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Small Sectional Sofa With Recliner

There’s no reason to sacrifice luxury and comfort if you have a small living or family room. One of the best ways to accomplish those goals is to tuck a small, sectional sofa with recliner into the space.

A recliner adds an entirely new dimension to a room. It’s great for sleeping or napping, of course. It also allows you to curl up and do some work, read or watch a movie in comfort – or simply stretch out and relax. A small sectional typically has two pieces, seating two, three or four full-sized adults. It can be straight, curved or L-shaped; a curved or L-shaped sectional makes the most of available space, while a U-shaped recliner is unlikely to fit into a smaller room.

If a recliner is built-in, one piece will usually be a sofa and the other will be a matching reclining chair; you can choose to place the recliner on either side of the setup. However, other configurations are available, such as the home theater style: two sofas (or loveseats) with movie seat-style recliners built in, perhaps with a console or drink holder in the middle.

You can find a small, sectional sofa with recliner to match virtually any décor. Generally speaking, traditional sectionals feature comfortable fabric upholstery, curved lines and functional wooden legs. Contemporary models will have straighter lines and smooth upholstery (often leather), and may feature thick metal legs. Mid-century modern sofas with recliners will be similar in shape, but with graceful lines, longer wooden legs and tufted upholstery. And country-style small, sectional sofas with recliners are light in color and material (linen or cotton are popular choices), and may sit directly on the floor.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to materials. As mentioned earlier, some décors call for the use of leather (or faux leather), patterned cotton or linen. However, you’ll find these sectional sofas covered in everything from microfibers and twill (for easy cleaning), to velvet and polyester.

The final consideration (other than price) is the style of the cushions and arms. Tight, solid cushions can’t be removed easily, while split-backed sofas provide separate padding for each individual. Models with removable pillows are the most versatile, allowing family members to adjust the padding to their liking. Traditionally, small sectional sofas with recliners have had arms, but armless models have become more popular over the last decade.

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Xavien 2 - Piece Vegan Leather Sectional
Xavien 2 - Piece Vegan Leather Sectional
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The Reclining Sectional Seating Set includes a reclining loveseat with a built-in console in the middle and a push-back chaise. The two sections are combined to form the sectional set, which fits well in any traditional or contemporary home living room or office. It features solid wood construction and a metal base. Seat and back cushions are padded with high-density memory foam and upholstered in Faux leather. They provide the perfect balance of relaxation and comfort while offering great neck and lumbar support. Top pillow armrests make your arms feel better by giving them something to rest against when relaxing on the couch. This sectional seating set will surprise your friends!
Iron Acton Vegan Leather Sectional
Iron Acton Vegan Leather Sectional
$1700 $1700
This sectional, covered in faux leather, is sure to match any decor in your home. The upholstery has the durability to last for years to come. This sectional features a Cenro Mechanism with a USB power slot.
Bryd 2 - Piece Leather Sectional
Bryd 2 - Piece Leather SectionalFeaturing a solid wood frame founded on metal legs and wrapped in premium full leather upholstery, this sectional sofa allows all your friends and family to get together with an extra touch: reclining seats! Perfect for a clean-lined modern touch, it features an electric motor for reclining seats.
Palisades Upholstered Sectional
Palisades Upholstered SectionalThe Serta Palisades Sectional is the answer you've been looking for to furnish your small space. With comfortable foam cushions, a reclining seat, and a multi-functional chaise lounge, there are endless options for movie-watching and lounging with this sectional sofa. Great for a home theater experience! This contemporary design features a clean, modern silhouette that blends seamlessly with any decor. Best of all, lift up the chaise to find a built-in storage area perfect for extra pillows, blankets, and more. Choose from the right or left side configuration in one of today's popular colors to match your decor and enjoy the durable fabric used on this piece of furniture. Big value for small spaces means you can get the best of both worlds with this sectional sofa!
Nas 3 - Piece Upholstered Sectional
Nas 3 - Piece Upholstered Sectional
$3369.99 $3369.99
Sectional manual recliner living room set, modern design, and a good choice for your home to gather with family and friends. Generously padded seats and backs provide deep-seating comfort; sturdy frame and drop-in spring system ensure durability.
Maconay Vegan Leather Sectional
Maconay Vegan Leather Sectional
$2160 $2160
The sectional includes two armchairs and a corner wedge, with the modest colors and soft fabric of one armchair including a USB console and cup holders for you to relax and enjoy your downtime with your family while charging phones after a long day.
3 - Piece Upholstered Sectional
3 - Piece Upholstered Sectional
$2587 $2200
The Rockport Reclining Sectional is a stylish piece of furniture that brings style and comfort to your home. The modern farmhouse design features a variety of fashion accent pillows that are included with the set. Comfort was not spared for style in this sectional. Seating constructed of individually pocketed coils encased in foam and topped with a layer of cool gel infused memory foam creates a seat that is comfortable, supportive and provides a long lasting consistent seating experience. The Rockport was designed and constructed in the USA to be bigger, deeper and more comfortable than comparable products on the market today.
2 - Piece Upholstered Sectional
2 - Piece Upholstered Sectional
$2400 $2200
The Shane reclining sectional offers casual comfort in any room. Two seats—one by each arm—provide space for stretching out and relaxing. The dark gray, 100% polyester fabric is soft and inviting as well as durable. The seats are made from individually pocketed coils encased in foam, topped with a layer of cool gel-infused memory foam, and wrapped with a layer of synthetic fiber to create a seating experience you won't want to leave. Traditional all-foam seating quickly breaks down over time; our coil seating constructions provide a more consistent and supportive seat over time. A steel seat box gives the piece a solid foundation for years of use.
Rene 3 - Piece Vegan Leather Sectional
Rene 3 - Piece Vegan Leather SectionalThis sectional with chaise, upholstered in soft and soothing brown bonded leather, includes a reclining function that allows you to rest in luxury. Comfort is a top priority with this sectional, which features a high back that provides quality support and the use of high-resilience foam ensures you'll relax in extravagance. The console on the left and right sides of the sectional can be used to store magazines or remotes.
2 - Piece Vegan Leather Sectional
2 - Piece Vegan Leather Sectional
$3699.99 $3699.99
This reclining corner sectional offers luxurious comfort with high resiliency foam in the seating and back cushions and sumptuous thick leather wrapping. It also features a manual reclining mechanism with a deepened seat, allowing you to relax in any position. This reclining sofa and chaise is perfect for movie nights or family parties.
3 - Piece Upholstered Sectional
3 - Piece Upholstered Sectional
$2400 $1779
The contemporary farmhouse reclining sectional brings cozy comfort to any room. Featuring a soft textured chenille polyester fabric, this sectional is durable and easy to clean. Decorator accent pillows add to the look and comfort. The seating is constructed of individually pocketed coils encased in foam and topped with a layer of cool gel-infused memory foam, wrapped in a layer of fiber to create a super comfortable and consistent seating experience. Proudly made in the USA, it is designed and constructed to be bigger, deeper, and more comfortable than comparable models on the market today. All steel seat boxes are used to add strength to the frame for years of worry-free use.
Yosselin Upholstered Sectional
Yosselin Upholstered SectionalThis sofa is covered in a polyester blend upholstery. The recliners are made for enjoying lazy days. They are the perfect accent piece for youngsters or the elderly who want a recliner that covers them in comfort from head to toe. An essential complement to your loveseat or chair arrangement, this overall couch measures 81.5" W x 81.5" D x 40.1" H, providing plenty of room to relax without overwhelming your space.
Mabton 3 - Piece Upholstered Sectional
Mabton 3 - Piece Upholstered Sectional
$2500 $2500
This 3-piece reclining sectional is a sleek and streamlined design that might be our best-kept secret. Rest assured, you would be hard-pressed to find a modern sectional that looks so high-end yet is so comfortably priced. Integrated elements include an easy view adjustable headrest for low-profile style when it’s down and a high level of comfort when you’re kicking back and reclining. Factor in an ergonomic chaise and one-touch power controls (each with a usb port) placed on the inside track arm, and you have the makings for one beautifully deceptive reclining sectional.
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Size:

