A sofa built for three or four or five – or a dozen – is a beautiful thing. So snuggle up or stretch out. Cue up a binge-worthy show and lounge (in style) like nobody’s watching.
Published April 23, 2019, Updated March 27, 2021
Low-slung furniture evokes an uncluttered feel – nothing gets in the way of the sight lines. If you’re after such a vibe, hit up Article’s Sven birch sectional. A modern take on a mid-century classic, the sofa features gentle tufting, crisp lines and two bolster pillows.
We’re totally behind a sectional that forces you to be face to face. Drop the phones, grab some drinks and sprawl on this beauty, West Elm’s U-Shaped Harmony down-filled sectional. The plush scene-stealer comes in a variety of fabrics. A ledge with colour-blocked artwork offers a hit of hue.
Moss Green Boss
A statement sectional is a beautiful thing and this one does not disappoint. It hardly needs accessorizing. Festooned in felt, Luca, a left-handed sofa from Rove Concepts, has pretty piping and gentle tufting on the seat. And it’s eco-friendly too!
Snuggle up with a pile of pillows and a blanket on IKEA’s HÄRLANDA sectional and then stow the lot under the seat in the nifty storage compartment. And how about that minty green colour? It’s so fresh – just in time for spring.
Fancy yourself a Cape Cod type? Then Pearce, a classic, plush ivory sectional, is for you. Atop hardwood floors and paired with beachy branches and other earthy-toned accessories, this vignette has us yearning for a lakeside cottage. PS: this fab sectional can be configured to suit your needs – go smaller, larger or change up the arms to a more square shape instead of a roll arm.
Design pundits will recognize Missoni’s Mah Jong sofa from its zippy mash-up of patterns. The original iconic modular sofa was designed in 1971 – this is Missoni Home’s version. The iconic piece will appeal to the avant-garde among us. When placed in a white space, it injects colour and whimsy and who doesn’t love that?
Unfussy and subtly gorgeous, Urban Barn’s Liberty sectional is a forever sofa that pairs well with nearly any other piece of furniture. We love it in this contemporary setting with a lightweight chair and simple coffee table.
Pale and Pretty
Monochromatic rooms are instantly relaxing like in this almost-one-hue room, where EQ3’s Cello sectional is amped up with brightly coloured cushions. But if pale is too pure, then go wild with turquoise, mustard or even a peachy houndstooth print – the retailer is offering the sectional in tons of fun fabric choices.
A sectional is an investment piece, so sometimes a classic is smart. The Podium Modular Sectional is a great example. The deep-seater from Stylegarage serves a crowd, looks dapper in moss green fabric and is easy to change up with the seasons – white and pastel cushions and blankets for summer, tartan and cable knit for fall and winter.
works triple duty – in addition to its roomy seats and storage space, a handle lets you easily pull it up and out to reveal a mattress for overnight guests. And it has timeless good looks.