I strongly recommend doing your research on what kind of sectional you want before buying!
Sectional sofas come in various shapes (you might see these referred to as 'configurations') and sizes. Before you make a decision, consider the size of your living space, as well as the seating preferences of those who will spend the most time on it.
Small sectional sofas typically come in two pieces and combine two loveseats, or a loveseat and a chaise
Mid-sized sectionals have three pieces and have seating for three to five people.
Oversized sectionals include four or more pieces and offer tons of seating- you'll likely be able to fit the whole family!
In terms of shape, sectionals are typically L-shaped or U-shaped. An L-shape sectional sofa is a more versatile option, as it can be placed in a corner, along a wall, or float in the middle of a room. Depending on the size of your space, you can pair an L-shaped sectional with other furniture pieces, such as accent chairs or a loveseat.
U-shaped sectionals are designed for larger spaces and provide plenty of extra seating. These often frame a coffee table nicely, plus they're ideal for face-to-face conversations!
Need somewhere for your guests to sleep? Other sectional sofas have sleepers that can easily turn a comfortable sitting area into a guest bed.
Don't forget, you'll also have your choice of several fabrics. Leather sectionals are a popular choice and they often have one or more reclining seats. Then you have your standard polyester or polypropylene fabrics, of course!