This part is dedicated to sectional seats. For demonstration purposes, I’m using Minstatl Dolf Sectional Sofa, which happens to be my favourite sectional seat (part of Aurora Skies world).
Lookie at part 1 if you want to find out more about manual deletion, useful cheats and how to modify kitchen counters.
Things to remember:
Sectional seats have 4 parts - left edge seat, right edge seat, middle seat and corner seat.
The difference between different sections is normally handles/no handles, slight width variations and, in this particular seat’s case, pillows or no pillows.
If I wanted a handle-less wider sofa, all I need is 3 middle parts.
To achieve that, I made a row of 5 seats connected to one another and need to get rid of the two on the edges by manually deleting them.
To make a sofa with cushions, I need some corner pieces. However, I just want a neat straight-lined sofa and not this big C-shape. I should achieve my desired look by manually deleting the extra seats next to the corner pieces.
I find that by removing the extra two seats, the whole sofa suddenly became more modern.
Speaking of cushions, is it possible to create a sofa out of 2 corner parts? It’s tricky, but doable.
As I already mentioned in the beginning of this post, corner parts are unusable by sims, so this would be a purely decorative sofa. That said, I think it looks quite lovely, so I’ll demonstrate it anyway. Who knows, you might one day place it under the stairs or something (since as far as I know, stuff under regular straight stairs isn’t usable either).
I pre-built my corner here.
To have 2 corner parts next to one another, you need another pre-built corner pretty much on top of the first. I need the 2 extra bits around the actual corner part before I have both corner formations on one another because if I have a single corner piece on the left then begin to build one on the right, moving new sectional seats next to the corner piece will make it revert back to a normal section seat.
If you’re patient enough to have done this (I honestly won’t blame you if you just skip this 2-corner-unusable-sofa part because I can’t imagine many people wanting to go through this), this is what it should look like:
Scary! But now that the hardest part is over, we can begin removing the extra bits we don’t need. First, manually delete the two front seats.
Now manually delete the two extra parts at the back. Be very careful and make sure you’re clicking the correct part. You don’t want to accidentally delete the corner bit because you’ll have to redo the whole thing since there’s no way to “undo” manual deletion.
I personally think this cute little seating space is worth the hassle.
One thing I enjoy doing with my sectional seats is creating new furniture by combining different sectional parts with an altogether different comfort object.
My favourite combination is corner part + middle part + a lounger.
I build this sectional sofa where I have the corner and middle parts I want. I then manually delete the 2 unwanted edge bits.
So far, I have this:
Now I attach a lounger to the right. I prefer to use Getaway Lounge Chair (from the Sims 3 store) with this particular sectional seat because they’re similar in the style of the wood, and it also has a cushion.
This is also why I choose to have a middle part of the sectional seat and not a side part - the side parts have handles. And so does the lounger. Two pairs of handles is a bit too much for me.
I use “Alt” key when placing the lounger to get it as flush to the sectional seat as possible.
A recolour later I end up with this beauty: