Nothing will create an atmosphere of home comfort like upholstered furniture and its main favorite - the sofa. It is in every house, regardless of the size of the dwelling, and often indicates the status of the owners of the house. The huge wealth of choice is difficult to understand, but the favorites of the models today are large corner sofas. They stand out noticeably against the background of analogs, have a number of differences and advantages.
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Large corner sofas are a line of special models, the main difference of which is their spacious dimensions and the presence of a corner element. Models are made on a frame basis, depending on the shape and transformation mechanism, they have their own characteristics. Their purpose is to create an accent area of the room, if necessary, allowing you to turn the sofa into a bed. For the most part, this is furniture for relaxation, but if the occasion requires it, the sofa transforms into a bed.
The corner is the main advantage of large sofas. Due to it, the design does not look bulky, the sofa fits perfectly into any type of room and becomes quite appropriate even in the interior of a small apartment. The corner element allows you to save the useful area of the room: in most models, the sofa is located as close to the wall as possible and often does not need additional space for the convenience of transformation.
The main line of corner sofas consists of models with a universal angle, which, if desired, can be changed from one side of the straight sofa base to the other. This is convenient and allows you to fit the sofa into any room without paying attention to the side of the corner.
Corner elements are divided into two types:
- classic, connected to the main (straight) part on the frame;
- modular, representing separately taken component parts.
Both varieties are unique. In fact, they are a combination of a straight sofa and a comfortable armchair. In island models, the sofa can consist of armchairs put together, and in the model there may be not one, but two corners (on both sides). Some designs are angles with identical sides. These are versatile models that are designed for spacious types of rooms.
Large corner sofas are not only comfortable, like most of these models, they are also comfortable. Unlike a compact and mini sofa, such dimensions provide the most comfortable atmosphere and comfort. You can place from 3 to 6 people on a spacious sofa, which is especially important when relaxing in the evening in front of the TV screen or family gatherings over a board game.
In the line of large sofas, there are always options on which you can stay at night not only along but also across. Moreover, depending on the model, the surface of the berth can be different: soft, medium-hard or optimally hard. Some constructions are made with filling of orthopedic material, therefore, in addition to comfort, rest on them is good for health.
Nice design and decor
In most cases, modern sofas look presentable, which allows you to add premium shades to the interior, emphasizing the delicate taste of the owners of the home. Manufacturers use a lot of upholstery materials, thanks to which even budget models look worthy of purchase and at the same time allow you to fit into the budget planned for the purchase.
An additional advantage of many models is the ability to pack in stylish euro covers. Due to this, the upholstery material of the newly purchased sofa can be saved from mechanical damage and abrasion. Elastic covers made of rubberized material contribute to the renewal of old furniture, thereby extending its service life. Moreover, this design has another plus: thanks to such a disguise, it is possible to combine furniture scattered in design into a single set (for example, a sofa with armchairs).
Versatility in style
Corner sofas of large sizes can become an interior decoration, unobtrusively indicating the idea of design: they can be an independent accent of the chosen style or its shade, harmoniously connecting individual interior items. Due to a well-chosen model with or without additional functionality, a special structure of the structure, the shape of the elements, they can fit into almost any style of the room, from minimalism and modern to empire style, neo-baroque, Arabic themes and glamor.
A wide range of sizes
The variety of the shapes of the models and their dimensional characteristics allow you to choose the most suitable option that will successfully fit into the design of the room, will not be an incomprehensible spot against the background of existing furniture and will not complicate the installation (rearrangement). Moreover, due to the variability of sizes, the choice can be made taking into account any discerning preferences, for which every centimeter of usable area matters.
The richest color palette
Thanks to the play of tones and colors of large corner sofas, you can choose any model that will not look cumbersome, creating the visual effect of cluttering the room. A modern approach to the color and pattern of the upholstery material allows you to bring maximum light into the room or shade it, if it is flooded with the sun, to create the illusion of space.
