Expert Reviewed: 10 Best Modular Sofas for 2024

Kova Modular Sofa
Buying a new sofa is a big investment, especially if you're unsure how your living space and needs will change over time. Investing in furniture, like modular sofas, can adapt to changes and provide comfort for years to come.

Made up of individual seats that can connect and reconfigure in different ways, a modular sofa allows for ultimate flexibility and customization. Plus, many brands offer a wide range of fabric and upholstery options, so you can create a sofa that truly feels made for you.

Whether you're looking for a comfortable seating solution for movie nights, a change in your home, or just a refresh, modular sofas are a perfect choice.

Based on our first-hand experience living with these sofas, customer feedback, input from expert interior designers, and brand reputation, here are our top picks and best sellers for this year.

Top Picks Roundup

1. Best Overall Modular Sofa: The Kova by Albany Park

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2. Best Family-Friendly Modular Sofa: 7th Avenue Sofa

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3. Most Comfortable Modular Sofa: Allform Sofa

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4. Best Budget Modular Sofa: The Field by Burrow

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5. Best Low-Profile Modular Sofa: The Form Sectional by Floyd

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6. Best Deep Seat Modular Sofa: The Jones Modular by Maiden Home

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7. Best Reclining Modular Sofa: The Couch by Homebody

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8. Best Modular Sofa for Small Spaces: Todd Side Chaise Sofa

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9. Most Comfortable Modular Sectional: Melrose Modular by Apt2B

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10. Best Customization Options: Bondi by Inside Weather

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1.‎ Best Overall Modular Sofa

Kova L-Shaped Modular Sofa
Kova L-Shaped Sofa

Brand: Albany Park

Price: From $1,190

Discount: Use code COZY10 for 10% off sofas and sectionals at Albany Park

The Kova is a modular sofa from Albany Park. Founded by former NFL linebacker Darryl Sharpton and his wife, Jessica, Albany Park aims to make sofa buying incredibly simple and affordable.

Albany Park’s most customizable and flexible piece, The Kova sectional sofa set can be rearranged, and its modules can combine into almost any configuration that fits your home and lifestyle. The Kova comes in a range of sizes from a two-seater upwards — all the way to a large six-piece pit sectional sofa. You can add new sections at any time – from ottomans and consoles with hidden storage (perfect for storing blankets) to armless and corner pieces to give you more space.

Kova in Rust Velvet
The Kova in Rust Velvet in our reviewer's home

We shipped the Kova to one of our contributors who noted, "The Kova sofa is a perfect fit for my space and lifestyle. Its comfort and durability lead me to believe I won't need another sofa for quite some time.


  • Comfortable, not too overstuffed so that you're sinking, but just firm enough so you can relax
  • Great size, the couch is pretty deep with 30" seating
  • Easy to configure with modular options to add more sections


  • Harder to assemble than the video implies
  • The metal connector between the two sections could be stronger

Its 30” deep seats and 100% feather blend seat cushions combine for cloud-soft coziness and make the Kova a perfect sofa for evenings snuggled up with a book or your favorite Netflix series. You might never want to leave your sofa again.

Each Albany Park sofa comes delivered in easy-to-move boxes, so you won’t have to worry about navigating through tight hallways and doors to get your new sofa in the perfect spot.

Dimensions: 121"W x 34"H x 42"D (3-seater) | Material: Various fabrics, kiln-dried hardwood frame | Shipping: Free shipping to the front door of your building

Review: Read our full Kova review here

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2.‎ Best Family-Friendly Modular Sofa

4-Seat Sectional
The 7th Avenue sofa is endlessly-modular

Brand: 7th Avenue

Price: From $2,950

7th Avenue was founded to transform the way we shop for home products both online and in-person.

Its modular sofas are sustainably-built, free from harmful chemicals, and designed to last 10 years or more. Each sofa comes with water-repellent and stain-resistant fabrics (something we were very impressed with in our testing), removable and machine-washable covers, memory foam cushions, and many more great features.

