The Best Sectional Sofas

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Sectional sofas come in many configurations and they can set off any living space wonderfully.

Whatever the size of your room and whatever style and shape of sectional you fancy, you’re in for a treat today. First up, we’ll walk you through the 9 best sectionals we chose from our exhaustive testing.

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Once you’ve got a sound idea of which one you like the look of, we’ll round out with a brief but informative guide showing you exactly what to consider on the buying trail.

Although this type of furniture might seem very basic, there are a few key elements to bear in mind so you get the right sectional without too much time or trouble.

We’ll get started with those reviews right now with our overall pick…


I. Top 9 Best Sectional Sofas

1. Our Pick: Rivet Revolve Sectional – Best for Small Rooms

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Topping the list as our overall best pick, this contemporary sectional sofa from Rivet is welcoming and remarkably sleek.

This model of sectional sofa is perfect for a small room since it doesn’t take up an enormous amount of space. This sofa is just 3 feet deep, a little less than 8 feet wide and it stands 3 feet high… If your living room can accommodate that, you’re good to go.

The hardwood frame is sturdy while the exposed beechwood legs make an attractive contrasting feature.

This sofa comes in multiple colorways including denim, grey weave, linen, and storm gray. The cushions are upholstered in a polyester fabric that’s highly stain-resistant. If you do spill anything, just wipe the fabric down with a cloth.

The tall arms and firm but plush cushions will tempt you to sit and relax a while. With room enough for 4 people, the whole family can snuggle down for a good TV show or movie.

Also, this sofa features a chaise that can be shifted to either side allowing you to make this sectional work however you need it in your room.
Things We Like

  • Small footprint ideal for small rooms
  • Several colors to choose from
  • Chaise can be moved allowing for maximum customization

Things We Don’t Like

  • The seats and cushions are relatively firm but this is quite subjective with some people preferring a harder couch

See Also: Top 12 Best Reclining Sofas


2. Runner-Up and Best for Large Rooms: Homelegance Pecos Sectional

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The runner-up and our second favorite choice is this delightful sectional from Homelegance.

If you’ve got the space for this sofa, you won’t be disappointed. It’s reasonably bulky requiring a floor space of 9 x 8 eight feet. If you’ve got a large family or you often entertain, this sofa will maximize the use of your living space.

Built to stay the distance, the frame of the sofa is made from strong steel and hardwood.

This sofa looks gorgeous as well. Upholstered in leather gel, this sectional will give you the look and feel of leather without the price tag or the headache of upkeep. There are 3 colors to choose from: brown, gray and red.

The seat cushions are made from high-density foam and will conform to whoever is seated in them. The overstuffed seat backs and arm cushions make the perfect resting place. The Pecos can sit up to 8 people, so you’ve got room for the whole family along with a few guests into the bargain.

This sectional also features 2 recliners as well as a hidden storage compartment, tabletop, and a pair of drink holders.
Things We Like

  • The sectional looks great but it’s not a case of form over function
  • Reclining seats are a great bonus
  • Overstuffed cushions for extra comfort

Things We Don’t Like

  • Sofa is heavy, and you’ll likely need some help to assemble and move it

See Also: Top 12 Best Sofas for Back Support


3. Best Sectional Sleeper Sofa: Ashley Larkinhurst Sofa

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Though not a true sectional sofa, this sleeper sofa from Ashley Furniture is a great pick and our choice for best sectional sleeper.

This is a classic styled sofa, so doesn’t call for as much floor space as some of the sofas on our list today. You’ll need an area of 7 x 4 feet. You’ll also require an extra 5 feet of clearance space to employ the sleeper function.

The frame of this sofa is made from hardwood making it sturdy and built to withstand some serious punishment.

The cushions of the sofa are firm and wrapped in cushioning then upholstered in a suede-like material that’s a cinch to clean. The cushioned seat backs and rounded arms serve to extend the comfort level this sofa provides.

Inside the framework of this sofa, there’s additional framework for the pullout bed. This is made of steel. The pullout bed is easy to lift out and lock into place.

The mattress provided is queen sized and you can choose from memory foam or innerspring.
Things We Like

  • We are big fans of things that multitask so we love the hidden bed
  • Classic lines make sure this sofa fits anywhere
  • Pull-out bed is simple to use and surprisingly comfy

Things We Don’t Like

  • The cushions aren’t the best quality and can seem deflated

See Also: Top 10 Best Bean Bag Chairs for Adults


4. Upgrade Pick: Homelegance Laertes Sectional Sofa

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If you like the idea of a sectional sofa but think they look a bit frumpy, we’ve got you covered here as well. Our upgrade pick is this Laertes sectional sofa from Homelegance which is anything but dowdy.

This is another large piece of furniture, and it needs a correspondingly substantial space to accommodate it. Make sure you’ve got an area to house the 9 x 9-footer and you’re in business.

In a two-toned light and dark gray, this sofa comes in several different configurations depending on your needs. You can choose between a 3, 5 or 6-piece sectional, and you can easily adjust where the chaise is located.

