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20 Modular Sofa Designs with Modern Flair

Today’s post is totally modular! Because when it comes to modular seating such as sectional sofas, you can piece together the perfect combination for your interior. From compact selections to large pieces that seat an army, we’ve got you covered. Check out the 20 modular sofa designs below for inspiration. And if you’re shopping, there are helpful links with purchasing information. Enjoy…

Two- and Three-Piece Sectionals

When you think of modular seating, do you imagine a giant sofa that takes over your room? Think again! Many of today’s most popular sectional seating options are on the petite side, adding an L-shaped statement to the room of your choice. This Walton 3-Piece L–Shaped Sectional is a classic design that’s filled with cushions for comfy back support:

Sectional sofa with pillows from West Elm
Sectional sofa with pillows from West Elm

Many sectionals pair a chaise-style piece with a small right- or left-facing sofa (the arm is on the right or the left when you’re facing the sofa). This Malibu Sectional from Jonathan Adler is roomy without being overpowering:

Chic sectional from Jonathan Adler
Chic sectional from Jonathan Adler

The District 2-Piece Sectional Sofa from CB2 by Mermelada Estudio brings a touch of grey modern flair to your living area. Brushed aluminum legs elevate the sofa in style.

Two-piece sectional sofa from CB2
Two-piece sectional sofa from CB2

For another grey sectional option, check out the Lamour Sofa with Chaise from Room & Board. Deep seats make this piece perfect for lounging:

Sofa with chaise from Room & Board
Sofa with chaise from Room & Board

The Jasper Sofa with Chaise from Room & Board adds Mid-century style to your living area. Narrow arms and a compact frame give this piece practicality in smaller spaces.

Sectional sofa from Room & Board
Sectional sofa from Room & Board

Perfect for apartments and other space-challenged dwellings, the Campbell Vegan Leather Sectional Sofa from Urban Outfitters has the look of leather, but the piece is truly vegan! Tufted upholstery is one standout feature of this sofa, along with its Mid-Century style.

Vegan leather sectional from Urban Outfitters
Vegan leather sectional from Urban Outfitters

Speaking of modular sofas with retro flair, the Peggy Mid-Century L-Shaped Sectional from West Elm is a blend of past and present. Clean lines combine with tapered legs and tufted cushions to create the perfect retro-modern seating solution.

Midcentury-style sectional from West Elm
Midcentury-style sectional from West Elm

Ready to get colorful? The Ditto II Peacock Sectional Sofa from CB2 involves three pieces: a left arm chair, a right arm loveseat and an ottoman. Since the chaise effect is created by the ottoman, you can change the orientation of this sofa to the right or the left, depending on the layout of the space (or your mood)!

Peacock sectional sofa from CB2
Peacock sectional sofa from CB2

For another interesting color possibility, check out the Slub Velvet Edlyn Right Sectional from Anthropologie, which features alluring velvet upholstery and brass legs. We also love the slight recline of the back:

Velvet sectional sofa from Anthropologie
Velvet sectional sofa from Anthropologie

There’s nothing like a dual-purpose furnishing, and this Oxford Pop-Up Platform Sleeper Sofa with Storage Chaise from Room & Board not only offers seating, but sleeping and storage options as well! Stash games, blankets and other items in the chaise’s hidden compartment, and the piece also serves as the perfect sleeping space for guests, thanks to high-resiliency foam.

Sleeper sofa and storage chaise from Room & Board
Sleeper sofa and storage chaise from Room & Board

This Taft Sectional from Room & Board is an ideal blend of comfort and style. With a classic design that can also veer modern, the piece features down-blend cushions and wide arms for optimal comfort:

Classic sectional sofa from Room & Board
Classic sectional sofa from Room & Board

With a mix of retro and modern styles, the Danner Sectional from Jonathan Adler has a luxury look and a chic feel:

White sectional sofa from Jonathan Adler
White sectional sofa from Jonathan Adler

Before we say goodbye to the world of small- and medium-sized sectionals, we shine the spotlight on the unique Lotus 3-Piece Natural Sectional Sofa from CB2, which can be arranged in a variety of configurations, thanks to its three pieces (a corner chair, armless chair and ottoman). Chrome-plated legs complete the look:

three-piece sectional sofa from CB2
three-piece sectional sofa from CB2

“More Is More” Seating

Let’s go big before we go home, shall we? Yes, we’re now highlighting more expansive modular seating options, like this Cielo II 4-Piece Sectional Sofa from CB2. Four armless pieces make this sofa ideal for seating a group, and there’s even a chaise for lounging! Love those slightly tapered, brushed aluminum legs!

Large cream sectional sofa from CB2
Large cream sectional sofa from CB2

Bold and bright, the Crosby 4-Piece Chaise Sectional from West Elm is a luxury take on Mid-Century seating. Tufted cushions create a tailored look:

4-piece sectional from West Elm
4-piece sectional from West Elm

Ready to go glam? Say hello to the Ultra Sectional Sofa from Jonathan Adler, which will beckon you with its pearl velvet upholstery and tufted buttons. And thanks to a variety of possibilities for the arrangement, you can create everything from a two-piece settee to a large modular piece. The choice is yours!

Glam sectional sofa from Jonathan Adler
Glam sectional sofa from Jonathan Adler

Unique Designs

Let’s end the post with a quartet of truly unique modular seating options, starting with the Rounded Retro Sectional from West Elm. The magic is in the curve, don’t you think?!

Round sectional sofa from West Elm
Round sectional sofa from West Elm

A truly modular sofa designed by Fabrizio Simonetti, Sofista has many possible configurations. A three-seat sofa, armchair and chaise lounge complete the set, and you can easily break this trio apart for maximum modular practicality when guests arrive. Bonus: Sofista can also become a comfy bed!

Modular sofa by Sofista
Sofista modular sofa

How fabulous is the LOUNGE sectional sofa from archiproducts?! This collection of seats and backrests can be combined in countless arrangements. It’s perfect for waiting areas in commercial spaces, but we think it would also be the ideal centerpiece for an extra-large living room! [manufactured by Giulio Marelli Italia, designed by M&P Studio]

LOUNGE sectional sofa by Marelli
LOUNGE sectional sofa by Marelli

Last but not least, we have the artistic To Gather by Studio Lawrence, which (like the sofa above) can be cleverly used in commercial and residential spaces alike. Talk about seating that encourages conversation and interaction!

To Gather modular seating
To Gather modular seating

Would you consider modular seating for your interior? Tell us about your favorite selections in today’s post by leaving a comment below…

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