Best modular sectionals: 5 options (and top tips) to revive

February 15, 2024

Best modular sectionals: 5 options (and top tips) to revive your space

Is it time to upgrade your living space? Treat yourself to ultimate comfort and versatility with our curated selection of the best modular sectional sofas.

Is it time to upgrade your living space? Treat yourself to ultimate comfort and versatility with our curated selection of the best modular sectional sofas.

Whether you’re moving to a smaller space or sizing up to a larger home, modular sectionals offer supreme versatility. All it takes is breaking down your sofa into its individual modules and reconfiguring it to fit into your space. How’s that for an easy fix?

With such versatility, it’s no surprise that modular sectionals are among the best options when furnishing your living room. Here’s what you need to know about choosing this type of sofa along with our top picks for the best modular sectionals on the market.

Why are modular sectional sofas so great?

Best modular sectional: Sunny Upholstered 6-piece Modular Sectional Dark Charcoal

Modular couches are like the Swiss Army knives of the furniture world, providing functionality and versatility that traditional sofas simply can’t match.

They’re not new, either — American furniture designer Harvey Probber popularized modular sectionals in the 1950s to meet the needs of changing home sizes.

Whether you’re moving to a new space, hosting a big family gathering, or simply craving a change in decor, modular sofas effortlessly transform to suit your lifestyle. They offer customizable configurations and interchangeable modules, empowering you to create seating arrangements tailored to your space and preferences.

It’s like having a personal interior designer on call to transform your living room into a cozy haven or a spacious home theater with a few simple adjustments. How can you argue with that?

Moreover, the logistics of moving a modular sofa are much easier to figure out since you can adjust your sectional into smaller chair-sized pieces. These modules are more straightforward to pack, carry, and move than traditional sofas.

How do modular couches transform?

The best modular sectionals can change shape in minutes. It’s as easy as unlocking the coupling hardware, sliding the pieces into a new configuration, and reattaching them.

Want a budget-friendly upgrade from an L-shape sectional to a U-shape? It’s as easy as adding one or two add-on modules instead of a pricey new piece of furniture.

Need to change from an L-shape sectional to a couch and a loveseat? All you need to do with most modular options is separate your larger sectional into two by splitting the L-shape at the corner.

Top picks: 5 best modular sectionals

We’ll include more tips for picking the best modular sectional for your space later, but let’s take a look at some of your options first. Here are five of the best modular sectional couches.

1. Hobson 6-Piece Modular Sectional

Best modular sectional: Hobson 6-piece Reversible Cushion Modular Sectional Off-White

Discover the joy of relaxation with the Hobson 6-Piece Modular Sectional in off-white. This top-notch sectional boasts comfy, reversible cushions upholstered in water-repellant performance fabric to keep it looking beautiful for years to come. It’s one of the best modular sectionals to chill with loved ones for relaxed evenings and late-night movies.

The Hobson effortlessly adapts to your space and needs. Plus, the spacious ottoman can double as a coffee table when you have unexpected guests or simply want more space for eating or playing board games.

Comes with: Two armless chairs, one corner piece, one left-arm facing (LAF) chair, one right-arm facing (RAF) chair, and one ottoman.

2. Sasha 6-Piece Upholstered Modular Sectional

Best modular sectional: Sasha 6-Piece Upholstered Modular Sectional Barely Black

The Sasha 6-Piece Modular Sectional comes in an eye-catching barely black upholstery that’s versatile, dramatic, and oh-so-comfortable. With foam and feather filling, the cozy cushions are the perfect spot to relax after a long day.

The Sasha will make an impact in any living room or media room with its contemporary styling and deep seats. It’s also built to last with a sturdy, solid wood frame and meticulous construction.

Comes with: Three armless chairs, one corner piece, one LAF chair, and one RAF chair.

3. Lakeview 6-Piece Upholstered Modular Sectional Sofa

Best modular sectional: Lakeview 6-piece Upholstered Modular Sectional Sofa Dark Chocolate

The Lakeview 6-Piece Modular Sectional boasts an ultra-modern appeal with versatile dark chocolate upholstery that’s soft and smooth to the touch. The reversible seat and back cushions are foam-filled and durable, ideal for entertaining or spending casual evenings at home.

Like all the best modular sofas, the Lakeview can transform with you as your living space changes, so it’s always there for you when you need it most. If dark chocolate isn’t your thing, this beautiful corner sectional has another fantastic color option (highlighted below) — because choice is always good.

Comes with: Three armless chairs, two corner pieces, and one ottoman.

4. Lakeview 6-Piece Upholstered Modular Sectional Sofa 

Best modular sectional: Lakeview 6-piece Upholstered Modular Sectional Sofa Ivory

Introducing the Lakeview 6-Piece Modular Sectional Sofa in stunning ivory upholstery. It’s lighter, brighter, and even slicker than the dark chocolate version, and it still has the high-density foam cushions and chunky armrests.

