Find the perfect sofa
Spending so much time in the living room requires a cosy sofa. It has to be comfortable, so you can relax after a busy day. This is where you watch movies, read, lounge, or hang out with your friends.
The sofa is also the focal point of the room and ties all furniture together. Standing next to an armchair, a beautiful rug, and a coffee table, the sofa will look amazing. Discover high-quality corner sofas, sofa beds, and amazing two- or three-seater sofas at vidaXL. Need some help finding the right sofa? Check out our buying guide with helpful tips!
Sofas in various shapes
Picking a new sofa is often quite the challenge. There are so many options to choose from. Think of the model of the sofa. You can choose a two- or three-seater sofa. Corner sofas are also very popular these days. Let’s dive right into the available types of sofas.
Depending on the space you have, get a sofa that suits your seating needs. For small living rooms, a 2-seater is the right choice. Add an armchair, if the space allows it, for extra seating space and enjoy your cosy layout.
These are the most popular sofas. A 3-seater sofa offers enough seating room for a small family, without taking too much space. The different designs of our 3-seater sofas work in various interior décors.
Big families or social households need a bigger sofa. A 4-seater or even 5-seater sofa has separate cushioned seats. Keep in mind that such a big sofa has a length of over 300 cm. Make sure it fits your living room properly without overcrowding it.
This piece of furniture is great for spacious living rooms. The corner sofa has two seating sections that form a right angle. The backrests assure comfortable seating, while the L-shape suits a generous seating space. It also allows you to lounge in front of the TV or curl up with a good book.
A sofa bed is the ideal solution for apartments. You need a comfy sofa in the living room, where you can relax. But at times, you’ll need to accommodate guests overnight. That’s why you should go for a sofa bed. A sofa bed is extendableand provides the comfort of a regular bed. Turn it into a bed in no time and never worry about having friends over.
An individual seat if you like lounging or a fancy small sofa to accommodate your guests, the chaise longue is an amazing purchase. Compared to a regular 2-seater, the back and armrest is only at one end of the sofa. Nonetheless, it’s shape is inviting, especially for afternoon naps. Choose a chaise longue if you like lounging in the living room with a good book.
If you like changing the décor of your living room, get a modular sofa. This sofa comes in sections that can be moved and reshaped as you please. Compared to traditional sofas, the modular ones save you some space. It has regular seats, corner pieces, and ottomans. The way you choose to arrange it depends on the size of the room, your needs, and personal taste. If you have an entertainment centre, design the lounge layout that suits it. Add more than one coffee table for efficiency.
For bigger living rooms and families, we have beautiful sofa sets. Most of them consist of a 3-seater sofa, next to a 2-seater or a matching armchair. If you feel like you need even more space, choose a sofa set of 3 pieces: a 3-seater, a 2-seater, and an armchair.
Which style suits your home?
In order to design the space you dream of, pick the style you like. Buying a sofa can be your starting point. If you need to change your sofa, make sure the new one matches your existing décor.
Sleek Modern sofas
Modern sofas come in a variety of shapes. With subtle lines and made from soft materials, modern sofas are easy to combine with other styles. Choose neutral shades of colours, white and black. Modern sofas have backrests, but you can opt for one with or without armrests. When fitting a sofa into a modern interior, think of all the details that matter. Pick sofas with minimalist legs. If you want a bit of sparkle, choose one with metal legs.
Scandinavian for timeless interiors
The sleek and modern design of our Scandinavian sofas will make your living room look cosy and inviting. The legs in beautiful shades of natural wood make the perfect match with the soft fabric used for upholstery. Go for lighter colours like beige or grey for your couch but add a bit of contrast. For this, we recommend a matching coffee table in more intense tones.
Cool industrial sofas
Industrial interiors are so popular these days – and a sofa completes the look. Go for a sofa with metal legs. A 2- or 3-seater sofa upholstered in faux leather will be the centrepiece of your living room. Black is great if you want a dramatic interior, brown will make your room warmer. For a more luxurious look, go for off-white shades.
The one and only Chesterfield style
A Chesterfield sofa is the kind of furniture that steals the spotlight. It’s the kind of design that never goes out of style. Get one in faux leather or velvet, for the ultimate comfort. Check out our collection of Chesterfield sofas to find the one that will make your living room shine.
Farmhouse sofas: cosy and inviting
We all love a farmhouse stylesofa. It’s super comfy due to its fluffy cushions. The farmhouse sofa matches an open interior, especially when in light or neutral colours. Some feature covers that reach the floor, for a rustic vibe and others have wooden legs.
The ideal material for your new sofa
To satisfy every need and taste, sofas are made from a variety of materials. What you choose depends on personal preferences. A leather couch looks luxurious, but to some people might find it cold. Velvet is beautiful and versatile, while a soft fabric is easy to maintain. We’ll tell you more about different materials available.
