The 14 Best Apartment Sectionals of 2024, Ranked By Our Editors

From ultra-comfortable to ultra-afforable

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If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’ve become consumed with finding one thing: the perfect sectional sofa for your apartment. For some, this means an L-shaped sectional that can house you and your three roommates (while still managing to squeeze it into 15 square feet of living space). For others, this might be a comfy modular sofa that’ll look stunning on your authentic hardwood floors. And of course, if you’re one of the lucky ones, you’re probably in need of something versatile (like a futon or sleeper) and ultra-durable (family- and pet-friendly) to serve as the finishing touch to the three-bedroom you just closed on. Yet, at this point, you’re probably thinking, L-shape? Chaise? Modular? What the hell is the difference? We gotcha covered. Below, find an expert breakdown of how to choose an apartment sectional (that’ll actually work in your space), plus 14 of the absolute best sectionals on the market—from luxury modulars to cushy sleepers.

The Best Apartment Sectionals at a Glance



West Elm Andes Sectional

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Maiden Home Dune Sectional

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Lovesac Stealth Tech Sofa

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Castlery Adams Sectional

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Pottery Barn York Square Arm Sectional

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How We Chose the Best Apartment Sectionals

After researching the top-reviewed sectionals on the web, we vetted them based on its overall width, how tall its seat and back height are and what fill materials are used in the cushions. We also aimed to include options that offer white glove delivery (aka delivered and assembled in the home), so you won’t have to spend hours reading instruction manuals.

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1. West Elm Andes Sectional

What We Like

  • customizable configurations 
  • 42+ fabric colors
  • medium-firm feel 
  • cushion covers are machine-washable

What We Don't Like

  • expensive for larger sizes 

West elm

With a modern frame, thin arms, a slim seat profile and tall cast metal legs, this is our go-to option for a stand-out sectional that is surprisingly easy to blend in. It has a completely customizable configuration, which means you can hand-pick the pieces to fit your space (while still having the option to add more down the road). Beyond that, however, the sectional’s frame is hand-built with a solid eucalyptus and engineered hardwood and it’s available in over 42 hand-finished upholstery options (which are designed to withstand everyday wear and tear). The back cushions are filled with foam and fiber, providing optimal comfort and support, and the seat itself is made to last. The sinuous springs and foam- and fiber-filled back cushions also provide ample support, while the seat cushions have fiber-wrapped, high-resiliency foam cores, which offer a medium firmness level of 4 on a scale from 1 to 5 (per the manufacturer). Plus, the sectional pieces include alligator clips that attach them together, so they won’t slide apart easily.

Viv, lifestyle blogger behind, writes: “At first, we were hesitant about the low back and whether the couch would be comfortable, since it looks like it could be on the stiffer side… This is NOT the case for the Andes! The sectional’s ‘standard’ depth of 40 inches is pretty deep to begin with, and they do offer an even deeper version (46 inches), but the standard would probably be deep enough for an average-sized person. We both rank it eight out of ten [on the comfort scale] and we can honestly say that it has the perfect balance between looks and comfort.”

The sectional also gets bonus points for its zip-off covers that you can machine-wash on delicate (though, it’s worth mentioning that the care instructions recommend spot cleaning only): “After a machine wash on delicate, the material still looked as good as new…the stone twill fabric has been pet-friendly and has worn very well even after daily use and entertaining guests on a weekly basis.”

Fast Facts

  • Overall Dimensions: customizable
  • Delivery and Assembly: front door delivery, white glove available
  • Fabric options: bouclé, canvas, twill, chenille, linen, velvet, basketweave


2. Maiden Home Dune Sectional

What We Like

  • 5 configuration options with customizable seating dimensions
  • cushions have a cloud-like feel
  • channeled to resist sagging
  • 18 fabric color options

