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Why Choose a Modular Sofa?
When making a big purchase like buying a sofa, you want to know it’s going to fit your needs, and not just right now but for the long haul. So that’s why investing in modular seating is such a great decision. Modular sofas can shape-shift and adapt to your needs at any time whether it be for an afternoon of entertaining, moving to a new apartment, or if you just like to revamp the look of your space from time to time. The best part about these sofas is that you don’t have to commit to the initial purchase, you can switch it up whenever you like; so long as you choose the right one, that is. This is where we come in.
What is a Modular Sofa?
A modular sofa can be arranged and rearranged in a wide variety of configurations. Some designs offer minor flexibility while others offer seemingly endless possibilities. For example a modular 4-seater sofa might be capable of transforming into a 3-seater sectional with a chaise, an L-shaped sofa or broken up into two 2-seater loveseats. You may even be able to break off individual units to be used as standalone armchairs or ottomans. Some have removable backs, arms or legs so you can change the style and function of individual pieces. Well designed modular sofas offer a few different possibilities, are easy to assemble and reconfigure in the future.
So, if you’re looking for a modular sofa, we’re here to help. We've done our research and scoured the internet to find the most modular sofas out there. Here’s the skinny below.
The Bondi Collection by Inside Weather
The Bondi Collection was designed to be highly modular, spacious and plush. Eachblock unit is identical making it easy to place them in any position within the sofa configuration. To create different sofa configurations simply attach the back and arms where you would like them to be on any side of the seat unit. Apparently it’s also really easy to move them into any position on the seat blocks when you feel like changing it up. Take advantage of Inside Weather’s white glove delivery to make the initial installation quick and easy. So, if you’re the type of person who needs a regular change, this sofa will satisfy your every urge.
The Skinny: Identical units with adjustable back and arm panels make this the most modular sofa we came across within a reasonable price point.
The Diorama Collection by Diorama Living
Diorama is a luxury sofa that has industry-leading technology used in luxury bedding to create ultimate lasting comfort. The expansive seating features a frameless construction that makes it sustainable through zero wood consumption and a reduction of freight transportation emissions by 300%, according to their website. Each modular unit can be easily customized to fit your specific needs. Plus, life-proof materials are Liquid Repellent, Stain Resistant, Commercial Grade, Pet-Friendly, Snag Resistant, Mold & Mildew Resistant and Oeko-Tex® Certified. So go ahead, and stretch out in style with Diorama.
The Skinny: Diorama is the first ever frameless, modular sofa brand that is sustainable and life-proof.
The Solae Collection by Article
The Solae Collection is one of Article’s most popular modular sofas. It’s available in 9 different types of units or you can purchase one of their premade configurations. Each unit is designed to both 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.
The Skinny: The Solae is a mildly modular sofa with a beautifully modern design
The Infina Collection by Poly & Bark
The Infina Collection is a modular sofa with 6 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. It also comes with one small lumbar cushion on each section which 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.
The Skinny: The Infina is mildly modular and is the only one out of these options to have unique right and left arm chaise lounge sofas.
The Sectional by Floyd
The Floyd Sectional has a two density foam cushion. We found it to be a firm sit when testing it in person. The back of the sofa has a bit of padding, but we recommend adding back pillows to give it a more cozy appeal. They offer 19 different fabrics for the sectional that have features including moisture-repellent, stain resistant and they are easy to clean according to their website. Its modular design allows you to add or take away units at any time to change the configuration to fit your needs. Plus, their build your own option makes it even easier to pick the perfect layout. They do not offer full white glove delivery service so you will need to assemble the sofa yourself. Each seat block already comes in its own box. So you will just need to unbox it, arrange the pieces and connect them together at the base with c-clamps. Sounds simple, but may be difficult if you try it by yourself due to the fact that each seat block can weigh up to 137 pounds according to customer service. So definitely get the whole family involved once it arrives.
The Skinny: The Sectional is a dense modular sofa that gives you a supportive firm seat and plenty of space.