What’s better than a cozy couch where you can kick up your heels and relax after a long day? A bigger, cozier sectional where you can relax with friends and family—or spread out on all by yourself.
Sectionals are a popular choice for larger living areas, as they’re more versatile than regular couches and can accommodate more people. Plus, they're available in so many different shapes, sizes, and styles that you’re sure to find one that perfectly fits your space, décor, and budget—the trifecta!
Here, we researched the best sectionals to complete your living room, no matter what you're looking for.
Best Overall: Burrow Arch Nomad Sofa Sectional
Size: 85 x 61 x 33 inches | Seating: 3 seats | Upholstery: Olefin fiber weave | Cushions: Three-layer foam, fiber | Chaise: Reversible
You’d be hard-pressed to find a piece of furniture that’s more versatile than the Burrow Nomad Sectional Sofa. This sleek modern sofa can be customized in numerous ways—you can select from a variety of fabric colors, leg finishes, and arm styles, just to name a few.
This modular sofa is 85 inches wide, and its chaise is 61 inches long. It's reversible, meaning that you can arrange the chaise on either side, switching up the sectional to suit your space. Plus, the sofa has a built-in USB charger—yes, really—that allows you to charge your electronics while you kick back and relax.
Best Budget: Winston Porter Sylvette Wide Reversible Sofa & Chaise with Ottoman
Size: 78.5 x 30.3 x 35 inches | Seating: 3 seats | Upholstery: Polyester blend | Cushions: Foam, synthetic fiber | Chaise: Reversible
No one will ever guess that the Winston Porter Sylvette Sofa and Chaise is a budget-friendly choice—it looks just as polished as sectionals twice its price. This sofa uses an ottoman to form its chaise, which means you can easily switch up its orientation if you ever move, or to give your living space a new look. The whole piece is 78.5 inches wide with a 53-inch chaise, and it's finished in a soft polyester upholstery that comes in several neutral colors.
Best for Pets & Kids: Floyd The Sofa Three-Seater + Chaise
Size: 87 x 61 x 32 inches | Seating: 3 seats | Upholstery: Polyester | Cushions: Double-layer foam | Chaise: Fixed
Choosing furniture when you have pets or young kids can be a challenge, since you need to focus first and foremost on durability. Floyd's Sofa + Chaise, which is the sectional version of their iconic sofa, is made with stain-resistant fabric, top-grade birch plywood, and double-layered foam to ensure its longevity. It's designed to hold up to daily wear and tear and can easily be assembled and disassembled, making it ideal for busy households.
Best Customizable: The Inside Modern Sectional
Size: 112.25 x 33.5 x 32 inches | Seating: 4 seats | Upholstery: Performance linen, performance velvet, cotton, bouclé | Cushions: Poly fill | Chaise: Fixed
If you can’t find a sectional that speaks to you, why not get one that you can customize from the ground up? There are so many ways to personalize this sectional from The Inside—start by deciding which orientation will fit your room, then choose from more than 120 fabric options, including lots of patterned and bold prints. You can even select the style of legs you want and add on matching throw pillows. The finished product is just over 112 inches long with a 58-inch chaise, and it’s delivered with white-glove service, so you won’t have to lift a finger for assembly.
Best Velvet: Edloe Finch Harlow Sectional Sofa
Size: 114 x 63 x 33 inches | Seating: 3 seats | Upholstery: Velvet polyester | Cushions: Premium foam wrapped in synthetic feathers | Chaise: Fixed
Looking for a sophisticated velvet sectional? Edloe Finch's Harlow Sectional is a fantastic option. Combining elements of mid-century design with glam style, this sectional is sure to make a statement in any home. It's only available in one deep blue upholstery option, but the color is versatile and totally refined. To finish it off, the cushions are made of a comfy combo of foam and synthetic fibers, and the gold tapered legs add a ton of style.
Best Leather: Article Sven Charme Sectional
Size: 100 x 67 x 34 inches | Seating: 3 seats | Upholstery: Full-aniline leather | Cushions: High density foam with polyester filling | Chaise: Fixed
Not only is leather furniture timelessly stylish and attractive, but it’s also quite durable, making it a top choice for busy families or multi-pet households. We particularly love this leather sectional from Article, which comes in four Italian-tanned leather upholstery options. The L-shaped design comes in both left- and right-facing orientations, and the sofa is 100 inches wide with a 67-inch chaise. Two bolster cushions complete the look.