Simplicity of the mechanism
The corner piece of the sofa is an integral part of the bed. The transformation of furniture consists in unfolding the straight part, which together with the corner section forms a sleeping area. This applies to all mechanisms, be it a roll-out, folding or rotary transformation method.
In most models, folding and assembling the corner sofa does not take more than 10 - 15 seconds. Moreover, the system is thought out carefully, so the user does not have to make an effort to implement the transformation.
Corner structures unfold easily: not only an adult, but also a teenager can do this.
Reliability and safety of transformation systems
Basically, the linear row of large corner sofas is equipped with simple mechanisms that cannot injure the user during any work. Even if they fail, metal (wood) cannot harm a person. Typically, the diameter of steel parts is 1.5 cm or more, so the legs of the system are reliable and durable, do not bend or break.
Corner models are suitable as country, guest and daily furniture options. The transformation mechanism is convenient, varied and designed for long-term use, it can be rolled out due to rollers, raised and lowered to the floor, have additional supports for fixing or have no legs at all.
Large corner sofas are not just about organizing a sleeping place. The main part of the line is thought out in such a way that the models combine several qualities, turning into a universal version of transforming furniture. At night it is a spacious bed, during the day - a comfortable sofa, if necessary, a guest area, if there are children in the house - a place for games.
In rare cases (depending on the rigidity of the base), such sofas can become a comfortable workplace: if they are equipped with a rigid back, you can work with a laptop, write, study valuable information on them.
Many corner elements, without prejudice to their direct purpose, are equipped with additional organizers, which is convenient and allows you to use the working space to the maximum. I am pleased with the presence of mini-tables, bars, shelves for books and storage of various items located in the sidewalls.
Location in the house
The peculiarity of the structure of the sofa and the presence of a corner allows you to put corner structures literally in any room of the house. In most cases, furniture can be installed in a small living room, children's room, spacious kitchen or chic loggia (up to 12 m).
The uniqueness of the models lies in the fact that the sofa can be located not only against the wall. Such models look good in spacious studio apartments, delimiting the dining and guest areas.
In addition, large corner sofas are simply made for spacious bay windows, which are a stand-alone ledge in the room. Moreover, for the harmony of the style of furniture, it is not at all necessary to fill the bay window space symmetrically. And if you wish, you can always change the angle to the other side, if it matches the design.
Availability of spacious linen boxes
In some models of large corner sofas, in addition to the main drawer located under the seat, there is a rather spacious box at the bottom of the corner element. It can be single or double, resembling a kind of cabinet with two niches. The space of the drawers allows you to place in them pastels and other things that are stored in the closet. Thus, it turns out to save space for other things.
Wide range of prices
The cost consists of the complexity of the form, the price and volume of the components, the upholstery material, and additional functionality. The range of prices allows you to choose an option that suits the buyer, while in harmony with the existing furniture, is distinguished by a convenient transformation system and durability of the structure.
With a lot of advantages, large corner sofas have several disadvantages. They:
- They require care not only about the surface of the upholstery material: such sofas need cleaning, lubrication of the transformation mechanism and cleaning under the sofa of any foreign objects up to the carpet with a pile (disruption of the wheels and the possibility of breakage);
- Can loosen quicklyif the transformation mechanism exerts a large load on the frame of the sofa, which leads to a change in the gap between the corner element and the straight base to a significant gap;
- Due to large parts, they are not always mobile in transportation, which complicates the assembly of furniture in the premises of small apartments, excludes delivery in a partially assembled form;
- Not always durable and practical: the load on the berth of such models increases with the number of people, and the frame base is designed for two users (maximum of young parents with a small child), and the main body pressure falls on the filler, which, when the maximum permissible maximum is exceeded, falls through, forming unsightly pits;
- Have gaps between connecting parts: angle and straight part (for especially sensitive users, this is an obstacle to buying a folding sofa, since you have to buy a topper for the sofa, leveling the surface of the sleeping bed).
