Hi cuties! If you’re currently shopping for your living room, you’re in luck because this week’s post is all about how to choose the best sofa for your home! Every home is different, and the best sofa for your living room or family room is going to depend on your family, your pets, your existing color palette and design style, the amount of space you have.
“The biggest factor in deciding which sofa is the best sofa for you is going to whether you can picture yourself lounging on it after a long day with a good book, a cozy blanket, and your favorite beverage in hand!”
We’ve put together a handy short list of the best sofas from our curated KKH assortment across several popular categories. Shopping for a type of sofa you don’t see here? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what else you’d like to see!
Best Slipcover Sofa: Cisco Home Seda Donovan White Performance Slipcovered Sofa
I will just say right off the bat that Cisco Home is renowned for their extremely comfortable sofas and I’m sure that many of my peers in the home industry would agree that they’re the best in the biz when it comes to slipcover sofas. We’ve all seen the Coastal Grandmother content and know how chic a slipcover sofa can be, and when it comes to choosing the best sofa in this category, look for comfort and the quality and durability of the slipcover itself.
The Cisco Home Seda Donovan White Performance Slipcovered Sofa gets our nod of approval because it features feather cloud seat cushions filled with foam core surrounded with goose feathers—in short, it feels like you’re literally sinking into a cloud. Trust me!
This sofa is also eco-friendly, made in the USA, and has a lifetime warranty on the frame. Plus, it’s available in multiple sizes so you’re sure to be able to find the perfect fit for your home. This sofa works beautifully with coastal beach, modern classic, and French country design motifs.
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Best Velvet Sofa: Madeline French Green Upholstered Brown Wood Brass Casters Sofa
It was easy to make my recommendation for best velvet sofa because I have the Madeline French Green Upholstered Brown Wood Brass Casters Sofa in my own home and I absolutely love it! This gorgeous piece also happens to be a perennial bestseller and a favorite of our influencer and press partners (check it out featured in Country Living last year!).
“This chic velvet sofa features beautiful French-inspired details, like brass casters, sage green velvet upholstery, and espresso brown wooden legs. I can tell you from experience that it’s as comfortable as it is stylish and versatile.”
Plus, the Madeline’s cloud-like cushions are durable and supportive, made with high-resiliency foam core wrapped with a super-soft foam layer then inserted into a channel-quilted casing filled with a blend of fiber, down, and feathers. Velvet sofas look lovely in French country, modern classic, and Hollywood regency interior designs.
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Best Sectional Sofa: Cee Modern Classic Beige Performance 5-Piece Sectional
I love a good sectional sofa to make a living room feel super-inviting and cozy! If you have the apace for it in your living room, family room, or den, I say the bigger the better! Our Cee 5-Piece Sectional rates highly because it has a look that works for a family media room (as shown below, in our Far Hills farmhouse project), a chic city apartment, or a modern coastal beach house. It’s so versatile, and with five pieces, it’s so, so, so spacious!
“The thing about finding the perfect sectional is that they really do facilitate and inspire gatherings, and they can fill a room without you having to purchase much additional seating.”
Of course, when shopping for the best sectional sofa for your home, be sure to measure multiple times and to also note the size of the doors, stairwells, and elevators in play for delivery. Most sectionals come in several pieces, but they do tend to be larger than typical sofas.
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Best Sofa for Pets & Kids: Allison Modern Classic Grey Upholstered 2 Piece Sectional
I’m a firm believer that there’s no need to sacrifice style when shopping for a sofa that will work well for your children and pets. Case in point: Just look at the happy pup on our Allison Modern Classic Grey Upholstered 2-Piece Sectional! in the photo below (see more from our Hudson Valley Transitional project HERE)
“When it comes to choosing a sofa the whole family can enjoy, look for durable fabrics and darker neutrals that are easy to mix and match—and, of course, plenty of space for everyone to sit comfortably during movie night!”
I love this sofa for a family home because the upholstery is durable (and easy to clean) polyester, but it still looks super-upscale. The charcoal color is perfect because it won’t show pet fur or the the occasional apple juice spill and it’s easy to accessorize with fun throw pillows and blankets of any color or pattern. The L-shape ensures for plenty of seating and lounging as well.
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Best Sofa for Small Spaces: Cee Modern Classic Beige Performance Armless Sofa
When it comes to choosing the best sofa for a small space, I love the trick of going with an armless model to save some space without sacrificing comfort. Our Cee Modern Classic Performance Armless Sofa is nice and compact at 74 inches in width, but has all the comfort of a larger model thanks to oh-so-plush 50 percent down cushions.
“You can also save space by shopping for pieces labeled as loveseats or settees—these will typically by more comfortable for just two people, but you still get a great look and feel.”
In addition to being perfect for small-space living, the Cee Sofa is also upholstered in performance fabrics, making it great for kids and pets, and it comes in three beautiful warm neautral color options.
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