12 best sofas: affordable sofas that are big on style (2022)

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Looking for the best sofas? There are few pieces of furniture that are going to make quite as much impact on our homes as the sofa we choose, or that are likely to be quite as much of an investment, so picking the best sofa for you is an important decision.

A sofa is the place we sit down and relax in the evening, gather with friends and family, and spend a good chunk of our everyday lives, so obviously any design we invest in needs to be comfortable.

And, as one of the largest pieces of furniture in our living rooms - and an item we're likely to look at every single day - it also needs to score big on style. Plus, of course, there's budget to consider.

It's clear that a sofa has to fulfil a lot of different requirements, and that's where our best sofas round-up is here to help. We'vetried and tested bestselling designs, read multiple reviews, and grilled theIdeal Home team for their expert opinions to help narrow down the options and find the best sofas on our radar. We've also highlighted the key factors to consider before making a purchase at the end of this guide.

So, whether you want a spacious corner sofa with room for all of the family, a chaise sofa to kick back and relax on, a classic three-seater sofa, or a contemporary two-seater, you'll find the best options right here. And if you want your sofa to work a little harder, then make sure to check out our guide to the best sofa beds too.

Best sofas 2022: the Ideal Home edit

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1. Sofa.com Holly 2 Seat Sofa

Best sofa for small homes: a compact and high-legged design that's super comfortable

Specifications

Dimensions: H87 x W155 x D90cm *other sizes available*

Seat height: 50cm

Seat depth: 54cm

Upholstery options: 70+

Matching furniture: Armchair, footstool

Does it come in grey: Yes! Over 20 different shades

If you're looking for a sofa to fit into a small living room then the Holly is a great option to consider. Although the 155cm width two-seater sofa is the most compact seating size on offer, the model also comes in a wide choice of larger space-saving options including two-and-a-half, three and four-seater sofas, plus a variety of chaise and corner sofa sizes.

Its petite proportions are partly down to the slim armrests that lend the design a contemporary edge, and its ability to make a small room feel more spacious is largely thanks to those tall legs which allow the eye to travel under the sofa and reduce the frame's bulk to give the impression of more spaciousness.

Clever tricks aside, this is also both a stylish and comfortable sofa at a great price point. There are 70+ upholstery options on offer, including some brilliant shades of velvet, and feather-wrapped foam seat cushions, feather back cushions, and a high-backed frame deliver just the right mix of squish and support.

It's also a good option if you want to overhaul your entire living room suite, with a coordinating armchair and footstool available alongside the wealth of sofa sizes. What's not to love?

Buy now: Holly 2 Seat Sofa, from £850, Sofa.com (opens in new tab)

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2. MADE Luciano Chaise End Corner Sofa

Best chaise sofa: a spacious L-shaped sofa with plenty of bounce

Specifications

Dimensions: H86 x W278 x D154cm

Seat height: 46cm

Seat depth: 60cm

Upholstery options: 7

Matching furniture: No

Does it come in grey: Yes! Fabric or leather

As long as you have the space, then you're not likely to regret opting for a chaise or corner sofa - especially in a family living room. Perfect for stretching out and putting your feet up, an L-shaped chaise gives that bit more room for relaxing (although you could add a footstool instead if that offers more versatility). Although adding an extra few feet of legroom does mean you're going to increase the cost of a sofa, which is why we think this affordable chaise sofa from MADE is a great value option.

Upholstery options are limited to just 7 choices, but there are some good fabric selections amongst those, including the versatile Mountain Grey (pictured), plus some attractive leathers if that's more your style (although they will add on an extra £800 to the price tag).

Comfort-wise this chaise sofa doesn't miss a beat either. We tested the leather version (which is likely to be a little firmer) and the seat cushions were pleasantly soft with a surprising amount of bounce, plus back cushions offered a good level of support.

Unlike some chaise sofas you can't swap the chaise section around on this model, so just make sure you plan out your room layout before you buy, and lead times can be on the lengthy side, so you may need to be willing to wait to put your feet up.Otherwise, we think this is a great option to get comfortable on.

Buy now: Luciano Chaise Corner Sofa, from £1295, MADE (opens in new tab)

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3. John Lewis & Partners Draper Large 3 Seater Sofa

Best high-back sofa: a supportive design that will work with almost any decor

Specifications

Dimensions: H87 x W202 x D95cm *other sizes available*

Seat height: 43cm

Seat depth: 59cm

Upholstery options: 90+

Matching furniture: Armchair

Does it come in grey:: Yes! Over 30 different shades

A modern sofa with a nod to the classic Chesterfield design in its buttoned cushion detail, this is a sofa that will blend easily into a broad range of interiors, helped by the 90+ upholstery options that are on offer.