7th Avenue’s sofas are made to last, featuring strong, high-density kiln-dried solid wood that provides an incredibly durable and sturdy base. The legs are steel-reinforced, and a high-gauge sinuous spring suspension system keeps the seat resilient.

“I really love our 7th Avenue sofa, so much so that I would and have recommended it to others,” writes Marah Eakin, who reviewed the 7th Avenue Sofa for Living Cozy. “I think it’s well-priced for what you’re getting and I love that you can transition it from space to space, design style to design style.”


  • Its modular design.
  • Very comfortable and fits our reviewer's whole family.
  • Wide arms. Space for a water bottle on there, plus a phone or a remote. No more losing that clicker in the couch cushions!
  • Removable and washable covers.


  • Ottoman/lounger cushion slides around (hopefully solved by the anti-slip mat)
  • Not as much back support as a traditional sofa offers, medium-firm cushions could provide more support than our medium-soft choice

7th Avenue Heather Gray Sofa
The 7th Avenue Sofa in Heather Grey

The sofa is available in four color choices: Pure White, Natural White, Charcoal Black, and Heather Grey. Each fabric is water-repellent and stain-resistant — designed to easily withstand water, coffee, ketchup, and even red wine, so you can be confident your sofa is safe from spillages.

Dimensions: 130"W x 24"H x 38"D / 68” Chaise Depth (4-seater with chaise) | Material: Four fabric choices, high-density Indonesian solid wood frame | Shipping: Flat rate shipping

Review: Read our review of the 7th Avenue Modular Sofa here

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3.‎ Most Comfortable Modular Sofa

Allform Modular Sofa
Allform 3-Seat Sofa

Brand: Allform

Price: 3-Seat sofa from $1,895

Whether you're looking for a small loveseat that's perfect for a home office, or a 3-seat sofa or 8-seat corner sofa for the whole family, Allform will have something for you

Allform makes modular sectional sofas, and each piece can be customized to fit any space with ease. Its sofas are designed with a modern aesthetic and made in the USA from premium and durable materials — kiln-dried hardwood frames and cushions filled with premium, plush filling for your relaxation and comfort. Allform will also ship most fabric sofas in 1-3 weeks.

The Allform sofa is incredibly comfortable to sit or lay on and has medium-to-firm seats. Its modularity and flexibility is also a great selling point as the sofa can adapt and evolve with your needs. "One of my favorite things about the sofa is the seat depth," says our Matthew Gattozzi who lived with the Allform sofa for months to test it out at home. "My wife and I love to sit back on the couch, drink coffee, and read on the weekends. The Allform is perfect for that."


  • Comfortable deep seats
  • Modular design so you can add/remove sections any time
  • 100-day free at home trial
  • Stain-resistant fabrics
  • Fast and free shipping


  • It was a little harder to build than expected

Watch: We tested and reviewed the Allform sofa in our studio in Austin, Texas. Check out an overview of the sofa with interior designer Bri Ussery below:

Allform uses soft, stain-repellent fabric available in seven color options including statement-making shades of red and blue and two top-grain leather sectional options — we opted for the Charcoal fabric when ordering the Allform sofa. You can also customize your leg finish with three options. If you want to try before you buy, Allform also offers free fabric swatches and a 100-day free trial with full returns.

"Modularity is also essential to making the delivery process painless when compared to traditional furniture processes. Our sofas can be moved and assembled by one person, although helping hands are welcome. Modularity also gives the ability to add on to your current sofa, so it can adapt to the changes in our lives," says Allform co-founder and CEO, Adam Tishman.

Dimensions: 90"W x 34"H x 38"D / 61” Chaise Depth (3-seater with chaise lounge) | Material: Nine fabric and leather sectional choices, pine wood frame | Shipping: Free shipping

Read full review: Allform Sectional Sofa review

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4.‎ Best Deep Seat Modular Sofa

The Jones Modular Sofa
The Jones Modular Sofa

Brand: Maiden Home

Price: From $2,600

Made to order by expert furniture makers in North Carolina, the Jones Modular is visually stunning and incredibly comfortable, and its individual, down-filled pieces offer endless configuration possibilities.

