Comfy, casual and conducive to socialising, the best L-shaped sofas come in a plethora of styles and configurations.

These laid-back yet luxurious loungers are well-suited to modern homes, allowing you to make use of dead corners, define open spaces or create statement seating areas.

Whether you opt for a sofa with a love seat, a sofa with a chaise or two single-arm sofas with a corner section, there's plenty to suit a variety of layouts and living arrangements. 

In terms of styles, there are contemporary twists on classic designs, chunky over-sized cushions and louche linear silhouettes. 

To choose the best couch for your home, peruse our selection, picked from the best home decor stores.

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Are L-shaped sofas a good idea?

Sofas that enable you to seat more people, socialise or lounge are a popular choice. Some L-shaped sofas are made in a way that allows flexibility too, such as those comprised of a three-seater sofa and an armless love seat, which can be configured as an L-shape or separately. 

'The advantages of an L-shaped sofa is that it generally offers ample seating with only a little more square footage required,' adds Madison Adam, interior design services manager at Article.

'L-shaped sofas are a type of sectional sofa composed of two conjoined sections. Typically, one side is a chaise module to create an ‘L’ orientation. These sofas can be oriented the same way as a typical sofa, either up against the wall or ‘float’ in the middle of the room where you want to create natural partitions.

'If you’re buying an L-shaped sectional, consider how much space you have around the sofa. Ensure there’s at least 1’ in front of the sofa for adequate space to get around, more if you’re considering pairing the sofa with a coffee table. 

'Determine the layout of your space and the various arrangements L-shaped sofas come in. Consider your sight-lines and which configuration best suits your needs.' 

Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites

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