Our selection here is a 5-piece sectional that does not include a chaise. Instead, each end of this sofa boasts a powered reclining seat. This specific model of sectional can seat up to 6 people, meaning there’s ample room for everyone to kick back in fine style.

The cushions are made from firm high-density foam and then upholstered in a top-grain leather making them easy to clean.
Things We Like

  • We like this sofa is an upgrade from more traditional options
  • Large enough to seat a large family
  • Reclining seats built in for your convenience

Things We Don’t Like

  • For such a large sofa, there’s no extra functionality like storage or drink holders

See Also: Top 10 Best Throw Pillows


5. Poundex Sectional

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In the market for something that offers exceptionally comfortable seating but also brings a modern and streamlined look to your room? Look no further than this sectional from Poundex.

Sized just right, this sectional calls for 6 x 3 feet of floor space so works well in smaller living rooms.

The hardwood frame of this sectional sofa is solidly constructd. With dark stained solid wood twist on legs, the sofa is neatly raised off the floor.

The body of the sofa includes cushions made from durable high-density foam as well as internal springs for added comfort. The backrests are tufted for enhanced visual appeal.

The cushions are upholstered in a linen fabric. Available in 3 different color schemes including black, gray, and Laguna, this sectional combined enviable looks and a slimline form factor.

The sectional includes a chaise lounger as well as extra accent pillows to round out the striking looks. The chaise locks into the body of the sofa to ensure all pieces stay snugly snapped together.

Though this sectional can sit up to 4 people, it’s not exactly suitable for a larger family. The cushions are extra firm and not at all nap-friendly.
Things We Like

  • Interlocking pieces ensure nothing moves when it shouldn’t
  • Tufted back adds a dose of class
  • Sleek and modern design

Things We Don’t Like

  • The fabric is not easy to clean and the seat covers cannot be washed

6. Flash Furniture Benchcraft Maier Sectional

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This is a stunning sectional sofa featuring a stunning, contemporary design. Flash Furniture’s Maier Sectional is made in a way that allows it to work just as well in a bachelor pad or a family home.

The sturdy internal frame is constructed from hardwood so it’s built to last.

This is a 2-piece sectional sofa including a chaise lounger. The sofa itself is in an L-shaped configuration and it’s a decent size. You’ll need an area that at least 9 x 8 feet to accommodate this couch.

The cushions are stuffed with high-density foam wrapped in soft poly fiber. This makes them soft and comfortable allowing you or your loved ones to sink in and relax. The back cushions of this sofa feature a tufted design. These are not removable but instead fixed into place.

All of the cushions are upholstered in a microfiber fabric that’s kid-friendly and easy to care for.

The sofa can be purchased in one of 4 color choices including charcoal, cocoa, sienna, and walnut.
Things We Like

  • Design allows this sofa to fit into just about any room regardless of style
  • Large, plush cushions allow for extra comfort when it counts
  • Microfiber fabric is durable and easy to maintain

Things We Don’t Like

  • You’ll need someone to help you move this exceptionally large piece of furniture

7. Dazone Sectional Sofa

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If you’re not exactly sure how you want your sofa positioned or you’re the type of person to change your mind often, it can be tough to decide what sofa to buy. Maybe you move a lot and you need something you can easily take with you when you hit the road again. If so, this sectional sofa from Dazone is the perfect choice for you.

Instead of being one large fixed piece you need to muscle into your room, Dazone has created a truly customizable piece of furniture. This is a 7-piece set you have full control over.

The set includes a right armchair, a left armchair, a corner chair, and 3 armless chairs you can set up however you need them. The pieces all lock into one another so your sofa doesn’t fly apart as people sit down. There’s also an ottoman thrown in.

With all these seats, this sofa can fit 5 or 6 people with ease making it a winner for families or for entertaining.

The frame of each piece is made from hardwood ensuring strength and durability.

The cushions are upholstered in a charcoal-colored linen fabric. They are removable, and the covers can be machine washed.
Things We Like

  • Truly customizable option with multiple seating configurations
  • Contemporary yet classic design
  • Large sofa can accommodate several people without feeling cramped

Things We Don’t Like

  • The linen fabric is high maintenance to keep looking spotless

8. Christies Clark Sectional

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If you have a large family, it can be difficult to find a sectional sofa that will fit them all in while also standing up to the mess and abuse the kids will throw at it.

Thankfully, Christies designed the Clark model sectional sofa as the seating answer to your prayers. This sectional can seat up to 7 people, and it boasts plenty of hidden features to make your life easier.

Made from hardwoods and coming with a hidden steel rail system, the frame of this sofa is rock-solid and built to stand up to some serious punishment.

Generally, kids and leather don’t mix but the look of leather is unbeatable. This Clark sofa is upholstered in a faux leather that gives you the look and feel of this high-end material without the cost or upkeep associated with it.

