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After a long day of work, there is no better feeling than coming home and collapsing onto one of the best pit sectionals on the market. In case you’re not familiar, this type of sofa is one of the most spacious and comfortable seating arrangements you can own. In contrast to traditional L-shaped sectionals, a pit sofa is essentially one large couch that makes up a rectangular, almost mattress-shaped area of your home. Not only are they supremely cozy, but they also make for a dramatic accent piece, too.
“Pit sectionals are created with modular seating elements grouped in a tight grid,” San Francisco-based interior designer Kelly Lasser tells BAZAAR. “Although most pit sectionals are rectilinear configurations, curved designs both contemporary and vintage continue to trend. Organic forms offer inviting comfort and flexibility by loosening up a room and sight lines.”
Just like how your favorite comfortable couch will benefit from being paired with throw blankets or accent pillows, pit sectionals also require special styling. Arranging them with home decor pieces like floor lamps or beautiful coffee tables can help make them feel balanced in your home.
Here, shop our 14 favorite pit sectionals that you will never want to get off of.
Coburn Six Piece Pit Sectional
This cushiony pit sectional is made up of six modular pieces to create a large zone for comfortable lounging. The base is created with durable hardwood, making this an investment piece that’s built to last for generations. Along with the accompanying cushions, this sofa was created with anti-sag springs that help the couch keep its shape.
Dimensions: 124" W x 81" D x 28" H
Nest 9-Piece Large Pit Sectional
Whether you love to entertain, have a large family, or just enjoy stretching out to the max, this is one of the largest modular pit sectionals on the market. Created with a whopping nine pieces and measuring 136 inches wide, this style offers plenty of space for your entire friend group to relax.
Dimension: 136" W x 99" D x 38" H
Colors: Gray, white, black
Field Leather 3-Piece Sectional Lounger with Ottoman
When it comes to creating a pit sectional in your home, it's all about the configuration. While technically this piece is a small sectional with an accompanying ottoman, moving that piece into the gap left behind creates a great pit sectional for small spaces.
Dimension: 62" W x 60.5" D x 33" H
A reviewer says: “The Fields Leather 5-Piece Sectional Lounger is great not only for personal relaxation, but also for entertaining. It is beautiful and durable, which is a great combination.”
Tufted Sofa Sectional 003
This modern piece could be at home in a museum, but it’s even better in your own space. The material is firm yet so soft, so lounging on it feels like getting cozy on your favorite firm mattress. You can pick the colors that fit the aesthetic of your home best, but we love mixing and matching for a true standout piece.
Dimension: 112.7" W x 59" D x 26.8" H
A reviewer say: “Beautiful modular sofa, the chenille fabric is stunning in person.”
Dawson Pit-Sectional Sofa
If after a long day you want nothing more than to sink into a gigantic sofa, this is one of the softest, most plush styles available. While there are only two colors offered, the options are very calming neutrals. This piece will truly transform your living room into a sanctuary.
Dimension: 126.4" W x 81.5" D x 31.9" H
Colors: Olive, gray
A reviewer says: “I was definitely nervous buying a couch online without sitting on it prior, but this couch exceeded our expectations! Great size, color, and comfort with the deep seats. Delivery was stress-free as was the assembly for two people. Our first purchase from Castlery but will definitely be buying more products!”
Owning a pit sectional is a huge design choice, so if you want to keep your home feeling minimal, the Kova Pit is a great option. While it still has that plush, oversized look, the clean lines and simple design keep it from becoming overwhelming in your space. Don’t feel like playing it safe? Choose a vibrant color to up the ante. Plus, you can also choose an accompanying ottoman with extra storage.
Dimension: 120" W x 39" H x 78" D
A reviewer says: “First time purchasing furniture without trying it out. The gamble paid off! We love our cozy Kova Pit. The delivery time was perfect, and we can’t help but look forward to movie nights in our comfy pit!”
Leigh Silver Ivory Right Arm Module
When it comes to comfort, Article is known for its top-rated sofas. If you want that level of quality but in a pit sectional shape, configuring the brand’s Leigh modular pieces is a great way to completely customize your sofa. While this does require a little more imagination, you’ll join the ranks of so many reviewers who are obsessed with this seat.
Dimensions: 33" H x 46" W x 41" D
A reviewer says: “This is by far the most I’ve ever spent on a couch, and it was worth every penny. Ridiculously comfortable and also beautiful. Delivery was great and easy. There was one tiny flaw on the couch (barely noticeable) and Article dealt with the issue promptly and professionally. This is a company you can trust to have amazing customer service and to deliver 11/10 products. Don’t wait–just buy it.”
Sectional Sleeper Sofa U-Shaped Couch
Sofas, and particularly pit sectionals, can be a huge investment. But if you want all that comfort without spending thousands, this is a great option. This U-shaped sectional comes with an ottoman that can fit in the gap, creating a wider pit. Plus, the ottoman also comes with storage where you can keep couch-side essentials.
Dimension: 49.6" D x 100" W x 34.3" H
Colors: Charcoal, green, black, beige, grey
A reviewer says: “We love our new sectional. The ottoman is nice with storage. I like the fact that you can make the sofa like a big bed if you place the ottoman in between the two longer chaise seats. So nice. Three of us, two adults and a tall teen, can comfortably watch movies. And our dog fits, too!”