Crafted with easy-to-use connector clips, the individual pieces can be attached and reconfigured at any time. You can also add new pieces as and when your needs change.

"The Jones Modular Sofa acts as an artistic centerpiece in the home. It features sculptural pillowy comfort matched with crisp modern detailing," says Hannah Rice, Design Advisor at Maiden Home. "The design of the Jones plays with proportion in a way that creates a unique contemporary profile, and really makes it a showstopper in your space."

"After living with the sofa, I would highly recommend it to someone looking for a modern and comfortable couch that won't wear out quickly," writes Zoe Roscoe, who reviewed the Jones for Living Cozy. "It’s been about 6 months since the sofa was delivered and it’s just as comfortable as the day it was delivered."


  • The sofa is delivered in sections so it’s easy to move into a walk-up apartment or tight space.
  • Down-filled cushions make the sofa ultra-comfortable.
  • The removable back cushions make the sofa extra deep and comfortable for a night's sleep.


  • The Jones Sofa is very low profile, almost on the ground, which could be hard for some to get in and out of.

Jones Modular
Zoe Roscoe said the Jones is "a modern and comfortable couch"

Maiden Home cuts no corners when it comes to the construction of its sofas. The Jones features a precision-cut Kiln-dried hardwood frame "that'll never twist, warp or crack." Its spring down features a foam-wrapped spring system enclosed in a down and feather jacket making The Jones an incredibly soft modular sofa, perfect for evenings cozied up at home.

The Jones is also available in over 50 upholstery styles ranging from neutral shades of gray, cream, and white to eye-catching Emerald and Merlot to match your home decor. It's also available in top-grain leather. Fabric seat and back cushions are fully upholstered and reversible for easy maintenance.

Dimensions: 84-117"W x 32.5"H x 40"D | Material: 50+ upholstery choices, kiln-dried hardwood frame | Shipping: White glove delivery for a flat fee of $135

Review: Read our review of the Jones Modular Sofa here

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5.‎ Best Low-Profile Sofa

Floyd Sectional Sofa
3-Seater Form Sectional in Off-White.

Brand: Floyd

Price: From $1,540

Detroit-based brand Floyd has made a name for itself through its sustainably made, modular furniture. And the Form Sectional is a modular sofa designed to be customized to suit the way you live.

Whether you want to start out with a two-seater and gradually add sections as your needs shift, or would like to start out with a U-shaped five-seater, the options are almost endless.

The Form Sectional's deep seats allow plenty of seating space, making it a perfect lounger. Its low profile and clean lines give it a Mid-Century feel. Each sectional piece is upholstered in a textured, tightly woven, stain-resistant fabric and heavy-duty alligator clips underneath each piece keep your seats together but make it easy to rearrange when you need to.

"If you want a sofa for evenings with Netflix or weekends spent relaxing, the Form Sectional is it," says Heather Bein, who reviewed the sofa for Living Cozy. "Plus, you can’t beat the ability to continue to grow (or shrink!) this sofa as your lifestyle evolves. This is a sofa with staying power."


  • Countless configurations available, as well as build-from-scratch customization
  • Easy to assemble, add, and reconfigure
  • No tools required for assembly
  • Stain and odor-resistant fabrics


  • Sofa was shipped quickly, but issues on the warehouse end delayed delivery
  • Slight sagging in fabric

Floyd Sofa
Our reviewer, Heather Bien used the Floyd Sectional in her home office.

At any time you can add a corner piece, an armless middle unit, a left arm or right arm, or a left-facing or right-facing chaise depending on your living room needs.

