5 Best Sustainable Sectionals & Modular Couches For 2024
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Many of our most beloved childhood memories involve curling up on the couch with our parents or snuggling into their laps to watch movies or old home videos. And the sofa we most often remember cuddling on? A good ol’-fashioned sectional couch.
Sectional couches are modular sofa pieces that are bigger than loveseats or individual chairs; they’re perfect for lounging, entertaining, or just laying out across with a good book (guilty.) But these larger couches are sizable investments (ha!) and ones you’ll be using for years to come, which is why we’re bringing you the most sustainable sectional couches that live up to our standards.
These sectionals are made to last with durable and eco-friendly materials, and they adapt easily to our lifestyles and spaces wherever we are. These brands have excellent customer service and experiences, too—from delivery to assembly to returns.
However you decide to gather and make new memories, we hope you do so on one of these comfy couches. 🛋️
1. Inside Weather
Best For | Customizable sectionals
Ships To | Contiguous US
Price Range | $1150–$7350
Featured in the New York Times and Apartment Therapy, Inside Weather transforms what furniture shopping can look like. Instead of limited styles or questionable colors, nearly every part of Inside Weather’s collection is customizable. But don’t worry about delays; everything is made-to-order in California and sent off to you in a matter of days. We especially love that IW’s sectionals can fit anywhere from two to ten people comfortably and that the carbon-negative pieces come with a 365-day home trial or your money back.
Best For | Affordable made-to-order velvet sectionals
Ships To | US & Canada
Price Range | $1545–$3395
Kick back and relax on Sabai’s sustainable sectionals. This conscious furniture brand uses recycled velvet, upcycled polyester, certiPUR-US certified foam, and FSC certified wood for its gorgeously constructed couches, with seating for up to seven at once. Since each sofa is made-to-order, you can choose your preferred color and legs (wood or metal) without any off-gassing or toxic retardants. With a closed loop process and repair program, it’s no wonder Sabai’s sectionals are a Good Trade favorite. Editor loved and approved (check out the review!).
3. Maiden Home
Best For | Luxury sectionals
Ships To | Lower 48 states & select locations in Canada
Price Range | $3100–$9895+
Designed in New York and crafted in North Carolina, Maiden Home is all about quality, timeless design, and comfort. With a wide range of customizable sectionals, these luxury couches are made-to-order just for you. Choose from dozens of fabrics, configurations, and finishes for the splurge-worthy couch you’ve always wanted (the Muir sectional is our personal fave!). Delivery is ready in just weeks, and unlimited white glove delivery is available at a nominal fee. Maiden Home partners with Affirm for financing over 18 months.
4. 7th Avenue
Best For | Modern sectionals
Ships To | Contiguous US (International shipping can be requested)
Price Range | $2,950–$10,400+
For a modular, family-friendly sectional that doesn’t compromise on style or sustainability, we love 7th Avenue (and so do hundreds of satisfied customers!). Their sectionals are versatile and chic, with deep seating for ultimate comfort. Water-repellent and stain-resistant, their cushion covers are also removable and washable. Down alternative is vegan, hypoallergenic, and cruelty-free, and their frames are made from FSC-certified solid wood (never composite wood or MDF) with sustainable steel reinforcements. Endlessly modular and adjustable, these babies are made to last. Read our 7th Avenue review here.
5. West Elm
Best For | Unique sleeper sectionals & modular couches
Ships To | Worldwide
Price Range | $199–$13,493
West Elm carries the most expansive collection of sectionals on this list. From reversible sectionals to sleepers to modular designs, there is a couch for everyone. Most West Elm pieces are thoughtfully made with eco-friendly materials, and you can choose your exact configuration, width, depth, fabric, color, and leg style to match your space. Head to each product page to see the sectional specifications and sustainability features—like “handcrafted by artisans,” “using FSC certified wood,” and more. West Elm offers financing payment plans.
Bonus: Kaiyo (secondhand)
Best For | Pre-loved sectionals & modular couches
Ships To | Nationwide; white-glove pickup and delivery to the greater New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. metro areas
Price Range | Varies
If sustainability is your top priority, you can’t do better than buying previously loved pieces. Kaiyo is an online marketplace to buy and sell pre-owned, high quality furniture. Unlike open marketplaces online where the condition and caliber of furniture can be hard to trust, Kaiyo only lists top brands with timeless designs (at discounted prices!). Buying furniture that already exists is the ultimate in sustainability (the brand estimates they’ve kept over 5 million pounds of furniture from landfills!), and buying with from Kaiyo also helps the planet: the brand plants a tree for every completed order. Love that!
Featured image from Inside Weather