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10 Rooms Featuring Modern Sectional Sofas

For today’s post, “modular” is the word! Yes, all of the rooms below feature sectional sofas. I’m old enough to remember the days when “sectional” was another word for “outdated.” But then something happened. The sectional made a comeback–a big one! Sectional sofas can shine in any space, and the images below prove just that. Whether you’re going for an upscale look or a relaxed eclectic one, check out how the rooms below put sectional style front and center!

Sleek and Modern

Sectional sofas are a practical seating solution, as they make the most of your space, increase your seating capacity and are ideal for corners. Many modern rooms incorporate sectional sofas for a sleek, clean-lined look. Below we see a Flexform sectional filled with pillows in neutral tones. [from Axis Mundi]

White sectional in a modern loft

Sectionals often emphasize the power of straight lines, but they can also celebrate the art of the curve. A curved leather sectional is the perfect choice for a modern white space with a wall of windows. Note how the Arco floor lamp below mirrors the curved form of the room’s sofa. [photo by Jeff Jones Snap It Photography]

Curved sectional in a modern living room

Many of today’s most popular sectionals are covered with fabric in a solid tone. Pattern can then be added with artwork, pillows and other decorative details. Below we see the Cielo II 2-Piece Sectional Sofa from CB2, consisting of an armless loveseat and a chaise.

2-piece sectional sofa in a modern eclectic space

A gallery wall is the backdrop for this next modern living room featuring a sectional sofa. The Walton 3-Piece L-Shaped Sectional from West Elm is an inviting addition, thanks to its numerous pillows. Drape a throw over the arm for a cozy touch.

L-shaped sectional from West Elm

Eclectic Flair

Sectional sofas truly thrive in modern eclectic spaces, especially when draped with textural elements such as pillows and fuzzy throws. The contemporary look of many sectionals can be softened with accessories such as a plush rug! In the next image, we see the District 2-Piece Sectional designed by Mermelada Estudio and available at CB2:

Gray sectional sofa in a modern eclectic space

The tufted Tillary 8-Piece Sectional from West Elm is the perfect addition to the warehouse-style room below. While some may have gone with an ultra industrial look in this space, a softer vibe is achieved with the help of the sectional–the tufts add a feminine, elegant touch.

Tufted sectional sofa in a warehouse-style space

A sectional in a vibrant color can serve as the focal point of a room, as shown by CB2’s Ditto Peacock Sectional in the modern eclectic space that follows. Bring on the blue!

Peacock blue tufted sectional sofa from CB2

The next featured room is filled with modern details, yet the plush blue sectional adds a soft touch, especially since its velvety texture beckons you to dive in for some major couch potato time! [photo by Nanette Wong]

San Francisco apartment with a plush blue sectional

Upscale Style

Above we’ve seen just how sectional sofas can thrive in both ultra modern spaces and more eclectic ones. But sectionals shine in chic, upscale interiors as well. Add some reflective pendant lighting, intriguing artwork and a dramatic floral statement, and you have a room that ushers in a touch of glamour! Below we see the Tillary 8-Piece Sectional from West Elm:

Modern sectional in an elegant interior

Once again, we see the power of tufts. This time a tufted sectional enhances a room in downtown Los Angeles’ Ritz-Carlton Residences. Vintage and new pieces combine to create a truly elegant space. And in case you’re curious, the room divider is crafted from Murano acrylic chain pieces. So glam!

Tufted sectional sofa at the Ritz Carlton Residences

I’m so glad that sectionals are back on our design radar. They have the power to make a grand statement in rooms of any and every style, don’t you think?!

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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