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L Shaped Sectionals: How to Position + Top Picks

by Walker Furniture

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At a Glance:

Different Types of Sectionals

How to Position an L Shaped Sectional?

Top 5 L Shaped Sectionals

Ways to Save on L Shaped Sectionals

FAQ

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If you’re looking to create a cozy living room, you can customize and maximize seating space with a sectional sofa. L shaped sectionals can fit more people, make the most of your space, and turn your living room into the ultimate hangout spot. Plus, they’re so comfy, you’ll never want to get up! They come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and styles so you can find one that fits in your dream living room.

In this article, we’ll discuss different types of sectionals, offer tips on how to position an L shaped sectional, and recommend 5 of our favorite L shaped sectionals from Walker Furniture. Then, we’ll share some ways to save on an L shaped sectional sofa.

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Different Types of Sectionals

There are several types of sectionals available. Let’s break down each type by range of movement, shape, and seating capacity.

Range of Movement

Stationary: Stationary sectionals consist of multiple connected pieces that you arrange into one configuration. Unlike modular or reclining sectionals, a stationary sectional does not have movable or adjustable parts. Once assembled, the pieces are fixed in place and cannot be reconfigured or adjusted. Thus, it is critical that you choose a shape that works for your space because you cannot rearrange the couch.

✓ Pro: a stable and solid seating arrangement that promotes comfort and social interaction

Reclining: Reclining sectionals combine the features of a sectional sofa with reclining functionality. They feature manual or power mechanisms so you can adjust the footrest and backrest for maximum comfort. They often come with extra bonuses like cupholders or storage compartments.

✓ Pro: Reclining mechanisms add extra customization and comfort for lounging

Modular: Unlike a stationary sectional, a modular sectional consists of multiple individual pieces (or modules) that you can rearrange to create various seating configurations. Each module is designed to be independent and can be connected to other modules with hooks, clips, or brackets. A modular sectional conveniently adapts to different layouts or changing needs for seating. If you are buying a sofa but think you might move in the next couple of years, this is a great option because you can rearrange a modular sectional to fit your next space.

✓ Pro: The option to rearrange makes this an extremely versatile and convenient option

Shape

L Shaped: As the name suggests, an L shaped sectional is designed in the shape of the letter L. It typically consists of two perpendicular seating components, such as a sofa and a chaise lounge, that are joined together to form a right angle. You can fit it snugly into a corner, making efficient use of space and creating a cozy seating area. They come in various sizes and styles, whether you have a small or large space.

✓ Pro: Available in a variety of sizes and materials to suit your space and personal preferences

U Shaped: As the name suggests, a U shaped sectional is designed in the shape of the letter U. It typically consists of three seating components, such as a sofa, loveseat, and chaise lounge, arranged in a U configuration. It creates a large and spacious seating area, so if you have a large living room and want to seat a lot of people, it is a great choice. They are ideal for large families, social gatherings, or homes that prioritize comfort and relaxation.

✓ Pro: An excellent option if you need a lot of living room seating

Chaise Lounge: A chaise lounge can be part of an L or U shaped sectional. It is a sectional component that is an elongated seat designed for reclining or lounging. You can combine a chaise lounge with a loveseat to create a small sectional or it can be a component of a large L or U shaped sectional. With a chaise lounge, it’s all about adding comfort and a space to stretch out and relax.

✓ Pro: A great addition to any sectional style so that you can stretch out

Seating Capacity

Sectionals vary in terms of how many people you can seat. This depends on which components are part of your sectional configuration. Some of the most common configurations include:

  • Loveseat plus chaise: 3 seats
  • Sofa plus chaise: 4 seats
  • Two loveseats: 4 seats
  • Sofa and loveseat set: 5 seats
  • Two loveseats and a chaise: 5 seats
  • Two sofas: 6 seats

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How to Position an L Shaped Sectional?

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Ultimately, the size of your space will determine what components you choose for your sectional, where you position it, and how to style it.  You can find an L shaped sectional to suit your space, no matter what size it is. An L shaped sectional allows you to gain more seating in a smaller footprint. For example, a separate loveseat and sofa typically seat 5, but they need a larger footprint to do so because you have to leave space between the two couches. With a sectional, the two pieces combine to give you the same amount of seats in less space.

Depending on your space and the other furniture you want to incorporate, your L shaped sectional can float in the middle of the room, be tucked in the corner, or lay flat against one wall.

For tight spaces…

Keep your L small. A loveseat and chaise lounge combination is a great option. Consider adding an ottoman that can double as a coffee table or footrest.

For moderate spaces…

You may be able to combine a sofa and loveseat for more seating with a larger L in a moderately sized space. You’ll likely have room to incorporate a chaise lounge or ottoman, if you’d like. A little more room also gives you the freedom to incorporate a reclining sectional with more space to stretch out.

For large spaces…

The sky's the limit! You can choose an L shaped sectional with maximum seating, like one that combines two full sized sofas. You have the room to recline, so take advantage of it with a chaise lounge, ottoman, or reclining seats.