At either end of this sectional, you’ll find a relaxing recliner seat. There’s an additional armless recliner as well. In between 2 reclining seats, there’s a hidden storage compartment great for stashing the remote. Also, there are 2 cupholders here, ready for movie night drinks.
Things We Like

  • Faux leather gives a high-end look without the price tag
  • Sectional is large enough to accommodate the whole family
  • Reclining chairs are perfect for relaxing

Things We Don’t Like

  • The foot rests can be a bit tricky to close so operate with care

9. Homelegance Reclining Sectional Sofa

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Another great option for larger families is this sectional sofa from Homelegance. Since all living spaces are different, Homelegance offers this sofa in several different configurations giving you the ability to purchase exactly what you need for your own living space.

The option reviewed here is the 8411*CCCR. This sectional is large enough to comfortably seat up to 6 people.

The frame of this sofa is constructed from hard woods and steel giving you peace of mind about its strength.

The body of the sofa is plush and upholstered in bonded leather. This is not genuine leather but it does give the sofa the appearance of leather without you having to worry about taking care of the delicate material.

At either end of this sectional, there are reclining seats so you can lie back and relax after a hard day at work.

There are an additional 4 seats for others to sit in. Next to each recliner is a hidden console. Each console opens to reveal plenty of storage space inside as well as USB charging ports for your electronic devices. There are also cup holders by the consoles, making TV time simpler than ever.
Things We Like

  • Several options for personalizing the layout
  • Bonded leather material
  • Double reclining seats

Things We Don’t Like

  • The material scratches easily

OK…

With our review put to bed, what should you look out for when you’re hunting for the best sectional?

We’ll help you out with that right now.


II. Sectional Sofa Buying Guide

Sectional sofas have become increasingly popular over the past few years and it’s easy to understand why.

Sectionals offer many options for your space, they’re generally large enough to fit the whole family on board, several have great features built in, and they are incredibly functional pieces of furniture.

That said, it can sometimes seem overwhelming when you set out to find the right sectional sofa for your living space. There are so many to choose from and it’s tough to know which details count.

We understand that, and as always we’re here to help.

Here are some simple pointers to get the best sectional sofa the easy way…

Size

Sectionals can often be imposing, as most are pretty big. This isn’t always the case, though.

If you’ve got a smaller space, there are plenty of smaller sectionals available.

If you’ve got a large living room, you’ll be less restricted and spoiled for choice.

Be sure you measure out where you want the sofa to go in your room. You don’t want to have it delivered only to find out it’s too big and you’re tripping over it.

Shape

There are plenty of design elements to choose from when it comes to the shape of your sectional, but this one really comes down to personal preference.

Personalize this part of your buying decision and you’ll get the best sofa for your needs.

  • L-shaped sectionals come in varying sizes and are by far the most popular. When buying this type of sectional, think about whether you want the L to be to the left or to the right of the main sofa. This can’t usually be adjusted, so get this right
  • Curved sectionals are less common. These sofas won’t sit against a wall due to their shape, but if you like the look of a sofa floating in the room, this makes a smart alternative choice
  • Chaise sectionals aren’t true sectionals, but they can work well if you’ve got a smaller room. A chaise type sectional has a main sofa with a chaise extending from the body. You can move the chaise from either end of the sofa allowing for plenty of customization
  • When choosing a sectional, consider the corner seat. With sectionals that are l-shaped, curved, or U-shaped, the corner seat often isn’t a favorite because legs are left dangling. If you need a sofa with a functional corner seat, opt for one that’s a bit roomier in that area so the person sitting there can relax, too

Fabric Choices

When choosing your sectional sofa, you’ll find there are plenty of types of upholstery fabric. Some are better than others in certain situations, but this comes down to what you like and your intended usage.

Fabric

  • Microfiber is one of the most popular fabric choices. It’s soft, comfortable and relatively easy to clean
  • Linen is an attractive fabric imparting an air of sophistication. It’s an inexpensive choice but also notoriously easy to stain
  • Polyester is highly affordable and comes in a variety of colors. It’s very easy to clean, too

Bottom line, if you opt for fabric cushions, make sure they are removable and washable. This caveat is especially true if you have children or pets in the home. You still want to be able to clean any messes up as soon as they happen and that just isn’t a possibility with some fabrics.

Leather

Genuine leather is an enduringly popular choice for sofa upholstery. Leather is soft and supple, comfortable to sit on, long lasting and just gets more beautiful with time.

Unfortunately, leather also takes extra care and it’s pretty pricey.

If you want the look of leather without the drawbacks, there are other options at your disposal…

  • Bonded leather has genuine leather mixed in with faux leather
  • Faux leather is made of poly materials and doesn’t require much maintenance

Extra Features

Sofas are an important piece of furniture. They are where the whole family gathers to unwind from the day and spend time together. Manufacturing companies are aware of that and have started building in lots of extra features to their sectional sofas.

Be on the lookout for extras including:

  • USB charging ports
  • Storage compartments
  • Reclining seats
  • Lights
  • Cup holders

III. Conclusion

As with anything you’re buying for your house, start by thinking carefully about your needs and preferences so you can fully personalize your buying decision.

This is especially true with extra features. Only look out for things you’ll actually use rather than obsessing over a feature-rich sectional with features useless to you.

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