I've always thought of sectionals as the minivan of the living room— something you resign yourself to for convenience and comfort's sake, not because you've fallen for the striking design. However, I've heard it said that, as with its wheeled counterpart, once you go sectional, you never go back. But how do you do it in style?
Candadian company Gus* had one of the most modern booths we saw at High Point. Styled with simple (and inexpensive) string art and leafy green plants, the space had a warm and laid-back look. New this year: the Atwood sectional and chair — named after Canadian writer Margaret Atwood — and the Sparrow rocking glider and ottoman.
One of the big decisions when considering living room seating is the choice between a sectional and a sofa. Size, comfort, and aesthetics all come in to play. And, while it's always going to come down to individual style and the room dimensions, the wonderful Apartment Therapy readers have had some words of wisdom to impart (as always!) on the topic. Here are some of the best bits of advice:
I work with a lot of clients who have recently purchased a sectional sofa, only to discover that it either doesn't fit in the space or it severely limits the arrangement options. Fortunately, I also work with clients who are still trying to decide whether to get a sectional or not.
MANSTAD packs a lot of punch — it's a (1) small scale sectional sofa that's also a (2) bed and (3) storage. While there are options for sectionals with built in beds, few are this small, this inexpensive and few are designed to take advantage of the full footprint.
Hello AT! I am looking for a modern sectional sofa for my condo. I don't want to spend more than $1500 before shipping. I've been considering the Annex Sectional from CB2. I am a little nervous about ordering a sofa without sitting on it, and I don't have a CB2 near me (I live in Tampa). Does anyone have experience with this sofa? Likes? Dislikes? Thanks! Brad
Overheard at a Chain Furniture Shop That Shall Not Be Named (but rhymes with Schmate & Schmarrel in Schmeverly Schmills): "UGH! Why would anyone want a sectional anymore? It's so 2004!" Really? We had no idea. And here we were, contemplating getting a sectional now that our loveseat has seen its last cushion.
A sectional sofa is a big investment. Once you add a chaise or additional modular parts onto your sofa, it's extra hard to find anything under $1,000. Still, there are lots of good options at both the low and high ends of the spectrum. We rounded up 15 sectionals in a range of prices, colors, and configurations. In general, as the price goes up, so does the quality and/or cachet, although the mid-range offers a lot of good, comparable options...
These similarly-styled sectional sofas are all available new from national retailers. All share button-tufted details and are shown in a neutral upholstery. Have you sat an any of them before? Which would you choose? The decision should be based on versatility, value and style...