down meeting with them. Since they do this kind of stuff all the time, they will be able to take your specific needs and put the solutions into a sectional sofa.
One of the first things your designer will ask you is what you want your custom sectional to be made out of. This is important to know because the type of material you choose for your sectional to be made out of will let the designer know how creative he/she can be and what limitations there are.
An increasingly popular material is microfiber. Microfiber is a synthetic fiber that is made from polyesters, polyamides and/or a mixture of the two. The reason it's growing so much in popularity is because of its ability to clean up so easily. If you or your children spill something on microfiber it easily cleans up with water, and is hard to stain.
Leather is another popular option for your black sectional sofa. Leather has the possibility of coming distressed, meaning it's made to look like it's an older or antiqued couch. There's also faux leather and genuine leather. The main difference between all of these types of leather is the price point. Faux leather is going to be less expensive than genuine leather. And authentic antique leather is going to be more expensive than naturally antiqued leather. Leather pieces do require a little more care; most leather sofas come with a leather care kit, and it would be wise for you to actually use it. And rubbing natural oils, with the exception of mineral oils and petroleum, on your leather sofa will help it to keep its shine and looking new for years to come.
The third popular option is fabric. Fabric couches have dramatically decreased in popularity because of the invention of microfiber, but are still available in some stores.
Another decision you are going to have to make with your designer is the style of the sofa. Sectionals fall into 1 of 2 categories; contemporary/modern and traditional. Contemporary furniture by definition means modern, up to date and present time. So if you want your custom section to be a more contemporary style it means it'll be more trendy styles, sometimes a sofa that's traditional with a little twist. Contemporary sectional sofas are great for people who like to stay on top of the trends and have the latest greatest thing. The other option is to go a more traditional route; something that is more common. If you want to go with something more traditional that you see at a lot of retail stores there is no need for you to get a custom sectional, unless you have special needs.
And lastly, you will need to decide, with your designer the features your custom sectional sofa will have. Some come as one piece, others come as a traditional sofa and a love seat; some have the option of reclining, while others are stationary; and some can expand to pull out beds, while others cannot.
Custom sectional sofas are made to be everything you want them to be. So sit down and brainstorm with your designer until you all come up with something you're happy with; that's what they're there for.