What We Don't Like

  • expensive 
  • made-to-order items might impact shipping time

Maiden Home

Perhaps our favorite (aka chicest) option on this list? ‘The Dune’ sectional by Maiden Home. It’s a fresh take on a classic slipcover design, where its clean lines and flange seams offer a relaxed vibe to its traditionally tailored polish. It features a handcrafted design with five configuration options—including L-shaped sectionals, chaise sectionals and U-shaped sectionals—and you can customize the seating dimensions of each configuration, from size/direction of the L-shaped sectional to the width of the chaise sectionals (from 90 to 132 inches wide). The kiln-dried, hardwood frame is precision-cut, so it’ll never twist, warp, or crack and its slim profile features double rows of sinuous springs at each end (aka where people sit most). The cushions also feature a high-resiliency core wrapped in down, feathers and fiber, providing a cloud-like, sink-in feel—and are individually channeled to resist sagging over time. The cherry on top? It offers multiple customizations (like a scatter/classic back) and comes in 18 performance fabric options—available in textured linen, stonewashed linen and chenille. The slipcover is also fully removable/machine washable, so it’s equal parts durable and easy to clean.

Take it from one reviewer, who’s had ‘The Dune’ in her home for over two years: “I have a white sofa that still looks new—and has seemingly gotten even more comfortable, now that it’s properly broken in. We’ve washed the slipcovers probably a half dozen times over the past two years without issue.”

What's more, another person (who’s had it for over a year) also writes: “This couch is so comfortable…we have two dogs and they get dirt on it here and there, and it cleans right off. My second worry was the couch keeping shape. The cushions bounce right back to perfect, and I don't have to do it all the time like I thought I would. They are soft yet supportive and keep their shape! We want to buy another set of slipcovers in a different color just to have them [because] this couch is built to last.”

Fast Facts

  • Overall Dimensions: 60-100” W x 38 ” D x 34” H
  • Delivery and Assembly: front-door delivery, white glove available
  • Fabric options: performance woven chenille, performance linen, performance textured linen, performance stonewashed linen, Belgian linen


3. Lovesac Stealth Tech Sofa

What We Like

  • Stealthtech technology
  • customizable with L-shape and U-shape options
  • storage seats available
  • machine-washable cushion covers 
  • 131 color options

What We Don't Like

  • expesnive 
  • pieces are heavy and can require two people to move


Here, a sectional that takes “customizable” a whole new meaning. Take it from commerce editor Olivia Dubyak, who awarded Lovesac 97 out of 100 points in a PureWow100 review for its 100 percent personalized design: “The size of the couch, material, pillow filling, arm shape and color are all customizable. You can choose a black, two-seater, chenille couch or a white, 12-seater, corded velvet couch with a rolled arm. And you can opt for storage seats and deep sides, and all cushion covers are washable.” Her favorite feature, however, is the sectional’s interchangeable design: “From a giant U-shape to an L-shape to separating it into two couch areas, you can do almost any configuration…One of my fave configurations is when I put the seats in the center to shape it like a big mattress. My hubby and I have had high school-esque sleepovers out there plenty of times.” Plus, you won’t have to worry about sacrificing convenience for comfort here: “The cushions are nice and supportive, and if you find you have a favorite spot on the couch and notice some denting, it’s super easy to fluff out the filling to reshape them,” Dubyak adds.

That said, we haven’t even gotten to coolest feature: The sectional includes Lovesac’s newest innovation, Stealthtech, which features sound and charging equipment built into the couch that can hook up to your TV. “The Harman Kardon tech pairs with a soundbar that connects to your TV via Bluetooth and projects the sound from not only the soundbar, but also the arms of the couch, for an experience that’s more like being in a theater than sitting in your living room. You can also set your cell phone on designated areas on the arms to wirelessly charge, you know, should getting up to find an outlet prove too daunting,” Dubyak explains.

Her only stipulation? “[The sectional’s pieces are heavy], and since it’s so customizable, you have to move each individual piece into wooden feet so it stays in place. I suggest grabbing the Sactionals Mini Blocks Set so you can try out different couch layouts for your space before you move it.”

Fast Facts

  • Overall Dimensions: customizable
  • Delivery and Assembly: front door delivery, some assembly required
  • Fabric options: 131 fabrics and colors


4. Castlery Adams Sectional

What We Like

  • low-profile and compact
  • metal legs are customizable 
  • spill- and stain-resistant fabric
  • cushion covers are removable and machine-washable

What We Don't Like

  • limited fabric and color options 
  • costs extra to add an ottoman


Compact, contemporary and beyond comfortable—this sectional’s low-profile build and slim, 102.4-inch width ensure it's perfect for anyone who’s working with a smaller space. The cushions are made from foam, fiber and pocketed spring coils, which give it a supportive yet springy feel, and the plushy back cushions were designed to be ‘relaxed’ for a cloud-like sink. It also has a sleek, modern silhouette with straight metal legs—customizable in black, brass and silver—and comes in three polyester fabric options that were all engineered to be spill- and stain-resistant. Oh, and did we mention that the cushion covers are also removable and machine-washable?

