CHI Good Questions: Does a Sectional Need to Be Balanced?

CHI Good Questions: Does a Sectional Need to Be Balanced?

Janel Laban
Apr 10, 2008

Kathleen sent us an email: "This is a really stupid question, but has caused some confusion on the home front...Does a sectional have to be balanced completely (i.e., pieces measure same size on both sides) or can it be off-balance (i.e., one side is longer than the other)?

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We have a long, narrow room and a sectional was an idea a designer gave us to solve seating, flow and functionality issues. My husband said each piece of the section has to be balanced -- this wouldn't work in the room. Any advice? "

Kathleen, our vote is no, the parts of a sectional do NOT have to be the same length. It simply depends on the design of the sectional and what works best in the space.

Readers do you agree? Yes or No? Let Kathleen and her husband know in the comments...

Photo: Carter Sectional by Gus Modern

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