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Curved sectional sofas offer a simple way to add a stunning statement to your living room. They’ve been increasing in popularity over the last few years, but these beauties have been around for decades. And it’s hard to resist the cozy, conversational atmosphere they create.
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The Saban 2-Piece Curved Sectional couch would make a grand display in any large living room. But what we love is the two-piece design that allows you to separate the sofa into two pieces to suit a small space. And if you enjoy trying new living room furniture arrangements, you can place the two sections opposite each other for a more conversation-focused experience.
For a more extensive sofa set, you can purchase the Saban Curved Sofa to place across from the Saban 2-Piece Curved Sectional. Or, with the sofa to add a third component, you could space the sections equally in a round, people-focused seating arrangement.
The Monroe 3-Piece Sectional Sofa is an ultra-modern piece that’ll steal the show in any living area, allowing you to easily section off a cozy entertaining nook. It boasts button-tufted seat cushions, a chaise lounge on one side (your choice), an armrest on the opposite side, and tapered wood legs, perfect for mid-century modern or glam home decor.
The best part about this sectional is that, despite the three-piece sofa set, it doesn’t take up a lot of square footage. As a result, it’s the perfect corner sectional to upgrade your space and could even fit in a spacious home office, offering accessibility and comfort with a dose of style.
Size: 112”W x 112”D x 31”H
Materials: Cleanable and breathable hypoallergenic fabrics, solid wood frame
Brand: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Price: $18,635
The Carson Wedge 5-Piece Sectional boasts a low profile and angled back cushions for a cushy, comfy seat. But our favorite part is the half-circle shape, which makes it easy for large groups of people to engage with each other without twisting or turning. And if you set a circular coffee table in the center, everyone can reach the snacks, drinks, or games without interrupting the conversation.
Those who crave versatility will also appreciate the modular wedge design, which includes five armless pieces that can move individually for a modular experience. And with washable slipcovers, it’s an excellent choice for families and households with children or pets.
Size: 160”W x 110”D x 32”H
Materials: Signature blend poly, eco-luxe poly, or eco down blend, solid hardwood frame
The Oakhill Wide Symmetrical Sectional loveseat comes with four throw pillows, a loveseat, and a matching ottoman, all in versatile warm grey upholstery with mid-century style. In addition, it features button-tufted back cushions, tapered feet, a curved frame, and sloped arms for a comfortable experience.
The matching ottoman is perfect for resting your feet or adding extra seating to your living room. And with two sturdy wood pieces, the Oakhill curved sectional sofa is easy to move and put together.
Brand: Raymour & Flanigan Price: $2,899.90 (currently 10% off at $2,609.91)
The Artemis 3-Piece Microfiber Sectional Sofa is a comfy corner sofa with three throw pillows and a wide range of colors. It’s easy to decorate with and comes with a wedge piece in addition to the left and right arm pieces, so it’s convenient to move and adjust when needed.
The back cushions are loose, the feet are removable, and the connectors will keep your sofa snug through any move, hangout session, or nap time. And thanks to the sinuous spring system, the cushions will hold up for years of enjoyment without sagging.
The Liam 2-Piece Sectional looks sophisticated and sleek, with Italian styling and a modular design that allows for a large or small crescent design. In addition, it can transform from 150” wide to over 176” wide, so you can extend your sofa when you upgrade your home or want to try a different layout.
The different layouts also create two distinct shapes, which can adjust to suit the shape of your coffee table, armchairs, poufs, or other surrounding furniture.
Size: 176.38”W x 66.5"D x 29”H (Small: 150"W x 82.75"D x 29"H)
The Reya Curved Sectional is a sculptural masterpiece that’ll create a soothing ambiance in any space. With a refined silhouette and monumental arches, this six-seater sofa boasts a gentle curve that would be at home in any room.
Reya comes in your choice of left- or right-facing orientation. And with 22 colors and fabrics, you can customize your order to create a boucle, velvet, or faux leather sectional, among other options.
