Sectionals Buying Guide
Most of us are familiar with sectional sofas. The common lounge-style seating for rec rooms, family rooms, and media rooms dates as far back as the Victorian Era and reached a design pinnacle during the modernist movement of the mid-20th century. Sectionals continue to be popular seating choices for large and small homes alike.
Types of Sectionals
Formal and traditional, comfy and squishy, sleek and modern—all these descriptors pertain to sectional sofas. There are as many styles, colors, and features as you can imagine. We'll help you sort through the options, but the two main ways to organize this category of furniture is by shape.
An L-shape sectional is typically a sofa-style piece abutted on one end by an extension piece. The extension piece may be another sofa with cushions and an arm, or it may be a chaise-style piece. Both pieces may be the same size, resulting in a symmetrical L, or the back piece may be longer.
at Pottery Barn
Our PB Basic Collection is crafted with the same attention to quality, detail and durability that?s been the hallmark of American-...made furniture for hundreds of years. This sectional allows you to choose the configuration you need. 103" w x 105" d x 36" d x 36" h Choose polyester-wrapped cushions for a firmer feel. Choose down-blend-wrapped cushions for a softer feel. For more information: PB Basic Collection Guide. For successful delivery: Fit and Measuring Guide and Video. For all fabric choices (including Performance Fabrics), information and care, see: Fabric Guide. To place your custom fabric order, call 1.888.779.5176. Made in America. read more
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With its sheltering arms and deeply tufted upholstery, the Chesterfield Collection is synonymous with comfort. Our sectional retai...ns all the fine points of the Edwardian originals, creating furniture that?s perfect for relaxing. 93" w x 93" d x 37.5" d x 31.5" h View the dimension diagram for more information. The fit and measuring guide should be read prior to placing your order. Top grain leather. Polyester-wrapped seat cushions. For shipping and return information, click on the shipping tab. read more
Cabana Banana L Shape Sectional is constructed of all natural woven banana leaves in a Cocoa finish. Is made of sustainable materi...als.Cushions are cotton twill fabric in ecru color. Make your home healthier while helping the environment with this exciting and new... read more
Cabana BananaL Shape Sectional in a Honey Oak Finish is constructed of all natural woven banana leaves in a Honey finish. Is made ...of sustainable materials.Cushions are cotton twill fabric in ecru color. Make your home healthier while helping the environment with this... read more
A U-shape sectional has a large sofa-style piece abutted on both ends by extensions. The extensions may be sofa-style or chaise pieces or a combination of both. Sometimes there is another modular piece that floats in the middle of the U and functions like an ottoman.
Because it's a modular piece of furniture, a sectional can be configured virtually any way you dream up. The only limit is what the manufacturer presents as options. And if you cannot find enough options to match what's in your imagination, you can have a piece custom-made. Here are some things to keep in mind as you shop.
Whether you choose an L-shape or U-shape sectional, and which components you meld together, you'll have to consider how traffic will flow through the space. If the sectional will back up to a wall or float in the middle of the room, and people can approach it from either side, you can have an L-shape or U-shape sectional. If the sectional fits into a corner, or people will only be able to approach it from one side, an L-shape design is best.
Because they are so popular, sectionals are available in a rainbow of colors and styles. Generally, a sectional with large cushions, chubby lines, and loose pillows is a casual style. Tight, form-fitting cushions, no extra pillows, bold colors, and sleek lines are the hallmarks of a modern sectional. And there are classic, traditional styles, too, which feature leather or dark upholstery, trims such as nailhead or fringe, and extra details like button tufting.
It's a mistake to think a sectional is only for a large room. In fact, a sectional can be the perfect purchase for a small apartment or studio living space. Sectionals come in all sizes and shapes, and they can seat a crowd, which means you won't have to buy extra chairs. They also come apart, which makes moving them up stairs or into elevators easier than a single sofa.
Whether you choose a sectional that's upholstered in leather or cloth is a personal decision. Leather starts out tight, but it softens and loosens with age. It can look very formal, particularly with nailhead trim, or very casual if the sectional style includes floppy cushions and padded arms. You'll have to oil the leather periodically, and it requires special cleaning methods. For easier cleaning, choose a fabric sectional and have it stainproofed. However, the fabric will show more wear over time and eventually look worn out, whereas leather just looks comfortably broken in. Depending on the fabric type and pattern, the sectional can look formal or casual. A cotton or slipcovered sectional looks more casual; a chenille or velvet sectional tends to look more formal. However, the style of the sectional frame determines its look more than the upholstery.