Oceanside 7-Piece Pit Sectional Sofa
This is one of the largest pit sectional around, measuring 151 inches wide. The enclosed pit makes it easy for the entire family to lounge during movie nights, and the color and fabric options are endless. This is an investment sofa you can truly customize to fit your home's specific needs.
Dimension: 151" W x 84" D x 23 "H
Velvet Convertible 4-Seat Sectional Sleeper Sofa
This sectional doubles as not only a sofa, but also as a bed and storage unit. It can easily sleep two people, while every accompanying ottoman has enough room to store extra towels, sheets, or miscellaneous items. Plus, the plush velvet texture is oh-so comfortable for everyday lounging.
Dimension: 53.5" D x 106.7" W x 35.8" H
Colors: Green, black, navy, charcoal
A reviewer says: “I absolutely love this sofa, and so does my family. I am thinking about getting a chair in the near future. I would totally recommend this sofa.”
Kori Modular Armless Sofa
Let Barbiecore into your home. This terracotta pink sofa is perfect for corners that need some attention. Because this is a modular sectional, you can completely customize the arrangement depending on your preferences and space available.
Dimension: 27" H x 64.5" W x 41" D
Movie Night 5-Piece Modular Sectional
Depending on how you configure this sofa, it can become an L-shaped sofa, a U-shaped one, or a pit sectional. The best part is you can change your mind a hundred times, and reconfigure it at your will. Whatever you choose, you'll be left with super plush seats that you’ll never want to get off of.
Dimension: 135" W x 90" D x 32" H, 36"
A reviewer says: “Everyone who sits on our lounge suite wants it! I ordered a lounge suite from here last year and it's magnificent! Top to bottom, it’s all about comfort and luxury but is so stylish at the same time. Our whole family can fit on it, and all of us sleep on it when we can. Seriously, do yourself a favor and buy something from this company!”
Remi Modular 6-Piece Pit Sectional
Whether you’re looking for a mattress, pillow, or a pit sectional, one thing we know is that you can’t beat the comfort of memory foam. This minimalist sofa will truly become the centerpiece of your home, and there is no way that guests will ever want to remove themselves from it.
Dimension: 105" W x 70" D x 26.25" H
Chelsea ymmetrical Modular Corner Sectional
The majority of pit sectionals rest on the ground, but this version has legs, which help make a larger furniture piece feel less obtrusive. The frame is solid wood, and the seat cushions are removable and washable, which means that this pit sectional is incredibly durable. So whether you have children who spill, or pets who love to get on the furniture, this piece can withstand it all.
Dimension: 40" H x 120" W x 80" D
Colors: Black, charcoal, gray
A reviewer says: “Perfect couch for our living room. Lots of space, comfy cushions, and durable. Love the flexibility of being able to change the layout.”
What are pit sectionals?
“Typically, you would spend a lot of your time unwinding after a long day of work or spending time with your family on a sofa, which makes it important to have comfortable seating,” says Brittany Farinas, CEO and Creative Director of House of One. If you’re looking to increase the seating space and coziness in your home, pit sectionals are a great way to accomplish this. “Deep and modular sectional sofas are extremely versatile and can be configured into a pit sectional: a bed-like formation perfect for napping or lounging,” explains Madison Adam, interior design service manager at Article.
Can you achieve the same effect with traditional sofas?
If you already own a classic sofa, that doesn’t mean you can't experiment with pit sectionals, using the pieces you already have. “Traditional sofas can be used to suggest a pit sectional by facing a pair of sofas and incorporating upholstered ottomans to bridge the primary seating,” says Lasser.
Ottomans are another great way to create a pit-like seating arrangement. “A great way to create a pit sectional-style setup is by using ottomans to complete the ‘square’ shape with your existing sofa,” adds Adam. “It’s a bonus if you’re able to get an ottoman that is similar in height or fabric to your sofa to make the setup look more cohesive. Furthermore, you can define your seating area by placing a rug under the sofa. Ensure that the rug is large enough to accommodate the entire seating arrangement, including the front legs. This helps anchor the furniture and adds a layer of texture.”
How can you style your pit sectional?
As with many large pieces of furniture, styling them to fit your home can help them feel and look more in place. “Less is more on the pillows, but incorporating plenty of throw blankets is always welcome,” says Farinas.
For Adam, picking pieces that complement the pit sectional are key. “Throw blankets and pillows are a must to enhance the ultra-cozy atmosphere, and they can add color and visual interest. A mix of different sizes and patterns can create a dynamic and inviting look. I also recommend having side tables by your sofa as a spot to put down any snacks or drinks you may be enjoying during lounging sessions or movie nights.”
Styling a pit sectional also means paying attention to the rest of the room. “Larger sectionals should float in a room to enhance their sculptural quality and allow for sufficient circulation. A mix of artisanal accessories, lighting and creative side tables will complement the seating layout. Layered styling should address practical concerns, while offering visual interest,” says Lasser.
Meet the Experts
Kelly Lasser is an interior designer based in San Francisco, California.
Brittany Farinas is the CEO and creative director of House of One, based in Miami, Florida.
Madison Adam is the interior design service manager at Article.
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