Get comfy: The most comfortable sofas of 2022

If there’s one thing we all want our sofas to be, it’s comfortable, right?

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 literally fall back on. So it’s really important your sofa delivers in the comfort stakes.

And when you aren’t winding down from work, your sofa’s that central place you can all congregate around. Dining table aside, it’s a real hub of the home where you get to enjoy movie and games nights, Netflix marathons, catch-ups with friends and family, and even, your dinner.

With all that in mind, we’ve dedicated this article to sharing our top-selling comfy sofas with you, as purchased and highly-rated by our customers.

10 comfortable sofas 

Here are our comfiest, top-selling sofas, many of which feature fibre-filled seats for extra support and comfort, as well as the option of foam seat upgrades for certain styles.

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What type of sofa is most comfortable?

It all comes down to personal preference, but in our 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) and then work out from that. This will help inform the type of style you go for.

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.

And last, but not least, the materials are everything. For instance, foam filled cushions are more firm than fibre-filled seats. But then again, you may prefer the pillow-like qualities of fibre-filled cushions that you can easily plump up. Meanwhile, sofa coverings also add to the comfort factor too. Tactile materials, such as velvet, velour and chenille are super soft to touch compared to more functional materials, such as leather, polyester and linen.

Package all these factors up together, and you’ll be well on your way to finding the comfiest sofa based on your requirements!

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 and lie down, then you’re going to want a seat depth that’s around 23 to 26 inches. You may even find that a corner or recliner sofa is going to be the most comfortable for you. 

How do you tell if a couch will be comfortable?

The best way of judging how comfortable a sofa’s going to be is by sitting down on it and trying it out. But if you’re buying online and can’t make it to a showroom, then you must do your research. By research we mean:

  • Check the measurements work for you
  • Make sure it’s made from a fabric that you find comfy (ask for swatches) 
  • Choose foam-filled seats or something more pillow-like
  • Select your cushions – they can be fixed or scatter back (i.e. removable)
  • Make sure the style’s 100% right for you – e.g. the back and arms aren’t too low or high
  • Look for any ‘extras’ – e.g. reclining or swivel functionality or matching footstools

Once you’ve found your comfy couch, it’s important it stays that way. Take a look at our fabric furniture care guide for further details. 

Are you on a mission to find the comfiest sofa now? Hopefully, the top sofa picks and advice above will help you find a comfortable couch in no time at all! 

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Published: 23rd March 2022