There are a number of interesting features to consider incorporating into your sectional. Chaise longues are comfortable if you spend a lot of time with your feet up. Hideaway beds can host guests. There are also numerous seating and cushion arrangements, from long single cushions to small separate ones. Some sectionals are defined into individual seats; you can even cluster several recliners side by side. Still other features include storage compartments between seats, in footrests, or in the arms, and some sectionals have built-in side tables.
Armless chair or modular center piece with natural appeal Natural seagrass woven over a wooden frame Solid teak legs with a natura...l finish Deep cushions upholstered in neutral fabric Dimensions: 27W x 38D x 30H inches Whats Included Armless section, cushionDescription Used alone, the Hospitality Rattan Seagrass Middle Armless Section Chair with Cushion - Natural will bring a simple, organic elegance while giving you a soft place to relax. This easygoing armless chair can also have another life as the center of a Hospitality Rattan Seagrass Modular sectional. However you choose to fall in love with it, youll enjoy the shifting tones of seagrass that are woven over the sturdy wooden frame. Solid teak legs support the body and are finished with a natural coating that emphasizes the beauty of the wood. The back and seat cushions as well as the scatter pillows are covered in a neutral fabric. About Hospitality Rattan Hospitality Rattan has been a leading manufacturer and distributor of contract quality rattan, wicker, and bamboo furnishings since 2000. The companys product lines have become dominant in the Casual Rattan, Wicker, and Outdoor Markets because of their quality construction, variety, and attractive design. Designed for buyers who appreciate upscale furniture with a tropical feel, Hospitality Rattan offers a range of indoor and outdoor collections featuring all-aluminum frames woven with Viro or Rehau synthetic wicker fiber that will not fade or crack when subjected to the elements. Hospitality Rattan furniture is manufactured to hospitality specifications and quality standards, which exceed the standards for residential use. Hospitality Rattans Environmental Commitment Hospitality Rattan is continually looking for ways to limit their impact on the environment and is always trying to use the most environmentally friendly manufacturing techniques and materials possible. The company manufactures the highest quality furniture following sound and responsible environmental policies, with minimal impact on natural resources. Hospitality Rattan is also committed to achieving environmental best practices throughout its activity whenever this is practical and takes responsibility for the development and implementation of environmental best practices throughout all operations. Hospitality Rattan maintains a policy of continuous environmental improvement and therefore is a continuing work in progress. Hospitality Rattans Environmentally Friendly Manufacturing Process All of Hospitality Rattan products are green. From its basic raw materials of rattan poles, peels, leather, bamboo, abaca, lampacanay, wood, leather strips, and boards, down to other materials like nails, staples, water-based adhesives, finishes, stains, glazes and packing materials, all have minimum impact to the environment and are safe, biodegradable, recycled, and mostly recyclable. Aside from this, the products have undergone an environmentally-friendly process that makes them "greener." The companys rattan components are sourced from sustained-yield managed forests, which means the methods used to grow and harvest the rattan vines ensure the long-term life of the forest and protect the biodiversity of the forests ecosystems. Hospitality Rattan is committed to buying and using all materials, from rattan and hardwood to finishing materials, from reputable and renewable suppliers and seeks appropriate evidence that suppliers are in compliance with this policy. Hospitality Rattan strives to use materials that are processed in an environmentally responsible manner, or consist of a high level of recycled material. Finishing materials and stains used in Hospitality Rattans furniture products consist of 75% water-based solutions which evaporate upon application with reduced or Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The furniture factories use water-based glues, stains, topcoats and other finishes on all of their products. The switch from traditional solvent-based pro read more
Solid MDF construction with brushed aluminum legs Features a drawer and a tempered glass shelf Holds most TV screens up to 65 in. ...wide Choose from the available finish options Dimensions: 72W x 22D x 14.75H in. Whats Included Media unitDescription With style straight from the future, the Nuevo Sapporo 2 Section Media Unit makes a great addition to your home. This solid engineered wood media unit has brushed aluminum legs and is available in your choice of finish. It offers plenty of storage in its drawer and tempered glass shelf. About Nuevo One of the most exciting contemporary design companies in the market, Nuevo has made a name for itself with its unique approach to professional-quality home furnishings. Creating pieces with a defined contemporary edge, Nuevo never fails to make a fashionable statement of the highest construction value. read more
