Your modern sofa or comfortable couch is everyone's favorite seat in the house and the centerpiece of a space. Set the style of your space and take your pick from our premium collection of classic and contemporary pieces from counches, sectionals, settees and chaise lounges. A few things to consider while shopping for modern sofas: Quality. Whatever your family calls it — sofa, settee, divan, davenport — your modern sofa is a big investment. In other words, the quality matters. The design of a modern sofa can tell you a lot, as graceful curves and generous proportions are costly and tricky to build and can hint at quality. Also think about the frame. If you were to lift one end, the corners of the couch should barely twist, but it shouldn't be so robust that you feel the frame when you sit. Shape. The safest bet for most rooms is a squared off and simple modern sofa. It's a classic design that will go with all aesthetics. Although some design twists can add a lot of character, a modern sofa with legs and sleek arms can make a space look roomier. Size. A standard modern sofa is 84 inches. Makes sure you have the space before you make the investment.