Visiting the folks for the week — just shopping for groceries at Costco and Trader Joes, shopping for patio doors at Home Depot and Lowes, sitting on sofas at IKEA, CB2, Crate and Barrel and West Elm. So, the usual… After living so long in the city, I forgot how wonderfully efficient it is to have a car when you need to do some major shopping.
But I digress…this post is really about how versatile modular sectional sofas are. You can buy different sections or modules and customize it many different ways to match your room size or particular living situation. For a house, it can be everyday seating and then reconfigured for guests. For a small apartment, it can double as a sofa and a bed – so much prettier than a futon and much easier to move than a sofa bed.
UNDER $100. IKEA has the budget friendly SÖDERHAMN. My parents liked the idea of having his and her chaise lounges (who wouldn’t) so we bought two one-seat sections and two foot stools, which tallied to around $900. The modules are super versatile – easily reconfigurable as a small sofa and a bench, as a L-shaped sectional, or as a queen size bed. The sections are slip-covered so you could change the color or replace the cover, if needed.
OVER $1000. CB2 has the LOTUS. A 3-piece set will run you about $2000, but it looks modern and luxurious. It also comes in loft-friendly colors – blue-grey or natural. The fabric is textured and feels durable. The individual modules are light enough to be moved around by one person and they can be attached underneath to double as a guest bed.
So what do you think about modular sectional sofas? Would they work in your apartment or home?