How to Arrange an L-Sectional Chaise

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With an L-sectional chaise, you already have the "L" shape that other people try to create with a combination of sofas, love seats and chaises. The L-shaped chaise is a modern, versatile piece of furniture; the two pieces can be pulled apart to create two separate seating areas. The piece works best when kept in the "L" shape, however, as it provides a sociable seating area for several people. How you arrange your L-sectional chaise will depend on the size and main focal point of your room.

Things You'll Need

  • Interior design magazines
  • Graph paper
  • Read interior design magazines, looking for images of L-sectional chaises to inspire your own arrangement.

  • Draw a few floor plans of your room on graph paper; allocate one square on the paper to each square foot of space. Mark doors, windows and other immovable items, such as a fireplace and electrical outlets, which will influence your placement of the chaise.

  • Draw your chaise on the floor plans, positioning it in a different place on each one. Select a different focal point on each plan -- for example, the television, the fireplace and a large bay window. Position the back of the "L" directly opposite the focal point, with the leg of the "L" running perpendicular to it.

  • Leave room for people to walk around the chaise, so it does not interfere with the flow of traffic. Leave walkways at least 3 feet wide.

  • Position your chaise in the corner of a vast space, with both sections flush against a wall, if it is not the main seating area in the room. Place an occasional table at either end, with lamps on top, to create a suitable place for reading, sewing and other tasks.

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