“I live in a studio apartment and needed a couch under 75 inches. This is so much more comfortable than my previous couch [and] the dove grey color with gold hardware is lovely. My cat already left her mark on [the cushions], but luckily the covers come off and wash easily,” writes one reviewer. To that end, countless reviewers also seem to be raving over the feel and durability of the fabric: “We ordered this couch in early 2020 and have been enjoying it daily since. It has a nice delicate footprint, but the fabric is sturdy, stain-resistant and SO soft. It's comfortable for a full night's sleep and still looks great in year three,” writes one person. Plus, another person adds: “This couch can withstand my toddler and baby with ease! The cushions are marbled oatmeal and easy to wipe and throw into the wash.”

Fast Facts

  • Overall Dimensions: 102.4" W x 65.7" D x 33.1" H
  • Delivery and Assembly: front-door delivery, white glove available
  • Fabric options: 100 percent polyester or polyester-acrylic (performance)


5. Pottery Barn York Square Arm Sectional

What We Like

  • customizable with a range of configurations
  • Crypton performance fabric options
  • down-blend-wrapped cushions 
  • durable hardwood frame and steel sinuous springs

What We Don't Like

  • design skews more farmhouse (might need modern pillows to work in apartments)

Pottery Barn

It’s no secret that traditional, American heritage interiors are trending right now—and this is a Pottery Barn sectional that’s guaranteed to never go out of style. It combines the elegant, clean lines of modern European seating with casual design details, like relaxed baseball stitching, so it’s just as trendy as it is timeless. (Not to mention that there are 118 fabric options available, which range from performance weaves and breathable linens to velvets, chenille, denim and more). The configuration is also customizable with a left- or right-arm loveseat, corner chair, and left- or right-armchair, and features removable square tapered legs finished in a rich espresso. And of course, you have the down-blend-wrapped cushions—which provide a soft and supple feel, while no-sag steel sinuous springs offer cushion support. The air-dried hardwood frame adds to its durability as well, where mortise-and-tenon joinery ensures it won’t snap over time.

“[After three years], we still love the comfort factor of our sofas. We’ve found that they have gotten comfier with time and the fabric has worn so well. [Our] cats have [smashed] the cushions as much as possible, but with a little fluffing they go right back to their normal shape…This is the beauty of the down cushions. They can be re-shaped back to normal, unlike cheap poly-filled cushions…We haven’t had any issues with the fabric pilling either. The sofas essentially still look as good as the day we got them,” explains Sarah Stewart, lifestyle blogger behind

She also mentions: “We have been shocked by the durability and stain resistance of the Performance Everydaylinen by Crypton fabric. We’ve spilled wine, food, chocolate (that melted overnight), cat sickness one week, and more. We’ve been able to clean it all with a wet paper towel (just water!) and a little effort. The stains have yet to stick and everything that’s come the fabric’s way in the past year has been removed.”

Fast Facts

  • Overall Dimensions: 97” W x 75” D x 36” H
  • Delivery and Assembly: front-door delivery, white glove available
  • Fabric options: 118 fabric and color options


6. Albany Park Kova Sectional

What We Like

  • feather-fiber blended cushions with mattress-quality foam
  • modular design
  • apartment-tailored delivery
  • velvet and linen fabrics are also spill- and stain-resistant

What We Don't Like

  • cushion covers are not removable or machine-washable 

Albany park

Here, you have the coziest option on this list. This sectional’s 30-inch seat depth features feather-fiber blended cushions and mattress-quality foam for the ultimate cloud-like feel. Add to that the fact that it comes in four dreamy velvet color options—along with beige, grey and charcoal linen fabrics—and the seat cushions have black mesh backing to keep them in place when you lounge. The removable seat cushions are easy to spot-clean, too, and the back cushions have a reversible, fully upholstered design (so you can flip them over to keep things looking fresh). Then, to top it all off, it features a modular design that you can mix and match, and the base of each sectional piece includes a foam-topped, webbing and spring suspension system that offers superior support. It’s also worth mentioning that this guy has an apartment-tailored delivery, where the pieces arrive in boxes that are intentionally designed to be easy to move through tight spaces. (And there are no tools required for assembly).

