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Sectional sofas are basically sofas in pieces. You assemble the pieces to make a complete sofa. You can rearrange these independent pieces according to the design or position you want. Sectional couches help in keeping your seating arrangement dynamic.
They are portable and are available in a host of materials, sizes, colors, and fabrics. You can get a sectional sofa for any informal or formal setting.
Being on a budget is no reason to not get good furniture. I’m here to help you get the best sectional sofa under $500! Let’s get started.
The 15 Best Sectional Sofas Under $500
1. Vanhorn Left Hand Facing Modular Sectional Sofa:
Do you have a small-scale living room? Are you looking for a sofa which seats more people but is still within your budget? Have you had no luck sofa (hahaha)? Don’t worry, this sectional is your foam stuffed superhero! It can seat 5 people (yes!) and consists of 3 pieces.
The facing is leftwards so you must check your room construction before purchasing it. The red shade is subtle and does not hurt the eyes. You can entertain your friends or have long conversations with your family but you can also enjoy some me-time and read a book or binge-watch a show. Whether you’re being a social butterfly or a couch potato- this sectional will be there for you.
2. The HONBAY Leather Convertible Sectional Sofa:
Leather is one of those materials which automatically looks rich and classy. I know, I know, you wouldn’t be reading this article if you could buy actual leather. Faux leather is your very affordable, yet sleek best friend. Faux Leather is synthetic leather (vegan, cruelty-free) and is more durable than actual leather.
Combine that faux swag with this sectional, and you’ve got yourself a stylish space. This sofa is L shaped and consists of a three-seater and a detachable ottoman. You can change the decor and switch things up by merely changing the side of the ottoman.
You know that thing where you sit on a couch and sink in? The one where it feels like you’re sitting on a deflating balloon? Yeah, that won’t happen here because the cushions are firm yet snug. The sofa is very easy to assemble (20-30 minutes) and it will be delivered to your place, saving you the hassle of actually going out and getting it. The design is suitable for a small space.
It’s available in brown and black, you can get it here.
3. Reversible Modular Sectional:
Short and sweet.
Don’t you and your partner love snuggling up under a blanket? Then this cutie patootie of a couch is perfect for a living room corner. It has a reversible chaise- you and your loved one can spend some quality time together or even work individually.
While one of you stretches their legs out and reads, the other can catch up on some emails. The assembling is very easy and the chaise can also be removed from the sofa. The cushions too are removable and the fabric is soft. Get this loveseat and add a contemporary touch to your place.
4. DHP Haven Small Space Sectional Futon Sofa:
Shout out to everyone who thinks sleeping on the sofa is better than sleeping on the bed. To those who think otherwise, I’ve got nothing to say to you except- look at this futon sofa!!!! You’ve heard of sofas that are multi-position and multi-purpose. This futon sofa is both. It consists of a two-seater and a chaise. The backrests are adjustable and the sofa can double up as a bed.
If you have a small place but guests come over frequently, this futon can be a space-saving solution. However, a demerit is that the couch is a little firm and also short. You can solve the former problem by adding soft cushions. All in all, this piece is space and cost-effective. |
5. HONBAY Convertible Sectional Sofa Couch:
You have so many things to worry about, and you definitely shouldn’t have to stress about keeping your sofa clean. The reason I recommend linen is that it’s super easy to clean. Spills and stains don’t bother it much and you just need to steam it occasionally to keep it fresh. It is also comfortable and one of the safest materials out there. So you’ve got 99 problems, but your sofa material ain’t one.
This HONBAY sectional is ideal for people with pets and is very cosy. It takes about 20 minutes to assemble it (no nuisance). It is available in 3 very elegant colours- light grey, dark grey and beige. If you are looking for a sectional that’s low-maintenance or no-maintenance, go for this suave convertible.
6. Christopher Knight Home Andresen Chaise Sectional:
If you’re one of those people who love entertaining friends but also like spending some quality time with your family, this sofa is just for you. You can vary between extremes- party animal, classy host/hostess, family man/woman- and this couch will slip into each role perfectly.
It’s comprised of two parts- a chaise lounge and a loveseat. It’s ideal for smaller spaces and is made of polyester. Polyester doesn’t fade, it is resistant to wear and tear- your sofa won’t age quickly. The sofa requires assembling and the colour is a muted dark grey. It’s only drawback is that it has a low back and will not be suitable for you if you’re the human version of a giraffe.
7. Perrin Reversible Sleeper Sectional:
Do you know what looks royal? What looks rich and tasteful? What makes everyone think you’re related to Queen Elizabeth? Okay, I took it too far. The answer is velvet!
Velvet is so soft and luxurious and is great for winters. It is also durable, making it a good choice for upholstering sofas or chairs. This sectional has a chaise which can be placed on either side and the backrest has 3 positions- sitting, reclining and sleeping.
The only drawback of this sectional is that velvet is relatively harder to maintain. If you have some time on your hand or like cleaning, then this sofa is suited to you.
