We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. The clean lines and shelter style of a slipcovered L couch or the versatility of a modular sectional are elements that help define a space, making it personalized to you. At Lulu and Georgia, our well-designed and thoughtfully-curated collection of sofa sectionals are perfect for your home, offering both elevated style and individual personality.
For those with a larger living space, discovering the perfect sectional couch is central to establishing your home's look and a great reflection of your design aesthetic. To help achieve your vision, we have designed and curated a selection that showcases multiple styles, scales, and upholstery options. The versatility of frames, fabrics, and colors lets you decide between timeless and tailored visual appeal or for a bolder, more dynamic direction that instantly transforms your living room. Plus, the thoughtful materiality and construction of each L-shaped sofa reassure you of a long-lasting, heirloom-quality piece.
Searching online for a couch sectional and not sure what style fits your look and home best? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Check out a few tips below on inspiration when browsing, styling tips, and explore our line of statement-making and cozy sofa sectionals.
Consider Your Space
Living rooms come in a variety of sizes and styles. You may be working with a large, open-concept space, a small-space room that is multifunctional, or a traditional family room you will want to fill with lots of seating. So, you will first have to recognize how your piece will fit into your space. Are you looking for a cozy lounging spot meant to unwind after long days and weekends? Or, will it pair with an accent chair to foster conversation around a refined, brass-topped coffee table? With our extensive seating options, you will always have spacious seating to offer all of your guests and one to curl up in yourself.
Your living room's style and decor revolve around the look of your sectional couch. Along with its ability to tie the room together, it can also allow you to showcase your design with eye-catching forms and fabrics. When you shop for an L-shaped couch, you need to consider several options. What is the room in which they will be situated? Will they be central to you and your family's everyday life, or are they meant for more formal visits? We are here to answer these questions so you can choose the living room focal point that works best with how you want to use it.
Your living room is one of the most trafficked areas in the whole of your home. Many people use it to socialize with their families, entertain guests, or relax after a day at work. A comfortable sectional sofa needs to be one that can suit your lifestyle and fit seamlessly into your space.
Your Guide To Sectionals
Sofa sectionals usually feature two or more components typically coming together at a 90-degree angle to create an L or U shape. The next most popular style is a sofa with a chaise lounge on either the right or left side of the sofa. Yet another couch sectional form is modular, which consists of several interchangeable pieces, like an ottoman, that can be rearranged in any manner to adapt to different living room dimensions.
If you have a large family or regularly host a crowd, sectional sofas are a more sizable alternative to traditional sofas. Not only are they convenient for lots of extra seating, but modern versions are also sophisticated and stylish. You will have no trouble finding one that suits your living room's aesthetic, as fabric sectional styles can range from luxuriously upholstered in velvet to comfy and earthy in slipcovered linen.
Nothing beats sectional furniture when it comes to functional seating, but it can also be much more versatile than it appears. They work just as well in a small-space apartment as they do in a spacious living room.
Why Choose a Sectional?
Sizable and Comfy
A sectional couch offers an ample amount of seating and is perfect for lounging with your feet up. Depending on their size, sectionals can offer room for several more people to sit than a traditional sofa can. The larger size and striking angle of a L couch also make it an excellent focal point for any living room or study. We love this Mitzi Modular Sectional for its incredibly roomy and plush seating, as well as its endlessly adaptable arrangement.
Space-Saving Bed Alternative
An L-couch is an ideal solution if you have overnight guests but no guest bedroom. Many sectional sofas are oversized and comfortable enough as beds. Some styles have built-in sleeper beds, and others still can be repositioned for a spacious sleeping area.
Breaks Up an Open Floor Plan
If you have an open floor plan, it can be tricky to visualize how space can be arranged. Ideally, furniture in an open floor plan should create the illusion of multiple rooms—such as kitchen, dining room, and living room—that are still cohesive and spacious. A sectional couch is an excellent addition to a large open-concept living room, providing a focal point and creating distinct spaces within a larger area.
Sectionals also offer versatility in design. A bold color choice, like goldenrod or jade, accentuates the shape of an L-shaped couch and helps to define the overall look of the space. Alternatively, a neutral-toned piece, upholstered in a fabric made with natural fibers, will blend seamlessly with the surrounding furniture or an organic and understated room.
Considerations for Purchasing a Sectional
Measure Your Space
Knowing how much space you have to play with is important when buying a sectional couch. You must make sure that your sectional won't extend past a wall or make the space in front or behind it difficult to walk by. If you’re working with a smaller room, you’ll have to carefully consider the configuration you need as well as the style.
Decide on Orientation
When buying an L couch or sofa with a chaise, decide whether you want a left-facing or a right-facing style. The distinction is simple, but it’s also a critical one. Before making your purchase, imagine you’re standing in front of your sofa, directly facing it. If you want the sectional to extend out on the right side, choose a right-facing sofa. And if you want it to extend out at the left, choose a left-facing piece. It's a small, but crucial step to avoid any headaches later on.
Keep the Material in Mind
Sectional sofas come in a wide variety of fabrics and materials including rich leather, luxe linen, and lustrous velvet. If you have young children, you may want to select fabrics that are stain-resistant or machine-washable.
Types of Sectional Couches
An L-shape sectional couch looks like two sofas merged at the end to form a right angle. It’s the most versatile of sectionals, working well squeezed into a corner or floating in the middle of a room. That is true of the Fritzie Corner Sectional, with its tactile and crosshatched fabric, clean lines, and side cushions.
Imagine a chaise sectional as a traditional sofa with an ottoman on either the left or right side. You can place this couch with a chaise pretty much anywhere you'd put on a standard sofa. The perk of a sectional sofa with a chaise is that you have a good spot to lay down with your feet up.