“This is THE MOST comfortable couch I've ever sat on,” writes one reviewer. “Every time I lounge on it, it makes me sleepy. My kids always ask to sleep on it and even my toddler has claimed it as his new nap spot…I should also add, for all of you with small children who are allowed to snack in the living room, the fabric is very easy to clean and wipe off. So far, we've had an apple juice spill, yogurt pouch and Cheeto dust tragedies and [the] juice sort of just ran right off, the applesauce didn't soak in and the Cheeto dust wiped right off with a warm rag.”

Another reviewer adds, “The couch is very deep, and I love that I actually have room to cuddle with my boyfriend during our favorite shows—normally other couches are too small so we end up feeling crowded. This thing can comfortably sit [four to five] people…also, my son is 11 months and has drooled/gotten food on it a few times and everything has come off with no residue by wiping with just a damp cloth.”

Fast Facts

  • Overall Dimensions: 121" W x 76" D x 34" H
  • Delivery and Assembly: front door delivery, no tools required for assembly
  • Fabric options: polyester, bouclé, basketweave, performance polyester


7. Abakan Sectional Couch

What We Like

  • sumptuous chenille fabric 
  • plush cushions with support
  • under $460
  • easy to assemble

What We Don't Like

  • low price might mean lower quality over time
  • cushions are not removable or machine-washable


If you’re looking for something compact, comfortable and durable (without blowing an entire month’s rent), this sleek retro number comes in at just under $460—and it hits every mark. First and foremost: Its 82.7-inch width was basically designed to accommodate studio apartments and the cushions are engineered with a sumptuous foam that will really allow you to sink in (per the brand). It also features a sleek metal frame with extra springs and padding on the bottom cushions—so it’s plush without sacrificing support. As for the design, it has a classic mid-century modern silhouette with tapered legs and the upholstery features a sumptuous chenille blend (available in beige, frost gray, galaxy blue, gold yellow and navy blue).

After four years of living with this guy, one reviewer writes: “I love this couch, it's just right for my tiny living room and fits two people comfortably (even three on occasion). I have not been gentle with this couch at all and it has been incredibly sturdy; I'm really impressed with what you get for the price! Nothing has broken, ripped or caused me any problems at all. The only sign of wear after *four years* is that the back cushions have become a bit saggy/misshapen—and that's mostly just an aesthetic thing, it is still incredibly comfortable. The cushions are quite cushy and it's comfortable to lay on as well.” They also mention: “The couch is not very wide, so for tall people it might not be as comfortable as it is for me considering I'm only 5'5". I'm planning to change up the whole aesthetic of my living room in the next few months and I will be buying this exact same couch in a new color because it had served me so well."

Fast Facts

  • Overall Dimensions: 82.7” W x 51.2” L x 34.3” H
  • Delivery and Assembly: front-door delivery, expert assembly available 
  • Fabric options: chenille 


8. Valyōu Feathers Sofa + Ottoman

What We Like

  • ultra-plush duck feathers in the cushions
  • affordable compared to other cloud sofas
  • spill- and stain-resistant 
  • machine-washable covers

What We Don't Like

  • feathers tend to poke out 
  • cushions require more routine (once a week) fluffing so they don’t slouch

Valyōu furniture

OK, we know, this one isn’t technically a sectional (it’s more of a sofa + ottoman set). But we’re including it for three important reasons: a) the ottoman makes it modular and it’s included in the price, b) it has a compact 88-inch width that’s great for apartments and c) it scored a whopping 95 points in a PureWow100 review for comfort. “It was love at first seat,” says VP of Editorial Candace Davison. “While producing a home tour video for an interior design magazine, I sunk into the [cushiest] sectional sofa I’d ever seen. It was fluffy, yet just firm enough that I didn’t feel trapped; so cozy I didn’t want to get up. Until the designer casually mentioned that it was a custom riff on Restoration Hardware’s Cloud sofa…and cost roughly five figures.”