"Nine seat section options offer endless configuration opportunities so you can create a sofa that spans a great room, or something that better suits a small space," Floyd Co-Founder and CEO told Living Cozy. "The modularity continues with an optional walnut or oak ply table featuring sleek chamfer detailing that perfectly accompanies The Form Sectional as either an in-line unit or a coffee table. While flange stitch pillow add-ons lend a classic vibe and additional comfort," added Hoff.

Optional pillows can be added to level up your lounging on The Form Sectional. Floyd also makes a modular coffee table that can be added as an in-line unit or stand on its own in a living room.

Dimensions: 91.5"W x 32"H x 31"D | Material: 20 fabric choices, Southern Yellow Pine frame | Shipping: Free shipping

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6.‎ Best Affordable Modular Sofa

Filed 3 seat sofa
Burrow's Field Collection features a universal modular system

Brand: Burrow

Price: From $1,095

Well-known for its mid-century modern-inspired modular sofa designs, Burrow was founded in 2016 and sells its products directly to consumers to remove all retail markups and over 70% of standard shipping costs. It's a trully affordable modular sofa option.

"Burrow wasn’t the first company to design modular furniture. But, we were the first to take a modular approach and combine it with premium materials to build long-lasting, quality products," a company spokesperson told Living Cozy. "And we were the first to engineer a modular design around our customer's experience, rather than a warehouse pallet or shipping container."

The Field is designed to accommodate a wide spectrum of styles and offers plenty of customization options. We shipped the Field to one of our contributors and found it to be incredibly versatile and comfortable.

The Field is built on a grid-based modular platform and has a standard connection between each module so you can add modules in any direction and customize them in any way you please. You can also use modules as individual seats to complement your family sofa.


  • Straightforward and super fast delivery.
  • Easy assembly and Burrow’s modular platform means it's easy to take apart and adapt to our needs.
  • The seats are just right — not too soft and not too firm.
  • Its polyester-based performance fabric is comfortable and easy to clean.


  • The Field is quite low profile, so if that’s not your thing it might not work for you.
  • The seat depth isn’t huge so without an ottoman you might not find enough space to really sit back and relax.

Burrow prides itself on quality, and the Range frame is built with sustainably sourced hardwoods and its cushions use a combination of medium-density foam, shredded fill, and fiber wadding "to give that immediate sink-in feeling with enduring comfort." The cushions are covered in stain-resistant, kid and pet-friendly fabrics that can be cleaned easily.

Each Burrow sofa has customization options including leg finish and choice of fabric color. You also have a few upgrade options and attachable ottoman. Burrow's sleep kit also enables you to transform the Field into a sleeper sofa.

The Field's flexibility makes it the perfect sofa for modern life at home. Burrow also has plenty of other living room furniture pieces you can use to complement its sofas including shelves, credenzas, coffee tables with storage, pillows, and throws.

Dimensions: 91.5"W x 32"H x 31"D (3-seat sofa) | Material: Four fabric choices, the frame is built from sustainably-sourced hardwoods | Shipping: Free shipping

Read full review: Read our full Field sofa review here

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7.‎ Most Modern Modular Sofa

Melrose Sofa
Apt2B's Melrose Sofa

Brand: Apt2B

Price: Individual pieces from $1,448

Name after the 90's hit TV show Melrose Place, the Melrose Collection is designed to help you find the perfect sectional fit for your home. With Apt2B's Sectional Builder you can configure the Melrose to match your exact needs, and if things change, you can add or remove pieces or rearrange your sectional’s configuration at any time.

The Melrose comes in dozens of fabric textures (polyester, performance velvet, soft woven, etc.) and some styles have up to 80 different color options, so there's bound to be an option that catches your eye. If you're looking for modern modular sofa, guess what, you found it.


  • The high level of customization means you can get exactly what you want.
  • No tools or assembly required, just cut off the plastic and slide sections into place.
  • Free fabric swatches help you determine the perfect color and fabric style.
  • Sofas are typically shipped in 3-5 weeks.
  • Free shipping (or opt for White Glove Room of Choice + Assembly for $129)
  • Hassle-free 100 day guarantee
  • Lifetime guarantee on the frame and craftsmanship


  • The Melrose comes with a big price tag
  • Having so many fabric choices helps with customization but it may be difficult to narrow down choices among 80+ colors.

