Choosing the Best Sectional Sofa Brands
Interior decorating can be hard. Whether you’ve just moved, you’re looking to revamp your space, or you’ve finally convinced your partner that having just 2 camping chairs in the living room is completely unacceptable, choosing the right pieces of furniture can be exceptionally tricky!
There are so many things one must consider before buying a sofa for their living space. How much space do you have? Do you have pets? What type of color scheme are you looking for? How many guests do you want to have over for a Lord of the Rings marathon?
Not everyone knows how to answer these questions and may end up having a sofa type that simply doesn’t go in their space. That’s why we’re here. We’ve created the ultimate list of best sectional sofa brands, but you don’t have to take our word for it!
We’ve actually asked some exceptional experts from all over the world what their preferred sectional sofa brands are, and this article is filled with all of their valuable information! They’ve been gracious enough to share this intel in order to help you decide on what sectional sofa will go best in your living space.
Introducing the Interior Designers
Before we getting into the specific sofa brands, it’s important to give credit where credit is due! We’d like to introduce you to all of the wonderful and talented interior designers that so generously shared their secrets to creating an incredible room.
Samuel G Grout at Bocote Design Studio
Samuel G Grout is the founder and mastermind behind Bocote Design Studio. They have a very clear mission statement at this company: we’re here to make your ideas realized. They work in furniture design, mechanical design, and decorative design.
Their effortless fabrication process comes from Mr. Grout’s background in fabrication and furniture design. It is clear that Bocote Design takes care of their clients, and makes sure that together, they and the client work together to ensure that dreams are realized into real, functional pieces designed to compliment and heighten any space.
Andrea Živić at Infinity Interior Design
Andrea Živić clearly has a pristine sense of style. All you have to do is look on their website to understand. Infinity Interior Design works with all sorts of companies to enhance the style and function of a room. Whether it be restaurant, hotel, cafe, office, or home space, they will work very closely with you to ensure that you get exactly what you’re looking for.
One of the awesome innovations of this company is using 3D visualization to render the potential space. That way you can better plan, compromise, and realize what the best steps towards the perfect space are. They’ll be with you every step of the way, prioritizing the clients wishes over anything else.
Ahmetcan Özkara with Ozkara Design
Ahmet Can Ozkara is an incredible interior designer with an impressive amount of experience. They have more than 11 years of experience in areas like architecture, interior architecture, and 3D renderings with they use extensively when it comes to realizing interior design projects.
Ozkara Design likes to focus on the details, and 3D CGI helps a ton with creating impeccable pieces. Ahmetcan runs a large furniture workshop in İstanbul on top of produce furniture for private interior design projects as well.
Artur Jonuz Baja
Artur Baja is an up and coming interior designer based out of Tirana, Albania, where he studied at the Polytechnic University of Tirana. Artur has a ton of experience working at different interior design companies, lapping up as much learning as he can.
At IDEA Home he learned the basics of furnishing and how to master programs like 3D Max. He’s been employed at Arkystudio where he is honing in on his skills and making a name in the interior design world.
Tina Martindelcampo is a wonderful interior designer based out of Los Angeles. Tina specializes in both residential and commercial designs, doing both home staging and E-design projects. She’s been featured as a contributor on a ton of other online magazines like MyDomaine, The Strategist, and The Spruce.
Tina is incredible because she understands that your home is a reflection of your life, and having a comfortable home helps you feel at ease in all other areas. Her main goal is achieve the most functional and style possible in a space, bringing the ordinary to inspired.
Mairead Belcher is an up and coming designer who currently resides in Vancouver, but moved from Ireland to pursue her interior design career. She’s got an honors degree in Interior Architecture and has a knack for traditional design.
Mairead has done a ton of different projects for design firms in Vancouver and Ireland, ranging from multi-family, to private, to commercial spaces. She’s dedicated to staying up date with all of the current interior design and architectural trends from all over the globe, creating a well rounded and insightful perspective to bring to the interior design world.
