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Comfy sofa picks 2024: Top-rated sofas for unbeatable comfort

Movie nights, mid-week slouches and lazy weekends – your sofa really needs to deliver in the comfort stakes. Take a look at our 10 comfiest sofas, as rated by our customers

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When you’ve had a long, hard day at work, your feet are throbbing, your legs are aching and your brain just wants to switch off, you’ve always got your sofa to offer you some sanctuary. .

And when you aren’t winding down, your sofa tends to be a place for socialising and shooting the breeze with family and friends. A real hub of the home, your sofa is a place where you can spend quality time with loved ones or enjoy some peace and quiet on a slow Sunday morning.

With all that in mind, I’ve put together a list of comfy sofas to share with you, as purchased and highly-rated by our customers.

10 comfortable sofas

Here are our, top-selling sofas, many of which feature fibre-filled seats with the option of foam seat upgrades for added support or a firmer sit.

1. Ashton 3 seater power recliner sofa

Comfortable and brimming with style, add a cosy addition to your lounge with our Ashton sofa. 

With its high back design, fibre-filled back cushions and spacious seat cushions filled with luxurious foam interiors as standard, this sofa offers both comfort and support.

The Ashton is also available with power or manual recliner options, offering the opportunity for added relaxation,

What our customers think of the Ashton 3 Seater Sofa:

Lovely sofa, very comfortable and love the electric recline its so easy to do.
The sofa is very comfortable especially with the recliner seats , fabric and colour just right for my lounge , we’re really pleased with it also SCS service too.
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Only £ 1,599 .99

£ 44.44 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Soft & supportive

Soft & supportive

2. Sammy 3 seater sofa

Seriously snuggly and sumptuously soft, sink into our deep seated Sammy Sofa for a cocoon of comfort that makes you feel at home from the moment you sit down. 

Featuring fibre-filled seat cushions and sloped arm cushions for added character and cosiness, this sofa certainly passes the nap test. Upgrade to luxurious foam seating for some extra support.. 

Available in the Sammy set are two sizes of sofas, an equally cosy coordinating armchair and stacking footstools. All pieces in the collection are available in a five fantastic neutral colours – the perfect match for many interior styles.

Don’t take our word for it. Here’s what our customers has to say about our Sammy sofa:

Mrs Hammond
So comfortable and looks great in my living room. Great sofa if you want to feel relaxed on it. The sofa feels like it's hugging you it's so soft.
We absolutely love this sofa. It’s so comfortable and the chairs are so brilliant that it feels like it wraps around you when you sit in them. Everyone has said how lovely and comfortable our new 3 piece sofa is and goes so well in our living room.
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Only £ 749

£ 20.81 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Very soft & cosy

Very soft & cosy

3. LLB Regency 3 seater sofa

Adding a touch of luxury to your lounge, our Regency 3 seater sofa from our Laurence Llewellyn Bowen range boasts ultimate indulgence and high style with beautifully upholstered velour fabric and contemporary stud detailing.

Offering foam seating as standard, the Regency sofa offers supreme comfort and a high-end look without the price tag.

Looking for a brand new sofa set? Our LLB Regency range is also available as a 2 and 4 seater sofa, multiple corner sofa options, stylish chairs and a selection of coordinating footstools to complete the look.

What our customers think of the LLB Regency 3 Seater Sofa:

Bought this sofa a few months ago and I am very impressed with the quality and style. A very stunning piece of furniture. Always get compliments
Fantastic sofa, extremely comfortable and very high quality, luxurious finish. Very impressed.

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Was £ 1,799
Was £ 1,799

Now only £ 1,349

£ 37.47 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Soft & supportive

Soft & supportive

4. Living Esme 3 seater sofa

Boasting contemporary features with plush velvet fabric and stud detailing, the Living Esme 3 Seater Sofa promises to bring a modern touch to your living room.

As comfortable as it is stylish, the Esme is available in 4 beautiful finishes and comes with complementary accent cushions to complete the look.

Also available in the Esme range are a collection of corner sofas, 2 and 4 seater sofas, a selection of chairs and coordinating footstools. 