Melrose Sectional
The Melrose Sofa in our reviewer's living room

All Apt2B sofas are handmade to order in Los Angeles, CA and can be produced for customers in as few as two to three weeks. “Making our custom upholstery here in Los Angeles gives us a lot of control over what and how we offer our quality furnishings to our customers. While we do have to transport furnishings around the country, there isn’t the same added wait time of moving across the ocean in a shipping container,” Brittany LeNoir, Apt2B's Director of Brand & E-commerce told Living Cozy.

Apt2B offers a lifetime warranty on the frame and craftsmanship of all of their made to order products–meaning that you likely won’t have to experience the hassle of delivery for a very, very long time after purchase. So if you want a super comfortable modular sectional, that's made to last, the Melrose could be the perfect option for you.

Dimensions: 147"W x 34"H x 84"D (3-piece sectional) | Material: More than 80 choices, 100% Solid wood frame | Shipping: Free shipping

Review: Read our full review of the Melrose Sofa here

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8.‎ Best Modular Sofa for Small Spaces

Todd Side Chaise Sofa

Brand: Castlery

Price: $1,599

This chaise sectional offers a gorgeous minimalist silhouette, two pretty hues, and right- and left-facing orientations for custom comfort. Its modest size also makes it ideal modular sofa for small spaces.

“Todd Side Chaise Sofa by Castlery is a modern, budget-friendly, easy-to-assemble piece, and it comes in a minimum size of 84" to fit in small spaces. The light gray is a great option if you want to ensure a timeless look. Castlery allows you to order free swatches to get a sense of the feel in advance as well,” says Karen Gutierrez.

Review: The Todd is currently being shipped to one of our U.S.-based reviewers and we'll have the full review published soon.

Dimensions: From 84.5"W x 26.7"H x 35.8D | Material: Two fabric choices, LVL & Plywood frame | Shipping: Free shipping for orders $999 and above

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9.‎ Best Reclining Modular Sofa

The Couch

Brand: Homebody

Price: Two-piece sofa from $3,740

The Couch is one of a kind reclining modular sofa and designed for comfort with a 5-layer eco-friendly down alternative foam seat, ergonomic headrest, edgeless armrests and endless configurations based on your needs from a sofa. You also have the option to add reclining seats, perfect for kicking back and relaxing.

Homebody, maker of The Couch, is a new furniture brand based in Los Angeles founded by industry veterans to “create the most comfortable sofas and home goods on earth.”

The Couch with recliner

The Couch is incredibly customizable with options to add recliner seats to your configuration as well as your choice of three fabrics (linen, velvet, or pet-friendly) and seven neutral-ish colors — think off-whites and grays.

Homebody offers free delivery within the 48 contiguous states in the United States, and delivery is usually between 4-8 weeks. The Couch is delivered to your home in boxes ready for tool-free assembly.

"My family loves this couch. It was so simple to assemble and easy to move around, and its recliner feature means we can enjoy it in more ways than our previous couches," says Cassandra Brooklyn who reviewed The Couch for Living Cozy.


  • The high level of customization means you have lots of options
  • Sofas are typically shipped in 3-5 weeks (except for configurations that include Coconut recliners. Their timing is 6-8 weeks)
  • Free shipping
  • 100-day return policy (minus shipping and restocking fee)


  • The Couch is quite expensive
  • Limited fabric and color choices

Dimensions: 91"W x 37"H x 39.7”D (2-piece configuration) | Material: Nine fabric options | Shipping: Free Shipping in contiguous US

Review: Check out our Homebody Couch review here

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10‎. Best Customizable Modular Sofa

Bondi Modular Inside Weather
Bondi 3-Seater Sofa

Brand: Inside Weather

Price: 2-Seat Sofa from $1,750

Another wonderful sofa from Inside Weather, The Bondi is one of the most customizable modular sofas on the market. Every seat block is alike and can be used in the middle of your sofa, on the end, as a corner piece. Likewise, every slatted solid wood panel is identical and can be used as either an arm or a back.

