To say modular sofas are having a moment is a bit of an understatement. From gracing the pages of high-end interior magazines to stealing the show at international design fairs, they’re everywhere - including in our homes.

But modular sofas are no fad. Far from it, in fact.

These intelligent designs have been offering the best in style and comfort for decades, and now that living rooms have become the hub of our homes, even more of us are clocking onto their many benefits.

Think flexible frames that can be configured to match your space, chaise-style modules that elevate tired legs, and stylish, deconstructed silhouettes.

Join us as we take a closer look at these unsung heroes of modern-day living.

Vitra Soft Modular Sofa Two SeaterVitra Soft Modular Two Seater Sofa

So, what is a modular sofa?

Modular sofas are made up of a series of movable sections called modules. These modules come in a range of styles, like arm or chaise pieces, that allow you to configure a sofa that best meets your needs.

There any many variations you can choose from depending on the space you have available. For example, you could keep things simple by selecting two arm pieces and a central unit for a design that resembles a regular three-piece suite. Or you could add a corner piece and create a corner sofa for a little extra comfort.

Many modular sofas also come with an ottoman for even greater flexibility. They’re fun, versatile and ideal for busy homes.

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What are the benefits of a modular sofa?

Well, where do we start? Modular sofas are extremely practical and look great, so they’re certainly a win-win in our eyes. We take a look at the five key benefits of choosing a modular sofa - or sectional - for your home.

Flexibility
If you need your sofa to be flexible, then a modular sofa is the style for you. You can choose both the size and shape of your sofa, and it can be made to fit your room perfectly.

There are configurations that can make the most of awkward corners or unused spaces. Or, if your room is open-plan, a modular sofa can act as a room divider. The large proportions of the Hay Mags Modular Sofa are ideal for this.

HAY Mags 3 Seater Modular Sofa Combination 3 TonusHAY Mags Three Seater Modular Sofa Combination 3

Comfort
There’s nothing more satisfying than putting your feet up after a long day at work, and with a modular sofa, you’ll be able to do that every single day. Just select a design that has a corner, chaise or ottoman and get ready to enjoy 100% comfort, 100% of the time. Eave, we’re looking at you.

Menu Eave Modular SofaMenu Eave Three Seater Modular Sofa

Ease
As well as some of the more obvious benefits, modular sofas are also practical in ways you might not immediately think of. They’re much easier to move around than fixed three-piece suites thanks to their separate modules.

This means there’s no need to worry about it not fitting through your door or up the stairs when it comes to delivery day, and when it’s time to move on, you’ll be able to take it with you too.

Choice and customisation
Modular sofas simply can’t be beaten when it comes to choice. Find the style, colour and fabric that’s right for you from our online collection. Or if you prefer to play around with the configuration to create your dream design, chat to a friendly member of our sales team.

The options are endless. We're always here to help and offer guidance.

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A social affair
Love getting friends or family over for a good chin-wag? Then you’ll love how modular sofas can boost the social dynamic of your space. Designs that have a chaise or corner unit will naturally encourage interaction as guests will be facing each other, rather than sitting side by side.

Fritz Hansen’s Lune makes an excellent choice for social areas as it has a relaxed feel but a smart appearance that’s sure to impress your guests.

Fritz Hansen JH302 Lune 3 Seater Sofa with ChaiseFritz Hansen Lune Three Seater Sofa & Chaise

Should my next sofa be modular?

If you’re looking for flexibility and comfort, then absolutely! While there are pros and cons to almost every style of sofa - from classic 3-seaters to sofa-beds - it really is hard to go wrong with a modular design.

They’re perfect for couples who like to curl up and watch films together at night, families who like to socialise, and those that are just looking a little extra lounging space.

Plus, with dozens of designs, colours and fabrics to choose from, you’re sure to find your perfect match. Browse our modular sofa collection.

If you’re thinking of choosing a modern modular sofa for your home but aren’t sure where to start, then get in touch. Our knowledgeable team will happily take you through all the options, including prices, and will help you find the design that’s right for you. Simply phone, email or message us today.

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