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5 Comfortable L Shaped Couch Ideas

by Great American Home Store

The Corinthian Furniture Griffin 2-piece L-shaped sectional in a living room

At a Glance:

Types of L Shaped Couches

Benefits of L Shaped Couches

Sizes of L Shaped Couches

How to Set Up an L Shaped Couch

Top 5 Most Comfortable L Shaped Couches

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Is it time for a new couch? Before you order a regular couch or loveseat, consider buying an L shaped sectional couch. Not only do L shaped couches offer more seating at a better price, but they are great for entertaining! Get the most out of your living room space with a comfortable sectional following our guide on how to purchase one for your home.

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Types of L Shaped Couches

L-shaped couches come in three standard configurations:

  • Stationary seats
  • Recliner
  • An L shaped couch with a chaise Lounge

Manufacturers offer a variety of combinations of these seating options. Smaller sofas tend to have regular seats paired with a chaise lounge. However, large L-shaped sections can have all three: recliners, standard seats, and a chaise lounge. Chaise lounges are popular choices for L-shaped couches because it gives you and your guests the option to stretch out on a longer cushion. Chaise cushions are big enough to sit multiple people at once and are a great choice if you plan on having large gatherings.

Benefits of L Shaped Couches

L-shaped couches are great seating choices for living rooms and family rooms. They offer more seating room but take up less floor space and are more affordable than two sofas. With all these benefits, buying an L-shaped couch is a no-brainer!

  • More seating. L-shaped couches offer a lot more seating than regular living room furniture sets. The corner of L-shaped couches adds a bonus seat no matter the size of the sectional. A single sofa seats three people. Even the smallest L-shaped sectional couches seat at least four people.
  • Less formal. L-shaped couches are cozier than separate sofas. They force people to sit closer together, making gatherings with family and friends more intimate.
  • Great for entertaining and family. No one wants to be left out at family gatherings. L-shaped couches are usually the center point of a living room. They allow everyone to sit in the same area and have excellent views of the TV or fireplace.
  • Takes up less room. Even though L-shaped couches might seem big, they take up less space than separate pieces of furniture. You need to space out couches and sofas or the room will feel cramped. L-shaped cushions connect all the seating in your living room without looking cluttered.
  • Reconfigurable. Most L-shaped couches are modular. You can add or remove pieces to change the size and shape of the sectional. This makes it easy to move your living room furniture around. It is also convenient when moving. Investing in a new couch is a big decision. As living rooms can vary in size, there is no guarantee your furniture will fit if you move to a new home. L-shaped couches have a lot of flexibility, ensuring they will easily move with you and your family.
  • Serves Multiple purposes. L-shaped couches combine comfortable seating with function. Most sectionals offer additional purposes, including reclining and storage. If your living room is small, having furniture that serves multiple purposes is essential.
  • Cost-Efficient. Purchasing one L-shaped couch is less expensive than buying a sofa, couch, and armchair separately. You get the benefit of having lots of seating but at a fraction of the cost.
  • Convenient accessories/add-ons. L-shaped couches come with more accessories than regular sofas. Common add-ons to sectionals are adjustable headrests, USB charging ports, and cup holders.
  • Less furniture to match. L-shaped couches come with all the seating you need in one piece of furniture. Sometimes, it is hard to find couches, sofas, and armchairs that match.

Sizes of L Shaped Couches

L-shaped couches are available in a variety of sizes. Regardless of how big your living room is, there is probably an L-shaped couch that will fit! Push the angle of the L-shaped couch into the corner of your room to make the most of your square footage. L-shaped sectionals are sized based on its overall dimensions and the number of seats it has.

  • Small L shaped couch — three seats. Small L-shaped couches are usually configured with two regular seat cushions and one chaise lounge.
  • Medium L shaped couch — four to six seats. Medium L-shaped couches usually have two regular seat cushions on either side of a wedge or corner seat. Some will have a chaise lounge extension on one side.
  • Large L shaped couch — six or more seats. Large L-shaped sections seat over six people. Big L-shaped couches usually have three or more regular seat cushions on either side of a wedge or corner seat. Huge sections might have two corner cushions.

How to Set Up an L Shaped Couch

It is very important to measure your space before ordering a sectional. Decide which corner or wall you want a side of the L-shaped couch to touch. From there, you can decide how long it can extend on either side.

Common home accents that look nice with L-shaped couches are:

  • Area rugs. L-shaped couches are usually neutral in color. This allows you to choose an eye-catching area rug! Orient it so that it is centered within the L-shape of the church.
  • Ottomans. Ottomans make great additions to L-shaped sectionals. They double as seating, coffee tables, and storage.
  • Statement coffee tables. Make your coffee table pop! Selecting one that is made out of metal or glass will provide an interesting contrast against a traditional L-shaped couch.

Top 5 Most Comfortable L Shaped Couches

At Great American Home Store, we have plenty of L shaped sectionals to choose from, but we’ve got a few personal favorites. Here are five options picked by our style experts.

