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Sectionals have come a long way in the last few decades. Sectional seating is versatile and comes in a variety of styles to provide comfortable seating for everyone in your family — and for guests too!


What is a sectional?


The sectional sofa came to be in the Victorian era. People would push together two or more sofas to make one long seating area. Then, in the 1950s, modern design updated the look to include the L-shape and built-in sofa beds. Finally, in the 21st century, the design was updated to include recliners and built-in storage.


Sectionals are now available in a huge range of styles, sizes, and variations — this makes them a great choice for living rooms, rec rooms, and home theatre rooms.


What kind of sectional should I get?


There are many questions to ask yourself when considering a sectional, these include:


  • What is the layout and size of your space?
  • Are you intending to use the sectional as a room divider?
  • How many people need to fit on the sectional?
  • Do you want reclining or stationary seating?
  • What sort of fabric do you prefer?


Sectional Shapes & Styles



Sectionals come in a wide variety of shapes and configurations, including:

  • L-Shape 1: one side of the sectional extends outward beyond the depth of the seating area (similar to a chaise)
  • L-Shape 2: two areas of seating are joined making an L without an area extending
  • U-Shape: the seating is arranged with two areas extending on either side of the central seating area
  • Semi-Circular: the seating area is curved


Sectionals are also available in a range of styles. Popular styles include:

  • Contemporary and Modern: shorter profiles, crisp lines, and angular finishes
  • Traditional: higher profiles, curved arms or backs, and rounded finishes
  • Cottage and Coastal: skirted bottom fabric, thickly padded cushions, and throw cushion accents


At Smitty’s, we carry a wide selection of sectionals and we offer a huge range of customizable options. Our expert decorators will assist you in selecting the perfect size and shape for your space and will guide you through the process of choosing the fabric and finishes to make it your own.

Visit us at Smitty’s and check out our amazing line of sectionals.

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