While a bed is your most important furniture purchase, a couch is probably the most fun purchase. There are nearly limitless colors, materials and shapes to choose from. But all that choice means that there’s a lot of pressure when it comes to buying a couch. A couch sets the tone for the rest of your space’s decor. Not only that, but a couch is also expected to be put through a lot of abuse. While we can’t necessarily help you decide what style to go for, we can at least point you in the right direction. One couch style that’s sometimes written off but is worth considering is a sectional.
Sectionals can sometimes be seen as a little tacky, but there are a lot of options on the market that embrace the comfort of a lounger with the tasteful minimalist or mid-century appeal of a classic three-seater. And if you live in an apartment, you might assume that you won’t have the space for a sectional. But many sectionals are designed to be modular, allowing you to pull out a recliner as a guest bed. As anyone who’s maximized a small space can tell you, furniture that can do double duty is essential. Plus, some sectionals aren’t much bigger than a regular loveseat, so they won’t eat up your entire living room. And, of course, sectionals are insanely comfortable.
To help you make the right choice for your home, we’ve rounded up some of the best sectional couches available right now, which you can check out below.
1. Novogratz Brittany Sectional Futon Sofa
The Novogratz Brittany Sectional Futon Sofa has a slightly throwback aesthetic, combining a classic mid-century aesthetic with the functional design of a modern sectional. This stylish, upholstered, tufted sofa is a multi-functional piece that is great for smaller spaces. The Novogratz can convert easily into a bed in seconds and comes in three different colors. The couch gets delivered in two separate boxes and is easy to set up. This is a stylish, modern sofa that is perfect for entertaining in small spaces.
Pros: Can convert into a bed.
Cons: Can stain somewhat easily.
2. Signature Design by Ashley Jarreau Sofa Chaise
This chaise sectional has low armrests and tapered legs, giving it a relaxed, modern look. The chaise is a good place to stretch out your legs and relax. However, the comfort goes even further, thanks to the pull-out section that allows the couch to serve as a bed. The small frame of the chaise, combined with its modular functionality, makes it a good option for smaller spaces.
Pros: Pull out section for sleeping. Smaller size makes it a good option for apartments.
Cons: L-section is not reversible.
3. Poundex Upholstered Sofa
The Poundex Upholstered Sofa is a plush, roomy couch. Its linen exterior is wearable which prevents it from staining or ripping easily. This sectional comes with a reversible design which lets you set up the chaise lounge on the right or left side. It’s a sturdy couch that is not only cozy and roomy, but also won’t get worn down quickly by kids or pets.
PROS: Comfortable and affordable.
CONS: Cushions can move around more than desired.
4. Rivet Revolve Modern Upholstered Sofa
Amazon’s foray into furniture has yielded designer collaborations from furniture heavyweights like Jonathan Adler, as well as the midcentury-modern-inspired label Rivet. This sectional from Rivet features a simple, minimalist design and comes in a range of muted colors like this one, called “Demin.” Don’t worry, it won’t conjure images of your dad’s stonewashed jeans — rather, it’s a subdued mid-blue color. The chaise can be placed on either end of the couch to suit your space.
Pros: Adjustable chaise can be placed on either end of the couch to accommodate different layouts. Available in several muted colors.
Cons: Chaise section isn’t secured to the rest of the frame, and may tilt when sat on.
5. Best Choice Products L-Shape Sectional
This already affordable sectional is made an even better value by the fact that a matching, movable ottoman is included. The ottoman is separate from the L-shaped sectional, but the pieces can be pushed together to serve as a bed, or organized in a variety of ways. The sectional is made out of easy-to-clean faux leather, which will leave you with less to worry about despite the couch’s white color.
Pros: Affordable and easy-to-clean faux leather couch. Seperate, matching ottoman allows the bed to double as a bed.
Cons: Could be more durable.