18 of the Best Sofa Brands (According to Budget)
Now we appreciate that every person out there has a different budget to work with. Interior designers are amazing at respecting when people are looking to penny pinch and when they want to splurge, so these gracious folks have included a sofa brand for each budget type: low budgets, mid budgets, and high end budgets.
A) Lower-Budget Sectional Sofa Brands
According to Samuel Grout, you can’t go wrong with AllModern, more specifically the Aaron 2 Sectional by AllModern. This is a perfectly simple, perfectly petite, and perfectly shaped sectional sofa that is ideal if you live in a small space and don’t want to break the bank on a new sofa. Samuel shared:
“If you’re looking for a compact, space saving sofa without compromising style, material, and comfort level on a budget- look no further than the Aaron 2 sectional from AllModern. This sofa features a chaise lounge creating an added luxurious feel. Polyester is used in the design to ensure durability as it is usually a concern within the “low-budget” sphere.
The same principle applies to the hardwood used for foot pedestals. With that said, these material choices in the design DO NOT compromise the integrity of the aesthetic or texture feel of the product. The sectional exceedingly achieves that classic modern Scandinavian style by incorporating the fine texture of upholstery surfaces, a boxy and clean form, with those very tall and tapered legs.
All the while, AllModern has nailed the color options here, offering a muted blue-gray, off-white/beige, a very seasonal feeling auburn, and a faded though bright blue. At around an even $1000, the choice practically makes itself if you are hunting for a low budget sectional you can stretch out on.”
AllModern is a brand that you should keep bookmarked if you are looking to spice up your living space but you’re on a bit of a budget. It’s one of those rare brands that doesn’t sacrifice quality for affordable pricing. This is a company by the people, for the people.
2. West Elm
Andrea Živić is giving nothing but rave reviews for West Elm. This is a company that really does it all. They have products in each price range, a potpourri of styles and colors, and they’re known for having amazing delivery service and customer service. She’s particularly excited about the modular sofas that West Elm offers. Andrea said:
“The great thing about West Elm is that you can find everything in one place – which is why we will mention it more than once – because it offers a phenomenal selection.
Comfort itself is the most important thing when it comes to any type of sofa. A brand such as West Elm provides its customers with quality first of all, then stylish fit into interiors, choice of colors and materials, as well as shapes.
Sectional Sofas are an excellent choice of sofa model due to its ability to combine sofa elements and adapt your living space.”
West Elm is really impeccable when it comes to taste. Their website is so wonderfully curated, but they manage to provide a broad range of styles, allowing any customer who visits their store or website to take inspiration from their collections.
3. Arper Furniture
Ahmetcan Özkara didn’t hesitate when it came to answering what his favorite low-budget sofa brand was. Sometimes furniture companies can get a little bit stiff or classic with their furniture designs, but not Arper! Ahmetcan said:
“I often use sofas from Arper Furniture Brand for my projects. Their pricing is was more affordable than other brands, and more than anything else the designs are eye-catching. The fabrics of the sofas and their anthropometric measurements are excellent, and I love that the sofas are very ergonomic. Their designs are usually colorful and fun, kind of like pop art!”
I’m personally a lover of furniture that is fun and innovative, so it’s always fun to find someone who shares that same interest! We need more color in this world, and Arper is bringing it to us, at a low price!
Artur Baja really came through with recommending the Allform furniture company. This is a company that specializes in customizable furniture, where there is truly something for everyone. You get to choose how much seating you want, if you’d like a sectional sofa, or a modular sofa sectional, you can choose the fabric, the fill, the legs, what types of throw pillows you’d like to include.
You can decide if you’d like a customized blanket (they even have weighted blankets!!!) and they’ll even toss in a low-price piece of accent furniture if you purchase a big sectional sofa. Allform seems to be the bees knees when it comes to customizable furniture. Artur had this to say about them:
“Allform is a well-known brand in many countries. Allform products are very diverse and fit very well in the environment we are decorating, especially in the minimalist style.”
This is the company for you if you have the perfect sofa design in your mind, but can’t seem to find one out there that matches up. You can really just create your own. This reminds me of a Build-a-Bear workshop but for adults, and instead of designing the perfect stuffy to snuggle, you’re designing the perfect stuffy to snuggle on.
