The 7 Best Sectional Sofas to Buy in 2018

Shop for the best sectional sofas in a range of styles and prices

Mercury Row Morpheus Reversible Sectional
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If your family—like most families—basically lives in the living room, a solid couch (with enough seating) is the most important piece of furniture you’ll buy. It’s important to choose a couch that’s big enough to accommodate everyone in the family and durable enough to withstand everyday use—and it doesn’t hurt if it looks good with your décor, either.

Sectional sofas offer a ton of seating (or space to lounge during a movie marathon!) and many can be customized to best fit your living room. With...MORE reversible chaise lounges and moveable seat sections, it’s easy to create the perfect couch for your space and your family’s needs.

Plus, sectional sofas can work in nearly any sized room. Think your living room is too small for a sectional sofa? It’s a common home décor myth that a small space can’t handle large furniture; in fact, a large piece of furniture can actually make a room feel bigger.

So, are you sold on sectionals yet? Here, you’ll find our picks for the best sectional sofas that fit any style and any budget.

  • Mercury Row Hannah Sectional

    Best Overall: Mercury Row Hannah Sectional

    Our top pick’s simple design, clean lines and neutral upholstery options make it an ultra-versatile piece of furniture that can work with most home décor styles and budgets.

    Because it is upholstered with durable linen, this sectional can stand up to everyday use—as well as kids and pets. If you do have a spill, clean-up is easy: Simply soak up the stain by blotting with a fresh cloth (don’t rub!) and spot clean with distilled water and mild soap. Plus, linen has a cool, comfortable vibe that’ll give your living room a relaxed feel.

    Real-life customers don’t only love Mercury Row’s Hannah sectional because it looks sleek—they say it’s super comfortable (although a bit firmer than expected), cozy and excellent quality. Pro tip: One reviewer shared that you can call and request fabric samples, so you’ll have a better idea of the color and material.

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    Best Design: Poundex Bobkona Belinda Sectional

    Poundex’s Bobkona Belinda makes midcentury modern style accessible to everyone.

    This sectional’s tapered, acorn-colored legs, tufting and clean lines define classic midcentury modern style, while its high-density foam cushions define comfort. It is upholstered with extra durable bonded leather, so you don’t need to worry about tears, stains or everyday wear. Because the upholstery is very dark brown, this sectional can feel a bit masculine. Just add a few decorative pillows or throws to soften it up and make it your own.

    This sectional is right-facing and not reversible, so make sure a right-facing sofa works for your space before you add it to your shopping cart. Although the tapered legs are classic midcentury modern, they are removable, so you can change them up—try hairpin McCobb or Wegner Danish legs to maintain the midcentury modern vibe.

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    Best for a Large Space: Infini Furnishings Reversible Sectional

    Got a big space? Then get a big sectional! The Reversible Sectional from Infiti Furnishings measures in at just under 10 feet and weighs 200 pounds so not too heavy for in-home setup. Its upholstered in a dark gray or blue fabric that has some nice texture to make it stand out and has a medium-firm cushion so great for both lounging and entertaining. They call this model reversible because you can change the placement of the chaise depending on the layout of your room. 

    Reviewers love that set up is easy, it is comfortable and comes at a very reasonable price for such a large sectional. The style of this can sway more contemporary or traditional depending on the other furnishings you have around it. 

     

  • Mercury Row Morpheus Reversible Sectional

    Best for Apartments: Mercury Row Morpheus Reversible Sectional

    Contemporary, clean lines, three fun upholstery options, a wallet-friendly price tag and an apartment-friendly size make Mercury Row’s Morpheus our top pick for apartment dwellers.

    At 6.8 feet long, there’s plenty of room to stretch out without sacrificing precious floor space. And when it’s time to move (as we renters often do), the sectional splits into two manageable pieces, so you don’t have to struggle down the stairwell.

    If you’re switching up apartments (or just your room’s layout), it’s easy to change the orientation of this sectional. Simply move the detachable ottoman to the left or right of the couch and flip the chaise cushion. Voila—it’s like getting a whole new piece of furniture.

    Perhaps the best part of this sweet sectional? There’s no assembly required!

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  • Best Sleeper: US Pride Convertible Sleeper Sectional

    Gone are the days of clunky, unstylish sleeper sofas. We guarantee your guests will never know this midcentury modern-inspired sectional from US Pride Furniture is actually a sleeper—until you pop it into the bed position. For added versatility and convenience, the chaise can be moved to become a left or right facing sectional.

    According to reviewers, this sectional sleeper is on the firmer side, so if you want to sink into your couch, this may not be the right choice for you. But they love its smaller footprint (it’s only 6.9 feet long), ease of assembly, stylish, modern look, and the ability to transform it into a bed for overnight guests.

    Still can't decide on what you want? Our round-up of the best sleeper sofas can help you find what you're looking for.

  • Best Splurge: Darby Home Co Barnabas Genuine Leather Sectional

    Make your sectional the centerpiece of your living room with this beautiful luxe sofa from Darby Home Co. The rich brown leather and studs are classic touches and the hardwood frame is sure to withstand years of use.

    And because this sectional is upholstered with genuine, top grain leather, it’s super durable—no need to worry about stains, pet hair and nails, or even everyday wear and tear. Just remember to condition your sectional every six to twelve months!

    Leather is always a smart investment when it comes to furniture, but almost always comes with a higher price tag—and this sectional sofa is no exception. It may be worth the initial sticker shock, however: Its traditional design, tufted cushions and durable leather upholstery ensure this sofa will be in-style for years to come.

  • Best Budget: GDF Studio Carolina Sectional Sofa

    You don’t need a genuine-Eames-budget to afford midcentury modern style. GDF Studio’s Carolina delivers cool midcentury style at a totally affordable price point. This sectional’s tapered legs throw it back to the original MCM designs of the 50s and 60s, while its colorful upholstery options bring it back to 2017.   

    This sectional sofa’s greatest feature is its ultra-versatile, modular design. You can mix and match the seats to create any shape or layout that works best for your space—and it’s easy to change whenever your living room needs a refresh.

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