Ethan Allen sofas allow flexibility in planning a space. The sofa is in separate sections rather than a large piece of furniture. The sections can stand alone or be assembled in different constellations. A sectional sofa can accommodate two rooms, such as a formal living room and an informal family room, together. The rooms flow cohesively because the couch colors and / or prints are the same in each room.
Measure each section of the sofa. You need width and length. Draw dimensions of sofa on scale on paper. A 1/4 inch to 1 foot scale works well, or you can use 1 inch for 1 foot. Cut out the templates in the Ethan Allen sofas. Draw the dimensions of the room in scale on paper. Include windows, doors, built-in shelves or fireplace. Determine where in focus the room is. The emphasis will be on the eye as you enter the room. It can be a great view out the window, a fireplace, a grouping of plants or an entertainment center.
Place bed templates in the room around the focal point. If the focus is the view, then the sofa faces the view. If it is the entertainment center, face several Ethan Allen sofas towards the center. Leave at least a 3-foot space around the couch as a walkway. Measure other furniture in the room and draw templates to scale. Place these templates in the room around the sectional couch. You may have to split the bed section for an appealing arrangement. If you do, make sure that each completed section looks like it is alone. In other words, do not put two gables together in one area and one middle section in another, as it will look strange.