Name that Sectional

How to tell the difference

Stand facing the sectional.

Find the loveseat or recliner side of the sofa.

The side that the arm is on determines the name of the sofa.

Pop Quiz

What would you call this?

If you said left arm facing you are correct. Yellow star for you!

Let’s try another one. What would you call this?

Right arm facing, correct! Another yellow star for you!

Ok, let’s get a little more advanced. How about this sectional?

This one is a bit tricky because both sides are equal and it has a corner, so it’s called a 3 piece sectional.

One more for you. For bonus yellow stars, what do you call this?

Brown sectional sofa.

If you said left arm facing you are correct!

Fun Features

Now that you can tell the difference between left arm facing and right arm facing sectionals, let’s explore some of the cool features to choose from (options vary by model).


Not only do sectionals provide plenty of seating, some also have a sleeper.


Who doesn’t need more storage options?

Power Recliner

Relax at the touch of a button.

USB Ports

Convenient charging port on select sectionals.

Report Card

So there you have it. A quick lesson on sectional sofas. I give you five yellow stars, free cookies and ice cream at any of my Bob’s Cafes.

About the author / Bob

I consider myself the luckiest spokespuppet ever because I get to talk about the thing I love the most everyday – furniture! Tufted headboards, rustic finishes, the difference between a sofa and a couch (yes, there is a difference)… I could go on and on. Oh, I just love furniture and I’m SO excited that I have this blog to share my passion with you! It may take me a little longer to create posts – have you ever tried typing with clay hands – but I look forward to talking furniture with you!

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