Finding the perfect sectional sofa will be a different process for everyone. But, it’s worth it to do your research because an excellent sectional sofa will last for at least ten years and probably more. It’s an investment that the whole family will enjoy. At Smart Furniture, we are the online experts in all soft seating, especially sofas!
Before we dive into our recommendations, let’s ask ourselves a few questions.
What are the dimensions of your space?
Modern sectional sofas are designed for specific types of rooms. But don’t worry there is a sectional sofa perfect for every room. In fact, many are designed for loft and apartment living. On the other end of the spectrum, you can find a sofa for the grandest of family rooms. So, the world is your oyster. Just make sure and carefully measure your space.
Would you like to include a chaise?
A chaise, also known as a chaise lounge, and sometimes called an ottoman is an end piece designed for reclining. Sectional sofas with chaises are sold with a right or left chase. This is important because you may want the sofa placed in a corner (corner right or left).
What is the maximum number of people you imagine sitting with?
Typically you can seat one adult comfortably on a single cushion. Some sectionals don’t follow this rule of thumb. A large corner sectional can be deceiving. The corner cushion is not designed for a person. It’s too small and most importantly, no leg room. In fact, the two cushions adjacent to the corner cushions are also limited by leg room.
Some sectionals include a modular ottoman that can be used and a chaise. These can be moved around. This is nice because it can double as an extra seat. If the chaise is not detachable, it may only be suitable for one adult.
The best way to find your perfect sectional sofa is by understanding exactly what your home needs. Imagine it in your head down to the last measurement. Then start shopping. Go crazy if you like. Chances are you will still be able to find what you’re looking for. Below are a few of our favorite sectional sofas to get the juices flowing.
Best Build Your Own Sectional Sofa
The Westwood sectionals are sold in many configurations and can be built piece by piece to suit your needs. The Westwood collections are functional and laid back but they deliver exceptional quality and luxurious comfort. These sectionals are completely modular. You can build your perfect sectional piece by piece or select from one of many preconfigured sets.
Made to be designed for your space, the Westwood sectionals are upholstered with easy-to-clean high-performance fabrics designed to last for years and years. The frames of these sectionals are solid North American hardwood. The quality and craftsmanship are exceptional. This is our build-your-own sectional sofa.
Best Sectional Sofa for a Small Space
When GUS Modern set out to develop their Loft Collection, elegance and durability for smaller spaces were their goals. These goals were accomplished and the Loft Collection quickly became a best-selling line. GUS Modern created an exceptional sectional for apartments and lofts.
The Jane 2 Loft Bisectional Sofa has a modern look with clean lines and plenty of room for three adults. This sofa includes a chaise. The chaise on the Jane 2 is moveable from right to left, designed to work in any room. This sectional is the perfect solution for those looking for comfortable seating and lounging with a smaller footprint. Is it time to add some mid-century flair to your loft?
Best Plush Traditional Sectional Sofa
The Grace is the type of sectional sofa you really miss during your first year off at college. This sofa delivers the most comfort available without sacrificing style. This piece is made for binge-watching your favorite show or team. In addition, the Grace was built to last including chunky, super solid feet. You will have this sofa for the rest of your life. Seriously, it’s a one-time purchase.
The Grace Sectional comes in an assortment of fabrics including some super soft wide whale corduroy options. And, for a small upcharge, you can order yours with feather-down cushions. If feather-down and wide whale corduroy don’t make you feel cozy then nothing will!
The Grace is available in configurations with right and left-facing chaise options. The seat and the back cushions are all removable and easy to clean. The Grace Sectional Sofa is the perfect blend of style and comfort.
Best Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofa
Just because it’s called a corner sofa doesn’t mean you have to put it in a corner. The New Standard Sofa overlooks no details. This sofa is packed with fine craftsmanship. Every stitch and seam is considered. Some highlights include powder-coated steel legs, a kiln-dried double-dowelled American hardwood frame, high resiliency foam cushions wrapped in feather down, and a fifth support leg at the center of the sofa.
This sofa is simple, elegant, comfortable, and made to last. The New Standard Sofa will one day be a family heirloom passed on from generation to generation. This sectional sofa is a real game-changer with enough space for four adults!
I hope this gives you some inspiration and information. There is a perfect sectional sofa for every space. Our sales team can provide customization that is not on our website. So, if you don’t find exactly what you are looking for please call 1-800-260-8420 to speak with a sofa sectional expert!