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.
Modern setup for a spacious living room with a sofa sectional recliner with a chaise on the side. The sofa is made out of black faux leather and has an additional power outlet on the side, making it easy to recharge electronic devices.
Contemporary setup for an elegant and sophisticated living room with a sofa sectional in an l-shape with reclining footstools. The sofa is made out of faux leather in brown and beige color, giving it a classy appearance.
A pretty traditional corner sofa having a woody compact frame and low angular brown tapered legs. Thickly padded removable seat cushions and back pillows as well as recessed straight panel arms are covered in plain light grey fabric with piping.
An elegant comfortable modern corner sofa with a wooden frame and triangular legs of chromed metal. It has quite thick seats, 1 full panel slanted outwards arm and across split backrests with headrests. Upholstery is of plain grey faux leather.
Comfortable approach to a cozy, traditional reclining couch with thick and comfy seat cushions. The couch is upholstered with a faux leather material in a black color and has an additional power outlet on the side.
Traditional look for an old-fashioned sofa sectional, upholstered in a dark brown faux leather material which gives it a sophisticated vibe. The wooden legs made out of decoratively carved walnut wood are a fine finish.
Brzozowski Modern Small Space Sectional
Modern design for a contemporary sofa sectional couch upholstered in a cotton fabric in a deep blue color. The sectional has thick seat cushions which make it comfortable and dark wooden legs which are a nice finish.
Hemphill Reversible Sectional with Ottoman
Colorful and stylish setup for a spacious living room with a sofa sectional upholstered in a microfiber material in a light gray color with a matching footstool ottoman in front of it, all decorated with a plethora of throw pillows.
Alsatia Casa Primrose - Modern Eco-Leather Sectional Sofa
Contemporary arrangement for a modern living room furnished with a sectional sofa upholstered in ecologic leather in a dark gray color, nicely complementing the frame made out of shiny, chromed aluminum.
Contemporary arrangement for a spacious living room with a small sectional sofa with a recliner and a chaise, upholstered in a faux leather material in a white color, nicely matching the glass coffee table in the front.
A pretty comfy sectional L-sofa convertible to a full bed. It has a wooden frame and low thick black legs. A castered pull out base contains an additional mattress. Full panel arms, tufted back pillows and seats are covered in plain grey fabric.
An aesthetic comfortable contemporary L-shaped sectional sofa. It has a wooden frame and low thick black tapered block legs. The frame, thick seat cushions, straight full panel arms, wide back pillows are covered in patternless mid grey fabric.
A tasteful comfortable sectional reclining sofa with a chaise lounge. It has a woody frame, low round black legs, push back mechanisms. A frame is covered in dark brown pleather, thick seats, pillowed arms, split backrests - in mid brown microfibre.
Johnathon Sleeper Sectional Sofa
An aesthetic comfy left facing L-sofa convertible to a bed for two. It has a sturdy steel frame with low feet. It's padded with foam, has mid-firm button tufted seats, low very wide arms, pillowed backrests, upholstery of plain grey polyester.
Shaina Reversible Sectional
A cool small reversible sectional L-sofa having a frame of solid wood and MDF and slanted round tapered legs in natural shades. It has removable both mid-firm seats and back pillows, flat square arms, foam padding, upholstery of textured blue linen.
Palisades Reclining Sectional
With its comfortable foam cushions, a reclining seat and a multi-functional chaise lounge, this Palisades reclining sectional can be an ideal option for a small living room. The overall dimensions are 36'' H x 89'' W x 62'' D.
With its small, well-designed silhouette, this Serta Palisades Reclining sectional will be a perfect solution for a small contemporary living room. Finished in light grey, it offers comfortable foam cushions, a reclining seat and a multi-functional chaise lounge.
Contemporary design for a large, comfortable sofa sectional made in an L-shape. The sofa sectional is upholstered in a microfiber material in a beige color and has soft and thick cushions with horizontal cuts in them.
A small reclining sofa sectional for living rooms, made out of real leather in a black color with a chaise on the side. The sectional has adjustable footrests and provides a matching look to the modern coffee table in the front.
This small living room set comprises a sectional sofa with a recliner and an ottoman. All finished in stylish dark brown leather, elegantly trimmed with a silver nailhead. Massive, yet very soft and comfy proposition.
This sectional sofa with a chaise lounge and sectional recliner constitutes a perfect accent in any refined living room spaces The combination of dark brown leather and beige, soft plush will soon become your favorite leisure spot.
Creating a stylish leisure spot for the whole family, this sectional has all that's needed to become a great focal point. It can accommodate up to 4 people. Features a comfortable right chaise lounge.
Latish Sleeper Sectional
A pretty sectional sofa (convertible to a twin bed) with a chaise lounge. They have woody frames. Rectangular frame supports and arms fronts are of aluminium. Panel arms and button tufted mid-firm seats and backs are covered in plain green polyester.
Keyana Sofa Sectional
A tasteful modern sectional sofa with a storage chaise lounge. They have wooden frames and flat black feet. It's foam-padded and accommodates 6 persons. Backrests have collapsible headrests. Upholstery is of white bonded leather with black accents.
