A sectional couch continues to be a great choice for any living room, especially if you have kids or if you have friends over a lot and need the additional seating. The sectional type of couch is not like it use to be, and not only do you not have to buy one that is a set, you can mix and match the parts through certain manufacturers so that you can get the couch that you want with the parts that you are going to use the most. The options you have are really great, so shop around for the couch that makes the most sense for your life and your budget.
One thing that you can get with a sectional sofa is a sleeper sofa bed. This is something that you may frown upon, but these are better than they were in the past. Some of these are so comfortable that you may feel like you are sleeping in your own bed, or at least something that you like. You can find some that no longer sport that annoying bar that digs into your back, making it impossible to find a really comfortable position for sleep. If you have a lot of overnight guests, this choice to include in your sectional office is a good one.
If you have young children, any type of coffee table in your living room may be something of concern. Children can fall on these and split their heads open. There are some types that are better for kids, but some families just banish them until their children are all old enough to be safe around them. You can find a sectional couch that has a table included right in the couch. This can be something that is always visible, or it can be under a cushion so that it can be used when needed and then hidden when not in use, or when more seating is needed.
You can also find recliners as part of a sectional couch. Some use to have to buy recliners separately, even when they had just spent a lot of money on a sectional couch for their living room at great expense. Now you can get sections for your couch that recline. Some are single recliners and some are loveseat sized recliners. These remain a part of the couch and should not disturb the rest of it when the seat goes back and the foot support coming up. Some couches come with just one, but you can find some with or even three included, depending on the size of the couch you want to buy.
No matter what choices you want to include in your sectional couch, make sure you get one that makes sense for your life overall. If you live in a small apartment, make sure it will fit in nicely. Many people buy something that is just too big and it ends up overwhelming their space, making a small apartment seem even smaller. Along the same lines, putting a small sectional in a huge living room can leave you feeling a bit off. Ask for help if you are not sure which would be best for you.