The Bondi is a deep modular sofa that offers a welcoming place to relax after a long day or the perfect place to spend a weekend afternoon. It’s oversized cushions offer a super deep (41”) lounge area. "I find the couch to be very comfortable. I lay on it for hours at a time without getting the cramp in my neck that I used to get with my old couch," says Cassandra Brooklyn who reviewed the Bondi Sofa for Living Cozy.


  • The high level of customization means you can get exactly what you want
  • It’s sustainably made in the United States
  • Cushions are removable to create a deeper area
  • Pillow and cushion covers can be quickly removed and easily cleaned
  • Free fabric swatches help you determine the perfect color and fabric style for you
  • 365-day at home trial


  • Price feels quite high
  • The instruction manual could be improved
  • Classic plush cushions sink in so much when you initially sit down that you have to readjust your position

Bondi Sofa
Cassandra Brooklyn found the Bondi Modular Sofa to be "very comfortable"

The Bondi is constructed with a solid ash hardwood frame is FSC Certified and Inside Weather’s signature down alternative is 100% recycled. The Bondi also features 100+ fabric options including performance velvet, Mod Chenille, and pet-friendly options. And no need to worry about spillages as every cushion and pillow features easy-clean removable covers.

Dimensions: 118.25"W x 33"H x 41”D (3-seat sofa) | Material: 100+ fabric options, solid ash hardwood frame | Shipping: Shipping fees are calculated based on the total cost of the products you are purchasing

Review: Read our review of Inside Weather's Modular Bondi Sofa here

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Honorable Mentions

Movie Night

Sundays Movie Night Sofa
Sundays Movie Night Sofa

Brand: Sundays

Price: 2-Seat Sofa from $2,400

The Movie Night Sofa by Sundays is designed for comfort and relaxation. It’s also made to stand up to day-to-day life in a busy home with stain-resistant fabric that makes it easy to enjoy an evening snack or cuddle with your pets without any worries. The removable slipcovers make it a breeze to keep the Movie Night sofa looking its best.

The Movie Night sofa is available in nine color options — all from the neutral family (think off-whites and grays). You can also customize the size of your sofa with a choice of Regular (with a 36” seat depth) or Condo (with a 30” seat depth) that’s perfect for smaller spaces.

 Movie Night™ 4-Piece Modular Sectional
Movie Night™ 4-Piece Modular Sectional

Its deep, pillowy seats and loose cushions invite you to sink in whether you’re kicking back for movie nights, game days, or any day you just want to lounge after a long day.

The Movie Night sofa is shipped to your home in boxes and Sundays offers complimentary in-home delivery and assembly of this sofa in the US and Canada. The Sundays delivery team will transport the sofa into your desired room, line it up in the perfect spot, assemble it, and remove any packaging.

Dimensions: 135"W x 32"H x 45”D Chaise Depth 90” (4-Piece Modular Sectional) | Material: Nine fabric options, solid wood frame, removable slip, cushion and frame covers | Shipping: Free Shipping in contiguous US

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Like Butter

Like Butter Sofa
Like Butter Sofa

Brand: BenchMade Modern

Price: From $3,647

The modular Like Butter collection from BenchMade Modern gives amazing versatility for endless configurations. Each BenchMade Modern sofa is made to order and crafted in the United States. The Like Butter collection was designed with relaxation in mind and features a low back and high arm offering you the perfect space to sit back switch off.

Like Butter Sectional with Chaise
Like Butter Sectional with Chaise

"The U-Shaped Sectional is one of my favorites, as its unique design is perfect for lounging with a group, and everyone has plenty of space," BenchMade Modern founder Edgar Blazona told Living Cozy. "As with all of BenchMade Modern’s sofas and sectionals, you can customize the Like Butter collection even more by choosing from a huge range of performance fabrics and leathers and selecting the leg stain."