At vidaXL, you’ll find sofas made of real leather. These are the right choice if you’re looking to make a statement. Most leather sofas are brown or black. To put together a special look in your living room, pick a cowhide look in white and brown. Real leather sofas are durable and sturdy.
Sofas with fabric upholstery
Fabric upholstery is amazing from so many aspects. It is durable in time, keeping it’s original colour for long. Fabric is soft to touch, which makes it comfortable when sitting. Fabriccan be cleaned in case of accidents and is easy to maintain. Furthermore, fabric comes in various colours. As a huge plus, fabric sofas are child and pet-friendly.
Faux leather sofas
Fancy and luxurious, faux leather sofas stand out. The artificial leather is sturdy and looks stunning when combined with a metal frame. Based on your interior, a faux leather sofa fits perfectly in a modern or industrial décor. Colour-wise, black is very popular. But you have other options if you want a warmer living room. Beige and brown faux leather sofas are beautiful. Go for bold colours like wine red, for a special look.
Pick a velvet sofa
Velvet is a timeless choice in terms of sofas. It looks precious and fancy, while also being super comfy. The rich texture of velvet creates a beautiful atmosphere. If you want a romantic vibe in your living room, choose a velvet sofa. Soft to touch, velvet works in various designs. Opt for a minimalist design in a modern interior or go for a Chesterfield design in velvet for your sofa, for a vintage-looking décor.
Natural or synthetic, rattan is a popular material used for designing amazing sofas. Depending on the weave of the rattan, you can choose rattan sofas for your interior. So many people choose rattan sofas because they’re durable, light, and so lovely. The colour invites this natural atmosphere, which can work with many styles.
How to pick the right sofa size
The ideal living room is cosy but airy. A big sofa gives you a lot of seating space, but you don’t want the room to look or feel crowded. Pick a nice spot in the living room and measure how much space you have.
Helpful tip: After measuring the space, lay out some tape on the floor that matches the size of your future sofa. This way, you get a sense of how much space it will take.
If you place the sofa against a wall, keep around 30 to 40 cm around each side. This will make the layout look relaxed. Also, remember to have 7 – 10 cm between the wall and the sofa.
Think of the other furniture you have around. Leave enough traffic space, around 30 to 40 cm between your sofa and the other items.
A regular 2-seater sofa has a length starting at 115cm up to 150cm. A 3-seater sofa is around 170 – 180 cm, while a 5-seater reaches 310 cm. If you’re looking for a standard sofa bed, know that its length measures from 175 cm to 200 cm.
For ultimate comfort, think about the depth of the seat. The standard size is about 50 cm. The height of the backrest is also important and differs from one model to the other. We recommend a backrest that’s at least 45 cm tall, for a comfortable position.
Tips & tricks: how to clean your sofa
You most likely spend a lot of time on your sofa, enjoying coffee with friends, snacking while watching TV, accidents can happen.
In case you choose a faux leather or rattan sofa, clean it with a damp cloth and wipe it with a dry one. Dust it regularly with a dry cloth to keep it looking like new.
If you have a sofa upholstered in fabric, no need to panic. To clean a stain, mix together vinegar, warm water, and soap. Apply the solution to the spot with a clean cloth – remember not to rub - and let it dry. Another option is to mix equal parts of baking soda with warm water and apply it to the stain. Vacuum it to dry the spot.
Let’s talk about seat cushions
Sofa cushions come in various sizes and shapes. This is an important aspect to think about, before making a decision. You can choose a sink-in kind of sofa, for comfy lounging. Or you can pick one with firm cushions, to sit more upright.
The filling of the cushions is an indicator of the comfort you’ll be experiencing. The main options are foam, fibre, and feathers. Fibre stuffing makes the cushions comfy and airy. Foam is super popular because it gives the cushions a firm structure. The high-density foam allows a good back position when seated.
For upgraded comfiness, choose feather-stuffed cushions. They’re super comfortable, but a bit more expensive.
Styling your sofa
After finding your ideal sofa, it is time to decorate it. A few pillows or a decorative plaid can make your sofa look even more beautiful. Neutral colours work best with colourful pillows and happy prints. If you choose a sofa in a stronger shade, tone it down with earthy notes. A warm plaid over the armrest looks very nice and is also a great addition for cold nights. Don’t forget about lighting. Add a floor lamp next to your new sofa to create the mood you want. A side table is also a great idea, if you have a big sofa and need everything within reach.
Get a matching footstool. It will complete the look and it’s practical. Use it as an additional seat when needed, or instead of a coffee table.
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Material: Faux leather sofa - Black leather sofa - Grey fabric sofa
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Type: L Shaped Sofa - Chesterfield sofa - 5 Seater sofa