There are many different types of sectional sofas so deciding between them may be difficult at first, but there are some basic similarities between them as well, and that should help you to narrow down your choices. In the past few years a chaise has been substituted as the third or fourth seat, providing a way to stretch out ones legs, but the draw back to this versus an ottoman is that it isn’t flexible, and let’s not forget that a coffee table goes in the center, so there should be at least 3 feet clearance there.
A sectional sofa does not have to be any larger than the typical sofa and love seat layout, but adding in more sections in the center can create more seats in a larger room. You may not feel that you gain anything as you do lose an end table in the corner. But, there is more seating area to lie down, and 2 overnight guests fit more comfortably. In the recent modern style sectional sofas one side can be the size of a flat full size bed, and these look very comfortable to me. The only sofas and sectionals that I don’t like to list are the ones with a low back as these appear uncomfortable. I think good seating should cradle your body all the way to your head.
As the demand for recliners grows more and more sectionals, have reclining sections, and dividers for cup holders, and more recently theater seating goes all the way with fully reclining seats and drop down tables in between, in your choice of leather colors from Palliser.