5. Interior Define
Now this is not the first time that Interior Define has been suggested by interior designers that they contact, and once I perused their website I totally understood why. Interior Define is revolutionary in customizable furniture. They create pieces that are remarkably high quality, but they have variously priced pieces that make gorgeous furniture attainable to everybody. Here is what Tina Martindelcampo had to say about Interior Define:
“The thing I love most about Interior Define sectional sofas, is that they are customizable with over 125+ fabrics to choose from, including high-performance and pet & kid-friendly fabrics. You can also choose multiple sizes in depth or length, they have 20+ leg styles to choose from and they even have cushion insert alternatives for those who might be allergic to down.
Aside from the extensive customizable options Interior Define provides, they also have created a really durable and solid product. They use sustainable materials and have little to no waste. I myself own the James sectional in a high-performance velvet fabric and can say from experience that it is not only an affordable sofa, but looks great and is comfortable to lounge on for hours.
I have recommended Interior Define sectionals to many clients over the years and they really love the look, the affordability, the options (there are many different sectional styles to choose from) and the comfort. These are things that are most important to clients on a budget, but who really crave style as well. I believe that many clients today are seeking out smaller companies to purchase their goods from; they often grow bored of big chain stores and don’t mind paying a bit more to support a smaller business. Interior Define falls right into this category.”
We can’t forget Ikea! Most people go through their Ikea phase when they’re furnishing their first apartment in university, but I went back recently and forgot about how phenomenal of a company they are. They’ve got price options for everyone.
And though sometimes their lowest-price items do tend to suffer in terms of quality, the stuff that’s a little bit more pricey has some serious quality and longevity. Mairead is also an Ikea supporter, and this is what she had to say about the company:
“Ikea’s super affordable Kivik sofa, with its modern design and chunky arms, is a perfect investment for anyone looking for a budget-friendly sectional. The Kivik design features deep seating, making it ideal for relaxation. The interior is also constructed of pocket springs and highly resilient foam and polyester fiber which creates support while still being comfortable.
The Kivik is a sofa that certainly gets more comfortable over time. Using it will soften the components and create a perfect place for lounging. It has limited color options compared to other vendors, but the natural colours are good. The sofa and cushion covers also come entirely off and can be washed, which is an excellent addition for family homes and pet owners.
Regarding assembly, it can be a bit difficult and takes two people, but Ikea always has the option to hire installers. Overall this sofa for price, size and comfort is incomparable, and Ikea offers a ten-year warranty on this product, so you honestly can’t go wrong.”
B) Mid-Budget Sectional Sofa Brands
7. Interior Define
Brandy, founder and interior designer at MarketandNest.com had this to say when we asked what her favorite sectional sofa brand is:
“We love Interior Define for their customizability and range in style. We can work with almost any client in any genre and find the perfect silhouette in the perfect size and fabric. The clients love the ability to customize not only the size of their furniture piece, but the fill options and depth to make it their own.
Furniture has to be comfortable or you won’t use it. Working with Interior Define, we can always guarantee that our clients will love their investment. They’ve got styles ranging from traditional to mid-century modern, high quality with impressive warranties, a vast selection of materials, and appropriate and attainable prices.”
Samuel Grout really knows how to pay attention to the details, and he brings this skill when it comes to choosing furniture. This is the exact type of interior designer you want: someone who pays attention to how things look, but also out how something is built. Samuel recommends Castlery, and goes into his favorite model too:
“Castlery has done it again with their Ethan L Sectional. It’s a remarkably functional and simple design! The classic L sectional will never be lost on me, beautiful! The writer is interpreting the sofa’s form as clean and modern, while still retaining a sense of tradition and regality. They do this through the use of a squared overall shape and offset angular appearances mixing with tufting buttons on the seat, thus also creating some nice texture contrasting with the very smooth form.
