Corner Sofa Buying Guide

Get the lowdown on all things corner sofas and discover your dream corner sofa today. We've put together everything you need to know in one handy buying guide.

Corner sofas a great choice to maximise on space in your home. Not only do they make a stylish focal point, they can also act as a room divider in open plan living spaces.

But, choosing the right corner sofa for your home can be overwhelming with so many options to choose from. Fabric corner sofas, leather corner sofas, corner sofa beds, recliner corner sofas, the list is endless.

In our handy buying guide, we've answered the most common questions on corner sofas from how to measure your room, to debunking the different options available, so you can discover the perfect corner sofa for your home.

How to measure for a corner sofa

Before you decide on what style of corner sofa you are looking for, it's a good idea to measure your room to get an idea of how much space you have.

It's important to ensure your measurements are as accurate as possible and account for any doorways your sofa might have to fit through on delivery.

When you view a corner sofa on our website, you'll find a handy diagram with a breakdown of all measurements including height (A), width (B), depth (C), seat height (E), seat depth (F), and arm height (G).

Another thing to take into consideration is any furniture you have in your living room. Ensure you have enough space between the sofa and furniture so you can move around with ease.

What is the difference between right hand facing and left hand facing corner sofas?

Left Hand Facing

When you look at the sofa front on, the longer side of the sofa falls to the left.

Shop the Freya 2 Corner 1 Left Hand Facing Chaise Corner Sofa

When you look at the sofa front on, the longer part of the sofa falls to the right.

Shop the Freya 1 Corner 2 Right Hand Facing Chaise Corner Sofa

Corner groups

Unlike a chaise corner sofa which has a footstool instead of arms on both sides, corner groups do feature arms on both sides. When you see a corner group online you might think to yourself 'what does 2 corner 1 mean?'.

The answer is quite simple. 2 corner 1 refers to how many seats are before the corner and after the corner. Two corner one sofas have 2 seats before the corner and 1 after the corner, whereas a 1 corner 2 has 1 seat before the corner and 2 after.

It's important to choose the right corner configuration to suit your room layout.

Lounger sofas

A lounger sofa is a great choice for smaller living spaces that don't have quite enough room for a corner sofa.

Lounger sofas are available in a range of sizes from 2 seater, to 4 seater with a footstool on one side. This still gives the feel of a corner sofa where you can put your feet up and relax.

Shop the Joni 4 Seater Lounger Sofa Standard Back

Modular sofas

Shop the La-Z-Boy Tamla 2 Corner 1 Static Sofa & Single Unit

Modular sofas are sofas compromised of multiple sections. This makes modular sofas easier to deliver, as they will arrive in separate pieces and assembled inside your home.

Many of famous brand sofas including La-Z-Boy and Endurance are modular sofas, with the option to buy additional single units to add your sofa and customise it to your needs. To find out which of our sofas are modular, be sure to have a look at the product description of your chosen sofa. Alternatively, you can speak to one of our expert online sales professionals or book a myScSlive video appointment.

You can also book a free appointment in one of our 100 stores nationwide, find your nearest store here.

Protect your corner sofa

We understand buying a corner sofa is a big deal and that's why we offer added peace of mind and cover against any accidents with premium sofa guard. From just 38p a week you can protect your sofa against any accidents.

With premium sofa guard, your sofa will be sprayed with our unique environmentally friendly spray, to protect it against bacteria and it's harmful affects, as well as providing extra durability.

Foam seat upgrades

Choosing the right seat filling can also help to lengthen the lifespan of your corner sofa. Many of our sofas come with fibre filled seat interiors as standard, however you can upgrade to foam seat interiors when placing your order.

Foam seat interiors retain their shape for longer, unlike fibre which can go saggy overtime. They also offer additional support and comfort.

We spend a lot of our time on our sofas watching TV, catching up with family and friends so why not relax in the ultimate comfort?


Moving your sofa around to clean can be a bit of a chore but it doesn't have to be. ScS glides simply attach to the bottom of the feet of your sofa, so your corner sofa can move around with ease without the need for any heavy lifting.

We hope you've found our corner sofa buying guide useful and now know everything there is to know about corner sofas! Now comes the fun part of choosing your perfect corner sofa.


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