Yes, You Can Fit a Sectional Sofa in Any Size Space—Here's How

Updated 06/20/19
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There are many reasons to love a good sectional. Their L-shape makes it easier for multiple people to spread their legs or kick their feet up while an extra-wide chaise is perfect for a two-person nap. Sectionals are undeniably enviable, but we'll be the first to admit that they're often widely overused in spaces that frankly would benefit better from a smaller sofa and a pair of chairs (or a duo of parallel sofas). In some spaces, a sectional can simply look as though it's overtaking the entire room, leaving little space for extra seating or even accent tables.

That said, sectionals don't only belong in sprawling living rooms. Some of the best use of a sectional we've seen have been L-shaped sofas tucked into the corner of an extra-cozy (i.e., tiny) TV room or library. Convinced you need modular seating in your space? We've rounded up our favorite options, from small sectional sofas to sprawling modular pieces. No matter the size of your space, it's possible to have a sectional sofa—here's proof.

Reserve sofas with chaises for larger open spaces and tuck L-shaped sectionals into smaller corners.

Small Sectional Sofas: Under 100 Inches

Blu Dot Bonnie and Clyde Sectional $3698

This sleek Blu Dot sectional is perfect for tucking into tight corners. It clocks in at 96 inches wide by 100 inches long.

Valencia Set 4: Right Arm Sofa
West Elm Monroe Mid-Century 2-Piece Chaise Sectional $2198

This petite sectional from West Elm clocks midcentury-inspired in at just under 96 inches wide. Its sleek tuxedo style is perfect for small spaces.

Interior Define Jasper Short Sectional $3300

This modular Interior Define sectional comes in as little as 96 inches. Best of all, you can simply add to it if you move to a bigger space.

Blu Dot Cleon Small Modern Sectional Sofa $2999 $2159

This modular sectional is genius in more ways than one. The sofa's three pieces allow you to configure your seating into a 99-by-65–inch sectional or an extra-long 130-inch sofa depending on your changing needs.

Interior Define Sloan Sofa With Right Chaise $2100

This sleek small sectional sofa comes in a variety of fabric and leg options. It's only 96 inches wide, and it's very affordable to boot.

Medium Sectional Sofas: From 100 Inches to 130 Inches

district dove 2-piece sectional sofa
CB2 Uno 2-Piece Right Arm Sapphire Striped Sectional Sofa $2598 $2198

The overscale armrests might push this sectional slightly over the 100-inch mark, but the extra comfort is well worth it.

Shelter Set 1- Left Arm Sofa
West Elm Shelter 2-Piece Terminal Chaise Sectional $2498 $2318

The Shelter is one of West Elm's most popular sofas—and you can also have it as a sectional, which is only 106" wide. Its sleek seat cushions give it a cozy modern edge.

Serene Set 3
West Elm Serene 2-Piece L-Shaped Sctional $2398

This 115-inch-wide West Elm sectional features extra-thin arms to maximize seating space. You won't regret your choice when you sink into the multiple pillows that make up its back.

Decker 2-Piece Blue Velvet Sectional Sofa
CB2 Decker 2-Piece Blue Velvet Sectional Sofa $2798

Sink into luxury in this generously scaled 130-inch velvet sectional. Perfect for movie night or an extra indulgent nap.

Restoration Hardware Cloud Track Arm Fabric Sectional $2595

Restoration Hardware is undeniably a go-to destination for sofas—in part due to the unparalleled quality but also for the store's made-to-measure service. The popular cloud sectional, for instance, can be ordered in two depths and six lengths, with the sofa portion ranging from 5 feet to 10 feet. 

Grace Serpentine Three-Piece Sectional
CB2 Quattro Snow Velvet Tufted 4-Piece Sectional Sofa $5796

If you've been graced with sprawling space, why not make the most of it with a 162-inch sofa? This velvet number from CB2 is sure to turn heads.

Case Kelston Sectional With Chaise $9500 $8075

You'll feel like sinking into a cloud in this extra-cushy sectional designed by Matthew Hilton with a goal of designing the most comfortable sofa possible.

This story was originally published on October 17, 2017, and has since been updated.

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