A U-Shaped Sectional Low-Key Doubles Your Space

If there were a sofa hierarchy, it would go like this: standard three-seaters, L-shaped sectionals, and U-shaped sectionals. Why, you ask? Unlike their predecessors, U shaped sofas can often fit at least six people comfortably and allow at least two of those people to kick up their feet and spread out. The only downside is that because they can fit so many people, they tend to take up quite a bit of space. Of course, there are exceptions, so if you live in a smaller space, you don’t have to give up on your dream of lounging across a U-shaped, cloudlike piece.

West Elm Dalton 3-Piece U-Shaped Bumper Chaise Sectional

"I've always had positive shopping experiences at West Elm, so when I set out to find a comfortable U-shaped sectional, West Elm was the first place I looked," says tester Gabriel Michael. "This ended up being the perfect sofa for my apartment because it's as simple as it is comfortable," he adds. The simple aesthetic makes for a versatile piece courtesy of the streamlined and low-profile shape. As for the comfort factor, the Dalton's cushions are filled with a down blend that makes them sink-in soft.

Triple Tree U-Shaped Modular Sofa

At a mere $484, this elegant beige sofa won't last decades, but it will certainly get the job done—at least aesthetically. If you don't want to take it from us, take it from the customers who have bought out three of the four color options! There's only one left, so if this stylish sofa will work in your space, scoop it up before it's gone.

Pottery Barn Shasta U-Shaped Chaise Sectional

Available in 43 fabrics, Pottery Barn's recently released Shasta may not be ideal for small spaces—it's 127.5 inches wide—but it works wonders in larger living rooms for movie, wine, and cheese nights with the whole family (or friends). Are we saying this is an ideal sofa for anyone who likes to entertain? Yes, yes, we are. "I live with two roommates, and we tend to host a lot—especially during football season," tester Eli Goldman says. "This couch is amazing for seven hours of football every Sunday and it keeps all the guys comfortable."

Casa Andrea Milano Modern Velvet U-Shape Sectional Sofa

Anyone who wants to go bold with their living room color scheme should opt for this sumptuous emerald hue. This U-shaped sectional is more than 130 inches wide and only $600, making it a rare find worth snatching up ASAP. "First off. Best couch EVER. The delivery drivers were so sweet and helpful and totally went out of their way for us. It was SO simple to put together," one reviewer says.

7th Avenue 6-Seat Modular Double Chaise Sectional

"Full disclosure, I did not know this brand until I stumbled upon the showroom in downtown New York City," associate shopping editor Jessica Cherner admits. "Intrigued, I popped in and immediately spotted this enormous U-shaped sectional. It's as comfortable as it looks." If it's a bit too white for you, this double chaise sectional also comes in a more natural white, oatmeal, heather gray, and even black. The best part, though, is the depth customization: You can choose between classic (39 inches) or extra deep (47 inches). If you want your sofa to double as nap central, go for the extra-deep option.

Lovesav U-Shaped Sectional

"Lovesac is functional seating at its finest. Besides having a modular design, the sectional's StealthTech amazes me every time I watch a movie at home," former senior shopping editor Isis Briones says. "The speakers are cleverly built into the cushions and sides of the couch, and there are wireless chargers too. Most recently, I upgraded to the brand's newest Angled Side arms, and it has made lounging even more comfortable. As someone who's always leaning on her side, I now have extended support on both ends."

Pottery Barn Turner U-Shaped Sectional

On the opposite end of the spectrum, this $5,000 sofa will last at least decade. It's covered in a natural leather or suede, so after a few months it will start to look and feel like a lived-in luxury. If you want to add a moment of visual interest, opt for the nailheads that line the frame. Personally, we see this cool find in a basement or game room because even the smaller size (148 inches wide) is pretty huge. Otherwise, drape a throw across the back, fill the corners with throw pillows, and let it be your living room's centerpiece.

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