The 8 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 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.

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  • 01 of 08

    Best Overall: Mercury Row Hannah Sectional

    Mercury Row Hannah Sectional
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    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.

  • 02 of 08

    Best Budget: Divano Roma Furniture Bonded Leather Sectional Sofa

    When functionality and affordability are important, but you also don’t want to skimp on design and comfort, the Divano Roma Furniture Bonded Leather Sectional Sofa is an excellent choice. This sectional is also a great option if you live in a small space, as it measures 76"W x 54"D x 34"H.

    Upholstered in an attractive light grey leather with a gleaming hardwood frame and chrome-finish metal legs, the Divano Roma is bound to become the stylish focal point of your living room. Plus, cleaning your leather sectional doesn’t require much effort; simply dry-cloth dusting and vacuuming every now and then is all it takes to keep your Divano Roma looking brand-new and sparkling clean.

  • 03 of 08

    Best Design: Poundex Bobkona Belinda Sectional

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    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.

  • 04 of 08

    Best Modern: Rivet Revolve Modern Reversible Chaise Sectional

    You don’t need a huge budget to be able to afford trendy, modern pieces in your home or apartment. The Rivet Revolve Modern Chaise Sectional delivers effortless modern style at an affordable price point. It features a sturdy hardwood frame and two color options (including a denim fabric that is highly durable). The chaise can also be moved to either end of the sectional to accommodate the layout of your room. 

    This sectional sofa’s greatest feature is its ultra-versatile design. You can 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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    Best for a Large Space: Infini Furnishings Reversible Sectional

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    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. 

     

  • 06 of 08

    Best for Apartments: Mercury Row Morpheus Reversible Sectional

    Mercury Row Morpheus Reversible Sectional
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    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!

    Want to take a look at some other options? See our guide to the best sofas for small spaces.

  • 07 of 08

    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.

  • 08 of 08

    Best Splurge: Flash Furniture Benchcraft Maier Sectional

    When it comes to your living room, sometimes it’s best to splurge on a piece of furniture that you’ll have forever—especially if that piece is also decidedly chic. For those looking for the perfect luxury sectional sofa, the Flash Furniture Benchcraft Maier Sectional checks all the necessary boxes.

    The perfect combo of comfort and sophistication, this plush sectional is upholstered in microfiber fabric and has intricate accent stitching. The fixed box tufted cushions (which are easy to remove for cleaning), give your home a hefty dose of modern design. The sectional also comes with a bottom dust cover.

    Reviewers rave about this sectional, saying that the fabric is soft and luxurious, and this far exceeded their expectations. Reviewers also noted that it was easy to assemble at home. 

    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.