Flash forward a few years, and Davison says it 100 percent lives up to the hype: “I could sleep—OK, have slept—on it, without waking to stiff hips or a creaky neck. The deep seats are ideal for tall people (I’m 5’11” and my husband is 6’3”), and the combination of duck feathers and polyurethane foam padding make it plush without eating you alive. There’s decent support to the seats and back, [and] it’s roomy enough that three people can comfortably sit on it without feeling like you’re on top of each other.” 

Aside from the comfort factor, however, Davison says: “After one month of constant use, spills have quickly been dabbed up, leaving no traces behind, though thankfully the whole sofa features removable covers that are machine-washable (something my old sofa lacked)... It had the deep-seated, loungey vibe of the cloud sofa. I chose a dark charcoal to (hopefully) hide my four-year-old’s inevitable spills and stains.” She also adds: “It’s just as dreamy as the sofa I sat on years ago, at a price point that’s hard to beat—especially after witnessing many expectations-vs.-reality moments covering under-$1,000 couches that were about as cozy as a park bench…and looked nothing like the photos online.”

Fast Facts

  • Overall Dimensions: 88" W x 39" D x 32” H (ottoman: 22" W x 35" L x 17" H)
  • Delivery and Assembly: curbside and white glove delivery are available. You can also opt for it to be delivered inside your room of choice (items will not be unpacked or assembled) 
  • Fabric options: microfiber and cotton blend


9. Burrow Field Sectional

What We Like

  • deep seats and overstuffed foam cushions
  • modular design allows for easy reconfiguration
  • stain-resistant and easy-to-clean polyester
  • leather options available

What We Don't Like

  • cushions feel firm at first and take a week or two to soften


Tiny-apartment dwellers, this one goes out to you. This sectional features a 62-inch length by a 60.5-inch depth that basically guarantees it’ll fit into that tiny corner. And don’t let its meager size fool you; this guy was designed with lounging in mind, where it includes deep 21-inch seats, overstuffed foam cushions and four stain-resistant and easy-to-clean fabric options or two leathers that are soft-to-the-touch. The frame is also built with sustainably sourced hardwoods and bent plywood, with each panel connected by reinforced steel hardware for stability. The best part? The frame is constructed with a modular grid platform, which means each piece of can be easily connected/disconnected from one another and reconfigured in various layouts. It also means you can justify its (not so inexpensive) price tag with the option to add pieces when it’s time to move to a bigger apartment.

“Surprisingly comfy! I’ve even slept on it once while my husband got sick and had no problems at all. We’ve already rearranged the setup twice—our Christmas tree took up a lot of space. After we put the tree away, we put it back. Literally amazing. We didn’t have to feel ‘stuck’ with a layout which makes life as an indecisive decorator much easier,” one person writes.

Another reviewer raved about how easy it is to fluff up the cushions after they’ve been lounged on, adding that it’s pretty pet-friendly, too: “ Golden Retriever hair is easily vacuumed off and toys that wander underneath can easily be retrieved! 10/10 would recommend for long-haired dog owners.”

Fast Facts

  • Overall Dimensions: 62" L x 60.5" D x 33" H​
  • Delivery and Assembly: front door delivery, no tools required for assembly
  • Fabric options: polyester or leather 


10. Crate and Barrel Lounge Deep Sectional

What We Like

  • stain-resistant, kid and pet-friendly fabric options
  • 15 different configurations
  • foundation supports cushions without snapping or sagging
  • removable and machine-washable covers
  • down-proof ticking on cushions offer ample durability

What We Don't Like

  • expensive

Crate & Barrel

You’ll be hard-pressed to find something more durable—and customizable—than this one from Crate and Barrel. First, let’s start with the over 200 (!!) upholstery options. Not only do these range from linen, microfiber, bouclé, twill, chenille—you name it—but you can also filter the fabric options to center around ‘stain-resistant,’ ‘kid- and pet-friendly’ and ‘highly durable’ swatches. The frame of the sectional is constructed with the same durability in mind, where it’s bench-made with kiln-dried hardwood to prevent warping—and the spring-up foundation has been independently tested to support cushions without snapping and eliminate sagging. The fiber-down blend seat/bench cushions are also unique, where each one is made from soy-based polyfoam, wrapped in a fiber-down blend and encased in down-proof ticking to prevent feathers from poking out. (Yes, the cushions are all removable/machine-washable). And as if its high-grade construction wasn’t enough, the sectional also allows for 15 different configurations—so you can choose between an L-shape or chaise sectional that’s custom-tailored to fit your space.