Although, if you opt for the fabric pictured - a nice mid-tone grey with light wood legs - then this sofa can be delivered in as little as seven days (a rarity in the world of sofa shopping where lead times of 10-12 weeks are the norm).

Available in a good range of sizes, including a two, three, and four-seater, plus a chaise option, it's also a good value option with prices starting from £1449 for the most compact design.

And - the important bit, of course - this a really comfortable sofa to sit on. The relatively high back cushions are soft but firm, helped by a high backrest which means you're not just relying on the back cushions themselves for support as can often be the case.

It isn't a super squishy sofa, but the seat cushions are still comfortable to sit on and offer enough room if you're a sofa lounger who prefers to curl up rather than sit upright.

Overall, we think this is a great all-rounder that manages to tick a lot of boxes at a good price.

Buy now: Draper Large 3 Seater Sofa, from £1749, John Lewis & Partners (opens in new tab)

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4. Sofa.com Holly Corner Sofa

Best corner sofa: an affordable corner sofa with a great range of size options

Specifications

Dimensions: H87 x W266 x D266cm *other sizes available*

Seat height: 50cm

Seat depth: 54cm

Upholstery options: 70+

Matching furniture: Armchair, footstool

Does it come in grey: Yes! Over 20 different shades

So good we included it twice, the Holly sofa from Sofa.com features again as our best corner sofa recommendation.

All that applies to the two-seater option applies here too, including comfortable seats, stylish upholstery options and great value starting prices.

What makes this design special as a corner sofa is the range of corner configurations available, from a super-compact Extra Small two-seater corner sofa, through Small and Medium to the Large six-seater design; all making it easier to tailor a corner solution to your individual space.

The tall-legged design also works well to eliminate the heavy bulk that can often come hand in hand with a corner sofa, making a corner solution an easier win in a small to medium-sized living room.

Buy now: Holly Corner Sofa, from £1890, Sofa.com (opens in new tab)

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5. Furniture and Choice Enzo Leather Sofa

Best leather sofa: a contemporary leather sofa that doesn't break the bank

Durable and easy to clean, there is a lot to be said for a leather sofa, but there's no denying that leather seating tends to come with a very high price tag, and can sometimes err on the more bachelor pad side of the style equation.

However, if you're looking for an affordable leather sofa, and one that is far more contemporary than classic, then the sleek lines of the Enzo sofa could well fit the bill.

It only comes in two colour options - dark grey or light grey - but both are versatile options that work perfectly in a modern home, and with its cushioned fold over arms and headrest combined with slim chrome stiletto legs, the clean-lined design blends minimalism with comfort.

There are options of two or three-seater sofa, plus if you are planning a complete living room overhaul then Furniture and Choice offer discounts on buying a set, with the two and three-seater package coming in far less than your average leather settee.

Buy now: Enzo Leather Sofa, from £749.99, Furniture and Choice (opens in new tab)

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6. Habitat Evie 2 Seater Fabric Sofa in a Box

Most affordable sofa: a budget two-seater sofa-in-a-box

Specifications

Dimensions: H82 x W143 x D83cm

Seat height: 42cm

Seat depth: 56cm

Upholstery options: 3

Matching furniture: Armchair

Does it come in grey: Yes! Light and dark grey

If your search for the best sofa is constrained by budget then you'll be hard pushed to find a more affordable option than Habitat's Evie two-seater. Compact and contemporary, you might sacrifice some comfort at this price point, but looks-wise it certainly nails the Scandi-modern vibe, and the sofa's narrow width and high-legged design mean it works brilliantly in a smaller living room.

The sofa-in-a-box design is also a real plus point for those with tricky access, with the two boxes that it's packaged in - one measuring H24 x W72 x D123cm and the second H17 x W52 x D128cm - able to fit through most doorways, stairwells, and even into most cars, with ease.

Upholstery options are a little limited with just three colourways on offer, but with a light grey, dark grey and navy to choose from there will be a shade to suit most homes. Plus, this nifty design is accompanied by a matching chair-in-a-box if you want to furnish a living room with coordinating furniture.