We can see that they had durability and sustainability in mind when designing this product. Their choice in using powder coated steel for the sofa’s legs is certainly one to commend. Notice that they incorporated engineered wood for the sofa skirt. You may be thinking, “plywood is cheap”. And you’d be right, though, it is sustainable and in this application does not pose a concern for durability as the skirt frame is inset from the exterior of upholstered surfaces- a clever solution to this issue.
Their use of the classic sinuous spring in the seats will keep this couch feeling supportive for a long time to come. The only drawback with this option is the limited color options- you’re stuck with the albeit modern stone gray. For $2799, this sofa is a serious contender in the market.”
Now only since I started writing these articles about sofas did I discover CB2, and I must say that they have some of the most stylish, unique, and fun pieces of furniture that I’ve ever seen. They’re classic yet updated, comfortable and inviting, and totally affordable. Andrea Zivic is a fan of CB2 as well, and she has some awesome things to say about the company:
“CB2 is a brand where you can find modern furniture with a slightly different design. If you are a fan of rounded sofa edges, models that leave no one indifferent, or you like vintage in a modern form. This is the right brand for you.
From their very rich collection, we selected the sofa that left the biggest impression on us. Upholstered in soft white boucle with plush channels on all sides, this 70s-inspired vintage sofa has become one of the most sought-after models in the design world.”
Minotti is truly the image of modern. This is a furniture company that really oozes with style. Their sectional sofas are expansive in size and in concept. I must say that these sofas are so gorgeous that they look expensive, but I was pleasantly surprised at how affordable some of them were! Ahmet Ozkara recommended Minotti to us, and this what he had to say:
“I use Minotti in many of my projects because their prices are more affordable than the high end brands, but they look and act just the same. They have high quality fabrics accompanying designs that are unique, and quite frankly just cool. Minotti has beautiful designs that give the most famous furniture companies a run for their money.”
If you haven’t heard of Minotti before, I highly suggest that you check them out. Their pieces are excellent, they’re created with sustainable materials, and their designers obviously have elegance in mind when they design them. Artur Baja also recommends Minotti as their go-to mid-budget sectional sofa brand, and this is what Artur has to say:
“For all types of sofas, Minotti takes the first place for quality, their design is unique and worked in detail. I try to use it as often as possible in my projects because Minotti sofas fit very well, especially in large spaces. Another favor that Minotti gives us is that we have a lot of choice, and we can easily find Minotti products in 3D format to import into our project.”
11. Maiden Home
Maiden Home is a company that really knows what they’re doing when it comes to simplicity and elegance. Their designs are classic but not boring, they have various color options, and the pieces are shockingly high quality for the fair price point. Tina Martindelcampo is the angel who introduced to Maiden Home, and this is what she had to say about this marvellous company:
“I love Maiden Home sectional sofas because their brand exudes luxury and style at a mid-level price point, which is often hard to achieve. The styles range from traditional to modern, which is beneficial when designing for multiple clients who have differing tastes. If you aren’t sure what fabric color will best suit your needs, you can order swatches which makes the decision, for such a large purchase, so much easier.
They offer a range of sizes as well, so whether you’re looking for a large sectional for a family games room or a small sectional for a compact New York apartment, they have the options you need. I also love the beautiful colors and texture of their fabrics, they look so luxurious. A nice feature of Maiden Home is that they use only the top upholstery fabrics and also work with local wood artisans. The design team spends weeks testing out different fabrics in house to ensure the best quality for each product.
I know many consumers are concerned about the environment these days, so it’s important to state that all their products are free of any toxic chemicals and the cushions are made of renewable, soy-based foam. Their high performance fabrics are also made with stain resistant fabrics like Sunbrella, etc.”
When you see a piece of mid century modern furniture in good shape at an antique shop, you buy it straight away. Mid century modern is truly the epitome of taste to some people (obviously me) and Article is company that has taken its inspiration from that beautiful wave of furniture design. Mairead Belcher loves this company just as much as I do, and she wanted to introduce us to her favorite sectional sofa made by Article:
“Article Scandinavian style Nova sofa offers everything at a mid-range price point. If this sofa’s elegant and simplistic look doesn’t draw you in straight away, then its functionality definitely will. The solid wood frame, sleek metal leg detail, and feather stuff pillows perfectly harmonize style and comfort.