What our customers think of the Living Esme 3 Seater Sofa:

Really spacious and comfortable. Material is great - soft and easy to clean. Very happy with it.
Tamara N
Great looking sofa, comfy and finished to a high standard. Easy to clean which is a must with a large dog that likes to claim half the sofa!

5% bundle discount available

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Only £ 549

£ 15.25 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Soft & supportive

Soft & supportive

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5. La-Z-Boy Knoxville 2 seater power recliner sofa

Complete your living room with the La-Z-Boy Knoxville 2 Seater Recliner sit in optimum style.

With reclining functionality at the touch of a button, a choice of high quality leather or fabric upholstery options and classic back-button detailing, you can lounge in ultimate luxury. 

Complete with a mixture of foam and fibre interiors, the La-Z-Boy Knoxville ensures top levels of support and comfort.

Available in 8 contemporary colours to match countless interior colour schemes.

What our customers think of the Knoxville Sofa:

J Forsdike
Perfect sofa, extremely comfy and holds it shape, colour lovely.
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Only £ 2,799 .99

£ 77.78 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Seriously supportive

Seriously supportive

6. County fabric 3 seater standard back sofa

Bringing bags of charm and character, the County is an exceptionally comfortable and stylish sofa, offering indulgently deep fibre-filled seats, distinguished button and stud detailing, and attractive stag designed cushions.

The County comes in a choice of 8 stylish colours to suit a range of interior schemes and can be upgraded to include foam filled cushions for added support. A scatter backed option is also available.

Here’s what our customers said about the County sofa:

Mrs G Southwell
Decided it was time for a new sofa after 12 years. I liked the look of this sofa as it looked a bit like leather but I didn’t want leather again. Neither did I want a recliner. This sofa is very comfortable and provides the support I need. It is very easy to move around and is solidly built. I look forward to many years of comfort and am very pleased with my purchase.
Absolutely love this sofa very stylish and so comfortable.

Buy 2 or more and save £400

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Only £ 919

£ 25.53 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Very soft & cosy

Very soft & cosy

7. Whisper 3 seater sofa

Understated yet stylish, the Whisper Sofa accommodates up to three people comfortably. 

Matching well with modern interiors, the neatly proportioned sofa has a high back design and pillow top arms that simply envelope you in cosiness.

The reversible deep fibre-filled seat cushions ensure longevity and comfort so you can love your sofa for even longer.

Available in a choice of fabric colours from versatile grey to classic cream, so you can choose a shade that’s right for you and your home.

What our customers think of the Whisper 3 Seater Sofa:

Really lovely sofa, looks very nice, but most of all is very comfy 10/10.

Buy one get one free - mix & match

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Only £ 799

£ 22.19 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

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Very soft & cosy

Very soft & cosy

Buy one get one free - mix & match

8. Storm corner sofa

A great fit for any home, the Storm Corner sofa allows you to make the most of your living space whilst you unwind, sprawl out and relax.

Boasting deep fibre-filled cushions, the Storm sofa is scatter backed for a casual look and completed with soft yet durable fabric for a practical choice.  

What our customers think of the Storm Corner Sofa:

It’s lovely and very comfortable great colours and lovely scatter cushions.
Had this sofa delivered and I am so happy with it! Delivery men were so friendly and professional, knew what they were doing. Sofa is so comfy! Definitely made the right decision ordering this one.

5% bundle discount available

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Only £ 749

£ 20.81 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Very soft & cosy

Very soft & cosy

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9. Maisy 3 seater sofa

Combining traditional styling with ultimate comfort, the Maisy sofa offers soft yet durable fabric and foam seat interiors as standard for optimum relaxation. 

Available in 10 fabulous colourways, the Maisy will look the part in any sitting room.

Here’s what our customers think of the Maisy sofa:

Very comfy suite. Easy recline. Enough room to sit comfortably. Good back support.
Very comfortable and spacious. Nice colours. Good quality leather.
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Was £ 1,199
Was £ 1,199

Now only £ 899

£ 24.97 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Soft & supportive

Soft & supportive

10. Inspire Roseland 3 seater sofa

Classically stylish and incredibly comfortable, the Inspire Roseland 3 Seater is a timeless choice that will look the part in any setting..

