How to Find the Right Sectional Sofa for Your Room

Sectional sofas are the king-size bed of the living room world. Large and cozy – the very definition of inviting – they also command a good amount of square footage. If you dream of bringing one into your home, it’s important to start with the correct proportions.


Before you visit our store and fall in love with one of the dozens of options, measure your room. It’s a good idea to mark off the area in which you’d like to use a sectional; you can use painter’s tape or pull together existing furniture into the desired formation. Then measure that, too, and consider any other objects you’d like to place in the room, such as end tables and lamps.


Once you understand what will fit and what won’t, it’s time to shop for your new sectional sofa.

Small Spaces

If your space is small, sectionals can still work. Choose an L-shaped sofa in a petite scale or a loveseat sectional with a chaise. The Newport Storage Sectional is part of our free-shipping collection and it offers storage in the ottoman as well as a trundle bed that pulls out to accommodate overnight guests.



Medium-sized Rooms

If you have more space to work with, look for a sectional with a longer L-shaped configuration. Our Dune II Two-Piece Sectional is covered in a deep teal fabric. The striking design commands attention, while it’s sleek silhouette won’t overpower the room.



Large Rooms

If you have an oversized space, a sectional is the perfect way to fill it in a cohesive fashion. Choose a U-shaped configuration with a coordinating ottoman. The size will help reign in the scale of the room by matching the proper proportions. We love the Ambassador Sectional from Detroit Sofa Co. It’s offers a flexible arrangement with a variety of pieces to design the shape you need.

Five Things Every Man Cave Needs

You know you want one.

Man Cave

Whether you’re a man looking for a space of your own, or a woman looking to corral armchair quarterbacks (and their spectator-ish noises), adding a man cave may sound like something out of the Stone Age but it’s a thoroughly modern (and growing) trend. So make room in your basement, unused bedroom or even your garage, and head to Art Van Furniture because we’ve got what you need.


Here are five things every man cave should include:

1. A recliner.

Man Cave Recliner


The man of the cave needs a throne and any of the Art Van Signature Recliners will do the trick. We love the Power Leather Rocket Recliner in Chili. It’s the first and only power rocker in the industry. This chair also comes in chocolate or mink, or choose any one of our fabric options, some of which have a massage feature.





2. A place for friends to gather.

Man Cave Sectional


Anyone with a man cave instantly becomes the most popular guy on the block, so you’ll need to consider furnishings that can accommodate friends. Art Van has more than 200 choices of reclining sofas, but we think you’ll love the new Giorgio Collection in top grain leather. This grouping features power or manual options and coordinating throw pillows. Or host bigger parties with the three-piece Shazam Reclining Sectional in leather-like fabric with power options. The sectional also includes fold down tables for easy snacking.



3. A place for your TV.

Man Cave Entertainment Center



Every man cave needs a TV and a place to put it. The antique black finish of the Windsor Collection Wall Unit is a masculine choice, and it provides a great backdrop not only for the game but for housing your own sports trophies and memorabilia. The hardware pops against the deep color, providing just the right amount of bling, and the TV opening accommodates a television up to 56 inches wide.





4. A place to set your snacks. Man Cave Table

Now you need a place to set your nachos, wings and micro brew. The Oval Lift Top Cocktail Table brings your food to you with a top that lifts and puts a flat surface at your fingertips. With sophisticated styling, no one will know it houses your foam fingers and face paint in its drawer.


5. A little ambiance.

Man Cave RugFinally, you need something that oozes testosterone, and we have just the piece. We admit this zebra rug has cave man style, but it’s also very global. Our. The natural cowhide is stenciled with a zebra pattern to get the look for a fraction of the cost.


And there you have it. A man cave that even a woman would love!