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Sectional sofas can work in any space, from small studio apartments to expansive family rooms. Our wide variety of pieces gives you the freedom to create a sectional that perfectly suits your needs. Read on for tips on how to pick your ideal sectional.

Find your configuration.

A sofa-with-chaise or L-shape configuration is an ideal setup for letting one or two people read, nap or just relax. U-shaped sectionals provide more room to spread out and some are modular for maximum flexibility. There are even curved sectionals for an organic look and comfortable seating. See all of our modern sectional options here.

Measure your space.

Now that you’ve narrowed down your dream sectional, make sure it will work in your space. Our online sectional guides provide exact dimensions for each component and for pre-configured sectionals. Pro tip: Use painter’s tape to mark the measurements on your floor; this will help you quickly map out your options. Leave 3-4 feet of space for walking around your sectional and about 18 inches from your coffee table or ottoman.


Maximize your seating.

For more seating, choose armless sofas and chairs, corners and chaises that also let you accommodate a room’s traffic patterns. Ottomans add extra seating and can also act as a footrest or coffee table.

Let us help.

Our online sectional designer lets you drag and drop pieces to create your ideal sectional. Plus, our expert Design Associates are always on hand to offer free advice, whether you need help with space planning, fabric selection or anything else. They’ll help you get the answers you need to make decisions you can feel good about.

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