The simple and effective chaise clip attachment, which can alternate from left to right configuration, makes this piece even more accommodating to the space, allowing flexibility in the design layout. Although this piece requires some assembly, it is especially manageable for the average person, making it a very client-friendly design.”
C) High-Budget Sectional Sofa Brands
Now I’m going to be frank for a moment. I am a huge supporter of buying used furniture simply for the fact that it’s the most eco-conscious way to be a consumer. That is until, I learned about the furniture company, Cisco. I can’t put into words how cool of a high-end furniture company this is, so why don’t you take Sarah Bernard’s word for it instead:
“Cisco is one of our favorite brands for sustainable sectional sofas. Their Dexter sectional, in particular, is excellent for its spacious and cozy seating and a versatile aesthetic style minimal enough to work in a wide range of spaces, with enough detailing to feel unique and visually pleasing. The sofa is made in the US and prioritizes sustainable production.
Cisco also offers a range of material options to support client ethics and sensitivities. The Dexter sectional is made using FSC-certified hardwood and provides a wide range of fillings. Fillings include their “inside green” options, including their Para Pure filling for those sensitive to feathers. Cisco will also work with customers on custom options to meet personalized needs. The sectional begins at approximately $11,000.
Biosofa is another wonderful option for those looking for eco-conscious sectionals. Their Rafaella chaise sofa offers deep seating and decorative piping around cushions for added texture or color. They offer a wide range of fabric colors and textures that appeal to those looking for cozy neutrals or brighter, bolder options.
Made from natural and biodegradable materials, with FSC or PEFC-certified woods, Biosofa prioritizes thoughtfully sourced materials considerate of environmental impact. Their use of natural materials and emphasis on building personal relationships with their suppliers make them both a stylish and sustainable option when shopping for sectionals. Biosofa also offers customization, including a vegan cushion fill option, to match a range of personal priorities. The Rafaella sectional starts at approximately $13,500.”
14. Rove Concepts
Samuel Grout and me can’t seem to stop drooling over Rove Concepts. I was only recently introduced to this company, and there are some furniture pieces that literally make me gasp when I see them. They are somehow artful but inviting, incredibly unique and fun looking, and the designers at Rove Concepts are obviously true innovators. Samuel is poetic when he describes how amazing of company this is:
“Rove concepts will always be a favorite provider of furnishings, no matter the product. They certainly knocked it out of the park with the Desden Modular Sectional. The options here are seemingly limitless. From the modularity of the piece to the color options provided, you will have plenty of room to get creative when ordering and finally placing this unit in your home.
Another notable feature of this piece in comparison to others, is the inclusion of not one, but two horizontal resting surfaces within this couch. One of these surfaces is actually a walnut veneer table with a drawer creating storage capacity. I am likewise lusting over their choice in using flat brushed steel panels as legs for this unit, a very elegant and simple solution and aesthetic. These legs complement the taught though rounded soft edges of the upholstery.
A chaise lounge is included for maximum luxury. Rove offers this unit in a right and left configuration. They have included the most amount of upholstery finish options with this sofa- ranging from a caramel microfiber leather to a pearlescent fuzzy Chatou Boucle, to multiple color options in suede. They also offer the classic linen and woven textures. They have over twenty stock options for different materials and colors and even offer custom material configurations. For a whopping $6700, this sofa is no small choice, though Rove makes it an adventure with their versatility in finish options.”
Rove concepts is one of the more popular furniture companies amongst interior designers. Tina Martindelcampo also chose Rove Concepts as her top choice for high-end sectionals, and this is what she had to say about it:
“A very sophisticated and modern approach to design is what Rove Concept sectionals are all about. They are iconic and trend setting in the design world. I really love the modular collection sectional, it has a very cutting edge look but can be used in many different style homes. One of the coolest features is that they have wood side table inserts (some with storage) that are interchangeable inside the sectional. They tend to lean more modern in design, but I find that mixing styles is what makes a design most interesting.