Let the Lakeview host your family movie nights, hangouts with friends, and solo reading sessions no matter where life takes you. From small spaces to expansive open-concept homes, it’ll help you create the right seating arrangements for every room.

Comes with: Three armless chairs, two corner pieces, and one ottoman.

5. Serene 6-Piece Upholstered Modular Sectional

Best modular sectional: Serene 6-piece Upholstered Modular Sectional Charcoal

The Serene 6-Piece Modular Sectional Sofa comes in sophisticated charcoal-colored upholstery with a comfy feather blend seat and back cushions you can sink into. It has an oversized ottoman that doubles as a coffee table and four jacquard accent pillows to complete the look.

You’ll love Serene’s modern look with its black leg finish and low-profile silhouette. And you can’t beat the sleek chaise sectional style when you add the ottoman to one end of the L-shape configuration, opening up even more room to relax.

Comes with: Three armless chairs, two corner pieces, and one ottoman.

How to pick the best modular sectional

It’s hard to go wrong with a modular sofa, but this piece of furniture will stay with you for years, so you’ll want to find your perfect Goldilocks fit. Here’s what to consider before you buy.

Upholstery options

Freddie 7-piece Upholstered Modular Sectional Pearl

Fabric options present one of the most significant choices when buying a new sectional.

Do you want a top-grain leather sofa? A soft bouclé sectional? Maybe a luxe chenille option? Or would you prefer a stain-resistant, kid- and pet-friendly choice that’ll stand up to whatever life throws at it?

What color do you want? Do you have a texture preference? Would you like the option to change styles by swapping cushion covers?

Only you can answer these questions.

If you need help deciding, find out if you can order fabric swatches or see your options in person to make an informed choice.

If price is an issue, don’t compromise on the fabric you want — instead, consider waiting for a Black Friday deal or saving up for a few months so you can settle down with the sectional of your dreams.

Sectional size

Jennifer 6-piece Upholstered Modular Sectional Terracotta

Modular sectionals are flexible, but you’ll still want to consider your current size needs.

Do you need a six-seater for a big family? Are you looking for a spacious U-shaped option to accommodate frequent family gatherings?

Or maybe you’d like a modest L-shaped sectional or another small space sectional to upgrade later when you have more square footage? Does your current living area demand something low-profile?

Make note of your size needs, and don’t go for anything that doesn’t meet them.

Frame durability

Churchill Tufted Cushion Back Corner Dark Grey and Walnut

You’ll likely keep your sectional for a long time, so think about your lifestyle. Do you have young kids who like to bounce on things? Do you tend to move around a lot?

If so, you’re going to want a sturdy frame. Handmade, kiln-dried, solid wood frames are usually your best bet.

Remember to look for a reliable warranty, too. We’re not talking about 30-day Amazon return policies, either. Look for brands that stand by their products for years to come.

Decor style

Cambria 6-piece Upholstered Modular Sectional Grey

The best modular sectional in the world won’t make you happy if it clashes with your style. Think about the looks you love and find a sectional that reflects this.

Perhaps you love the simplicity of minimalist interior design or prefer the well-traveled vibe of eclectic design or industrial farmhouse decor.

Whatever your tastes are, take time to identify your style and pick a sectional that reflects it. After all, your home is your sanctuary and should tell the story of your unique personality.

Practical functionality

Variel 6-piece Modular Motion Sectional Taupe

Modular sectionals are already super functional, but think about what you need your sofa to do.

Do you need a sleeper sofa for family and friends or do you feel comfiest in recliners when you’re watching movies? Perhaps you’d like a light, reversible sofa that makes it easy to rearrange your sectional whenever the mood strikes.

Make a note of the functionality points that’ll meet your needs, and don’t settle for anything less.

It’s time to experience sectional satisfaction

Claude 7-piece Upholstered Modular Tufted Sectional Dove

You simply can’t beat modular sofas. Whether you’re looking for something to make frequent moves easier or just like to redecorate, they’re hands down the most versatile pieces of furniture you can add to your living area or media room.

All you need to do is think about what you want and need from your sectional, make a list, and pick one that checks all the boxes.

If you didn’t find your perfect match in our top picks, head over to Coaster Furniture’s selection of sectionals for dozens more options. Use our store locator to find a convenient local retailer when you’re ready to buy.

Happy hunting!

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Charlotte 8-piece Upholstered Curved Modular Sectional Sofa Ivory

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Claude 7-piece Upholstered Modular Tufted Sectional Dove

Claude Collection

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Variel 6-piece Modular Motion Sectional Taupe

Variel Collection

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