Dimensions: 96"W x 28"H x 39”D (2-piece configuration) | Material: Nine fabric options | Shipping: Free Shipping in contiguous US

Review: Check out our BenchMade Modern sofa review here

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Sactional Sofa

Brand: Lovesac

Price: From $2,470

Close your eyes and picture your dream sofa... There's a good chance it shares a lot in common with Lovesac's Sactional sofa.

Lovesac's design philosophy revolves around super comfy and flexible seating, and the Sactional is one of its most-loved pieces. Made up of as many individual pieces as you need, Lovesacs says the Sactional is the 'World's Most Adaptable Couch."

"They have many fabric options the client can choose and their “Sactionals” come in 6 different main configurations," says Thibault. "They also have a wonderful Built to Last, Designed to Evolve philosophy. As a result of this philosophy, the quality of the product, and its adaptability, the company estimates that with every couch purchased, 4 couches are saved from a landfill."

Lovesac Sactional

With design options ranging from two and three-seaters upwards, you can configure your Sactional to your needs by adding any as many armless sectional pieces (known as 'inserts') and sides as you need. You can even combine sections to create an extra-deep sofa.

The Sactional is possibly the comfiest sofa we've featured and is perfect for your movie marathons and is flexible enough to fit every environment, even as your needs change. Its machine-washable covers make it easy to keep your sofa clean and if you want to mix up your color scheme, you can replace the covers without needing to buy a whole new sofa.

The Sactional can also be converted into a sofa bed in a matter of minutes, making it perfect for families who need a bit of extra guest spaces every now and then.

Dimensions: 99.7"W x 28"H x 70.3”D (chaise) 86” (5-Piece Sactional) | Material: 28 quick ship fabric options + 139 custom options, hardwood frame | Shipping: Free shipping

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Modular Sofa FAQs

What is a Modular Sofa?

A modular sofa is a regular sofa but with much more flexibility. Modular sofas are made up of individual pieces (or sections) that can be organized into any number of seating arrangements, including U-shaped and L-shaped styles.

Here's what interior designer Allison Thibault had to say about modular sofas:

"A modular sectional is a sofa with many options. It is comprised of several individual chair pieces that can be joined to create a variety of configurations. They can be made into your typical L or U shape configuration, but they can also stand alone as individual pieces. Their versatility is endless."

Jones Modular Sofa

Jones Modular Sectional Sofa from Maiden Home

"Modular furniture is a great option for the customer who needs flexibility. The pieces can be reconfigured over time; they transition from your city apartment to your first home seamlessly," says Steph DeAngelis, Design Advisor at Maiden Home.

"Modular sectionals and sofas are comprised of individual sofa pieces that connect to each other; you can start out with a two-piece sofa and graduate to a seven-piece sectional over time," continues DeAngelis. "The pieces are also great to navigate tricky hallways or tight doorways - because they are moved individually, you aren’t stuck with moving a bulky sofa from home to home."

Why Should You Consider Buying a Modular Sofa?

People tend to buy modular sofas because they are looking for flexibility and pieces that can move, adapt or grow with them.

"Modular sofas are a great option for the long-term because of their adaptability," says Jessie Minor from Eco Method Interiors. "You can adjust the size easily if you move, so no more selling your old couch to buy a new one to fit your space. They are also great if you like to freshen up your space by rearranging your room. With so many options, you aren't committed to the sofa only fitting on one wall."

"Modular sofas are a great option for the long-term because of their adaptability."

"People (whether they’re homeowners or apartment-dwellers) are really craving flexibility," says Lowe Saddler, Design SEO Editor at Hunker. "Yes, the more typical couches are still great. But if you need to rearrange your living room in a flash — maybe to accommodate kids who are learning remotely, maybe because you need to create a comfortable WFH setup — this is the way to do it. You can get a custom feel without necessarily spending the money typically associated with a custom piece of furniture."