8. Emiliano Left Hand Facing Sectional:
Are you looking to add some spunk in your decor? But the glam sofas are too expensive, right? Just because you’re on a budget, doesn’t mean you can’t get fashionable with your furniture choices. This black and white beauty looks a million bucks but is actually very pocket-friendly. This sectional is built for small as well as big spaces. The facing of this sectional is left hand and the material is the much-praised (by me) faux leather.
I’ve always loved the colour of pebbles and was surprised to find a sofa available in the same hue. Did you know that the colour blue grey suggests professionalism and sophistication? That would make this sectional ideal for your workspace or studio. You can use the ottoman as an individual seat (for the waiting room) or you could make a chaise on either side for a private office.
The sofa cushions’ covers are removable and easy to clean. The cushions are like wine- they get better with age, the more you use this sectional, the better it gets.
10. Modern Linen Fabric Futon Sectional Sofa:
One more sofa cum bed! Is this because they’re that good? Or is it because I love sleeping? Guess we’ll never know.
I automatically love any piece of furniture which serves as a bed. Not only because they accommodate pesky uninvited guests, but also because it is a real space saver. And oh, are you sick of drab sofa colours like beige or brown? Don’t worry, no more bandaid hues- this sofa is available in bright shades like blue, purple and orange.
You can brighten your room by making this sofa a pop of colour. The upholstered fabric also looks chic. Moreover, the best part about linen is that it’s cool to touch. No more stuffiness!
This sectional accommodates at least 4 people comfortably and is great for lounging. Lounging is just another fancy word for being lazy, come on. So go ahead and be lazy with this futon sectional.
11. Modern Soft Brush Microfiber Sectional Sofa:
You’re getting a sectional that can be used as a table too-how cool is that? The ottoman can be placed connecting any seat or independently. You could call this sofa a Transformer. The cushions are basically a big hug and are removable. The fabric is easy to clean but it does snag. If you have children who do a lot of jumping around then you might want to go for one of the other sectionals.
If not, this sofa will support your weight and is easy to assemble. You have a choice between grey, black, and white. You can buy this plush sofa here and improve the aesthetic of your space within $500!
12. Edenburg Reversible Sectional Sofa:
I’m about to enlighten you on the benefits of another great fabric- polyester.
1) It’s very easy to clean.
2) It is quite durable.
3) It is resistant to wrinkles.
Now put the three together and you’ve got yourself a great sofa fabric. This sectional is made of polyester and has a very rustic look about it. Maybe it’s the tan upholstery or maybe the design.
This sofa can accommodate 3-4 people and consists of a chaise and a loveseat. Imagine- a steaming cup of coffee, a classic paperback and you lying on this sofa. I like that image. You can order this sectional here and while it comes, go get that book and make some coffee.
13. Kehlani Reversible Sectional Sofa
Neutral or muted colours are seriously underrated. Nothing is more soothing to the eye than white. This sectional is also soothing- and not only visually. It has a great texture and soft cushions which will help you relax after a long day at work.
Moreover, the cushions are reversible. You get two cute toss pillows with this sectional and did I mention? The shipping is free. Great support, easy assembly, and supreme comfort- that’s the Kehlani Reversible for you.
14. Martello Left Hand Facing Modern Sectional:
Velvet again! I know you’re on a budget but you probably want something unique for your house. These days, all sofas look the same. To stand out with your furniture choices, go big with this sectional and it’s velvety violet grandeur.
The design of this sofa is minimal and contemporary but the colour is vibrant and appealing. But I know your concern. Style is okay but what about comfort? That department is also sorted. The cushions are made of foam and are excellent to destress. Just remember that the sofa’s orientation is leftward.
You can check it out here.
15. Dewitt Sectional:
Here’s a sofa with our homely material- cotton! Cotton is going to keep you comfy, cool and allergy-free. Another advantage with our last sectional is that it’s pre-assembled- you only need to screw the legs on. To clean the covers, you need only throw them in the machine.
So basically, this sofa is making your life easier by the minute. It’s crafted for tight spaces and if you have a studio apartment which needs a couch- this one is it.
Okay, that was all for the sofas. But wait. It is definitely not all for this post yet. Did you think I’d let you go that easily?
The Guide To Buying Sectional Sofas
- Size: Always measure the size of your room before buying any furniture. That way you don’t end up with furniture too big (resulting in a cramped room) or too small (resulting in awkward space) for your house. Bigger rooms will call for a more elaborate sofa set-up while smaller rooms will need sofas that are compact. Leave 20 inches in front of your sofa for easy movement.
- Build: Do you want your sofa to be cushioned and plump? Or do you prefer a sleek seat? You also have a choice of going for reclining seats. Also, check if your sofa provides lumbar (lower back) support.
- Material: If your house is swarming with kids who spill juice on sofas, get fabrics which clean easily and don’t stain (like leather).
Now I’m done. A sectional sofa or couch is probably one of the most important pieces of furniture in your house. That’s because it allows you to be a couch potato. And if you’re going to be a couch potato, might as well be comfy and might as well keep your couch in style.