Small corner sofas are great to be used in small spaces, it is designed to be exactly fitted to the corner. It is designed to be at minimum size, so it can fit to even the smallest corner it is. The sofa has to parts with a square angel, and it can seat two or three persons max. If one person is laying on it, then it will not fit to any other person beside him. Every aspect that is applied to the normal sized sofa is there in the corner one, only the size of it is different. They are so popular amongst youth and people who live alone, it is also very successful in apartments with roommates; where you might need a small sofa in your own room.
Why Was It Created?
The need for the small corner sofas started in the late 80s, where standard size for the new apartments was reduced. Furniture industry took the hit quite well, as they reduced the sizes of all their products including sofas. After that period, small sofas has become very successful even in spacious places. Some people even started using small sofas as individual decorating items, where you put one in any cornerfor the sake of decoration and not for being sat on. Most furniture manufacturers now create two sizes of any sofa they design, so that it may be used for both purposes.
Small corner sofas design is no different than regular ones, they has the same design with different sizes. The design is mainly based on a wooden or a metal chassis, then it is padded with a filling; which can be cotton, fiber or feathers. Then it is all covered with cloth or leather to give it its final shape, and sometimes the cover is not put until the customer chooses one. The designs are mainly based on the small L shape, with both sections of the sofa are equal in length. Some other designs have one section longer than the other, which form an exact L shape.
The materials that form a small corner sofas are no different than the ones used in creating normal sized ones. The chassis is basically made of hardwood or metal, and it takes the same ratios as the big ones with smaller measurements. Then we come to the padding, as it may be cotton, fabric or feathers. Some people say that using cotton is bad, as it absorbs liquids and it may rot as it has organic origin. But this is not a problem anymore, as the overall cover can solve this problem. Using microfiber cloth as a cover will be repellant to liquids, which is great for a living room.