Modern sofas and sectionals
Whether you call it a modern couch or a contemporary sofa, select the right one for you from our wide assortment of comfortable seating to match any living room, family room, den, or home workspace. For larger rooms, contemporary sectional sofas may be the choice, providing plenty of room to stretch out or gather with friends for good conversation or movie watching. If you’re looking for a designer sofa, those from Design Within Reach are conceived solidly on the principles of modern sofa design, which includes a focus on quality, streamlined appearance, and comfort. A wide array of fabrics and leathers allows you to fine-tune your modern couch, contemporary sectional sofa, or designer sofa to blend perfectly into your decor.
How to choose a sofa
Sofa dimensions together with room dimensions are among the top considerations for choosing a sofa, especially when space is limited. In a smaller home, for instance, you may want to consider an apartment-size sofa, which is to say, a two-seater sofa, a small three-seater sofa, or a small sectional like the Raleigh Sectional from Design Within Reach. There really is no standard sofa size, although many fall in the range of 85" to 95". Sectional sofa dimensions vary widely and usually are better suited for larger living rooms. So, to answer the question, What size sofa for a living room? It depends on the living room. At Design Within Reach, you can be sure to find a sofa to fit your living room.
Sofa materials and types of sofas
Sofas come in several types and, for the most part, two broad categories of upholstery material, leather and fabric. A high-quality leather sofa is a dream for many people, as are leather sectional sofas. There’s something luxurious about stretching out on a modern leather sofa. A modern sleeper sofa is a popular choice for people needing to convert living space into guest space. A fabric sofa can be an extremely comfortable sofa and provide a warmth preferred by many, especially in wool. Design Within Reach offers a large selection of high-quality fabrics to provide plentiful options for your fabric sofa or fabric sectional sofa and also high-quality leather for your choice of leather sofa.
How sofas and sectionals can be used in living room design
Sofa design plays a significant role in the look of your living room. The first question to answer is how to choose a sofa style. Do you want a sofa centerpiece? Or do you want a sofa matched with side chairs? What about two sofas? Selecting sofa design and planning your living room can come with more questions than answers. At Design Within Reach, we’re here to answer questions and more. Our staff of in-store design professionals can give advice and recommendations via chat, photos, and live video. They can also do 3-D renderings of your rooms so you can see how an arrangement might work. Look for the black chat icon at the lower right of webpages.