“I purchased this 5 years ago and it still looks and feels fantastic,” one reviewer says. “The down-wrapped foam cushions are supportive (you don’t sink in) but so comfortable. Because I went with a [kid- and pet-friendly fabric], there’s no pressure on my little boys to ‘keep off’—my son drew all over the back of the couch with a washable marker and it came out!! I can’t say enough about this couch, [its] sturdy frame and how it’s holding up to some pretty hard wear.”

Another reviewer also notes: “I don't sink into the springs when I sit down—it fully supports me—and is so comfortable. Because my space is really small (13 feet by 17 feet), I had to custom order. One side is 58 inches and the other is 70 inches with a 43-inch corner piece in the middle. It's a large piece of furniture, but it actually makes the room look bigger.”

Fast Facts

  • Overall Dimensions: customizable
  • Delivery and Assembly: in-home delivery included, assembly not required
  • Fabric options: 200+ fabric and color options


11. Floyd Form Sectional

What We Like

  • buildable with right-seaters, left-seaters, corner units and ottomans
  • deep-seat construction with two densities of foam
  • performance fabric options
  • heavy-duty metal clips at the side to keep seats together

What We Don't Like

  • more firm than plush (better for anyone who prefers a springy feel)


Looking for something that you know you’ll be able to take with you to your next apartment? This sectional has an infinitely modular design that adapts to your living space—and you can add/remove seats and tables and reconfigure as time goes on. Basically, it has a build your own sectional tool, where you can customize your sectional with right-seaters, left-seaters, corner units and ottomans (or you can go with the pre-configured three-seater shown above). Each piece features the same deep-seat construction, featuring two densities of foam: one for a soft landing that doesn’t sacrifice support and another in the backrest for an extra-plush feel. It’s also built with a sturdy engineered wood framework and comes in 19 upholstery options, which include performance fabrics that resist stains and let spills bead up for easy blotting. Plus, each piece features heavy-duty metal clips at the side that can keep your seats together while still allowing you to rearrange as needed.

Take it from one reviewer, who says: “ Bought this for our living room (which also happens to be where the kids are always playing). The modular nature makes for limitless fort-building and play options. Fabric has also stood-up well to jelly spills and more. Cushions have bounced back (a lot) for their intermittent use as trampolines.”

Plus, other reviewers are loving the cushy design: “The rounded corners are surprisingly soft (no hard edges here) and the sofa appears to be slightly elevated off the floor, so it doesn't look heavy, despite its rather large size for my small living room. It's also long enough for someone to sleep on—and my guests confirm: it's, again, SO COMFY.”

Fast Facts

  • Overall Dimensions: customizable
  • Delivery and Assembly: in-home delivery is included in shipping costs
  • Fabric options: 19 fabric and color options


12. Raymour & Flanigan Artemis II Sectional

What We Like

  • microfiber material wipes clean (despite the level of spill)
  • compact L-shaped design 
  • ideal for smaller spaces
  • 9 color optons

What We Don't Like

  • cushions feel more ‘bouncy’ than ‘sinkable’ (you can feel when another person sits)

Raymour and Flanigan

This sofa from Raymour & Flanigan is a game-changer for parents due to one simple reason: Microfiber. It’s a durable material that looks luxe, according to Senior Director of Special Projects Rachel Bowie, but makes it so parents can eliminate the most common kid-related stains—yogurt, cheerio debris, a melted popsicle—with a single swipe of a mild water-based solvent. (She used just a paper towel and water to clean in most cases.) Another material-related plus: Microfiber holds up to wear and tear. Per Bowie, “This is our second microfiber couch from Raymour & Flanigan—the first one lasted 10 years. The L-shaped loveseat can be customized to be left- or right-facing depending on your space. The frame joinery keeps the separate pieces of the sectional locked together so—again, kid-related problem—and the couch doesn’t separate or shift, no matter who jumps on it.”

Regardless, comfort is also the selling point of this option, per Bowie: “It’s the seat depth—nearly 24”—that really makes this sofa sing. You’ll sink into the seat whether you’re stretching out on the loveseat or sitting up straight. There’s a springy-ness to the cushions, too, which help them hold their shape, but also supply loads of back support. All in all, it’s a workhorse of a couch that’s perfect for families.”

