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Design your perfect living room with these 13 modular sofas that stand the test of time

Find your perfect fit.

Have a small space or an area that traditional sofas just can’t seem to fit? It may be time to consider the versatile solution of a modular sofa.

These transformative pieces of furniture offer not only functionality but also add a touch of elegance to any home. From the classic allure of L shaped couches to the adaptable charm of corner lounge suites, modular lounges cater to every need and lifestyle.

Gone are the days of settling for one-size-fits-all furniture; modular sets provide flexibility, allowing you to customise your seating arrangement to perfectly complement the unique dimensions of your space.

Below, we’ve curated a selection of the most stylish, functional and comfortable modular couches currently on the market.

13 best modular sofas to shop in Australia 2024

Whether your style leans towards sleek lines, plush cushions, vibrant hues or innovative designs, these picks have got you covered.

Jonathan Extended Side Chaise Sectional Sofa

Jonathan extended side chaise sectional sofa, $4216 at Castlery

The Jonathan sofa marries comfort and versatility with its boxy, low-to-the-ground silhouette, making it an ideal centrepiece for any living room. Its fabric composition, sturdy frame and thoughtful dimensions contribute to its aesthetic appeal and functionality.

“Was able to see the same couch at a friend’s place in and I fell in love, knew I had to have it!” wrote a five-star reviewer. “Comfortable, chic but contemporary. The item was on backorder but ended up being delivered 3 weeks earlier than what was quoted! I wish we had purchased the ottoman at the same time…keep that in mind if wanting to save on shipping fee!”

Key features:

  • Comfortable and versatile design
  • Laminated veneer lumber and plywood frame
  • Fully assembled
  • 14-day return policy
  • 5-year limited warranty

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Alaine 4 Seater Leather Sofa With Chaise

Harper & Hindley Alaine 4 seater leather sofa with chaise, $5199 at Temple & Webster

Crafted from premium top grain leather for a luxurious finish, this modular couch boasts supreme comfort and support with duck feather and high-density foam padding. With a solid pine wood frame and a 12-month product warranty, it guarantees enduring durability and comes with a 30-day return policy for added peace of mind – making it a compelling investment for those who appreciate quality and style.

Key features:

  • Sturdy frame made of solid pine wood
  • Modern industrial elegance
  • Duck feathers and high-density foam padding offer a soft to medium firmness
  • Robust construction
  • Upholstered in full top grain cowhide leather from Brazil
  • 30-day return policy
  • One-year warranty

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Adairs Tulsa Vanilla Chaise Modular Lounge

Tulsa vanilla corduroy right arm facing chaise modular lounge chair, $974.99 for Linen Lovers members at Adairs

The Tulsa modular sofa gives you contemporary design and flexibility, with sectional pieces for customisable configurations. Upholstered in soft corduroy fabric, it has a low-rise profile for comfort and style.

Key features:

  • Modern and plush
  • Low-rise design for comfort
  • Upholstered in soft corduroy fabric
  • Legs included for assembly

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Aspect Fabric Modular Sofa

ASPECT fabric modular sofa, $3349 at Freedom

This modular lounge is a perfect fit for open-plan, modern living rooms, thanks to its stunning pure and practical lines. Key features include high-performance fabric for a lasting new look, reversible back cushions for extended durability, deep-seated feather filling for added luxury and a configurable design with an integrated ottoman.

Key features:

  • Upholstered in hard-wearing chunky weave polyester
  • Wide arms for a stand-out look and generous comfort
  • Loose cushions that can be turned and re-plumped
  • High-density foam-filled cushions for plush comfort
  • Sturdy timber frame, sprung seat and webbed backrest for superior support
  • Deep seating for extra space

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Drake 6 Seater Modular Chaise

Drake 5 seater modular chaise, $1199 at Fantastic Furniture

The Drake 5 seater modular chaise gives you amazing support and comfort with plush padded cushions, wide armrests and a solid timber frame. This Australian-made sofa, available in over 50 fabric combinations, provides casual comfort, a spacious design with an extended chaise and the flexibility to create your dream sofa at an affordable price.

“After always having leather lounges, I made the change to a material lounge,” said a reviewer. “So happy I went with my choice of this one because it’s ‘oh so comfy’ and cushions are so plush and snuggly, room for the whole family to snuggle on. Easy to wipe clean and pull cushions off to vacuum.”

Key features:

  • Hundreds of five-star reviews
  • Solid timber frame for durability
  • Left hand chaise orientation
  • Australian made
  • Quick availability for in-stock orders through Click & Collect
  • Home delivery in two to four days for in-stock products
  • 30-day return policy

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Bondi Fabric Sofa

Bondi fabric sofa, $4099 at Freedom

Elegance meets smart design with this modular sofa. It features a low-slung back, narrow arms for maximum seating space and a stunning ottoman. The cushions, filled with foam and fibre, maintain their original shape for superior support and comfort, while the reversible back cushions and hard-wearing fabric upholstery enhance durability.

“The sofa is absolutely beautiful,” wrote a satisfied customer. “Feels great and the colour goes perfectly with our aesthetic and the green indoor plants. Given the light colour I would recommend using the Freedom fabric protection spray.”

Key features:

  • High-set metal legs for an open base and easy cleaning
  • Low maintenance
  • Free standing ottoman
  • Foam and fibre filled cushions
  • Simple leg assembly required

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Amelia Modular Sofa

Amelia modular sofa – blue haze, $2000 (usually $2600) at James Lane

Amelia is the ultimate, versatile sofa for your home. Sleek modern lines, luxurious fabric and extreme comfort make this modular couch perfect for adding a luxe touch to your living space. Whether you’re gathering the crew or simply stretching out for some serious lounging, this three-piece sofa guarantees years of cosy durability.