The Judarn Asymmetric Serpentine Sofa is more than a seating option — it’s a statement. It features Italian styling with a plush green velvet seat and tapestry-inspired upholstery accentuating the gently curved frame. And with a striking silhouette, it would look simply stunning in any conversation den, living room, or bedroom. In addition, Judarn comes with a removable seat cushion and removable brass legs for easy moving.
“This sofa is truly a statement piece, luxurious in its shape and materials. And I love how whimsical the tapestry-inspired upholstery is, bringing in just the right amount of nature,” said Tina Delia.
The Macaluso Symmetric Modular Sectional comes in your choice of three, four, or five pieces so that it can fit any space. Its complete five-piece configuration creates a curved U-shaped seating arrangement perfect for keeping the conversation going. And with rich velvet upholstery, tufted cushions, acrylic legs, and a chrome nailhead trim, it’s both contemporary and luxurious.
Our favorite part is the modular design. If you opt for the five-piece and later move into a smaller space, you can move two of the sections into another room or area. For example, you could create a cozy bedroom seating area by your dresser. Or you might break the sectional into two pieces and place them adjacent to each other.
The Cloud Curved Sectional is the ultimate laidback lounging experience. With a sculptural silhouette, configurable design, and deep seats, it’s the perfect fit for any modern home. And we love that it’s customizable with two depth options and three slipcovered pieces — an armless chair and left and right arm chairs — so you can configure it to fit any space.
“I’m a big fan of this sectional sofa first for its laid back yet elegant vibe. I also love it for its versatility and configurability,” Tina Delia told Living Cozy.
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FAQs: How to Design a Living Room Around a Curved Sectional Sofa
The best layout for your living room depends on your floor plan. For example, do you have an open space that needs division between the conversation den and the dining table? Or would you like it to face your yard and patio furniture? You’ll need to consider how you want to use the space and incorporate these in your design.
However, the shape and size of your sofa should also influence your living room design. Keep reading to get expert advice for working with curved sectional sofas in any room.
Where Should You Place a Curved Sectional in a Room?
Curved sectional sofas are true statement pieces, so keep this in mind as you create your design. Most designers style them away from walls, floating in the middle of the room to leave the curved back exposed. And if you don’t have room for that, try placing it facing the fireplace or TV with a few armchairs or accent chairs to complete the look.
In addition, curved sectionals work well for flow in a room, making it easy for people to walk around in a natural path instead of harsh 90-degree angles. Instead of tucking a curved sectional in a corner or against a wall, Amy Youngblood recommends placing a curved sectional in the middle of the room. This placement helps create a focal point while inviting you to gather for conversation and relaxation.
“Curves of the couch can be more fully appreciated from all angles this way. In addition, a curved sofa can help break up a space that may otherwise feel too linear and help ease congestion with a circulation of pathways around other furniture pieces, corners, or doorways in a tighter space. With a centered sofa, for example, you can uniquely design the space with other pieces like a large area rug or curved console tables placed behind the sofa,” explained Alexander Adducci.
What Shape Coffee Table Works with a Curved Sofa?
Generally, you want your furniture and interior design to follow a theme. For example, if you have power-reclining chairs, you might add a reclining sectional. Likewise, if you have a curved sofa, you’ll likely want a coffee table with curved lines. Again, this approach helps emphasize an organic aesthetic and natural, smooth walkways throughout the room.
You have other options, though. For example, sculptural and organic-shaped coffee tables also work well with curved sectionals. “I’d usually recommend something with softer edges, but geometric-shaped tables can also add a sculptural quality in contrast to the curves,” Alexander Adducci told Living Cozy.
What Should I Consider When Designing a Room with a Curved Sectional?
According to Amy Youngblood, curved sectional sofas work well as the focal point in a space. Try basing your other furniture on the shape of your sectional, using different curves to complement its silhouette. As we noted above, it’s best to skip the straight lines and right angles in favor of pieces with rounded edges. Youngblood added that “some manufacturers will have curved console tables to go with a curved sectional.”
Also, contoured sofas can have a larger footprint than those with straight lines and backs. So always double-check that your chosen sofa can fit in your space. You can do this by outlining the sofa’s shape and dimensions in masking tape on your floor. “If you have a larger room and can use two sofas, place them facing each other in the center of the room,” recommended Tina Delia.