Best Deep: Anthropologie Relaxed Saguaro Sectional
Size: 108.75 x 62.5 x 32.25 inches | Seating: 3-4 seats | Upholstery: Bouclé, linen, jute, cotton | Cushions: High-resiliency foam core, fiber padding | Chaise: Fixed
What do we want? Deep sofa seats! When do we want them? Now! There’s nothing better than curling up in an extra-deep couch, and the Relaxed Saguaro Sectional offers 38.5-inch seats that will call your name at the end of a long day.
This L-shaped sectional comes in 108- and 130-inch sizes, and it offers a low profile with cozy down-filled cushions. The customizable sofa is available in both bouclé and linen upholstery options, and you can choose between left- and right-facing orientations to best suit your home.
Best Chesterfield: Frontgate Barrow Chesterfield Chaise Sectional
Size: 98 x 68 x 32 inches | Seating: 3 seats | Upholstery: Polyester, leather, velvet | Cushions: High-density foam wrapped with feathers and down | Chaise: Fixed
Chesterfield sofas have a distinct and elegant appearance characterized by a button-tufted back and arms, and this sectional offers a modern take on the classic design. The sofa is available in both left- and right-facing orientations, and you can choose from three upholstery materials and two colors.
The Barrow Chesterfield Sectional has traditional rolled arms that are the same height as the sofa’s back for a sleek look, and the kiln-dried frame guarantees it'll hold up for many years. The cushions on this sectional are filled with feathers and down for an incredibly plush feel, and the traditional turned feet complete the look.
Best Sleeper: Apt2B Logan Drive Sleeper Sectional Sofa
Size: 108 x 68 x 31 inches | Seating: 3 seats | Upholstery: Polyester | Cushions: 2.0 density foam | Chaise: Fixed
Relatives will fight over who gets to stay at your house during the holidays when you have the Apt2B Logan Drive Sleeper Sectional for them to sleep on. This super comfortable couch comes in more than 60 upholstery options, and it houses a Queen-sized pullout mattress for your overnight guests. You even get to choose whether you want it to be a deluxe innerspring or memory foam mattress.
This sectional is 108 inches wide, and you can opt for either a left- or right-facing chaise, which is 68 inches long. The cushion covers are removable and washable for super easy cleaning—great news for families and pet owners!
Best U-Shaped: Pottery Barn Big Sur Square Arm Upholstered U-Shaped Chaise Sectional
Size: 146 x 68 x 37 inches | Seating: 4 seats | Upholstery: Polyester, linen, velvet, bouclé, cotton | Cushions: Down-feather blend | Chaise: Fixed
U-shaped sectionals offer the most seating space, making them a top choice for anyone who regularly hosts big groups of people. The Big Sur U-Shaped Chaise Sectional is a best-selling choice in this category, thanks to its classic form and extra-deep seats, and it comes in 146-, 154-, and 178-inch widths to fit your living space. This spacious sectional has two inner seats with a chaise lounge on either end, and you can choose from a wide range of fabrics, including linen, velvet, and a variety of performance weaves.
Best Modular: Allform 3-Seat Sofa with Chaise
Size: 90 x 61 34 inches | Seating: 3 seats | Upholstery: Polyester, leather | Cushions: High-grade polyfoam, fiber | Chaise: Reversible
If you're a renter, you might be cautious about buying a sectional because you don't know what future living room layouts will look like. With this sectional from Allform, you can get some peace of mind. The unique modular design allows you to easily reverse the sofa’s orientation, changing up the look of your living room any time your heart desires.
This sectional is available in several colors, including two leather upholstery options, and it’s 90 inches wide with a 61-inch chaise. You even have the choice to add on matching throw pillows or an ottoman for maximum comfort.
Best Small: Inside Weather Custom Issa Sofette Sectional
Size: 56 x 63.25 x 35.5 inches | Seating: 2 seats | Upholstery: Polyester, velvet, linen | Cushions: Memory foam, poly down | Chaise: Reversible
How cute is this mini sectional from Inside Weather? The petite sofa is perfect for small spaces. The whole L-shaped design is just 56 inches wide, and the chaise is just over 63 inches long. Plus, you can customize the design in dozens of ways, adjusting everything from the configuration and arm style to the pillow shape and leg design. If you’ve ever wanted to design your own sectional from the ground up, here’s your chance!