What's the Difference Between a Sectional and Modular Sofa?

Sectional and modular sofas are very similar, but the biggest difference is the flexibility offered by a modular sofa, as they are designed to be rearranged and moved to suit your needs.

"A sectional couch typically comes in the standard "L" shape, with one side of the sofa jetting out into a chaise. Modular couches are specifically built in a way that allows you to move them around in various positions, while still fitting together perfectly," says Borneman-Street.

"Modular couches are specifically built in a way that allows you to move them around in various positions."

The Los Angeles-based designer also says that modular sofas typically have a deeper, low-profile base which "makes for a really comfy seat you can sink into."

Sectional sofas, on the other hand, have a more standard build with the "L" shape either being on the left or the right side. "The tricky thing we see here, someone may buy a sectional sofa fit for their current space, only to realize that it won't fit in their new space," she adds.

How Do Modular Sofas Connect?

Modular couches and sofas come as individual pieces or sections that are usually connected by hooks or clips that hold each piece together.

Burrow Sofa - Connector clips

The connector clips on a Burrow modular sofa.

Why Are Modular Sofas So Expensive?

If you're looking at picking up a new modular sofa, you might notice that it can be a little more expensive than a traditional sofa. Often, the price is higher for a modular sofa because of the additional manufacturing work needed to create a bunch of modules that all fit together in a range of configurations rather than producing a one-piece sofa.

"With modular pieces (and sofas in general) you tend to pay for quality. The manufacturing process may be a bit more involved, certain parts could be more costly to produce, and occasionally some components are made to order," says Saddler.

"Consumers should definitely think about the long-term benefits of modular sofas when considering this type of purchase."

Though modular sofas might be a little more expensive, it's also worth thinking about the benefits that come along with making a bigger investment. "Modular sofas are typically more expensive than traditional 2-3 seater sofas because of their flexibility, scale, and custom capabilities," says Courtney Robinson, Principal designer at Materials + Methods Design.

"Consumers should definitely think about the long-term benefits of modular sofas when considering this type of purchase," continues Robinson. "For instance, if you know that you may relocate in the future or repurpose your space, the flexibility of a modular sofa is perfect."

Modular sofas are also positioned as a little more of a luxury product than a normal sofa and can come with some additional features like electrical plugs or USB ports, and these can increase the costs. Modularity also brings more functionality. For example, you could use a middle section of a sofa as an armless chair to create additional seating space.

Meet The Experts

At Living Cozy, we work closely with furniture brands and industry professionals to create comprehensive guides to help you find the perfect pieces for your home. To write this article, we spoke with a number of interior design and modular sofa experts including:

  • Allison Thibault, Principal Designer at Kaleidoscope Design Studio.
  • Georgina Borneman-Street, CEO & Principal Designer at Cobalt Blue 1802.
  • Lowe Saddler, Design SEO Editor at Hunker.
  • Jessie Minor, Designer at Eco Methods Interiors.
  • Courtney Robinson, star of HGTV's newest series, Sister Fixers, and Principal designer at Materials + Methods Design.
  • Kyle Hoff, Co-Founder and CEO of Floyd.
  • Edgar Blazona, Founder and CEO of BenchMade Modern.
  • Steph DeAngelis, Design Advisor at Maiden Home.
Written by
Heather Bien
Heather Bien is a Washington, DC-based writer whose work appears on Apartment Therapy, MyDomaine, Martha Stewart Weddings, mindbodygreen, and more. She previously worked in interior design and still can't resist redecorating every chance she gets.
Heather Bien
Written by
Heather Bien
Heather Bien is a Washington, DC-based writer whose work appears on Apartment Therapy, MyDomaine, Martha Stewart Weddings, mindbodygreen, and more. She previously worked in interior design and still can't resist redecorating every chance she gets.
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