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When making a big purchase like buying a sofa, you want to know it’s going to fit your needs. So that’s why investing in modular (a.k.a. customizable) seating is such a great decision. Modular sofas can shapeshift and adapt to your needs at any time, whether for an afternoon of entertaining, moving to a new apartment, or anytime you want to revamp how your space looks.
A modular sofa can be arranged and rearranged in a wide variety of configurations. For example, a modular four-seater sofa might be capable of transforming into a three-seater sectional with a chaise, an L-shaped sofa, or broken up into a pair of two-seater loveseats. Some modular sofas have removable backs, arms, or legs so you can change the style and function of individual pieces.
We’ve done our research and scoured the internet to find the top five modular sofas out there. Here’s what we found.
The Bryant Collection by Joybird
The Bryant Collection is Joybird’s top modular sofa. You can purchase the Bryant in several different pre-configurations, or you can build your own. They offer three types of modules: the ottoman, the armless chair, and the corner chair. The corner chair can be used as a right or left arm section. The seat cushions are all identical and can be placed on any unit block, then held in place with a strap.
Joybird offers white-glove delivery (home delivery, directly into the right room in your home) for this sofa, which is easy to reconfigure in the future. Each section attaches together using alligator clips on the underside of each piece.
Our rating: 4/5 stars. The Bryant is moderately customizable and is the only one out of these options with a detached seat cushion strapped onto a deep block unit.
The Bondi Collection by Inside Weather
The Bondi Collection was designed to be highly modular, spacious, and plush. Inside Weather also has over 400 fabric options that you can choose from, and they will send you free swatches to see in person before you buy. This was definitely a plus in our book!
Each element of the Bondi sofa is identical, making each piece very versatile. For example, a single block can be either an ottoman, a corner section, a left arm section, or a right arm. To create these different module types with any block, simply attach the back and arms where you would like them to be.
Removable sofa arms and backs are surprisingly hard to come by, so they’re an element that makes the Bondi collection stand out from all the rest! It’s really easy to move these blocks into another position when you feel like changing it up.
You can take advantage of Inside Weather’s white-glove delivery to make the initial installation quick and easy. If you’re the type of person who needs a regular change, this sofa will satisfy your every urge.
Our rating: 5/5 stars. Tons of fabric options combined with removable back and arms make this the best modular sofa we came across at a reasonable price point. Plus, the Bondi collection is made in the USA, so Bondi furniture ships faster than the average sofa.
The Tatum Collection by Interior Define
The Tatum Collection is Interior Define’s most modular sofa. There are three types of units that make up the collection: the ottoman, the armless module, and the corner module. If you need a little extra storage, they have a storage ottoman option that has identical dimensions to the regular ottoman.
It’s important to note that the corner module can be a left or right arm unit, which enables flexibility for versatile configurations. The Tatum is sold in pre-configured units, or you can buy individual units in order to design the best sofa to fit your needs. Each piece can stand alone or be easily connected to another module using alligator clips.
Our rating: 3.5/5 stars. The Tatum is a moderately modular sofa and the only one out of these five collections with a storage ottoman option.
The Solae Collection by Article
The Solae Collection is one of Article’s most popular modular sofas. It’s available in nine different types of units, or you can purchase one of their premade configurations. Each unit is designed to either stand alone or be combined with other units.
The assembly is super simple. Just connect each unit with rubber bands that are included with the sofa. The ottoman and the armless chair modules are the most versatile part of this collection because they can be used in any position within a given configuration. The other units such as the corner unit, left arm unit, and the right arm unit can only be used in those particular positions when attached to other modules.
Our rating: 3/5 stars. The Solae has a beautifully modern design but is only mildly modular.
The Infina Collection by Poly & Bark
The Infina Collection is a modular sofa with six different types of units that can be arranged into a variety of configurations. Their unit options include an ottoman, armless chaise, armless sofa, a corner module, a right arm lounge sofa, and a left arm lounge sofa. The corner module can be used as a right or left arm section.
Infina modular sofas also come with one small lumbar cushion on each section. This cushion is the only removable cushion on the sofa. To connect the sections together, simply slide a metal peg into a grooved connector. The instructions make it easy.
Our rating: 3/5 stars. The Infina is only mildly modular, but it is the only one out of these options to have unique right and left arm chaise lounge sofas.
There are several great modular sofa options available for your home. Consider the characteristics and layout of your space along with your needs in a sofa so you can pick the best option for you.
Our recommendation is Inside Weather’s Bondi Collection since it offers all sorts of colorful, easy-to-clean fabrics and fully modular furniture pieces. Plus, since Inside Weather doesn’t have to ship furniture into the U.S. from overseas, you don’t have to wait long for your orders to arrive. They also are offering our readers up to 20% off right now when you use the code autumn at checkout.
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