The 8 Best Sectional Sofas & Brands of 2021
Sectional sofas are great for those with big families, entertainers and anyone who just likes to spread out and get comfy in their living space. Unlike traditional couches, they can seat more people and offer a variety of directions for your lounging needs. Naturally, this is an important investment and you want to make sure you choose one of the best sectional couches available.
Home of Cozy reviewed the best quality sectional sofas and from all the brands and retailers that make them. We’ll feature options from Allmodern, Lovesac, IKEA, Joybird, and Article. You’ll have your pick of the best sectionals for 2021 and the hottest design trends including modular builds, customizable fabrics and covers, reversible chaises, and more.
Best Sectional Sofas & Brands
- Best Overall Sectional Sofa: Sectional by Allform
- Best Reversible Sectional: The Heidi by Allmodern
- Best Flexible Sectional: The Sactional by Lovesac
- Best Value Sectional: The LANDSKRONA by IKEA
- Best Sleeper Sectional: Harris Sleeper Section by West Elm
- Best Reclining Sectional: Trouper by La-Z-Boy
- Best High-End Sectional: The Bryant by Joybird
- Best Minimalist Sectional: The Nova by Article
The 6 Best Sectional Sofas in 2021
1. Allform Sectionals
Price: Starting at $2245
What real customers loved about the Allform sectional
The things that people love most about Allform sectionals are how comfortable and high-quality they are. Right behind those characteristics is the fit. Allform makes modular sectionals, sofas and loveseats, and you can customize them any way you want, up to 8 seats. So whether you’re looking for a traditional L-shape sectional or something more unique like a U-shaped sectional, Allform has what you’re looking for.
Allform has placed a huge value on quality, with performance fabrics, protected top-grain leathers, hardwood frame and high-grade foam cushions. We actually would have given the nod to Allform for best leather sectional had it not gotten the overall best ranking.
The sofas are made in the USA and are sustainably produced. Also, if you get one, you’ll have 100 days to figure out whether you like it. Otherwise it can be returned and you’ll be refunded. We’re betting almost everyone keeps theirs.
Allform’s Drawbacks or Flaws
Allform doesn’t currently have any showrooms, so you won’t be able to see this thing in-person. For shoppers who like to do that, you can roll the dice and see how it feels through the trial, or try another brand.
2. Heidi Reversible Sectional from Allmodern
What real customers loved about the Heidi Reversible Sectional.
The Heidi is the ultimate relaxation station for your living room or den. Whether it’s a movie marathon, a good book, or an afternoon nap, the Heidi is happy to oblige. The Heidi is sure to maintain its durability over time, crafted with a solid wood frame and plush velvet upholstery that works with your current decor. Its high arms and deep back give it a modern design, and additional pillows add extra comfort.
Buyers love how elegant and comfortable the Heidi is and comment that the fabric is soft and lush.
The Heidi’s Drawbacks or Flaws
Some customers have claimed that the sofa’s cushions are just a bit too firm and that it begins to squeak a bit over time.
3. The Sactional by Lovesac
What real customers loved about the Sactional.
The Sactional is the perfect example of the modern modular couch. Beginning with just two pieces, a Seat and a Side, you can keep adding pieces until you have the perfect piece for your home. Built with sinuous springs and Italian webbing, the Sactional provides premium comfort for you and your loved ones. The best part? It comes with removable covers available in hundreds of fabrics, hand sewn so they are perfectly fitted for your couch.
Buyers love that the sofa is can be reconfigured again and again. They also love that covers can be washed and replaced if a redesign is in order!
The Sactional’s Drawbacks or Flaws
Buyers have commented that the price for the Sactional is too high and that the covers don’t last long enough.
4. LANDSKRONA Sectional BY IKEA
What real customers loved about the LANDSKRONA Sectional.
The LANDSKRONA by IKEA is the perfect addition to your home. Particularly if you plan to entertain guests or veg out for movie night. The cushions are filled with high resilience foam and polyester fiber wadding for support. This is a neat, stylish, cozy sectional at an affordable price. Of course, as with any IKEA product, you’ll have to assemble yourself.
Buyers say that the LANDSKRONA sectional is supportive and firm, but not very plush. Definitely consider this if you’re looking for a firmer sectional.