Fast Facts

  • Overall Dimensions: 96” W x 67” D x 35” H
  • Delivery and Assembly: white glove and in-store options available
  • Fabric options: microfiber


13. Article Soma Sleeper

What We Like

  • full-sized memory foam mattress included 
  • storage compartment in the chaise provides 64-inches of space
  • bottom cushion doubles as a headboard when the bed is made up

What We Don't Like

  • mattress might need a topper for added comfort


Entertaining and your guests had one too many? Sofa bed. In-laws unexpectedly show up? Sofa bed. Like to fall asleep in front of the TV? Sofa bed. Article’s sleeper hits every box, where it was designed to be just as soft as it is versatile. First, you have the sectional itself, which features high-density, foam-padded seat and back cushions (all with removable/hand-washable covers) and a Kiln-dried Eucalyptus base with stainless steel legs that were designed with durability in mind. Then, you have the pull-out, memory foam mattress (full-sized) that’s nestled beneath the seat cushions of the sectional. But what makes this guy really stand out is its hidden storage compartment in the chaise. The end piece features a lift-top design with a 64-inch length where you can store all of your guest’s blankets, pillows and bedding needs (without taking up precious space in the linen closet).

One reviewer writes: “The couch is sturdy, even heavy, and feels like it will last a long time. It has endured puppy playtime and even puppy pee on the back cushion, which didn't even soak through the pillow cover, and a few human spills...So far nothing that I can't get out with cleaner! The sleeper is comfortable enough for my mom to sleep on when she visits, and I appreciate the design feature of the bottom cushion acting as a stylish headboard when the bed is made up.”

Fast Facts

  • Overall Dimensions: 105" W x 64" D x 31.5" H
  • Delivery and Assembly: front door delivery, in-room assembly available
  • Fabric options: polyester


14. Opalhouse Latigo Patio Sectional

What We Like

  • perfect for small apartment balconies 
  • seats up to 3 people comfortably
  • rust-resistant metal and wicker frame
  • waterproof outer fabric is easy to clean with soap and water

What We Don't Like

  • cushion covers are not removable and require heavy scrubbing after storms


Last but not least: something for your apartment balcony. This Opalhouse sectional features an L-shaped design with a slim, all-weather wicker frame that’s perfect for small corners (or even as a stand-alone piece in larger spaces). It measures 75.25 inches in width by 54.38 inches in depth, so it can comfortably seat up to 3 people—without consuming an entire 85-inch wall. While the thick seat and back cushions are stuffed with 100 percent polyester fiber, the outer fabric is constructed to be weather-resistant and ultra-easy to clean with soap and water. To that end, it’s also finished with a rust-resistant and weather-resistant coating on its aluminum frame, so you can be sure it’ll last season after season.

“The design is what drew me to [this sectional], so it’s a bonus that it’s actually super comfy (after adding some throw pillows)...I love that the couch and chaise are separate pieces that are connected by metal clips as it will be so much easier to move indoors this winter.” That said, it’s also worth noting another reviewer's size warning: “This piece is super cute and perfect for small spaces! I initially struggled with the measurement clarification, so in case anyone else is wondering, the entire length of the assembled piece from arm to arm is about 75 inches and the depth of the chaise is about 54 inches. I would say only two people can fit on this comfortably; three would be a bit snug.”

Fast Facts

  • Overall Dimensions: 75.25” W x 54.38” D x 32.38” H
  • Delivery and Assembly: front door delivery, assembly available
  • Fabric options: polyester

The Best Sectionals for An Apartment

First and foremost: What even is a sectional? According to Laura Oglethorpe, interior designer and co-founder of, “A sectional is a sofa that comes in, you guessed it, sections. It’s typically two pieces but can be more than that if you add in seats or come up with a more unique layout. Learning the right sectional lingo will help ensure you get the right pieces to create the layout that’s best for your apartment.” That said, Oglethorpe recommends four types of sectionals to look for before you start measuring (more on that below):

