Build Your Own Sectional to Create the Perfect Room

Sectional sofas work wonders in big rooms and help you seat your whole family one place. There's more to the sectional than just an oversized piece of furniture that can fill a large area though. In fact, sectionals can even work in smaller rooms where you need to maximize seating without taking up tons of floor space.

At Pottery Barn, you can build your own sectional to your needs and specifications, so you get the perfect seating arrangement for your room. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits, styles and configurations you can enjoy when you choose a custom sectional sofa for your room.

Sectional Options and Configurations

Creating the ideal sectional for your home from scratch can feel like a daunting task. The good news is that we've taken the guesswork out of it and made it easy to create the perfect configuration for your room. We've also got a wide range of materials from natural leather to wipe-clean upholstery that'll work in formal spaces and busy family rooms with kids and pets. Here are a few popular sectional pieces you can use to create your own configuration:

  • Left and right arm sofas. An ideal starting point for building a sectional, left and right arm sofas do the heavy lifting and provide the majority of your seating. Look for two and three-seat styles depending on your space.
  • Left and right arm loveseats. Need a slightly smaller sectional for an undersized room? Perhaps you need to make a sectional with a sofa even bigger? With a left or right arm loveseat, you create a stylish sectional for a small space or build an oversized masterpiece.
  • Bumper and wedge pieces. A great go-between or corner for a large sectional, bumper and wedge pieces make it easy to extend or angle your section. Bumper pieces can also give you a place to put your feet up when used on the end of a sectional.
  • Left and right-facing chaise lounges. Put your feet up for a movie or catch up on your reading with a left or right-facing chaise lounge for your sectional. In oversized rooms you can even use one on each side so everybody can lounge in style.

Whether you're working with a massive, cavernous formal living or you're trying to decorate a small family room, a custom sectional can be a wonderful option for your home. Use our build-your-own sectional system, and before you know it, you'll have the sectional of your dreams in your very own home. Don't forget to check out our selection of side chairs, chaise lounges, ottomans and more while you're shopping for your sectional.