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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. A good rule of thumb we've come to love is to reserve sofas with chaises for larger open spaces and tuck L-shaped sectionals into smaller corners. 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.
This sleek Blu Dot sectional is perfect for tucking into tight corners. It clocks in at 96 inches wide by 100 inches long.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The overscale armrests might push this sectional slightly over the 100-inch mark, but the extra comfort is well worth it.
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.
For a luxe-looking sectional with a timeless flair, look no further than CB2's Savile velvet sectional. Its L-shape is perfect for tucking in the corner of a cozy TV room.
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.
Sink into luxury in this generously scaled 130-inch velvet sectional. Perfect for movie night or an extra indulgent nap.
Small spaces need not apply—this extra-long 142-inch sectional features extra-deep seats so you can invite the whole gang for football Sundays.
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.
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.
Another popular choice for extra-large spaces—especially open plan ones—is to have a U-shaped sofa that seats the entire family.
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.
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This story was originally published on October 17, 2017, and has since been updated.