Key features:

  • Trusted worldwide
  • Engineered timber frame
  • Plush foam and spring seating
  • Warranty: 10 years on frame, and two years on fabric, foam and stitching

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Linden Leather Right Corner Sofa

Linden leather right corner sofa, $4499 (usually $6999) at Lounge Lovers

Enjoy ultimate versatility with this modular design, which gives you the freedom to personalise your living space in seconds. Crafted with premium top-grain, full aniline leather in Ranch Tan, it combines luxury with comfort thanks to its feather and foam filling.

Key features:

  • Feather & foam filling for unparalleled comfort
  • Solid pine frame for durability
  • Webbing seat suspension for added support
  • Option to purchase Guardsman Leather Warranty for 5 years of protection
  • Legs in stylish black PVC material

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Tivoli 5 Seater Modular Chaise

Tivoli 5 seater modular chaise, $1799 at Fantastic Furniture

This show-stopping modular lounge is the epitome of elegance and cosiness. It seamlessly mixes contemporary aesthetics with comfort, boasting a silver fabric that will will look beautiful in any living space. With its generously wide arms, thick foam seats and smart stitching, it’s the perfect place to relax at the end of a long day.

“I find the material to be really nice – soft, yet resilient,” wrote a five-star reviewer. “The cushions are firm, yet not hard to sink into. I absolutely love the soft grey colour, it’s not too light that it shows up any marks.”

Key features:

  • Choice of hardwearing and easy-to-clean fabrics and colours
  • Quick and convenient Click & Collect option
  • Home Delivery in two to four days for in-stock products
  • Furniture assembly service available
  • 30-day return policy
  • Fabric Protection warranty for up to six years

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King Living 1977 Modular Sofa

1977 modular sofa, from $1115 at King Living

The 1977 sofa blends classic design with modern innovation, offering supreme comfort and flexibility. Easily customisable and designed for longevity, it features washable covers and a range of modular packages to suit any space and lifestyle.

Key features:

  • Long-lasting, recyclable steel components
  • Washable covers in exclusive premium fabrics
  • Available in various modular packages to accommodate different seating needs
  • Honours traditional design while embracing modern functionality and comfort
  • 25-year frame warranty

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Coco Republic Victor Modular Sofa

Victor modular sofa, $5995 at Coco Republic

The Victor Modular Sofa was crafted with a focus on both style and comfort. The design combines classic elements with intriguing details, featuring clean lines that add a touch of luxury.

Key features:

  • Classic design with modern luxury details
  • Plywood frame and sinuous spring seat suspension for support
  • Seat cushion crafted from polyurethane foam and fibre blend for comfort
  • Customisable to fit your living space

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Kivik Sofa Ikea

Kivik sofa with chaise, $1299 at Ikea

The Kivik sofa is perfect for lounging and socialising, thanks to its deep seat cushions and wide armrests. Its versatile design allows you to switch the chaise section to either side, and the removable armrests make it easy to combine with additional chaise lounges.

Key features:

  • Deep seat cushions made of pocket springs, high resilience foam and polyester fibres for firm support and softness
  • Durable pocket springs maintain shape and comfort over time
  • Tresund fabric with a clear texture made of 100 per cent recycled polyester and cotton
  • Machine-washable covers for easy cleaning
  • 10-year guarantee

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Plush Austin Modular Sofa

Austin 6 seat corner modular with electric recliner, $6990 at Plush

The Austin modular sofa by Plush gives you a blend of traditional comfort and contemporary features, with adjustable headrests, inclining seats and lumbar support. Made with quality timbers and foams, it’s built to last for years to come.

Key features:

  • Electric motion available
  • Upholstery options: fabric and 100 per cent leather
  • Fixed cushions with fibre fill for backrest
  • Seat cushion with high-resilience foam and comfort wrap
  • Frame Material: kiln-dried pine and plywood
  • USB port located on incliner button for added convenience
  • 10-year warranty

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Are modular sofas a good idea?

Modular sofas are a smart choice for various reasons. They offer versatility, allowing you to customise and rearrange your seating according to your space and needs. With options like L-shaped or corner configurations, modular sofas maximise seating capacity while optimising space utilisation.

Additionally, many modular lounges come with features like built-in storage or sofa beds, providing added functionality for small living areas or guest rooms.

Why are modular sofas so expensive?

Many modular sofas carry a high price tag due to precision engineering, quality materials and customisation options. Their modular design requires meticulous construction to ensure seamless integration of individual pieces.

Moreover, high-quality fabrics or leather upholstery contribute to the overall cost. Reputable brands may command higher prices for their commitment to craftsmanship and durability.

Despite the initial expense, the long-term benefits of durability, adaptability and comfort justify the investment for many buyers.

What is the difference between a modular sofa and a sectional sofa?

Modular sofas and sectional sofas both offer customisable seating arrangements but differ in key aspects.

A modular sofa consists of individual pieces that can be rearranged, providing flexibility in configurations like L-shaped or corner setups. In contrast, sectional sofas come in pre-defined sections connected to form a single unit.

While modular sofas offer precise customisation to fit various spaces, sectional sofas may have limited options, but they are simpler to set up and maintain.

Ultimately, the choice depends on individual needs, style preferences and room layout.


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Image source: Freedom Furniture

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