All-weather 4-person sectional sofa set Includes sofa sectional and coffee table Powder-coated aluminum frames Synthetic wicker ra...ttan weave Machine washable cushion covers Variety of colors available Whats Included Sofa sectional, Coffee tableDescription Every day is going to be as carefree and relaxed as Labor Day weekend with the Montana All-Weather Wicker Sectional Set - Seats 4 on your porch or patio. Available in your choice of color, this sectional comes complete with the sofa itself, plus a coffee table for perching a drink or two. And these pieces are built tough thanks to water- and UV-resistant design. The rattan wicker weave is made of durable synthetic materials, and the internal aluminum frames have a protective powder coating. The coffee table is easy-to-clean, too, thanks to the tempered glass top, and to wash the cushion covers, simply toss them in the washing machine. Life?s easy with this sectional set - and it can be part of your patio today. Dimensions: Armless section, each: 29L x 33W x 25H inches Left section: 50L x 33W x 25H inches Right section: 62.5L x 33W x 25H inches Coffee table: 33L x 19.5W x 13.5H inches About ModwayModway designs and manufactures modern classic furniture pieces for the contemporary home. The quality pieces are fresh and elegant with a distinctively updated appeal. Simple, clean lines and a vibrant selection of colors and finishes make these pieces perfect for the home or office. A wide selection of products include pieces for the living room, dining room, bar, office, and outdoors. High-quality and innovative designs make Modway the premier company for luxurious modern style. read more
Display your books and collectibles in style with this Highpoint contoured bookcase. Its eye-catching asymmetrical shapes make it ...decidedly modern, and the white laminate finish gives it a clean, crisp feel. : Open Shelves, Can Use Vertically/Horizontally, Fixed Shelves, Floating IllusionFrame Material: MDF CompositeWood Finish: BirchSurface Material: LaminateFinish: MatteNumber of Shelves: 8 Maximum Shelf Weight Capacity: 5.0 Lb.Maximum Weight Capacity: 50.0 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp ClothDimensions: 71.0 " H x 35.0 " W x 12.0 " D Weight: 83.0 Lb.Battery no battery usedAssembly Details: adult assembly requiredsee shipping and returnsreview this item read more
Modernly styled, this chair features a curved seat back and armrests for looks and comfort, carefully upholstered bonded leather w...ith studs and a quilted pattern that adds texture and depth. Its classic black color will match your home decor elegantly. read more
Relax with the Family in the Comfort of Your New Favorite Furniture with the Creamy Club Chair from Oxford Creek Whether you're sn...uggling with the kids or relaxing with a treasured novel, you will be doing it in your creamy club chair. You don't have to spend thousands to be able to sink into a comfortable chair at the end of a long day. The Oxford Creek club chair is an affordable piece of furniture that will look at home in any room in your house. Chairs are something that every home needs, but you don't have to sacrifice style for practicality. The Oxford Creek creamy club chair was designed with you in mind. Sink into the chair's welcoming embrace any time you need to step away from your day for a moment of down time. The natural hue of the chair is calming to the mind and spirit while fitting in with your current decor. You'll love the feel of the microfiber upholstery as it brushes against your skin, sending waves of relaxation through your core. The size of the club chair provides ample room for cuddling with your kids or snuggling up to. your partner. No matter what furniture currently resides in your home, the Oxford Creek club chair will be an instant favorite. The Creamy Club Chair provides a comfortable place to lounge and unwind after a long day 34.5 in. high, 34 in. wide, and 33 in. deep, the chair provides ample space for even the tallest member of your family Ready to assemble in just minutes with minimal effort Strong and sturdy wooden frame ensures the chair will stand up to whatever your family throws at it Stain resistant and easy to clean, the chair will look as new as the day you bought it for years to come Beautiful, contemporary styling ensures that the chair looks at home in any room, no matter your current decor Added on February 23, 2013 read more
The sophisticated design of our Carlisle Slate Console Table is elegant for indoor use, yet the premium craftsmanship makes it wel...l suited for service outdoors. The frame and two hand-finished shelves resembling travertine stone are both fashioned of durable, powdercoated aluminum. Classic "X" frames with a rich slate finish distinguish each side. Assembly required. Part of the Carlisle Slate Collection. Strong cast aluminum console Two shelves finished to resemble stone Multilayered finish UV protected Assembly required; view instructions read more
The Marie Console Table from Summer Classics® features a hand-welded aluminum frame, N-dura? resin panels and high-density nylon d...rawer glides with weather-resistant aluminum hardware. The perfect accompaniment to your outdoor entertaining area. Aluminum powder coated top Features center drawer with high density nylon drawer glides and two doors Durable hand-welded aluminum frame N-dura? resins provide superior UV resistance and formulated for a realistic look and feel Finished in Ancient Earth, Pecan and Weathered read more