Top 5 L Shaped Sectionals

L shaped sectionals cover a fairly broad price range because they vary in size and material. As a general rule of thumb, the bigger the sectional, the higher the price. Leather sectionals will be more expensive as will reclining sectionals.

Stationary sectional sets typically range between $1,000 and over $6,000 while a smaller chaise sofa may be as low as $600. Reclining sectionals range in price between $1,600 and $5,000. Below, we have curated a list of 5 of our favorite L shaped sectionals from Walker Furniture.

Brownie 2 Piece Sectional

Brownie 2 Piece Sectional

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The Brownie 2 Piece Sectional is perfect for smaller living room spaces. This L shaped sectional with chaise is perfect for stretching out and lounging with friends. It features soft chocolate brown fabric and four accent pillows. It’s important to note that the ottoman is not included, but it helps you imagine how cozy an added ottoman would be. This small L shaped sectional gives the feel of ample space to lounge without taking up a huge footprint. It would be a great fit for a contemporary or transitional living room design.

Cognac 2 Piece Sectional

Cognac 2 Piece Sectional

Shop the Cognac 2 Piece Sectional

The Cognac 2 Piece Sectional features warm toned leather, clean lines, and elegant tufting. It is the perfect L shaped leather sectional for a moderately sized living room. If you love transitional or contemporary designs, this is a great option that will elevate your living room.

→ Learn more: 5 Stylish Leather Sectional Looks

Purity 2 Piece Sectional

Purity 2 Piece Sectional

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The Purity 2 Piece Sectional is all about simplicity. It’s made of supple, top-grain Italian leather that is soft to the touch. Padded armrests and a chaise lounge offer even more comfort. This L shaped sectional sofa is great for a moderate or large living room. It would be perfect for a modern, contemporary, industrial, or minimalist design.

Rancher 3 Piece Power Reclining Sectional

Rancher 3 Piece Power Reclining Sectional

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The Rancher 3 Piece Power Reclining Sectional will help you create the ultimate spot to lounge and relax at home. This L shaped sectional sofa with recliner features power reclining, nailhead trim, and dark brown leather. Rolled arms and plush backrests make this reclining sectional couch perfect for a traditional or transitional living room design.

Warrior 6 Piece Power Sectional

Warrior 6 Piece Power Sectional

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The Warrior 6 Piece Power Sectional offers a more modern take on a reclining sectional. This gray L shape sectional with simple lines would be perfect for a modern or contemporary living room design. The wall-hugger design maximizes placement options, and it is a good fit for a larger living room space.

Ways to Save on L Shaped Sectionals

An L shaped sectional is a more affordable choice than a traditional living room set, but here are even more ways to save. We offer a rotating list of promotions throughout the year. Keep an eye out for seasonal sales or special discounts during holiday weekends. We at Walker Furniture also offer in-store financing options and store credit cards to help you design your dream home. Walker Furniture also partners with Satisfi to offer financing and lease-to-own options for you. 

An L shaped sectional is a great way to add cozy seating to your living room without taking up a ton of space. If you want to create a living room where people love to gather and relax together, an L shaped sectional with a chaise or reclining mechanism offers maximum comfort. Whether you are designing a modern, traditional, or farmhouse living room, Walker Furniture has an L shaped sectional perfect for your space. Visit us today to browse L shaped sectional couches in person.

FAQ

Which way should an L shaped couch face?

The direction an L-shaped couch should face depends on the layout and configuration of the room. Generally, it is common to position the longer section of the couch against a wall or in a corner, but the orientation can be adjusted to suit the space and functional needs.

How do you style an L shaped couch in a living room?

When styling an L-shaped couch in a living room, you can consider a few approaches. Place a coffee table in the center to create a focal point, add throw pillows and blankets to enhance comfort and visual appeal, and incorporate a rug to define the seating area.

How should I position my sectional?

The positioning of a sectional sofa depends on the layout and size of the room. It is often recommended to place the sectional against a wall or in a corner to optimize space utilization. However, if the room is large enough, you may choose to position the sectional away from the walls to create a more open and inviting seating arrangement.

Does an L shaped couch have to go in a corner?

No, an L-shaped couch does not have to go in a corner. While corner placement is a popular choice, an L-shaped couch can be positioned in the middle of a room or away from walls, depending on the room layout and design preferences. 

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Walker Furniture and Mattress has been providing incredible customer service and top furniture expertise to the Las Vegas area for over 67 years. This locally owned furniture store had humble beginnings as mattress builders in the Chicago area since the 1900’s which blossomed into a booming legacy of selling furniture and mattresses. In 1973, Deanne and Oscar Alterwitz purchased Walker Furniture from original owners, Ruth and George Walker.

Walker Furniture helps Las Vegas and Henderson homeowners and renters find the best living room, dining, and bedroom furniture selections to complete their home. Complete with mattresses and patio or home office furniture, they invite you to see all that Walker Furniture has to offer for yourself!

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