L Shaped Couch Idea #1: Steve Silver Lehi 6-Piece Reclining Sectional Sofa

The Steven Silver Co. Lehi 6-piece L-shaped sectional in a living room

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The Steve Silver Co. Lehi Sectional is a large L-shaped couch sectional. It is covered with faux leather that feels luxurious but is easier to clean than genuine leather. It is purchased as a 6-piece modular section. There are several configuration options with this oversized, L-shaped couch!

In addition to its plush comfort, the Lehi L-shaped couch has manual footrests that extend out. The backs of the couch also recline. Unlike most reclining sofas, this L-shaped couch only needs 3” of space between the wall and its back.

The flip-up console in the middle of the couch serves as a storage bin. It also has USB charging ports. Easily plug in your phone while enjoying your favorite movie.

This reclining L-shaped couch was made to last. Each seat boasts a weight capacity of up to 360 lbs. and features extra support bars to prevent sagging. The cushions are made with high-density foam that will not depress or flatten over time. The Steve Silver 6-Piece Reclining Sectional Sofa will be the center of your family gatherings for decades to come.

L Shaped Couch Idea #2: Behold Home Ella Spa 2-Piece Sectional

The Behold Washington Ella 2-piece L-shaped sectional shown in a living room

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The Ella Spa 2-Piece Sectional has a sleek and modern design that stands out from traditional, overstuffed L-shaped couches. It is upholstered in soft, polyester fabric. Both the back and seat cushions are reversible and have removable covers, making this L-shaped couch easy to clean and maintain.

The Ella Spa Sectional is made with a strong wooden frame that is built to last. The entire collection is made in the USA. This L-shaped couch comes with seven throw pillows in calming blue, cream, and gray tones. Despite its compact design, the Behold Home Ella Spa 2-Piece Sectional seats up to five people comfortably.

L Shaped Couch Idea #3: Albany Industries Zaftig Parchment 2-Piece Sectional

The Albany Industries Zaftig 2-piece L-shaped sectional

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The Zaftig Parchment 2-Piece Sectional is a statement furniture piece. The base and arms are upholstered in a beige, faux leather fabric. The seat and back cushions are upholstered in a textured, cream textile. The mix of colors and textiles makes the Zaftig Sectional extremely modern and trendy looking.

This L-shaped sectional couch is small but can seat up to four people. It has two traditional seat and back cushions with a chaise lounge extension on the right-hand side. This sectional comes with contemporary faux fur pillows that add to its luxurious design.

L Shaped Couch Idea #4: Corinthian Furniture Breckenridge Power Reclining 3 PC Sectional w/ Power Headrests

The Corinthian Furniture Breckenridge 3-piece powered L-shaped sectional

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If you like to host big parties with your family and friends, the Breckinridge Power Reclining Sectional is perfect! It breaks down into three modular pieces. Four of the seats feature power recliners with footrests. All of the headrests are also power-operated. Up to six people can lounge comfortably on the Breckenridge Sectional L-shaped couch with recliner seats.

This L-shaped sectional is massive! The cushions are tufted for ultimate comfort. It is upholstered in a polyester fabric that feels and looks like genuine leather. The center console offers extra storage and has two cup holders. Even better, the Breckinridge Power Reclining Sectional by Corinthian Furniture has built-in USB ports to charge all your electronic devices.

L Shaped Couch Idea #5: Corinthian Furniture Marlon Dove 2-Piece Sectional Sofa

The Corinthian Furniture Marlon 2-piece L-shaped sectional

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Casual meets comfort in the Marlon Dove Sectional Sofa by Corinthian Furniture. This L-shaped couch is constructed with durable hardwood. Large, blocky feet add stability to the sectional. Corinthian Furniture proudly manufactures its Marlon Sectional in the USA.

The Marlon Dove Sectional Sofa is available in two or three pieces. The 2-piece sectional features four regular seat cushions and a wedge seat. It comfortably seats up to five people. The 3-piece sectional has five regular seat cushions and a wedge cushion. You can sit up to six people on this model. All cushions are reversible to extend plushness. Additionally, all cushion covers are easily removed by a zipper. Simply put the covers in the wash for fast and easy cleaning.

Still can’t decide which L-shaped couch sectional is best for your home? Check out all five of these L-shaped couch ideas at one of our five showrooms. Test them out in person to see which sectional suites your style and comfort needs.
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Why Trust Great American Home Store?

Boasting the largest selection of in-stock home furnishings in the Mid-South, the Great American Home Store is your one-stop shop to find all the furniture and décor items your home needs. Our buying team is constantly searching across the globe for the next hot style in home fashion products. We go to several markets a year comparison-shopping to ensure you’ll be able to find everything from formal living to casual comfort at the lowest prices. Since our business is backed by the manufacturer, we can promise that we bring you all your furniture needs at prices that are far below our competitors’.

At the Great American Home Store, we also understand the importance of offering a vast selection for any-size budget. We offer many flexible financing options with approved credit so that you can find the perfect furnishings to reflect your unique style.

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The home of your dreams is closer than you think. Shop living room furniture online or visit us today at one of our furniture stores in Memphis, TN and the Mid-South. Check out our website to shop local furniture sales and subscribe to our email list to be the first to learn about our special offers. Our experts at Great American Home Store are always happy to help you find the best L shaped couch for your family — whether you call us at 800-260-4898 or use our online chat feature. Contact us today!

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