Buy now: Habitat Evie 2 Seater Sofa in a Box, £270, Argos (opens in new tab)

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7. Swyft Model 03 Large 3 Seater Sofa

Best modular sofa: a versatile sectional sofa that allows multiple configurations

Specifications

Dimensions: H71 x W254 x D92cm *other sizes available*

Seat height: 45cm

Seat depth: 69cm

Upholstery options: 5

Matching furniture: Additional seat modules, footstool

Does it come in grey: Yes! A linen and velvet option

A modular sofa can make for a really versatile seating solution, with independent sections able to be mixed and matched to create the configuration that best suits your room.

A sectional design also makes a good bet if you're renting or planning on moving house in the near future, as it's more likely you'll be able to adapt the seating layout to suit a new home.

Swyft's sofa-in-a-box design is also a boon for apartment dwellers or anyone with tricky access, as the individual sections are delivered in far more easily manoeuvrable boxes that mean you don't need to contend with negotiating flights of stairs or narrow hallways with a ready-built full-size sofa.

The design is contemporary and that low back won't be for everyone, but our testers found this a comfortable seat that's perfect for those who prefer to lounge or lay rather than sit upright.

Just bear in mind you will probably need a large room to accommodate this sofa, as although you can add or subtract seating modules to tailor the width to your liking, we think the low-to-the-ground blocky shape tends to suit a large room best.

In fact, this design is perfect for an open-plan layout where you can use an L-shape or U-shaped configuration to zone a seating area within a larger space.

Buy now: Model 03 Large 3 Seater Sofa, £2385, Swyft (opens in new tab)

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8. Sofa.com Bluebell Sofa

Best classic sofa: a traditional-style sofa that's ideal for a period home

Specifications

Dimensions: H91 x W218 x D106cm *other sizes available*

Seat height: 53cm

Seat depth: 60cm

Upholstery options: 70+

Matching furniture: Armchair, footstool

Does it come in grey: Yes! Over 20 different shades

If you have a period property, or want to add some character to a new build, then incorporating furniture with classic proportions can be an easy win, and the rolled arms, piped upholstery and turned wooden legs on castor feet means the Bluebell sofa delivers big on just that kind of traditional detail.

As one of Sofa.com's bestselling designs, this sofa also comes with a <b>lot</b> of options.Firstly, there's the 70+ upholstery fabrics which allow you to keep things classic or go more contemporary with a jot of colour.Then there's the size options, including 2, 2.5, 3 and 4-seater plus chaise, corner sofa and sofa bed, complemented by the matching armchair and footstool. And lastly, for around £200 more you can opt for any of the straight-backed sofas to be delivered in 4 pieces and assembled in the room of your choice to make tricky access and awkward layouts one less thing to worry about.It makes for a sofa that solves a whole lot of the usual compromises regarding size, colour, fabric and fit.

Although... we found the model we tested wasn't the most comfortable sofa we've sat on as the unplumped the seat cushions ended up feeling pretty firm. But, the backrest was soft yet supportive and considering its combination of classic good looks and price, we might well be tempted to add a few extra cushions to compensate for some lack of squish.

Buy now: Bluebell sofa, from £1115, Sofa.com (opens in new tab)

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9. Habitat Chesterfield 3 Seater Sofa

Best Chesterfield sofa: a traditional design with a contemporary twist

Specifications

Dimensions: H78 x W222 x D94cm

Seat height: 52cm

Seat depth: 56cm

Upholstery options: 6

Matching furniture: Loveseat, armchair

Does it come in grey: Yes! Light and dark grey

Defined by its distinctive buttoned detailing and rolled arms, the Chesterfield sofa remains a timeless favourite that will lend a refined edge to your decor. Best upholstered in either leather or velvet to bounce the light around that sculptural pocket-detailing, Habitat's Chesterfield offering delivers both, offering four shades of velvet finish fabric with two grey options, a rich navy blue, or dark forest green to choose from, and two shades of walnut or black top grain semi-aniline leather.

The velvet three-seater design is also a great price, coming in well under the £1000 mark, whilst the leather version just nudges over. And if you don't have the space for the three-seater there is also a two-seater plus an armchair to consider.

Buy now: Habitat Chesterfield 3 Seater Velvet Sofa, £675, Argos (opens in new tab)

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10. Sorrento 3 Seater Recliner Sofa

Best recliner sofa: get ready to kick back and relax

Specifications

Dimensions: H100 x W216 x D92cm *other sizes available*

Seat height: 47cm

Seat depth: 53cm

Upholstery options: 10+

Matching furniture: reclining armchair

Does it come in grey: Yes! 6 different options

If you're looking for the ultimate in living room comfort, then a recliner sofa could be the seating for you.