An important detail to know when purchasing a sectional from Rove Concepts, is that their customer service and support team is right there to help assist you throughout your purchase. This is crucial for customers who are willing to spend $$$$ on a single product. You want to know that aside from the high-quality, you can count on excellent customer service.
There is a meticulous attention to detail within their craftsmanship and it shows. Think about how often a sectional gets used, especially with a growing family, so it needs to be durable. The sizing options are incredible as well, allowing room for large groups of people to lounge on or also just to stretch your legs out and take a nap.”
15. Benchmade Modern
It’s curious that Benchmade Modern isn’t a better known company, because they have absolutely nothing but rave reviews about them. They were awarded most reliable company by customers, not only based off of the customer support but because of the overall quality of the product. People are always left happy with their purchases. Andrea Zivic raves about Benchmade Modern too, and this is her review:
“Any Benchmade Modern piece is expertly AND handcrafted using the perfect blend of fancy technology, modern manufacturing and old world upholstery techniques. All frames come with a lifetime warranty because they are built to last a lifetime.The sofas are crafted so that you get a product that is truly built to last and impress.”
Andrea was even kind enough to include her favorite model of high-end sectional sofa from Benchmade Modern, and she settled on the Couch Potato Sectional with Bumper. Now this may not sound like a high-end sofa name, but it is the cream of the crop in terms of simple, high quality, and understatedly beautiful furniture.
16. B&B Italia
B&B Italia is another one of those companies that has pieces that just make you groan when you see them. They really know how to tread the line between artful and simple. These pieces are so minimalistic but brimming with style and class. Simple added details bring the pieces from simple, to extraordinary. Ahmet Can Ozkara recommended B&B Italia to us, and we will be forever grateful to him for that. This is his shout out to B&B Italia:
“I really like the designs and products of the brand B&B Italia. The fabrics they use in their products are completely natural and high-quality fabrics. They give great importance to anthropometric measurements in their designs. That’s why sofas are extremely comfortable and appreciated by customers. Famous architects and industrial designers such as Zaha HADID are designing with B&B Italia in mind. That’s why the designs of the products are so different and eye-catching.”
Though these furniture pieces are designed and created in Italy, they say that over 80% of their revenue comes from international markets, and it’s not hard to see why. They are so dedicated to creating stylish and high quality pieces. Where they get me, is when they say “durability is sustainability” and I couldn’t agree more.
17. Pottery Barn
Mairead Belcher really has her finger on the pulse when it comes to knowing what current trends and styles are in the minds of consumers. Sometimes going with what we are familiar with is really the best way to go (i.e everyone’s obsession with vintage clothing nowadays). Mairead recommends Pottery Barn because she understands this concept. Here’s what she had to say about her preferred high-end sectional sofa:
“Pottery Barn’s modern, stylish, designed Dream square arm sectional screams comfort. Its extra dept seats and amply padded cushions create a bed-like look that you absolutely need to experience, and yes, the experience is just as good as the visual. This sofa is extremely comfy, with cloud-like cushions. Its upholstered wide square arms, pillows, and crisp, clean lines design give it a luxurious look, and its abundant seating makes it perfect for family and entertaining in the living room. The sofa itself is customizable and versatile. It comes in two sizes and is available in various breathable fabrics. Regarding sustainability, it is GreenGuard Gold–certified and made from non-toxic materials. Pottery barn also offers white glove installation of the product, so there is no need to worry about installation.”
Ahmet Can Ozkara was so excited about their favorite high-end furniture brands that they recommended two to us! We’re going to close out this awesome and informative list with Zebrano. Zebrano seems to be the company to be or beat in Turkey. Their focal point is luxury and their priority is high quality. They don’t cut any corners when it comes to design, production, or material sourcing. Most importantly, Zebrano is known as being one of top companies to work at, with incredibly high ratings for employee satisfaction. There are so many reasons to love Zebrano.
And there you have it; the ultimate guide to purchasing the perfect sectional sofa for your home. Furniture buying is an overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be with pros like these. Thank you so much for reading, and don’t be afraid to reach out to those fantastic interior designers for all of your spacial fluffing needs!