The Next Trend in Sofas is a Game Changer on Netflix Nights

updated May 3, 2019
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You’re probably familiar with L-shaped sectionals—they’re kind of a living room staple. Unlike traditional roll arms, settees and other formal sofa situations, more than one person can lay on them in a fully horizontal position, thanks to their shape and oversized proportions. That’s kind of a game changer when you think of all the Netflix binge watching and movie marathoning that goes on nowadays. Plus, you can pile on the pillows and still fit a bunch of people comfortably. But wait, it gets better.

But have you considered really upping your sofa game with a U-shaped sofa or sectional? With a U configuration, basically all the perks of an L-shaped design are now double: two areas for stretching out, with a cushy connector sofa piece sandwiched in between them. Did I mention this exaggerated semicircular set up is great for conversation? Symmetry definitely has its advantages.

Of course, you need a lot of space for one of these massive, sculptural pieces. And you’ll probably want to make sure the extra side doesn’t awkwardly cut off part of your room or jut out into any doorways. But if you’re looking for comfort and want to go big, a U-shaped sofa is probably your best bet.

Convinced it’s time to convert to a “U”? Here are a few picks to kick off your search.

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Build Your Own Harmony Sectional at West Elm, Starting at $5,296
Just a pretty, airy u-shaped option that also comes in a deeper seat width. (Image credit: West Elm)