The LANDSKRONA Sectional’s Drawbacks or Flaws
Customers have complained that the cushions can be a bit firm if you’re looking to sink into the couch. Customers also prefer the fabric model over the leather.
5. Harris Sleeper Sectional by West Elm
Price: $2989 to $3498
What real customers loved about the Harris Sleeper Sectional
Customers loved the simple design and comfort of this 2-piece sectional. They also loved that all of the wood is kiln-dried to prevent warping and the option to choose from 96 different fabrics, including microfiber, velvet and more.
West Elm is a trusted brand known for high-quality, stylish couches. The Harris is a modern sectional that can go from a comfortable seating arrangement to sleeping arrangement in just minutes.
The Harris Sleeper’s Drawbacks or Flaws
Customers don’t like paying for shipping on such an expensive item. In fact many of the negative reviews on West Elm in general revolve around long wait times for deliveries and high prices compared to other comparable brands.
While the prices are certainly on the higher end, it doesn’t diminish that the Harris is a good quality sofa bed that should last a long time if properly maintained.
6. The Trouper Sectional by La-Z-Boy
Price: Starting at $2917
What real customers loved about the Trouper Sectional
Customers loved the customization and versatility of the Trouper Sectional. While not the most aesthetically pleasing piece when you consider other modern sofas, the Trouper is certainly an excellent fit for someone looking for a cozy family room.
The plush cushioning and soft armrests make this recliner a crowd favorite for those who prioritize being cozy.
The Trouper’s Drawbacks or Flaws
Again, for such an expensive item, the extra costs for shipping and 3-day exchange policy did not hit the mark for customers. La-Z-Boy also has limited warranty options, no trial period and a long shipping window.
The sectional itself is a nice piece, but the customer service can be improved across the board at La-Z-Boy.
7. The Bryant “L” Sectional by Joybird
What real customers loved about the Bryant “L” sectional.
The Bryant “L” sectional is the perfect combination of design and function. It’s got a modern design, broken down into modular pieces that can be easily adjusted to fit any space and grow with you. Its high-resiliency foam provides exceptional comfort from top to bottom. The best part? You can order this sectional in a wide variety of colors and fabrics.
Buyers love the Bryant “L” sectional is customizable so you can change its arrangement anytime. They also love how many options you have for colors and how comfortable the sofa is.
The Bryant’s Drawbacks or Flaws
Some buyers have said it’s difficult to figure out how to get the pieces connected securely and that the sofa sits a bit lower than others.
8. The Nova Sectional by Article
What real customers loved about the Nova sectional.
The Nova sectional was crafted with Danish inspiration, encompassing minimalist elegance through sleek lines and functional design. The Nova’s seat cushions are made with resilient foam and polyester for a durable seat that doesn’t go flat. Its back cushions are filled with a fiber down blend for ultimate relaxation and relief. For added convenience, the Nova comes with loose, reversible cushions and removable covers for easy maintenance.
Buyers love the Nova blends both soft and dense cushions for support and comfort. They also love how easy it is to assemble.
The Nova’s Drawbacks or Flaws
Buyers have said that the cushions tend to go flat and need to be fluffed from time to time to retain their shape.
Sectional Sofa FAQs
What Should You Look for in A Sectional Sofa Brand?
This seems really simple to say but you should look for a combination of quality and aesthetics. For example, if you’re buying a leather sofa and you want it to last a long time, you really shouldn’t look for a bargain. High-quality leather sectionals can cost thousands of dollars, and that’s for good reason – the quality varies so much.
The same could be said for other aspects of the sectional, so choose a quality sofa brand that specializes in durability and go from there.
Don’t get too wrapped up in style and customizations. If you’re looking for something very specific like an armless sectional with good seat depth and tufted cushions in a certain color with additional sectional features like cup holders and headrests, you might be disappointed. The better approach is to narrow your search down to a few brands you trust and find the style that works.
What Other Sectional Brands Should I Consider?
Some other brands to consider for your sectional are Pottery Barn and Rivet, Amazon’s newer sofa brand. You can also check out your options on Wayfair, but please not that there’s a lot of variability between brands across the site.
How Long Should My Sectional Last?
Sofas with a contemporary design should last as long as sofas of yesterday. All of these brands are putting out high-quality products and improving all the time. It’s reasonable to say that your new sectional sofa could last anywhere from 7 to 15 years.