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Should You Get a Sectional Sofa?

Explore the benefits of having a sectional to see if it’s right for you.

Sectionals are growing in popularity, but how do you know whether getting one is the best option for your space? Here are some things you should consider if you’re trying to decide between a traditional sofa or sectional.

How much space do you have?

Normally, whether or not you should get a sectional would be entirely dependent on whether or not you have enough room for it. Sectionals are known for being larger than your average sofa. This means more room to seat a large family or multiple friends at a gathering, but if it takes up too much space in the room, it won’t be functional.

Thankfully, sectionals vary in size. There are larger options, such as our Taylor Modular Fabric Sectional, that would be a great fit for a spacious living room area. But some sectionals are made for a smaller space, such as our  Woodrow Skandi Fabric Sectional that’s just a bit larger than your average loveseat.

If you have a smaller space and like to entertain, buying a sectional is also cost-effective. It would be cheaper to buy a sectional that can fit several people rather than buy multiple pieces of furniture. However, if you simply don’t have the space, you can purchase a small sofa, like our  Florence Fabric Sofa, and store extra cushions or poufs in the closet to bring out when guests visit.

Metro 100" Fabric Sofa Sectional Right, Pigeon

What level of comfort are you hoping for?

One of the biggest perks of choosing a sectional is the option to include a chaise lounge. If you want ultimate comfort while watching a movie in your casual family room, a sectional can help achieve that vibe.

Even if your sectional is for a high-end living room, our velvet fabrics elevate the average sectional to look at home in an elegant space, such as our  Woodrow Neo Sofa Sectional. Leather, which you can find on our  Woodrow Box Leather Sofa Sectional, is versatile enough to complement a casual or chic space.

Tip: If you include a chaise lounge, you’ll need to note which side of the sofa you want it to be on, as the armrests prevent the sections from being interchangeable.

Domus 115" Fabric Sofa Sectional Left, Twilight

Do you like to switch up your décor?

Lastly, if you like to rearrange your furniture often, sectionals can provide that flexibility. Since you can easily disconnect the individual sections, it allows you the freedom to separate the pieces in multiple configurations or keep them connected. Our  Woodrow Neo Fabric Sofa U-Sectional, for example, could be broken up into a loveseat and two chaise lounges, offering you versatility for game night or a friendly chat.

Woodrow Neo 126" Leather Sofa U-Sectional, Walnut/Black Aniline