Sectional sofas are adored by so many people, as they offer comfort and style as well as plentiful seating space. It can be tricky to know where to position an L-shaped sofa within a room, especially if you have windows or doors on several of the walls.
Here we look at living room layouts that feature sectional sofas, which can be used as a blueprint or inspiration for fitting an L-shaped couch into your own home.
1. Sectional Sofa in Small Living Room
This is a relatively small living room that feels spacious and airy thanks to clever furniture choice and placement. The sectional L-shaped sofa is tucked into the corner of the room and provides ample seating while taking up less space than two traditional separate couches.
The glass coffee table in the center of the room helps to create longer sight lines as it is transparent and therefore doesn’t block off any areas. The dark sofa contrasting against white walls helps to ground the room and draw the eye to the corner of the space, visually expanding the perimeter of the room.
2. Neutral Small Living Room Layout
Sectional sofas work well in small living rooms because they condense many seats into one piece of furniture, rather than having several sofas or armchairs struggling to fit into the space.
The L-shaped sofa in this room is a pale neutral tone to match the rest of the room, creating a feeling of more space in a small living room.
3. Monochrome Lounge with Corner Couch
In a large living room like this, an extended sectional sofa offers plenty of space to lounge and relax or several seating options for guests.
The square coffee table in the middle of the room serves as a handy surface for placing drinks or books, and it removes the need for additional side tables.
4. Luxury Living Room with Leather Sectional
If you have a sectional sofa, don’t fall into the trap of always putting it in the corner of a room. Although the angles of an L-shaped sofa lend it nicely to being pushed into a corner, you can achieve a sophisticated layout by using the sofa as a room divider to help define the space.
In this instance, the sectional sofa is placed towards the middle of the room and works as a barrier between the open plan living room and dining room.
5. L-shaped Sofa in Entertainment Living Room
Unlike the layout seen in most living rooms, in this floor plan, the main part of the sectional sofa is not facing the TV. Instead, it is angled towards an armchair, which makes for a better entertaining space that encourages socialization and conversation.
There is also a bar area at the end of the sectional sofa, which further defines the room as a place for hanging out with friends and family.
6. Curved Sectional in Luxury Living Room
The sectional sofa and nearby armchair in this room create a horseshoe shape at one end of the room, with the TV, storage, and display furniture at the opposite end.
This creates a nice relaxing area for people to sit and enjoy looking at the other side of the space. The sectional seen here is exceptionally large but is proportional to the room and takes a more curved shape as opposed to angular, which softens the space.
7. Simple Layout with Sectional Sofa
The architectural elements of this room prevent a sectional from being positioned in a corner of the room. One wall is floor-to-ceiling glass doors, and the entrance door to the room is on the opposing wall, leaving no obvious space for an L-shaped sofa.
However, this room works well with the sofa moved towards the middle of the room, as it helps to fill the living room space. If the sofa were pushed into a corner, the room would look stark and vacant due to the lack of other large furniture items.
8. Open Plan Living with L-shaped Couch
The position of this L-shaped couch opens up the space, encouraging socializing even if people are in separate areas of the home. The alternative would be to have the sectional sofa backed up to the kitchen, which would define the different areas of the open-plan layout, but create a barrier that may prevent people from continuing a conversation when in different parts of the room.
There are matching leather armchairs positioned around the coffee table, which allow people to face each other when seated.
9. Relaxing Family Room with Sectional Sofa
The lack of a TV in this family room helps to define it as a space for relaxing and hanging out with friends. The sumptuous sectional sofa dominates the room, creating a cozy feel that is inviting.
The sofa is not pushed against a wall and instead works as an area defining piece of furniture, creating a smaller space within a larger room. The armchair faces the sofa to enable people to face each other for conversation.
10. Horseshoe Sectional in Comfy Living Room
This large sectional takes a horseshoe or U-shape, which is shorter on one side. It fits perfectly within the space, with the low cushioned side of the sofa against the windows so as not to block out any light.
There are narrow console tables behind the back of the couch as an alternative to side tables, which can be used to hold lamps, decorative items, as well as drinks, remote controls, or cell phones.
11. Entertainment and Entertaining Living Room
This room has one wall covered with an entertainment system along with storage cabinets. The L-shaped sofa has been positioned to get a prime viewing spot for the TV, while additional chairs have been placed around the central coffee table.
This means the room is well suited to relaxing and watching TV or entertaining guests and socializing. The monochrome decor paired with a neutral wooden wall makes for a chic and modern style. See more inspirations in our guide on small living rooms with Tv layouts.