The deeply padded Sorrento three-seater sofa offers a high back with cushioned headrest for plenty of seated support, plus a two-stage recliner function to allow you to recline gently, or go full-on horizontal when nap-time strikes; simply pull on the handles on either side of the sofa frame to release the footrest, and then lean back to achieve your desired position.

The three-seater sofa offers independent recliners at each end of the sofa with a static middle section, or, if space is limited, there is also a more compact two-seater option on offer, alongside a recliner armchair that's perfect for finishing the look.

And whilst there may only be eleven upholstery options available, there is a good selection of fabric choices amongst them, with six leather options and five neutral fabrics making for a versatile palette that will blend easily into most homes.

Buy now: Sorrento 3 Seater Recliner Sofa, from £799.99, Furniture and Choice (opens in new tab)

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11. Swyft Model 04 Sofa Bed

Best sofa bed: a stylish yet practical sofa-bed-in-a-box

Specifications

Dimensions: H86 x W208 x D94cm

Seat height: 45cm

Bed depth once extended: 135cm

Upholstery options: 7

Average lead time: Under a week

Matching furniture: No

Does it come in grey: Yes! A mid and a light grey

If you want seating that will work a little harder in your home, then opting for a sofa bed can mean you get an extra place to sit plus a versatile sleep solution for overnight guests.

However, finding a sofa bed that delivers as both a bed and a sofa - not to mention in terms of style, practicality and budget - can be tricky at best, yet the latest launch from sofa-in-a-box aficionados, Swyft, aims to do just that.

The contemporary 3-seater Model 04 sofa bed is certainly stylish, with it's low profile that wouldn't look out of place in swish city apartment, and the good news is that when we put it to the test it delivered in terms of practicality too.

There are 7 attractive upholstery options on offer, all designed to offer the kind of stain resistance that makes this sofa bed ideal for family living, and as this is a sofa bed where the seat and backrest become the UK double-sized sleeping surface, it gives extra piece of mind that even if you opt for a lighter colour, the sofa isn't going to show any marks.

Even more upholstery protection is offered by the mattress topper which is included with integrated storage unit (a rarity as with most sofa beds you'll need to buy your own). This also works to up the sleeping surfaces' comfort levels a notch, as despite the 300 pocket-sprung foam the sleeping area does remain quite firm.

As long as you don't mind sacrificing some squish, then we think this option certainly looks good enough to use as your everyday seating in the living room, but we think it really comes into its own as a versatile spare bedroom or home office guest solution - doing away with the need for a static guest bed and freeing up more of your for everyday enjoyment.

Buy now: Model 04 Sofa Bed, £2095, Swyft (opens in new tab)

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12. French Connection at DFS Zinc 4 Seater Sofa

Best four-seater sofa: a spacious sofa with a super affordable price tag

Specifications

Dimensions: H88 x W227 x D93cm *other sizes available*

Seat height: 48cm

Seat depth: 56cm

Upholstery options: 40+

Matching furniture: Cuddler, armchair, tub chair, footstool, storage footstool

Does it come in grey: es! Over 20 different shades

Designed by French Connection in collaboration with DFS, the Zinc sofa comes in a whole host of size options, from compact two-seater to more spacious chaise and corner sofa, and this option - somewhat of a rare breed - the straight-backed four-seater sofa.

The design is contemporary, with angled, lozenge-shaped arms that give the sofa a fun, modern feel and there are plenty of playful colours to match. Choose from blush pink, bright yellow, teal and plenty of versatile greys, whether in woven fabric, velvet or leather upholstery.

We can vouch for the Zinc's comfort too. The seat cushions are firm but comfortable and keep their shape well. Whilst the back cushions are squishy which makes it good for lounging on.

Our one gripe is that because the back and side cushions aren't fixed, they do need repositioning regularly, but overall this family-sized sofa is a winner.

And that's before we've even talked about the price... From just £899 for a four-seater sofa? That's definitely a price that's hard to beat.

Buy now: Zinc 4 Seater Sofa, from £899, French Connection at DFS (opens in new tab)

How to choose the best sofa for your room

Size Firstly, how many people your sofa needs to seat? If you can, opt for one a little bit larger than the maximum capacity to make things less of a squeeze. However, it's also important to keep your sofa in proportion to the room to stop things from feeling cramped or your sofa getting lost in a larger space. Measure out where the sofa will go in your room - including the sofa depth - to make sure there is plenty of space to walk around it. Check heights to make sure it fits under windowsills or existing wall furniture, and if it isn't flat-packed then measure doors and awkward hallway angles carefully to ensure you will be able to get it into the room.