Made with foam filled seats and fibre filled back cushions, the Roseland offers both support and comfort and is available in a huge range of colourways, for superb versatility.

Why not pair it with one of our coordinating chairs or footstools? Check out the full Roseland range and see which one ticks your style checklist. 

What our customers think of the Roseland 3 Seater Sofa:

Miss W
Bought the 3 Seater & Love seat. Both made to the highest standard and I’m sure will last a long time. Firm but comfortable seats and a HUGE amount of colour combinations to choose from. Very happy with my purchase & kept up to date with delivery time.
Mrs Gilchrist
Very comfortable sofas and they set off our sitting room beautifully.

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Was £ 1,299
Was £ 1,299

Now only £ 949 .99

£ 26.39 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Seriously supportive

Seriously supportive

What type of sofa is most comfortable?

It all comes down to personal preference, but in my experience, there are certain areas that can influence the overall comfort factor of your sofa.

First and foremost, you need to identify your typical sofa habits (e.g. slouching, putting your feet up, sitting up straight, half slumped) . Ask yourself how you typically use your current sofa and what you like about it. This will help you decide on the type of style you would like.

Secondly, the size of your sofa is crucially important, not just because you want it to fit your home, but because it needs to be able to accommodate you and your needs.

The last thing you want is a sofa you can’t stretch out on, is too deep for your feet to touch the floor or is to upright for you to feel properly relaxed.

The sofa’s seat fillings arealso very important . For instance, foam filled cushions are more firm than fibre-filled seats and offer more support. But then again, you may prefer the pillow-like qualities of fibre-filled cushions that allow you to sink into the sofa.

Some fillings require more maintenance than others, so it’s important you consider all elements before making a decision.

You also need to consider the fabric of your sofa. Tactile materials, such as velvet, velour and chenille are super soft to touch compared to more functional materials, such as leather, polyester and linen, but may be a little more difficult to clean and maintain.

What is the most comfortable seat depth for a sofa?

It depends on how short/tall you are and where your body sits in line with the sofa, but generally speaking, the average seat depth is between 21 and 24 inches.

If you prefer to sit upright on your sofa, then a depth of around 20 to 22 inches is going to be the most comfortable.

However, if you prefer to really stretch out, then a seat depth of around 23 to 26 inches will allow for ultimate lounging! 

Tips for choosing a comfortable sofa

  1. Check the measurements work for your room
  2. Make sure it’s made from a fabric that you find comfy - ask for free swatch samples!
  3. Decide whether you would prefer foam-filled seats or softer fibre-filled 
  4. Select your back cushions – they can be fixed or scatter back (i.e. removable)
  5. Make sure the style’s 100% right for you – e.g. the back and arms aren’t too low or high
  6. Look for any ‘extras’ that may add to the comfort factor – e.g. reclining or swivel functionality or matching footstools 

If you’d like more help choosing the right sofa for you, have a look at our handy sofa buying guide which has lots of advice on how to choose the best sofa for your home.

Alternatively, visit one of our stores where our helpful teams will be happy to help you make your choice and discuss the best options for you.

Once you’ve found your comfy couch, it’s important to look after to make sure it looks and feels it’s best. Take a look at our fabric sofa and leather sofa care guides for advice on helping your sofa last longer. 

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Ashleigh Ellis

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Director of Upholstery & Furniture

at ScS

2nd January 2024

Having been a part of the ScS family for over two years, Ashleigh is intricately woven into the fabric of the upholstery world, a legacy she inherited from a lineage of Manufacturing Directors within her family. Ashleigh's journey spans manufacturing, upholstery suppliers, and furniture retail across 23 years, and her expertise is only enriched by her lifetime of passion and knowledge. Balancing her professional life in Doncaster, she's a proud mom to two teenagers and two playful mini sausage dogs. To Ashleigh, upholstery holds a special place in her heart which is why she actively advocates for inspiring younger generations to consider the upholstery manufacturing industry. Her dedication and first-hand insights breathe life into every sofa she encounters.