Best for Small Spaces: Lilola Home Lucca Reversible Sectional Sofa Couch

If you live in a condo or apartment, you may be limited on space—but there is good news: you don’t have to forgo a sectional sofa just because many are sized for larger dwellings. We looked at a half dozen options for small spaces before deciding the Lilola Home Lucca sofa is the best bet for most folks. Here’s why:

What We Liked

• Good overall quality. We liked the linen-like finish on the upholstery.

• Fits in small spaces. At 54″ x 84″ x 35″ this three-person capacity sofa is perfect for that smaller space.

• Generous storage in chaise.

• Easy to assemble.

• Color fits in nicely with most decor.

What Needs Work

• Cushions may be too firm to sleep on.

• Could be easier to convert to a bed.

Best Sectional Sleeper Sofa: Morden Fort Velvet Reversible Sleeper Sectional Sofa

When we started our research on sectional sofas, we were surprised at the number of models that touted their sleeper function . . . but the sleeping surface was way too firm for most folks.

For the best sleeper sectional sofa, we think Morden Fort Velvet sofa is the best of the bunch—very good quality and it converts into a comfortable bed.

What We Liked

 Nice bang for the buck.

• Easy to assemble.

• Good storage in pop-up chaise.

• Firm, soft fabric.

• Brass tack detailing is nice touch.

• Detachable cushions.

What Needs Work

• Some users report misaligned screw holes. This can make assembly more of a challenge.

Best With Ottoman: Beverly Fine Furniture sectional sofa set

We loved the storage ottoman that comes with this set, which is unusual for sectional couches in this price range. And the faux leather upholstery on this couch is a winner. Here’s more:

What We Liked

• Easy to assemble.

• Spacious. 

• Nice faux leather look.

• Ottoman has generous storage.

What Needs Work

• Cushions are too firm for some folks.

• No pull-out bed option.

About the Authors

Denise & Alan Fields are consumer advocates and best-selling authors. The Fields have authored 12 books with three million copies in print, including the best-selling guide to baby gear, Baby Bargains.

The Fields have been featured and quoted in the New York TimesWall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times.

As consumer products experts, the Fields have been guests on the NBC Today Show, Good Morning America and ABC’s 20/20.

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