If you're looking for a family size small sectional sofa with a recliner, it's important to choose one where everyone has room to stretch out comfortably despite the smaller size. There will always be fights over who gets the reclining seat, but if the rest of the sofa has spacious seats, it's less of an issue. For a family sofa, you should look for one that measures between 60-80 inches wide. If you live alone or want a loveseat-style sofa, one that measures between 45-60 inches wide is a good option. If you have a very small space, opt for a reclining sectional sofa with a streamlined, armless design. This will create a modern look and free up a few inches of space.

Material and Maintenance:

A popular material for sectional sofas is leather, or faux leather as an alternative. PU leather is very easy to maintain and can in fact be cleaned with just warm water and diluted dish soap. Leather is slightly more difficult, as it requires specialist cleaning supplies that may add up to be expensive in the long run. Another popular material choice is polyester, which can imitate other more expensive materials like linen. Polyester can add a smart look to your sofa, though it usually isn't as comfortable. Some sectional sofas come with a polyester cleaning kit, but, if not, Richard Mishaan says to use a damp sponge to clean a polyester sofa -- just be aware to squeeze out the sponge well so you don't end up with patches on your sofa.

Style and Color: 

Personal style is very important when it comes to finding the right sectional sofa for you, as a sofa can change the look of a room instantly. If you love airy spaces with a neutral color scheme, keep the Scandi influence by opting for a cream or white leather sofa. This will look sleek and elegant. If you prefer the look of polyester, even out textures by adding a fluffy rug in front of your sofa, either in a plain color or with a geometric print for a focal point. Worried about stains and marks? Black is too harsh for a lot of small spaces and can make them appear closed-in, but charcoal gray and burgundy will have the same stain-hiding effect. Finally, a sofa with raised legs can make a room appear more open and therefore bigger.

Additional Features:

Despite their small size, sectional sofas with recliners can still have extras. A common extra in sectional sofas is cup holders. If it includes them, a sofa will usually have one or two cup holders built into the reclining seat for even more relaxation. Although not as common, a second extra feature is LED lighting. This is often found underneath the seats in the base and is a good way to change up the ambiance quickly. As stated by Jeffrey A. Marks, LED lighting can make a sofa appear more modern too, so picking a sofa with this feature is a good option if you want an ultra-modern, high-tech look in your living room.

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