Converting a large corner sofa into a bed and reassembling it defines the name of the sofa. Even if we take into account that the manufacturer gives its own, rather sonorous names for each model, what kind of model it is, it becomes clear precisely thanks to the transformation system.
The folding and assembly systems of the models rarely differ from the classic straight and standard small models. Transforming, the two parts of the sofa are combined into a single rectangular seating area. The draw-out mechanisms are compact and move forward, the sliding systems form a single berth due to the connection of all the blocks, if you start the transformation of one of them. Some sofa models have three block folds.
Modular can be folded as you like, placing the modules in any direction (up and down).
Today, the following types are popular systems for transforming large corner sofas.
Familiar classic, similar to opening a book: for transformation, the seat is raised up, at the same time lowering the back block and pushing it forward (the most reliable mechanism).
A modification of the "book" with a slight difference: the seat in the raised state is pushed forward and lowered to the floor, after which the back is lowered (a durable mechanism for every day).
Roll-out model with a simple system: the section is rolled out from under the seat, the base is raised, unnecessary sofa cushions are removed into the linen drawer, the mats with filler are laid out according to the “Books” principle.
A system with a "walking" transformation mechanism, reminiscent of a modified Eurobook scheme: you need to pull the seat forward, grasping the loop, and when it takes the correct position, all you have to do is lower the backrest.
Similar to a "pantograph": the sofa is laid out in a single movement, grasping the seat and pulling it forward, while the second block of the berth, which is located under the seat, rises at the same time.
Model with a fixed back and a retractable seat hidden in the inner box: by pulling on the loop, the seat unit is pulled out until it stops, then it is lifted up, forming a rectangular berth together with the seat of the base and the corner element.
The transformation mechanism understandable by the name, similar to the stretching of the accordion furs: when unfolding, the backrest, consisting of two (sometimes three) blocks connected along one edge, turns into a single sleeping place.
A simple "book" mechanism with a click: the seat is raised to a characteristic sound, and only then lowered, taking the desired position.
It looks like an "accordion" with a slight variation: the sleeping bed mats are folded according to the roll principle, therefore, when unfolded, they unfold one after the other (the system has additional supports for the strength of the legs).
An American folding bed, the principle of which is as follows: when the seat is raised, the sleeping bed is automatically formed from three component parts, alternately occupying the correct position (an excellent guest option).
A unique system with reduced load on the frame and no unnecessary complexity of lifting and lowering the blocks: to disassemble the sofa, the long part of the base or the corner is rotated perpendicular to the second part with the obligatory fastening with metal brackets at the bottom of the blocks.
An alternative to the swivel mechanism with turning one section to another and with a bottom bracket, however, this opens an additional section in the form of a bedside table.
The size range of large corner sofas is varied. The dimensions of the models may vary depending on the standards of each model established by a particular manufacturer. Corner sofas can be standard or custom, from two to three meters in length and more. The minimum base length for such products is 190 cm.
Spacious models are the center of attention. Today, the most popular options are products with dimensions of 210x200, 210x230, 210x240, 220x240 cm and more. They are more comfortable than small counterparts with parameters 180x200, 160x200, 160x210 cm.
The color palette of oversized corner sofas adheres to practical hues. White today is relegated to the background: it is the only classic color that is considered inappropriate for such furniture. If you really want to add light and show privilege, you can use this color in conjunction with other tones of the palette.
The universal classics remain in the spotlight: beige, light gray, brown tones in the upholstery of the material are used more often than others. Sand, mustard, marsh, wine and olive tones are added to them. Moreover, the color of the upholstery should not be the same at all: prints in the form of discreet drawings are popular. Lace patterns are in demand no less than plant themes, animalistic colors give way to expensive upholstery texture.
Monochrome black is inharmonious today: saturated tones look much more interesting and lively in the interior: they can be used to introduce fresh colors into the style that will not create depressive mood notes.