Layout A sofa can be a really useful zoning tool in an open-plan layout, helping to create designated areas for dining or relaxing within a larger space. Chaise sofas, corner sofas or modular sofas in an L-shaped or U-shaped layout can be particularly useful here, or - if you have the space - you might want to switch up the usual layout of the sofa facing the fire or TV, and have two similar-sized sofas facing each other to create a space that works better for socialising and entertaining. If you need some layout ideas then make sure to check out our living room and small living room ideas pages.

How to choose the most comfortable sofa:

Style To our mind, sofa sitters fall into two main camps; those who prefer to sit up straight with good back support - in which case you might prefer a shallower seat depth with a higher backrest that means you can keep feet planted on the floor and your back aligned - or, those who instantly curl up or recline to lounge - in which case deep squishy seats and plenty of seat depth to add cushions could suit you better. A chaise sofa can combine the best of both worlds and keep everyone happy, whilst a corner sofa can be a great option for family living.

Cushioning Most sofas either have foam-filled or feather cushions; foam cushions will bounce back into shape more quickly but generally provide a seat with more resistance, whilst feather cushions create a deeper cushion to sink into but will likely need plumping regularly, and when they're not plumped the feathers can become compacted and feel quite hard. Many manufacturers have now combined the best of both worlds by wrapping resilient foam cushions in plumptious feather outers.

How to choose a sofa style you'll love:

Upholstery Once you've chosen your favourite sofa shape, then it's time to choose colour and fabric. Most sofa retailers offer models in a range of fabrics, generally including more affordable polyester and cotton mixes (which often have better stain resistance so are useful for homes with young families), and more expensive linens, velvets, and leathers. Take advantage of fabric samples to view colours and textures in your own home, as lighting can often look very different to that in showrooms or online representations, and bear in mind that the more luxurious fabrics are also likely to increase the sofa price quite considerably. As much as you might love pale colours, for family living a darker or marl shade is likely to prove more stress-free, helping to disguise any mishaps!

Legs A sofa's legs can transform the look quite dramatically. Tall legs will lift the bulk of the sofa away from the floor and can be a good option for smaller rooms where being able to see more of the floor gives a feeling of spaciousness. A sofa that sits directly onto the floor can feel bulkier so is best for larger rooms - although this style also has the bonus of stopping dust-balls and toys from rolling under it! Shapely, curved legs add a classic touch, whereas straighter clean-lined legs give a more modern feel. Some sofa models may offer a choice of leg finish as well as upholstery - if you already have wooden furniture in your living room, try to tie in any wooden leg finishes to keep tones coordinating.

Lead time If you're choosing from made-to-order upholstery options, then it's important to bear in mind that there's likely to be a lead time whilst your sofa is built. This can be anywhere from 6 - 14 weeks and will differ by retailer and the time of year you're ordering. October and November are generally when sofa demand is highest ahead of the festive entertaining season, but you'll find some top tips for shopping at this time of year in our guide to where to buy a sofa before Christmas.

How we chose the sofas included in this guide

To find the best sofas for all budgets we’ve walked multiple miles around multiple sofa showrooms and sat down on the job to try out plenty of the most popular designs, plus we've grilled the Ideal Home team for their expert knowledge, along with their friends, and their friend’s friends, to find out how their sofa choices are holding up to the rigours of day to day life. We also take into account the wider views of those who own each product, whether that’s via online reviews or social media. Click here to find out more abouthow we review productson Ideal Home.

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FAQs

What style of sofa is most popular 2021? ›

The most popular sofa color of 2021 has just been revealed – and we can't say we're surprised by the tone at the top of everybody's lust list. Gray, the most versatile of colors, has taken the crown as the most in-demand sofa color of the year, following an average of 67,971 monthly searches, recent reports * suggest.

How can you tell if a couch is good quality? ›

If your goal is to buy a good sofa, start by looking closely at the frame. Cheaper sofas may have frames made from particleboard, plastic, or metal, but a good-quality couch will have a solid hardwood frame—preferably a "kiln-dried" hardwood frame made of oak, beech, or ash.

