I know they say getting married, buying a house and moving are the three biggest stressers in a person’s life, but dang, finding the perfect couch is really hard!
Sofas are where we come together at the end of each day (or er maybe even work from and take meetings sometimes) so comfort is key. But style is also important and so is quality. Furniture can take several months to deliver these days so you have to nail it right on the first try.
I’m currently in the process of shopping for the perfect modular sectional sofa for our new living room and I’m equally impressed and overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options available today.
After days and days of research, I’ve made a list of the best modular sofas I could find based on personal IRL experience, customer reviews I’ve read and trusted friends. Let’s find you your perfect modular couch baby!
So What’s A Modular Sofa Anyway?
Sectional, loveseat, modular, three-seaters, 5 seaters… there’s so many sofa terms!! What is a modular sofa exactly? They’re different from standard sectionals because they are made up of many pieces that you can mix and match anyway.
Basically, instead of one solid wood frame like most couches have, a modular sofa is made up of many smaller sections (aka seats) that you can be made into an L, a straight line, or even broken up into parts if you want to put a coffee table in the middle of a huge sofa.
It doesn’t move around, the pieces are connected together to make sure it’s sturdy. Modular sofas are a dream for spaces that are small or homes that require a tricky position to put a couch.
The 11 Best Modular Sofas For Every Space And Budget
I love shopping Wayfair because they have endless options for your living space, good prices and fast shipping. Darling vegan sectional uses Suede fabric, a High-density sponge to be comfy but not too plush, and Sturdy Metal legs to support anyone. Past customers love to put these in studies or in their small apartments.
- Fast shipping
- Some report it's a little firm for them
Inside Weather's Aero Collection is fantastic. They offer sectional sofas of every size - from small two-seater you may put in a studio apartment, up to large configurations. All the sofas are made to order so you can get exactly what you want and they shop fast. All of Aero’s modular sectionals' low profile frame features a stunning architectural back design that looks good from every angle and with thick, plush cushions you can get cozy while looking fab.
- 365 Day Home Trial
- Stain-resistant fabric options
- Many design options
- Memory foam
- Free fabric samples
- I can't find a single bad review on their site (so people love it!)
Albany Park's This mid century modern two piece sectional time and time again is rated as one of the best buys. It has premium foam, no harsh chemicals, fast delivery and best part - the furniture comes packaged in apartment-friendly, space-conscious boxes that can easily be maneuvered in stairwells, tight hallways and throughout any home. If you've ever struggled putting together a piece of furniture (couhgIKEAcouch) then you know how nice this feature is.
- Small space friendly
- 30 day trial
- No harsh chemicals
- Pet Friendly
- Only 8 fabric options
I'm a huge fan of Interior Define as that's the company I bought my apartment couch from and it's held up over a panny AND a cat for like, 4 years now. Interior Define makes some of the best modular sectionals on the market and we love the Beckman collection for the sheer mix and match combos available so it'll fit your space. You can even create a a pit sectional with this sofa (I love that these are coming back in style!)
- Armless chairs available
- Super comfy
- 60 day returns
- 3 Cushion fill options
- Can sometimes take a while to ship
If you're ready to be bougie AF with your couch, this is the one for you. It's a dang good cloud couch dupe but not $10,000. Pottery Barn makes sofas that last years and years, they hold up really well to wear and use. The Big Sur Sectional has 115 fabric options, left or right directions, and loose cushions, hidden steel connectors and clean, modern look to be timeless. Pottery Barn also has some some dang beautiful outdoor furniture if you're looking for a modular sofa set for your patio or something.
- Bench or Multi-Seat option
- White glove delivery
- 115 fabric options
- High-end price point
This luxuriously modern U-Shaped symmetrical modular sectional sofa is just stunning. I'm a sucker for green couches but it comes in neutral shades, too. Customers love how easy it is to put together and think it's super comfy without getting lost in it. And, look at those gold legs! Swoon. It's a great affordable modular sofa option if you're on a budget.
- High-density sponge cushions
- Beautiful fabric options
- Assembled within 20 minutes
- Can be too firm for some
This is an extremely durable leather sofa made with top-quality material that will last for years. It has fiber filled cushions so it's super comfy. It has been a Crate and Barrel best sellar for over a decade it's that popular!
- High seat back
- 10 leather options
- 7 configurations
- Only 1 leg option
The famous Lovesac Sectional is famous for good reason. I mean -what other couch on the market has speakers built into it?! It looks a lot like the Ikea Modular Sofa but is 100% better. Customers say it's super durable, pet friendly and insanely comfy.
- 6 Speaker Immersive Sound Built In
- Special Lovesac foam inserts
- Custom configuration
- Dang comfy
- It's luxury, so on the high price point $$
The Apt 2B Melrose is probably the most comfortable modular sectional sleeper on the market. It has durable, sturdy legs and a solid wood frame to last years, a removable cushion covers, a queen-size mattress and is made to order, so it ships fast once it's set into production.
- 1 year manufacturer guarantee
- Made to order
- Queen size
It's only $1400! Courtesy of a deep seat, plush cushions and go-anywhere lumbar and throw pillows, this modular sofa dupe can be fit to any space. There's also SO many fabric options available, you can find something in the perfect shade, though personally Iove the classic white option.It looks a lot like the Livingspaces Cloud Couch Dupe but that one is always out of stock! Thankfully the West Elm Harmony Modular Sectional is in stock, beautiful and affordable.
- 14 configurations
- 61 fabric options
- kiln-dried wood
- frequently on sale
- reversable cushions
- Very plush (some love this, some don't!)
If you have the cash, the Benchmade Modern Like Butter couch is hands-down the best option. This modular couch system is so insanely comfortable and oozes luxury. It's made to order in 14 days so it'll ship fast to you (no 4 month long waits!) and offers a 100 day trial.
- Lifetime warrantied
- Made to order in 14 days
- Leather & fabric available
- Soft filled Trillium filled back pillows
- 100 day trial
- It's a luxury couch (so $$)
I hope my Type A-ness helps you find the best modular couches for your space!!! If you’re in an apartment or tiny home, I have a whole post on the best modular sofas for small spaces you can check out.