Best Oversized: Castlery Todd U-Shape Sectional Sofa with Chaise
Size: 144 x 87.6 x 26.7 inches | Seating: 6 seats | Upholstery: Polyester | Cushions: Pocket spring with foam | Chaise: Fixed
This might just be the biggest, coziest sofa we’ve ever seen. The Todd U-Shape Sectional Sofa is pretty massive, measuring 144 inches wide—yes, that’s 12 feet—and 82 inches deep. It’s made up of six pieces that can be rearranged to suit your space, and its deep seats will make it your family’s favorite spot to curl up and watch movies. The sectional has a modern platform-to-floor base and comfy padded armrests, and its curved back cushions provide the perfect level of support.
Best with Ottoman: West Elm Andes 3-Piece Chaise Sectional
Size: 92 x 70 x 32 inches | Seating: 3 seats | Upholstery: Polyester | Cushions: Fiber-wrapped foam and high-gauge sinuous springs | Chaise: Free standing ottoman
Some days you might want to lounge on a chaise, while others you might prefer to elevate your heels on an ottoman—but no matter which mood you’re in, the Andes Chaise Sectional has you covered, thanks to its floating ottoman design.
This modern sofa comes with a matching ottoman that forms a chaise on one side when you want a true sectional feel, but it can also be used on its own. The couch is available in several lengths and depths, with seats up to 46 inches deep for maximum coziness. You can also choose from dozens of fabric finishes and two leg styles to boot.
Best Pit: Arhaus Coburn Six-Piece Pit Sectional
Size: 124 X 81 X 28 inches | Seating: 6 seats | Upholstery: Polyester | Cushions: Dense foam padded with down and feathers | Chaise: n/a
If your home’s aesthetic is a bit more casual, the Coburn Pit Sectional will be right up your alley. This six-piece sofa includes three regular seats, two corners, and an ottoman, and when arranged in a rectangle, they form a deep “pit” where you and your family can lounge. However, the modular design can be arranged in other configurations, too, creating an L- or U-shaped design. The sectional comes in a wide variety of neutral-colored upholstery fabrics, and it comes with 10 matching throw pillows for maximum cuddle power.
Our best overall pick is the Burrow Nomad Sofa Sectional (view at Burrow), which has a sleek look that's versatile enough to pair well with all different types of décor. If you're looking for something more budget-friendly, we recommend the Winston Porter Sylvette Sofa & Chaise (view at Wayfair), which has plenty to offer at a much lower price than similar styles.
What to Look for in a Sectional
As with any piece of furniture, you’ll want to consider the size of a sectional when selecting the right one for your home. Measure to ensure its dimensions will fit comfortably in the room, and check that it will fit through doorways and up stairwells, too (double check if it comes fully assembled or if you'll have to put pieces together). You’ll also want to think about how many people it can seat, especially if you’re planning to play host.
Sectionals come in a variety of shapes, with the most popular being an L-shape. L-shaped sectionals come in both right- and left-hand orientation, which refers to the side where the chaise is located. However, some furniture is reversible, allowing you to switch the orientation to suit your needs. Other common sectional shapes include a U-shape, pit, and even curved options.
If you plan to have a central, floating sectional, Nashville-based interior designer Jessica Stambaugh recommends choosing a piece with some interest to it, “like a bold color or sophisticated shape.” She adds that “if it’s a floor plan where it is the central focal point, the shape should be considered more carefully and it should be more refined, compared to when you situate it in a corner. The corner hides the shape and you can get away with something more basic and still feel sophisticated.” Stambaugh also loves to use sectionals in corners or fitted into nooks. “This creates a custom, higher-end feel, and a sense of coziness,” she says.
There are a number of features you may want to look for in a sectional, any of which will increase its versatility. Some sectionals have reclining seats or pull-out mattresses, while others offer useful features such as built-in USB chargers or hidden storage compartments. Whether or not the chaise is fixed or reversible is another sign of versatility, as is the color and fabric.
Why Trust MyDomaine?
Camryn Rabideau writes about furniture, décor, and home furnishings for MyDomaine. She’s shopped for and purchased several sectionals in her life and firmly believes the right sofa can make or break a living space. To write this article, she considered size, shape, and versatility to narrow down the list of sectionals, as well as consulted experts.