  • L-Shaped Sectional: This is a sectional that looks like two sofas stuck together. Each side has seats and a back and there are sofa arms at the ends. The two sides can be the same length or one side can be longer than the other. “L-shaped sectionals work especially well in small spaces,” Oglethorpe explains. “While many people assume that large sectionals are for large rooms, you’ll get the most benefit from an L-shape…put one in a corner and you’ll maximize the use of a small space.”
  • Chaise Sectional: A sectional made up of half a normal sofa and half a chaise, which is a long chair designed for putting your feet up. “Chaise sectionals are ideal for cuddling and double-wide chaises are best for narrow rooms,” says Oglethorpe. “They can provide extra seating, but their main purpose is to give you a seat where you can easily put your feet up. Because there’s no back to one section, these work well in spaces where you have a window or don’t want to close off an area.” She also adds: “If you want a chaise but need to keep a walkway open or don’t have a long wall to push it up against, opt for an extra-wide chaise. It’s twice the width and typically not as long as other chaises.”
  • Modular Sectional: Finally, a modular sectional is made out of various pieces that are all the size of a single seat, meaning it can be reconfigured easily. “People get so excited over modular sectionals, which are sectionals where each seat is its own piece,” Oglethorpe adds. “What happens most often is that you quickly figure out the best configuration and just leave it that way. That said, if you tend to move a lot and really want a sectional, this might be the best choice for you. You can adjust the lengths of the sides as needed. Keep in mind that you’ll still need to pick out specific corner and end pieces (all the others are just armless chairs). You can also add in an ottoman or two to create chaises.”

How to Choose the Right Apartment Sectional

“When it comes to city living, the downside is that you’re usually making do with a smaller living space—and while your first instinct may be to downsize to smaller-than-normal furnishings, don’t!” Oglethorpe warns. “The trick to making a small space look bigger is to actually fill it with the largest furniture you can fit. By large, I don’t mean oversized—you don’t want to sacrifice having room to walk because you’re squeezing in an overstuffed sectional. I mean you should get the maximum-sized furniture you can, while still incorporating certain small-space design rules.” What are these design rules, you ask? Below, Oglethorpe provides a breakdown:

  • Width: Measure the space and take away room for end tables and traffic flow (a good rule of thumb is 18 inches between the sofa and coffee table and 30 inches for a walkway). That is the maximum width you should aim for.
  • Scale: Choose a piece with a narrower seat depth (which is the distance from the front edge of the cushion to the back of the seat). If you or your family members are on the petite side, you’ll probably want a shorter seat depth (shoot for 21 to 22 inches), so your feet will touch the ground. Taller individuals will find the majority of seat depths comfortable, but if you’re above 6-foot-2, you will probably prefer a deeper seat of at least 23 inches.
  • Arm and Back Height: A style with a lower back and arm will keep the space looking open. If you have a smaller space, choose a sofa with a shorter British arm, which is low and set back with a slight roll. It brings a tailored look into a space and, while it does lend an air of formality, can also look at home in a casual cottage or beachy space. Plus, a lower-back sectional is also good if it’s going in front of a window and you don’t want to block the view.
  • Cushions: The softness of sectional’s seat cushions is probably what you mean when you’re talking about comfort. Do you like that sink-down feeling when you sit on a piece of furniture? If so, Foam Fiber seat cushions and down back cushions are the right choice. Will it bother you to have an unkempt-looking sofa or to have to fluff pillows regularly? Down cushions can be more high maintenance than others because they need to be fluffed regularly. In this case, a down alternative back cushion is a great option for those that want a soft seat without as big of a fluffing requirement. Will you be buying leather? If you’re getting a leather chair or sofa, go with a spring core cushion to help reduce stretching. When a cushion is too soft, the leather stretches as you sit, ultimately forming a kind of puddle on top.

How Much Should a Quality Sectional Cost?

Really, the budget for a sectional should come down to two factors: 1) how big you need it to be and 2) what material you’re upholstering with. If you have a larger space with kids/pets, you’ll probably want a sectional (that can withstand spills and sticky fingers). These can range anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000—the latter end of the spectrum typically boils down to material. If you go with a durable performance fabric, for example, a reasonable budget would be between $1,200 and $3,000. Otherwise, more luxe materials like bouclé, linen or chenille will probably run you upwards of $3,000 for a sectional. Either way, if you’re looking for something compact and apartment-friendly, you can find a high-quality two-seater that’s well within the $800 to $2,500 range.

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