The curved sectional looks like a piece of art with its elegant silhouette. Mostly used in modern room designs, a curved silhouette can act as a statement piece when positioned in the middle of a room. For this reason, they are not usually placed up against walls or in corners.
The modular style allows you to include multiple pieces that you can rearrange easily depending on your room space. It's a great choice if you like variety and want to get as much multi-purpose use out of your sectional.
Buying a sectional couch is a great investment if you want to maximize seating, comfort, space, and function. Here at Lulu and Georgia, we design and curate plenty of options, from expansive L-shaped sofas that make for elegant additions to formal sitting rooms or a plush couch with chaise that are part of your day-to-day life. So, if you have decided on your style, then the next step is selecting the best material fit.
If you are shopping for seating, you know that fabric plays a critical role in the overall comfort and design. As new materials and fabric options have become more accessible, there are lots of exciting designs that add personality to your space. We are huge fans of upholstery that layer in a ton of tactile and visual style because they instantly transform your space. If you are having trouble deciding between different upholstery choices, read on for a few tips.
Perfect for a family with small children or pets, performance fabrics are an easy-care, long-lasting choice for your casual seating options. Incredibly durable, they are fade-resistant from exposure to the sun and withstand water spills, mold, and mildew. Performance fabrics also dry promptly, helping to prevent stains from penetrating the fabric permanently.
Premium linen upholstery provides such a textural and elevated feel. Woven from superior-quality long fiber flax, it is an incredibly durable material that can withstand tons of nights in, get-togethers, or everyday activities. Plus, linen is naturally breathable and anti-microbial—so it remains cooler to sit on even in warmer months, and doesn't collect dust, which is helpful for those with bad allergies.
A favorite for both style and comfort, leather upholstery adds cozy warmth to every room. Leather is a premium sofa material, whether your couch is crafted from high-quality top-grain, or split-grain, or even suede. Plus, it will be extremely durable, and time will only enhance its visual appeal and character if tended to carefully.
We recommend selecting a soft, long-lasting material like cotton, linen, or leather that can stand up to regular use and is easy to maintain. Upholstered sofa sectionals with down or foam filling will offer the plush, cozy support you seek. Also, be sure to select a style with durable construction like a hardwood frame with reinforced joints so you can enjoy your furniture for years to come.
Curated Designer Collections
At Lulu and Georgia, we're proud of the company we keep. From up-and-coming makers to celebrated brands, we are excited by the relationships we have cultivated. That means we've been able to add to our selection with chic pieces from our Ginny Macdonald designer capsule, including sofa sectionals.
We were ecstatic to convince Ginny Macdonald, the L.A.-based British interior designer, to create an exclusive line of upholstered furniture pieces for us. The result is a capsule of tailored classics and elevated statement pieces which beautifully blend its Victorian house inspiration with the fresh look and feel of modern California style. Our bestselling Hollingworth Left-Facing Sectional Sofa is wrapped in and showcases the effortless luxury of Belgian linen. In a light finish, its oak wood base layers in a touch of natural beauty.
Small-Space Living Rooms
We recognize that for a lot of customers, a large living room is not a reality. Whether in apartments with just enough room for a loveseat or two occasional chairs and a compact accent table or if your coffee table serves multiple extra functions like your dining space and workstation, we have options that fit your style and space.
For those who can't fit much furniture in their living room, sectional couches can help maximize different seating options in a smaller space, without making the room feel cramped or overstuffed. They work especially well when placed in a corner. Plus, with a narrower, armless style, you can use either a tray or C-base table to easily convert your couch with chaise into a work or dining space.
Outdoor Entertaining and Lounging
If you enjoy hosting on your patio or in your backyard or gazing up at the stars while lounging outside, then you will need seating that can withstand the elements. Think durable, weather-resistant materials like concrete, teak wood, aluminum, and synthetic fibers. However, just because you are choosing between sturdier pieces, that does not mean that you have to sacrifice any style.
As with an indoor couch sectional, those meant for outdoor spaces can maintain a balance between an eye-catching look and a functional, high-traffic piece. Even pieces that are constructed from similar materials are not limited in design or style. Think highly durable and weather-resistant materials like teak wood or all-weather wicker, and synthetic fabrics for the upholstery. Paired with chic and inspired designs, they create versatile pieces that look great in whichever room they are placed in. View and shop our outdoor lounge furniture collection to choose a set-up that is an extension of your interior home decor aesthetic.
How to Style Your Room with a Sectional
Your sofa is the focal point of your room, so you will want to make sure that it is properly styled and paired with the rest of your decor. Below, we have added a few tips on how to best style these pieces with other furniture and decor pieces.
Adding texture into a space’s decor is an imaginative and expressive way to bring visual coherence to your room. Our recent Styling Series post shares how to refresh the feel of a room with rug and pillow sets. To add dimension to your L couch, you can add these sets with eye-catching patterns and materials to create an air of intention. In a range of textures, they also add a layer of warmth.
Whichever way you decide to style it, remember that your couch sectional allows you the flexibility to showcase your design aesthetic with little touches of nuanced design. Loved ones and visitors can then immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you have utilized this foundational piece to create and build on your design aesthetic.
When you shop online at Lulu and Georgia for living room inspiration, you will find pieces that complement the style of your space, but also make it feel more elevated. Whether you are looking to find a statement-making silhouette to stand out in your room or a timeless and tailored piece, we have a selection curated by design style, materials, and sizes to choose from. Check out our Living Room Shop by Room page for more ideas and inspiration on how to best create stylish everyday living spaces.