Mar 2, 2023

What Is a Modular Couch and Why Do You Need One?

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Are you in the process of designing the perfect space but just haven’t found the right sofa?

Your room may have unique dimensions. Or you may need something more significant than the typical couch because you love entertaining. You might also need clarification about your long-term needs if you are considering moving or remodeling.

Finding a sofa that checks all of your boxes can be overwhelming. And buying a new sectional is an investment. So choosing a piece, you see yourself loving for years is essential. 

Modular sofas simplify the decision process by offering a variety of configurations and styles.

That’s why we decided to share some of their benefits and explain the options available. 

What is a modular sofa?

A modular sofa is created using several different pieces that can be rearranged to fit the size of your space. Whether you’re looking for a two-seat, three-seat, or even seven-seat sectional, modular sofas allow you to customize your couch to fit your needs.

Benefits of modular sofas

There are many reasons choosing a modular sofa is a good idea. 

Let's walk through some of the upsides of a modular sectional.


We love modular sofas because they’re incredibly versatile – essential for rooms with a challenging layout or a unique design.   

Your ability to choose the configuration makes this an excellent solution for awkward spaces or empty areas where you need a unique-sized piece to fill them. With the right sofa, the room becomes inviting instead of embarrassing.

You can choose your couch's size, shape, fabric, and design. This gives you the perfect opportunity to customize the layout and look of any space in your home.  

So whether you need a loveseat for your cozy NYC studio or a seven-seat sectional to complete your new home theater—a modular sofa can work. 

Easy to maneuver 

If you like to rearrange your room or who move frequently, then modular couches and sofas are also great options. 

To rearrange a room, you could separate an L-shaped couch into two love seats or an armchair with a chaise.  If you are moving, separate your sectional further to make it easy to pack and transport. Each box is a manageable size that will not require heavy lifting.

The freedom to easily add and subtract pieces makes it a convenient option for rearranging or relocating.  With new slipcovers, the transformation is complete.  


Long gone are the days when we had to sacrifice comfort for style. Modular couches can give a modern, clean look while providing total comfort.

It would be best to choose a module sectional made with high-quality material. Homebody sectionals offer five layers of cushioning.  A duvet of sustainable downs surrounds four layers of padding to let you sink in while feeling bounce and support.   

How do I design a modular sofa?

When picking a modular sofa, you control the design process. We know that can sound over initially overwhelming, but it is much more straightforward than you think. 

Often, you work with an expert who helps create a custom floor plan for your space. This ensures you can design a piece that perfectly aligns with your room’s dimensions.

The expert will use a sectional couch builder to help determine the configuration that works best. After that, you can request fabric samples to see exactly how the fabric will look in your room.

Once you decide on the configuration and fabric, you’re done! Just like that, you’ve helped build your own sectional.

We take pride in helping people embrace their inner “Homebody.” Please book a consultation with one of our Homebody experts today, and start designing the modular sectional that flexes for you.

Modular couch configurations

There are many different configurations to choose from when picking a modular couch. Here are some popular ones:

2 Seat Sectionals

Don’t be fooled—these are small, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t comfortable. Homebody’s 2-seat sectional proportions are carefully considered and perfect for apartment living.  

All  Homebody sectionals have a unique design that ensures no hard corners. They bring the whole feeling of plush comfort associated with custom sofas.

3-Seat Sectionals 

If you’re looking for a classic style that embodies comfort, a three-seat sectional might be the right choice.  

Try switching up the look of a three-seat sectional by adding at least one recliner. This is great for movie nights with family and friends. 

4 Seat Sectionals

4-seat sectional is designed for group hangs on the couch. These corner couches create a cozy seating nook in your living space.  

Corner couches help create a specific seating area for lounging and conversation. The L-shaped design allows seating more people in a smaller footprint than a traditional straight sofa. 

Whether hosting a movie night with your closest pals or just curling up with a good book, a four-seat functional is a great way to make the most of your living space.

U-Shaped Sectionals

U-shaped sectionals are more than a comfortable place to gather with friends and family.  

They're also an excellent option for maximizing space and differentiating areas within a larger room. By wrapping around the perimeter of a stretch, a U-shaped sectional can create a clear boundary between a living area and other parts of the room, such as a dining area or workspace. This can be especially helpful in open-concept living spaces where multiple activities happen simultaneously. 

Plus, with the option for six seats or more, a U-shaped sectional can accommodate even the largest of gatherings. So whether you're hosting a big game day party or need a cozy spot to binge-watch your favorite show, a U-shaped sectional from Homebody is an excellent choice for both form and function.

Reclining Couch

A reclining couch is an excellent choice if you're looking for a cozy, comfortable sofa that doesn't sacrifice style for function.  

One of the best things about reclining sectionals is that the recliner is invisible, which means you get all the benefits of a recliner without the bulky look of a traditional recliner chair. This makes incorporating your existing decor easier and keeps your living room looking sleek and stylish. 

Plus, adding a reclining piece to any configuration allows you to customize your sectional to perfectly to suit your space and lifestyle perfectly you're settling for the big game or need a moment to put your feet up, a reclining sectional from Homebody is the perfect way to add comfort and style to your home. Overall, modular couches are excellent for any space. The possibilities are endless; we know you’ll find one that over.  Check out Homebody and start designing the perfect modular sectional today!

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