What kind of couch is the most durable? ›

Leather: This material is known as one of the most durable and sophisticated materials out there. It is a favorite for people with kids and pets, as it tends to withstand the wear and tear of everyday life while also being incredibly easy to clean.

Which one is best leather or fabric sofa? ›

#Leather vs Fabric Sofa: Durability

On this account, leather takes the cake without second thoughts. Leather, provided it is of good quality, is considerably more long-lasting than fabric. The colour of leather does not fade like fabric nor does its sheen; it is also not as prone to tears.

Are gray sofas out of style? ›

Navy and gray are on the way out

Yes, while gray has seen an uninterrupted reign over recent paint trends, its reign may conclude in 2022. However, this shift is perhaps only expected in the interiors world, as Anthony Barzilay Freund, the editorial director at 1stDibs, explains.

What is the cost of a nice couch? ›

So, how much does a sofa cost

$400-$900 for low-end. $1000-$1500 for mid-range. $1500-2000 for mid to high-end. Over $2000 for high-end luxury couches.

How long should a good sofa last? ›

Sofas: Consider replacing your sofa before the seats start sagging to the point of not supporting you, the fabric has become stained and worn, and the frame is breaking down or squeaking. How long should a couch last? On average, a typical sofa lasts between 7 and 15 years.

What is difference between sofa and couch? ›

The term "couch" is believed to have come from the French word "couche," which is used to describe "a piece of furniture with no arms used for lying." On the other hand, Merriam-Webster defines a "sofa" as "a long, upholstered seat usually with arms and a back, and often convertible into a bed."

What is the best grade of fabric for a sofa? ›

The higher the 'Martindales' the higher the value or 'toughness' of the fabric and the more resistant it is to abrasion. For example, for domestic sofas, you want a fabric that measures between 15,000–25,000. Heavy use will be 25,000–30,000, this would be everyday use and would be ideal for families.

How do I choose a sofa that will last? ›

Check the Frame

A sturdy frame means a long-lasting sofa. Soft wood, such as pine, is low-cost, but it may warp or wobble after five years. Pricier hardwood (kiln-dried oak, ash, or beech, for example) is more durable. Avoid frames made of particleboard, plastic, or metal; they may warp and crack.

What is the best stain resistant fabric for sofa? ›

Top 5 Stain Resistant Upholstery Fabrics
  1. FibreGuard. Zepel fabrics offer a large range of upholstery fabrics treated with FibreGuard technology which makes them both stain resistant and durable.
  2. Sunbrella. ...
  3. Crypton. ...
  4. Easy Clean. ...
  5. Halo.
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Should your feet touch the floor on a sofa? ›

Generally speaking, when you're sitting on a sofa, your knees should be bent at a 90-degree angle and your feet should touch the floor. Additionally, you should be able to sit comfortably without having to use a throw pillow and your thighs should remain supported by the seat.

What depth is considered a deep couch? ›

Typically, a deep seating sofa has a depth greater than 40”. This allows someone on the sofa to lean back or to lay down comfortably across it. Meanwhile, a shallow seat usually has a depth between 31” and 40”, which offers an upright seated position that puts your feet on the floor and supports your back.

What is a smart sofa? ›

The smart sofa is an interactive control platform of the entire home, based on a customized and open Android OS. Thanks to the Miliboo Connected Furniture app, the user can configure his sofa, connect it to any other smart home device and control everything: light, alarm, garage door, thermostat, internet, TV, music...

What is the easiest fabric to clean on sofa? ›

Vinyl. This particular material is better suited for casual eateries and medical offices thanks to its casual look and can be one of the best upholstery materials because of its ease of cleaning and disinfecting.

What are the disadvantages of leather? ›

Leather is more sensitive to fluctuations in temperature, where it can feel warmer in summer and rather chilly in winter. Wear and tear on leather is very consistent. Initially, leather can be stiff when it is first purchased, but with time, the material becomes more flexible and relaxed.

How can you tell a good quality leather sofa? ›

How can you tell if a leather sofa is good quality? You can tell if a leather sofa is good quality by the smell and feel. It should be soft and warm to touch and give you that distinct leather smell. Low-grade and fake leather tend to smell more of chemicals.

What type of couch is in Style 2022? ›

Curved furniture with soft lines will be popular in 2022,” she says.

What sofas are popular 2022? ›

Here's the full list of popular sofa colors of 2022:
  • Gray.
  • Green.
  • Blue.
  • Pink.
  • Cream.
  • Navy.
  • White.
  • Black.
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What is the most popular furniture? ›

The most popular piece of furniture in the United States is desks. On Pinterest, “desks” were searched more than chairs, tables, and sofas. Another popular search for furniture was coffee tables. This shows that many are looking at furniture and decor for their home offices and living room spaces.

