Your guide to buying a modular sofa

Our modular sofas are available in flexible designs that help free up floor space, so you can make the most of your room. Read ahead to find out everything there is to know about modular sofas, including my pick of the best ones.

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What is a modular sofa?

Modular sofas are made up of a series of individual sofa pieces that can be slotted together in various configurations to suit any living space.


An excellent space saver, modular sofas are fully adaptable and can be arranged to suit the space available to you. 

Whether you want a compact 2 seater or a larger L-shaped sofa, our modular sofas can be easily assembled to fit perfectly into any room size. 

What are the benefits of a modular sofa?

It’s easy to see why modular sofas are a household favourite, I've rounded up what makes them so great:

  • Modular sofas are flexible and adjustable, allowing you the freedom to switch up your room layout easily.
  • Hugely practical and versatile, especially when you need to move individual sofa parts smoothly through narrow doors, hallways and even up staircases
  • Can help to maximise space, especially in smaller living rooms, giving you more room to relax 
  • Adds a comfortable and modern addition to your home 
  • Available in a variety of shapes, styles and colourways

What to consider with a modular sofa

Whilst modular sofas have a lot of beneficial properties, there are still some factors to consider:

  • Ensure you take accurate measurements before ordering, as there are several components involved so be mindful to add all of these dimensions together.
  • It’s equally as important to take accurate measurements of the area in which you intend to place your sofa. Read our Fitting Guide for more advice on measuring up for your sofa
  • Choose the best configuration to maximise your space and how you typically use your living room
  • As modular sofas have a large surface area it’s important to choose upholstery that you won’t tire of, a neutral shade may work best as you can easily dress this up with interchangeable accessories rather than a loud print that has the potential to look busy

Modular sofa layout ideas

The right furniture layout is key to creating a functional and relaxing space. Here are a few ideas to hopefully get you feeling inspired:

  • Simply add on the optional chaise ends to make your modular sofa perfect for family nights in
  • Position the modular sofa parallel the back wall directly in front of the television for optimal viewing and comfort
  • Wrap the modular sofa around a coffee table for easy access and a contemporary feel
  • Perfect for regular entertainers – create a conversation ring layout, whereby your modular sofa and additional chairs are positioned in a circle for an inclusive feel

Living room design layouts for modular sofas

Wondering how to style a small living room? Arrange Choose the parts of the modular sofa to fit into any room size and create the perfect sized sofa for a small space.

The beauty of a modular sofa is you have a lot more control over the design and usability of your living space. 

It can even be used as a great feature in an open-plan area. 

Think about using your modular corner sofa as a space-saving natural room divider between kitchen, living and dining areas.

With some strategic placing, you can easily create a separate cosy seating area for the whole family.


When styling a fabric modular sofa like the Ariel, try creating a feeling of open space by leaving the chaise end free of cushions.

Alternatively, add cushions and throws to blend in the extra chaise end seamlessly. Take a look at the below for some inspiration!  

The best modular sofas 

I’ve rounded up some of the best modular sofas to get you inspired for your next purchase. 

1. La-Z-Boy El Paso

From the famous American sofa brand, the La-Z-Boy El Paso offers optimum comfort and luxury with 100% genuine leather, deep filled cushions and high backed designs.

The quality is excellent and so many lovely colours to choose from. The sofa is very comfortable and the recliner’s so easy to use. The head tilt is also an excellent idea. We would definitely recommend this sofa as it has so many superb qualities.
We love our sofa. So stylish and great quality. Extremely happy with our purchase.
La-Z-Boy El Paso Right Hand Facing End Static Unit | La-Z-Boy El Paso Sofa Range | ScS
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Only £ 1,399

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2. La-Z-Boy Nevada

Experience the ultimate in comfort and flexibility with one of our popular La-Z-Boy recliner corner sofas. The Nevada is available in 12 attractive colourways, so you can be sure to find a perfect match for your interior scheme. 

Miss Trickey
Sofa of our dreams! Customised the colour and trim to black and have a chaise lounge!
Bob Grant
Very comfortable suite, easily positioned, easily separated and connected.

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La-Z-Boy Nevada Fabric Right Hand Facing Manual Recliner Unit | La-Z-Boy Nevada Sofa Range | ScS
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Only £ 929

£ 25.81 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

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Soft & supportive

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3. Ashton

Combining traditional stylings with ultimate comfort, the Ashton range is a practical and stylish addition to any living space.

With deep seating and foam interiors as standard, the Ashton provides a cosy and customisable seating option for the whole family.

One of the best sofas I have ever purchased comfortable and gives your back plenty of support.
I love my new furniture, which is much admired by family and friends. It looks modern and classy and fits perfectly in my lounge.

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Living Ashton Fabric Single Unit | Ashton Sofa Range | ScS
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4. La-Z-Boy Tamla

Sit back and relax in style with the La-Z-Boy Tamla Corner Sofa.

Renowned for its luxurious cushioning and with a choice of more than six colours, there is sure to be a corner group or sofa that is just right for you and your home.

Quality product and very comfy, is beautiful, Delivered great, looks lovely and material is good.
Margaret Driver
This is a really comfy Sofa and a really stylish design. I am very pleased with this, both in price and the colour choice.
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Only £ 2,699 .99

£ 75 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Very soft & cosy

Very soft & cosy

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Ashleigh Ellis

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Director of Upholstery & Furniture

at ScS

12th September 2023

Having been a part of the ScS family for over two years, Ashleigh is intricately woven into the fabric of the upholstery world, a legacy she inherited from a lineage of Manufacturing Directors within her family. Ashleigh's journey spans manufacturing, upholstery suppliers, and furniture retail across 23 years, and her expertise is only enriched by her lifetime of passion and knowledge. Balancing her professional life in Doncaster, she's a proud mom to two teenagers and two playful mini sausage dogs. To Ashleigh, upholstery holds a special place in her heart which is why she actively advocates for inspiring younger generations to consider the upholstery manufacturing industry. Her dedication and first-hand insights breathe life into every sofa she encounters.