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How the Right Sectional Sofa Can Give Your Home a Makeover

When done right, a sectional sofa can be the centerpiece of a room

Photography: courtesy of Philux

Sectional sofas may be a challenging design option for some, but really, it all depends on the couch you choose. As long as you pick one that’s clean and streamlined, you really can’t go wrong—even in a compact home. Here, we present the different ways a sectional sofa can transform your space and suit various lifestyles.

It can elevate a boring living room.

A bland space usually needs shape and dimension. You can remedy this by playing with color, incorporating textures, and adding interesting pieces. A sectional sofa immediately draws people to the area while creating a natural circulation route that makes a living room cozier. Another thing that a sectional sofa does is eliminate dead space within a room, making sure each inch is utilized.

You can customize the layout any way you want.

The beauty of a sectional sofa lies in the fact that you can tweak it to suit your lifestyle and make it your own. There are endless options: a two-seater, a three-seater, or a meridienne with your choice of an armrest or without. There’s also the added option of a corner table as a way to stylishly break two pieces.

Big or small, it works in any space.

Whether your space is big or small, a sectional sofa can be a perfect choice. An L-shaped sectional really works for both, and its secret lies in where you position it. Pushed against a corner or backed against a wall, a sectional can act as a cozy filler for smaller spaces that will end up looking more cramped with individual furniture. If you put it in the middle, however, it can anchor a space and create cohesion.

It can act as a separating element in an open space.


A sectional sofa can be used as a functional divider in a large studio space and other open-concept spaces. Not only will the piece break up the two spaces, it will also retain the flow of the two zones visually since it only cuts half of a room. It’s a cozy and open option instead of a paneled room divider.

A sectional makes an area more versatile.

One of the biggest perks of a sectional couch is that you can easily move things around when needed. If you're entertaining, you can switch your set-up to include more seating or even move some pieces around for more floor space. Depending on the pieces you can even build it all up like a puzzle piece. Really, the options are endless.

You can dress it up to your liking.

Since it’s such a big piece, avoid a sectional sofa with blocks of color or prints. A simple and neutral colored one makes for a timeless option that will be a part of your home for years to come. You can, however, dress it up to your liking with some throw pillows, blankets, ottomans, coffee tables, and more.

See more pieces that complement a sectional sofa below:

Pacific Accent Chair


Pacific Nesting Coffee Table


Luna Ottoman


Pacific Console


Pacific End Table


Philux is available in Rockwell, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, LRI Design Plaza, Philux Home at Shang at The Fort, Bicutan in the South, and soon to open in Trinoma.


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