Are leather couches out of style? ›

You could argue that leather has never really gone out of style, but it certainly will be more popular in 2022. So, don't be afraid to splurge on that beautiful caramel-colored leather furniture you've been eyeing, because it's a classic that will always look great, no matter the year.

Are rolled arm sofas out of style? ›

Are rolled arm sofas out of style? The simple answer is no the rolled arm sofa is not out of style. Now let me be clear if you prefer modern contemporary furniture you may feel differently. That's because the English roll arm sofa is a classic that's often found in traditional and transitional spaces.

Are brown sofas out of style? ›

Here's the good news: Unlike some interior design trends, brown will be in “forever,” Sikes says. Concludes Colding: “It is one of those colors that will always be back.

What color is replacing gray? ›

Brown is becoming a popular alternative to traditional neutrals. Interior designers told Insider that people are choosing brown color schemes over white and gray because they're inherently warm.

What is the color of the year for 2022? ›

Pantone, the global authority on colour, has picked “Very Peri” as the colour of the year for 2022. The company describes Very Peri as “a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone blends the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red”.

How much should you spend on furniture? ›

According to consumer and budgeting expert Andrea Woroch, your furnishing budget can be as low as 10 percent or as high as 50 percent of the home's cost, depending upon your finances. So for a $300,000 home, furnishings can fall between $30,000 and $150,000.

How much should a good sectional cost? ›

Generally, a sectional sofa will cost between $1,000 to $10,000, depending on the number of seats, materials, delivery cost and other factors. We found excellent compact styles that are less than $1,000, with some for even less than $500, too.

How much is a leather couch? ›

The average price of leather furniture can range anywhere from $599 – $7,999 depending on the leather quality, size, and upgrades.

How often should you get a new couch? ›

How often should you replace a sofa? The common consensus is that an average sofa will remain in prime condition for around seven years, after which a drop-off will begin. A top-quality sofa might even see you through 15 years of family life, but even that will succumb to sagging eventually.

Is reupholstering a sofa worth it? ›

Yes, It is always worth reupholstering your furniture if your frame isn't broken or damaged. You support local workroom professionals, and save potentially perfect furniture from a landfill. This is a more sustainable approach to furniture than buying new every time your fabric is damaged or worn out.

What is the average size of a sofa? ›

Usually, a standard sofa will average about 86 inches in length and have three seat cushions. For a coffee table in front of the sofa, make sure to allow 12 to 18 inches in between for legroom.

Is a sofa bigger than a couch? ›

In terms of size, there is a remarkable difference between a sofa and a couch. Sofas are designed to provide more seating space and, of course, this also means they occupy more floorspace. Usually they provide seating space for four but they can also be bigger.

What is bigger a sofa or couch? ›

– Unlike a couch, which is best described as a piece of furniture in a family room, Sofa is a long upholstered piece of furniture with a back and which can be often convertible into a bed and sits in a living room. Couch is a form of a divan with no arms and they are smaller than sofas, like a chaise lounge.

What grade of fabric is most durable? ›

Microfiber and canvas are two of the most durable furniture fabrics. However, cotton and linen also have very strong fibers. Cotton and linen must be woven tightly in order to be considered durable.

What is the most durable fabric for upholstered furniture? ›

Microfiber is one the most durable fabrics, besides leather. Check to make sure it is 100 percent polyester so that it does not stain, fade, or leave water marks if you splash water on it. It is easy to clean and stands up well.

What does upholstery grade C mean? ›

Grade C (Standard Sunbrella & In Stock Options)– Top quality cushions made with the best materials. Grade C cushions are typically made from synthetic polymers called acrylics, which are 100% solution dyed before they become a fiber for increased colorfastness.

How can you tell if a couch is good quality? ›

1) Unzip seat cushions.

Better-quality pieces have foam covered by batting enclosed in muslin. 2) Knead the frame along back, rail, corners and arms. If you feel hard or sharp edges, padding is skimpy. 3) The sofa back should be padded to give a finished look.

Are firm couches better? ›

If your sofa would be used to host guests often, a firmer sofa would definitely be the better choice, as a soft sofa is much less durable. A firm sofa makes sitting upright and talking easier, as compared to sinking back on a soft seat, providing a comfortable talking environment.