Silvia Small Sectional
An aesthetic traditional sectional L-sofa with a left hand facing chaise lounge. Frames are of wood, upright angular canted legs - brown. A frame, removable firm seats and wide tufted back pillows, sloped arms are covered in plain white polyester.
Stigall Sleeper Sectional
A contemporary take on a large sofa sectional with a chaise on the side, acting as a centerpiece of the room. The sectional has wooden legs crafted out of oak wood and is upholstered in a microfiber material in a gray color.
Kealy Sofa Reclining Sectional
A modern setting for a spacious yet empty living room with a sofa sectional made out of an aluminum frame with thick cushions upholstered in a green cotton material and decorated with two gray throw pillows.
A modern approach to a long, sizable reclining sectional sofa with a right storage chaise, perfect for holding beddings and quilts. The sofa is upholstered in a cotton fabric in a light gray color, nicely matching the white rug.
Elegant setting for a spacious living room, furnished with a set of reclining armchairs in a single, loveseat and sofa sizes. The armchairs are upholstered with microfiber material around thick, comfortable cushions.
A comfy small 3-section sofa with a chaise lounge and a recliner. All parts have wooden frames and low angular dark brown legs. Frame are covered in brown pleather. Thick seats, pillowed arms, wide split backrests are covered in soft beige suede.
A pretty comfortable traditional L-shaped sofa. All 3 sections have wooden frames and flat dark angular feet. Frames, thick removable seats, back pillows, flat full panel arms are covered in soft patternless beige fabric.
This small sectional sofa with recliner delights with its classic, black leather finish, providing a smooth addition to any classic living room decor. The set comprises also a functional ottoman.
This small-scale sectional sofa recliner constitutes a perfect family leisure spot. It comprises two recliners with all the regulations mechanisms to provide the uttermost comfort and relaxation.
Finished in brown leather, this small reclining sofa constitutes a solid and stylish proposition for a classic living room decor. Its dark wood finish conceals also a convenient bottom shelf for storage.
A luxury modern set of comfortable hand-operated reclining furniture. A 3-seat sofa, a loveseat and a swivel recliner feature low flat feet, mid-firm deep seats, wide pillowed arms, tall backrests with headrests, upholstery of elegant grey pleather.
A classy modern set of comfy hand-operated reclining furniture. They feature thick deep seats, wide pillowed side arms, inner arms with flip-up tops (hiding storage compartments) and cup holders, tall pillowed split backs, dark pleather upholstery.
Sophisticated design for a large sofa sectional made in an L-shape with a wooden frame in a light color. The sofa is fitted with faux leather upholstery in a beige color and has a plenty of soft and thick cushions on top of it.
This sectional sofa with a built-in reclining footstool and a storage provides the room with a unique, romantic vibe. The sofa is upholstered in a faux leather material in a red color and has hidden tables behind the backs.
A contemporary take on a comfortable sofa sectional with a chaise on the side. The sectional is upholstered in a microfiber material in a beige color with the bottom of the piece made out of brown leather.
Elegant setup for a spacious living room, furnished with an L-shaped sofa sectional with four reclining seats and a lower corner. The sofa sectional is made out of real leather with a dark brown tint and has handy power outlets on each side.
An old-fashioned sofa sectional with a chaise lounge on the side and reclining seats. The sofa sectional is upholstered in a real leather in a dark color and has a handy storage hidden underneath the armrest between seats.
This small sectional sofa with recliner constitutes a perfect leisure spot for a small family. Its snowy white finish adds warmth and brightness to the space. It stands on thin, chromed legs.
This small living room set enchants with its refined, brown leather finish and the exquisite comfort it offers. A smoothly-designed sectional sofa set with two recliners and an ottoman.
Designed for 3 to 4 people, this small sectional with a chaise lounge will be a perfect leisure spot for a small family. Its creamy beige finish shall fit smoothly into most of the decors, adorning both classic and more modern living rooms.
An aesthetic small traditional sectional L-sofa with a lever-operated reclining mechanism, wooden frames and low black legs. The frame, mid firm seats, wide pillowed arms and across split backrests are covered in soft durable plain grey linen.
An elegant small L-shaped sectional sofa with a recliner on the left. All parts have wooden frames with low thick black angular tapered legs. Thick seat, gently sloped armrests, tufted backrest pillows are covered in elegant brown pleather.
An aesthetic comfortable contemporary L-shaped sectional sofa with recliners. Frames, wide pillowed armrests, deep mid-firm seats and mid-height wide split backrests are upholstered in soft patternless light grey microfibre.
A traditional sofa sectional with reclining footrests, paired with a matching ottoman in front of it. The couch, as well as the ottoman, are upholstered with a microfiber material in a beige color, giving it an elegant vibe.
Vintage arrangement for a cozy living room, furnished with a reclining sofa sectional upholstered with a faux leather in a black color, paired with a traditional bookshelf in the back made out of white-painted wood.
A contemporary sofa sectional with a chaise on the side. The sectional is upholstered with a cotton fabric in a white color and can be unfolded to reveal a twin-sized beds, which comes handy when guests stay overnight.