By Amber Katz

Published on January 20, 2017

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Anyone who’s ever had more than two friends over in a teensy living room can attest to the fact that sometimes, love(seats) just ain’t enough, to paraphrase the sage Patty Smyth. No longer just for gargantuan abodes, today’s designs veer more modular and more modern, at that. Plus, you can buy what you need now and add later should you move to a larger home. It’s all about an aspirational sofa purchase, no? Here are small sectional sofas that provide ample, soft seating when space is limited. 

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Ikea Vallentuna Sectional

A three-seater with sleeper option, this modular sofa allows you to keep one piece as a separate chair or put it all together.  

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Crate & Barrel Genesis Sectional Sofa

The brushed brass base adds a touch of glamour to a Instagram-ready vanilla-hued neutral. Style with bold, patterned throw pillows for a pop of color. 

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West Elm Walton Sectional

West Elm’s sole sectional choice lets you build your own sofa and is well priced. Place one in a corner or just add a chaise. 

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Overstock Midcentury Modern Small Space Sectional

Ideal for studios or small apartments, this fabric linen sectional sofa boasts a hardwood frame and a reversible chaise. Configuration chameleons rejoice: you can add it on the left or right to best fit in your space. 

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CB2 Uno 2-piece Sectional Sofa

With sleek, modern lines, this simple, yet plush design comes in an impressive seventy hues for colossal couch customization opportunities. 

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York Guest Select Sleeper Sectional

Soft enough to feel comfortable yet firm enough for those who work from home, this one even includes a sleeper option for overnight guests. Choose whether your chaise is on the right or left, colors, and textures.

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Pottery Barn PB Comfort Sectional

The ultimate “choose your own adventure” of couches, this one lets you build your bespoke sofa in a range of colors and sizes from tiny to gigantic. 

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Avenue Greene Small Spaces Microfiber Sectional Sofa

Your guests will sink into this cushiony couch in easy-to-clean, taupe microfiber. It adapts easily to small areas with a configurable left or right chaise. 

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Ikea Landskrona Sofa

This sectional seats four and comes in a plush, resilient foam and thick leather. It boasts a Mad Men, the Megan administration, appeal. You can even switch up the chaise shade to keep things interesting in the living room.