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

Living room with deep blue sectional sofa
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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. Before you buy, remember to always measure your space, and consider whether a left- or right-facing L-shape or chaise is preferred, among other decisions.

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.

Blu Dot Bonnie and Clyde Sectional
Blu Dot Bonnie and Clyde Sectional $3698
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This sleek Blu Dot sectional is perfect for tucking into tight corners. It clocks in at 96 inches wide by 100 inches long.

Capsule Home Remissa Sectional Sofa
Capsule Home Remissa Sectional Sofa $2799
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Roomier spaces can accommodate a sectional like the Capsule Home Remissa sofa, complete with two throw pillows. If you like sinking into your couch, this modular-style sectional sits deep.

Interior Define Charly Sleeper with Right Chaise
Interior Define Charly Sleeper, Right Chaise $3195
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This sleeper sectional is Interior Define's first collaboration with popular home design blog Chris Loves Julia. It was designed with the family in mind, meaning wide, deep cushions and includes lumbar pillows for added back support (or a makeshift headrest). This couch measures 115 inches wide, and the chaise length is 63 inches.

Blu Dot Cleon Small Sectional Sofa
Blu Dot Cleon Small Sectional Sofa $2999
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This modular sectional is genius in more ways than one. The sofa's three pieces allow you to configure your seating into a 99 inches wide by 65 inches long, sectional or an extra-long 130-inch sofa, depending on your changing needs.

Interior Define sectional
Interior Define Sloan Sectional Sofa With Right Chaise $1795
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This sleek small sectional sofa comes in a variety of fabric and leg options. It's only 96 inches wide, making it one of the more narrow sectionals, and the price point is more accessible than most.

CB2 Uno 2-Piece Sectional Sofa
CB2 Uno 2-Piece Sectional Sofa $2398
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This deep, roomy sectional by CB2 might push this sectional over the 100-inch mark, but the extra comfort is well worth it. Bonus: The seat cushions are reversible.

Shelter Set 1- Left Arm Sofa
West Elm Shelter 2-Piece Terminal Chaise Sectional $2898-$3498 $1599-$3498
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The Shelter is one of West Elm's most popular sofas—and you can also have it as a sectional, which is only 106 inches wide. Its sleek seat cushions give it a cozy modern edge.

West Elm Hamilton 2-Piece Leather Chaise Sectional
West Elm Hamilton 2-Piece Leather Chaise Sectional $4398
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This leather West Elm sectional clocks in at a cozy 83 inches wide, meaning smaller spaces will be able to accommodate it. It comes in a range of earthy colors too, from Oxblood to Mocha, and Navy.

Decker 2-Piece Blue Velvet Sectional Sofa
CB2 Decker 2-Piece Blue Velvet Sectional Sofa $2998
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Sink into luxury in this generously scaled 130-inch velvet sectional. Perfect for movie night or an extra indulgent nap.

Joybird Hughes Sectional
Joybird Hughes Sectional $3389 $2203
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Joybird's Hughes Sectional gives off a retro chic vibe, and will lend an open floor plan or otherwise minimalistic room some personality. We especially love the tufted buttons and two-cushion layout.

Restoration Hardware sofa
Restoration Hardware Cloud Customizable Sectional $3295-$8195
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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. 

CB2 Quattro Snow Velvet Tufted 4-Piece Sectional Sofa
CB2 Quattro Snow Velvet Tufted 4-Piece Sectional Sofa $5796 $4596
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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.

Joybird Briar Leather Sectional
Joybird Briar Leather Sectional $4749 $3087
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For a sectional that's deep, boxy, and plush, consider Joybird's Briar Leather Sectional. Pile on the pillows and throw blankets and you might never leave.

Case Kelston Sectional With Chaise
Case Kelston Sectional With Chaise $9895 $8411
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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.

Joybird Eliot Corner Sleeper Sectional in Key Largo Coral
Joybird Eliot Corner Sleeper Sectional $5029 $3260
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This stylish corner sectional can easily accommodate a well-trafficked home. It also comes with a pull-out bed for guests.

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