Yes, You Can Fit a Sectional Sofa in Any Size Space—Here's How
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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-cosy (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 favourite 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.
CB2 Uno 2-Piece Right Arm Sapphire Striped Sectional Sofa ( $2598 ) ($2398)
The overscale armrests might push this sectional slightly over the 100-inch mark, but the extra comfort is well worth it.
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.
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This story was originally published on October 17, 2017, and has since been updated.