The Best Modular Apartment Furniture for Your Space (Updated for 2023)

Olivia Elsher

Nov 24, 2023

woman lying on a couch with her legs on the edge of the armrest

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Whether you’ve been in your apartment for a while or are moving somewhere new, you’ll want furniture that combines functionality, style and matches the size of your space. Say hello to modular apartment furniture! 

Modular pieces are typically customizable, compact enough to fold and can double as storage space. The furniture can also grow with you. If you move out of a small apartment into a house and want to extend your sofa set or bed base, it’s possible! With modular furniture, you can have extra seating when guests come over, extra storage space, and a foldable table suitable for dining or office work. 

Best Modular Sofas

Sink into these six sofas with customizable pieces to suit any style:  

1. Albany Park Kova Pit Sofa

The Kova modules come in many sizes that you can rearrange to fit your apartment and lifestyle. You can add a section to turn the two-seater into a family couch or add armless and corner pieces to create more floor space. 

Overall, Kova is perfect for cozying up, thanks to its cloud-like, soft cushions and deep 30-inch seats. 

2. Inside Weather Bondi 3-Seater Sofa

People love the Bondi sofa for its comfortable oversized cushions. Every block can be an end, middle or corner piece and it comes with solid wood panels to use as armrests or back support. You can also add the adaptable ottoman to your set as an extension to your sofa.

It’s the perfect sofa for late afternoon lounging. 

3. PBTeen Cushy Piped Trim Sectional

This eco-friendly brand may be for teens, but the Cushy Piped Sectional set is perfect for any small apartment. With square cushions an piped edges, the pieces look sleek and stylish. You can build your own modular sofas with the corner chair, armless chair and ottoman pieces. The pieces come in 11 different fabrics and 20 luxurious colors to choose from like storm blue, ivory and seafoam. 

5. Modway Comprise Sectional

The modern-contemporary Modway Comprise Sectional is as comfy as it looks. It has plush, dense foam-filled cushions, pocket coil seating and easy-to-clean upholstery. Although it’s a two-seater, you can extend it with more sectional pieces. Add the versatile haste hourglass stool as an accent and decorate it with candles or plants. The stool has hidden storage space under the lid, which is perfect for items that you use every day that need a home. 

6. Castlery Todd Sofa

Sink into luxurious relaxation with the Todd sofa’s deep seats and curvy backrest design. This minimalist modular apartment furniture is perfect for superior lounging in small spaces. It’s compact, lightweight, low slung and easy to carry. The modern design makes up for its size and it can dress up any space seamlessly. 

7. BenchMade Modern Like Butter Sofa

Each sofa from BenchMade Modern is made-to-order and crafted for leisure. The Like Butter collection features a low back or high arm, providing the perfect space to sit back or lie down. The hand-crafted pieces have soft Trillium-wrapped “sink-in” seat cushions and it comes in various colors made of materials like premium leather and woven fabrics. 

Best Modular Apartment Furniture

1. TomCare Cube Organizer

Small apartments require you to get creative with your storage space. With the modular TomCare Cube Organizer, you can solve all your compartmental needs.

This stackable storage unit comes with nine cubes measuring 11.8 inches by 11.8 inches each. Stick it in your closet for holding shoes and folded shirts and pants or lean it against your living wall for books, art, decor and other household items. 

Choose between various colors, including black, white, gray, pink, clear and white. The packaging includes a hammer and clear instructions on quickly assembling and disassembling the unit. 

2. Zinus Adjustable Metal Compact Bed Frame

Perhaps you’ve gone from a full-size bed to a queen or a queen to a king. This stylish and versatile metal bedframe expands to fit whatever size mattress you upgrade to. It’s highly durable and capable of supporting the weight of your new box spring and mattress. 

Resting seven inches off the ground, you’ll have plenty of storage room to keep suitcases or shoes under your bed. 

Get ready for an easy assembly, too. Everything you need, including the tools and instructions, will help you assemble your modular bed frame in less than 30 minutes. 

3. WLIVE Wood Lift Coffee Table

Style meets utility with the WLIVE Wood Lift Coffee Table. In addition to its sleek design, this unit offers two compartments with a removable shelf and ample storage space under the lift-top. Hide board games, remote controls or other items out of view until you need them. Rest your coffee and notebooks on the side of this mid-century modern coffee table and use the lift feature for your laptop.

Overall, the coffee table can hold up to 200 pounds, with the extended lift capable of holding 11 pounds. 

4. KOTPOP Folding Dinner Table

With the folding dinner table, you can invite friends and family over for dinner with no fuss. You can it into a drop-leaf dining table, writing desk or storage cabinet by folding down or lifting each side.

The straight edge makes it easy to lean the table against your dining room wall when the side is down to save more space. It’s made from high-quality wood materials that are heat-resistant and easy to clean. The table also comes with wheels for easy movement and you can rotate the middle piece to fit any space. 

 Assembly is relatively straightforward and the packaging includes detailed manuals and video instructions for you to follow. 

5. Stakmore Solid Wood Folding Chair 

Of course, you’ll need modular chairs for your folding kitchen table. The espresso-colored chairs are timeless. With durable steel folding abilities, these chairs promise safety and comfort. Whether you live alone or with a roommate, you can fold your chairs after use and store them out of the way. Keep an extra set of two for for dinner dates with friends or extra seating during game night.  

6. DVAISE 3-Piece Console

Your television is one of the focal points of your living room, so a stunning console table is an important design element to include. The DVAISE console has three adjustable pieces — two L-shaped shelves and one rectangular shelf — that can be worked into various combinations. Hold movies, gaming consoles, music players, books and decor in one accessible location. 

Display it in the hallway, use it as a bookshelf or a sofa table. Its modern design will match your aesthetic.  

Choose Modular for Functional Style and Comfort

Choosing furniture is one of the most important decisions you will make about your space. Give yourself the style, functionality and comfort you deserve with these modular apartment furniture pieces. And if you want to switch out your design — or accommodate company, you know you’ll have extra pieces you can store away later. 

Original Publish Date 5/13/2020 – Updated 11/24/2023

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