Which type of sofa is best for living room? ›

Fabric sofas are the most bought sofa sets as it is the most comfortable type of sofa and is available in a wide diversity of colours and sizes. Leather sofas are purely made up of leather making them long-lasting and easy to clean. Leatherette sofas are the cheapest of the lot and are most easy to clean.

What sofa fabric lasts the longest? ›

Leather: This material is known as one of the most durable and sophisticated materials out there. It is a favorite for people with kids and pets, as it tends to withstand the wear and tear of everyday life while also being incredibly easy to clean.

What fabric is hardest to get stains out of? ›

"Synthetic fibers are difficult to stain but difficult to clean once they're stained," she says. "Natural fibers are easy to stain but easy to clean."

What is the easiest fabric to get stains out of? ›

Of all the natural fibers, says Brookstein, the most stain resistant is wool because it contains lanolin, a natural oil that repels liquids.

How do I choose a sofa that will last? ›

Check the Frame

A sturdy frame means a long-lasting sofa. Soft wood, such as pine, is low-cost, but it may warp or wobble after five years. Pricier hardwood (kiln-dried oak, ash, or beech, for example) is more durable. Avoid frames made of particleboard, plastic, or metal; they may warp and crack.

Are Chesterfield sofas comfortable? ›

Are Chesterfield sofas comfortable? Yes, Chesterfield sofas are incredibly comfy. However, it's worth investing in one with real quality if you want to experience a high level of comfort that will last. Chesterfields are one of the most iconic sofa styles that you can add to your home.

Is the Scott sofa comfortable? ›

Scott's a star

Inspired by 1960s mid-century interiors, take a closer look at the pulled-detail seat, premium velvet upholstery, and side bolster cushions. Plus, this sofa's seriously comfortable: one customer said "it's like sitting or lying on a cloud".

How long should a good sofa last? ›

Sofas: Consider replacing your sofa before the seats start sagging to the point of not supporting you, the fabric has become stained and worn, and the frame is breaking down or squeaking. How long should a couch last? On average, a typical sofa lasts between 7 and 15 years.

What is difference between sofa and couch? ›

The term "couch" is believed to have come from the French word "couche," which is used to describe "a piece of furniture with no arms used for lying." On the other hand, Merriam-Webster defines a "sofa" as "a long, upholstered seat usually with arms and a back, and often convertible into a bed."

Are firm couches better? ›

If your sofa would be used to host guests often, a firmer sofa would definitely be the better choice, as a soft sofa is much less durable. A firm sofa makes sitting upright and talking easier, as compared to sinking back on a soft seat, providing a comfortable talking environment.

Where are Crate and Barrel sofas made? ›

With a factory in North Carolina, the majority of their sofas are made stateside (of both domestic and imported materials).

Is Castlery a real company? ›

The details: Castlery started in Singapore back in 2013, expanded to Australia, and then arrived to the States in 2019. They're dedicated to making affordable contemporary furniture in timeless silhouettes without long lead times and traditional retail bells and whistles.

Can you're fabric a couch? ›

While you can successfully reupholster a sofa without fully removing the old fabric (just attach new fabric over top instead), we don't recommend it to DIYers who want their couch looking as good as new. (Covering the old fabric with the new can look bulky and chunky.)

Why are Chesterfield sofas so popular? ›

A Chesterfield couch has been around for a long time, and its popularity has made the sofa design famous worldwide. The sofa is well-deserved in its popularity since it is a timeless classic that can modify and decorate any living space. A chesterfield sofa's design has evolved throughout time to accommodate modernity.

Can you lie down on a Chesterfield sofa? ›

You can even find a Chesterfield sofa lounge

It incorporates a super-comfy element by allowing you to lie down whenever you wish, but it maintains the curved arms and tufted back in the same height that characterize this type of sofa.

How long do Chesterfield sofas last? ›

quality is that a low- to medium-priced sofa should last about an average of 10 -15 years, while higher-priced sofas should last 25 years or even above that.

Where are made com sofas made? ›

All Made.com sofas are made in the UK. However, its site says some of the products are made abroad. According to the site, you will be able to tell from the delivery times of the product if it's manufactured abroad, rather than in the UK.

What is the best Colour for a velvet sofa? ›

When you think of a velvet sofa, often deep, jewel-toned greens come to mind first. A deep green adds warmth and is a very welcoming colour that will work wonderfully in neutral rooms. It also pairs well with other bold, dark colours such as aubergine or mustard shades.

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