The components of the models of corner sofas include steel, wood, plywood, filler, upholstery raw materials. In addition to the lattice base made of elastic lamellas (birch or pine beams, located transversely to the length at the same distance from each other), sometimes the base is a horizontal serpentine spring mesh, which has a flexible connection of "coils" to each other. Such a base is unreliable, because long steel elements stretch under load, which deforms the filler of the block applied over the base.
Filling blocks and modules
The main line of corner sofas has seat and backrest components filled with springless padding. This material does not accumulate static electricity, therefore it is harmless to the health of users. Regardless of the origin (natural or artificial), such a filler is hypoallergenic, it does not cause allergies, does not accumulate dust like its spring counterpart, therefore it is suitable for use by allergy sufferers and asthmatics.
In production, they use modern material with high levels of elasticity, elasticity and orthopedic effect (the exception is ordinary foam rubber used in cheap models and dependent springs).
Latex is one of the highest quality and most durable stuffing for large corner sofas. In more expensive models, it is natural, is a derivative of the rubber-bearing Hevea tree with high performance characteristics, and does not change its structure for many years. Such a filler is produced in two ways and, depending on this, looks like a dense layer with microcells or a perforated sheet.
In budget options, an artificial analogue of natural latex is used - furniture polyurethane foam of the HR type with a small percentage of latex impregnation. According to its properties, such a material is less elastic, but it is optimally rigid and practical, designed for 10-12 years with proper operation.
In addition to the main components of the packing, manufacturers use additional layers, among which the most popular raw materials are holofiber, struttofiber, coir, felt, synthetic winterizer, synthetic winterizer. Rigid materials are added to the surface or seat unit, synthetic winterizer and synthetic winterizer are more often used for sidewalls (armrests) and decorative pillows.
Convertible models are made with mattresses identical in thickness: this provides the same surface in height. The same rule applies to modules: most of them are made of the same thickness, taking into account the size, breaking into equal elements of the berth.
A corner sofa block can have a spring structure, which is divided into two categories: dependent and independent springs. In the first type, the twisted elements are arranged vertically and connected to each other, therefore, under load, more springs are used.
The second type of block has a uniform load distribution, since only working springs participate in it under pressure. The structure of the block is somewhat different: the elements that make up its core are attached to the bottom of the frame, connected to each other by means of textile covers in which they are packed.
Sitting or lying on such a sofa, the spine will always be in the correct position, no matter where the user is on the block. And it doesn't matter if one or two people "load" the mattress: the back of each of them will be straight, none of them will roll over to the other because of the difference in weight.
The upholstery material for large corner sofas is varied. The range of the most popular materials includes furniture tapestry, velor, natural and artificial leather, flock and jacquard. Each type of upholstery has its own strengths and weaknesses, has a different service life and resistance to mechanical damage.
Leather upholstery is durable and practical, this material is resistant to the formation of dirt and dust accumulation, easy to clean, looks expensive and is resistant to abrasion. The disadvantage of leather is its high cost, so buyers with a limited budget have to buy models of corner sofas made of eco-leather or leatherette.
Textiles are quite diverse and not limited in the choice of style and color. It is not so aristocratic, has a shorter service life, is unstable to increased use and mechanical damage, therefore it quickly loses the attractiveness of its original appearance. However, such models are perfectly decorated with removable Euro covers, which allows them to be made exclusive, extending their service life.
Large corner sofas are an excellent design solution, buyers say, leaving comments on the Internet. Such designs are more comfortable than a small sofa, create a cozy atmosphere, look appropriate and allow the whole family or a noisy company to settle down. This furniture is unique and turns the living room into a bedroom in the event of guests arriving, organizing a spacious sleeping place and comfortable sleeping conditions, buyers write in reviews.
Alas, such a sofa does not always fit into a small room with limited space and narrow doorways, which some users regret. Therefore, sometimes a sofa installed in a particular room remains in it, therefore, it requires careful selection of a room in the house before installation.
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