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Fresh Picks: Best Small Modern Sectionals

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The sofa is the most important piece in a living room, no matter how big or small the space is. It’s the spot where you relax with a cup of coffee, watch a good movie, get some work done, hang out with guests or take a nice weekend nap.

A sectional is a functional alternative to a sofa because it offers extra seating and lounge space. Just because you have a small living room doesn’t mean you can’t have a sectional. In fact, a perfectly sized modular sectional may be the best option. What else would you do with that corner, anyway? Might as well make it extra seating.

When you’re looking for the best small modern sectionals for your living room, select one that has simple, low-profile arms. Overstuffed, rounded arms can take up an extra foot of space.

Another tip is to go with a shallower depth. Tight-back sofas and sectionals don’t have extra pillows and can be as shallow as 32 inches while still feeling as generous as a standard 40-inch-deep sofa. Going for a sectional 32 to 36 inches deep can help you open up more valuable square footage.

Freshome’s picks for the best small modern sectionals

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CB2 Lotus 3-Piece Sectional Sofa

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Dimensions: 77” W x 77″ D x 32.5” H

CB2’s sleek and modular Lotus sectional ($1,997) features chrome legs that extend from the floor, giving the sectional a light and airy look. The Euro-chic chunky, minimalist design is popular among contemporary design enthusiasts. And the Lotus can grow with you as you need — simply add an extra corner chair, armless chair or ottoman.

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Image: LexMod

LexMod Empress Sectional Sofa

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Dimensions: 99.5″ W x 60.5″ D x 34″H

Smartly tailored featuring tufted buttons and a nod to mid-century modern design, the Empress sectional ($1,252) is known as a chaise-lounge sectional. That’s because the return piece is a chaise instead of a sofa — perfect for kicking your feet up and relaxing.

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Image: Ikea

Ikea Soderhamn Sofa and Chaise

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Dimensions: 114.75” W x 59.5″ D x 32.75” H

The Soderhamn collection consists of modular pieces that can change up as you need. An armless sofa, ottoman, optional arm, chaise lounge and corner piece are your building blocks to the perfect small modern sectional. If you like the concept of a chaise-lounge sectional, you can opt for a chaise connected to a sofa (shown above, $899).

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Image: Room & Board

Room & Board Reese 3-Piece Sectional

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Dimensions: 98” W x 98″ D x 32” H

The Reese ($3,547-$3,797) is a classic tight-back design, only 34″ deep for the ultimate in space-saving practicality. The bench seat is classic yet stylish, thanks to the tufting detail. Room & Board offers a good selection of Reese small-sectional configurations, including an armless option, a curved sectional and a chaise-lounge sectional.

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Image: West Elm

West Elm Retro Tillary Sectional

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Dimensions: 115″ W x 76″ D x 27.5″ H

The minimalist Retro Tillary six-piece sectional ($2,096-$3,296) looks great in a corner or floating in the middle of the living room. A long bench seat and square ottoman can be set up in the shape you need. Add the bolsters to serve as the backs to your sectional to get an open, versatile and custom sectional for the smallest of spaces.

Crate and Barrel Margot 2-Piece Sectional Sofa

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Dimensions: 86″ W x 86″ D x 33″ H

If you’re looking for an elegantly shaped small modern sectional, the Margot ($2,399) may be the perfect piece; it’s just over 7 feet long in each direction, and 33 inches deep. Give this sectional a custom look by adding coordinating throw pillows. If you love the idea of the chaise lounge sectional, Crate and Barrel’s Margot collection has such an option.

Cost Plus World Market Abbott Sofa

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Dimensions: 86.5″ W x 60″ D x 35″ H

The small-scale and simple sectional ($700) by Cost Plus World Market is both affordable and an ideal choice for smaller spaces. It’s upholstered in durable, stain-resistant fabrics, and features arms that are narrow enough to allow for more seating area and less wasted space.

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Image: Apt 2B

Apt 2B Catalina 2-Piece L-Sectional Sofa

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Dimensions: 86″ W x 86″ D x 27″ H

Designed to be classic, well tailored and versatile enough to go with a variety of styles, the Catalina ($1,688) is surprisingly small (only 35 inches deep) but looks and feels substantial. Its squared arms and lower frame anchor it in a room where ceilings may not be very high or expansive.

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Image: AllModern

Wildon Home Jean Reclining Sectional

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Dimensions: 109″ W x 67″ D x 32″ H

Inspired by practical futon designs, the Jean ($1,487) takes the idea of a futon and creates a stylish, smart sectional. Multiple reclining settings means each piece can be adjusted to your taste, for sitting up and reading or for laying around on weekend movie days. It …read more      

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