10 of the best corner sofas
L-shaped options for living rooms large and small
The corner sofa is here to stay. A modern interpretation of the three-piece suite, the L-shape has become synonymous with open-plan and broken-plan living, since it helps to create zones and natural partitions in bigger living spaces.
They also work in smaller spaces, allowing you to maximise your floor space – they take up less space than a two seater and an accent chair, for example – while still offering ample seating. Opt for a corner sofa with a chaise if it’s less about providing seats and more about lounging. You can usually choose a right- or left-hand chaise, depending on the configuration of your living room.
Before you buy, consider where you will put whichever design you choose. Make sure it will fit into your home and be in proportion to the dimensions of the space. Grey corner sofas remain hugely popular, but as this statement piece continues to take over living rooms, the choice of colours, fabrics and styles continues to grow.
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1. Grand Designs Lambourne sofa, DFS
Grand Designs has teamed up with DFS to create a range of stylish sofas made with eco-friendly materials. The Lambourn is a modular sofa that can be configured to suit your space. The footstool has a removable seat pad so that it can be swiftly converted into a coffee table. The seat interiors include 25% recycled foam core, the back and scatter cushion interiors are 100% recycled polyfibres, made from plastic bottles, and the springs are made from 100% recyclable and reusable high–carbon steel. Available in six colours. Priced £2,999 from DFS.
2. Big Softie, Sofas & Stuff
Low, deep and feather filled, the Big Softie offers laid-back comfort. Slouchy cushions and generous proportions make it ideal for family rooms and contemporary spaces. It comes in a traditional hardwood frame and is available in a straight arm option. The frame is guaranteed for 15 years. £8,072 from Sofas & Stuff.
3. Mossley corner sofa, Soho Home
The Mossley corner sofa has a 1970s form, inspired by Soho House Rome. With a fully upholstered, velvet plinth base, deep-sit, duck feather-filled cushions and a generous corner configuration, this one is great for both everyday lounging and entertaining guests. The frame is made from FSC-certified birch and beech. Priced £6,795 and available via ufurnish.com.
4. Middleton, Darlings of Chelsea
Contemporary in style, this large corner unit can be combined with a variety of other Middleton units to create a sofa perfectly suited to your space. Browse the range of fabrics and leathers and choose a material and shade to suit, customising further with your preferred leg colour. The Middleton has a sustainably sourced hardwood frame and is built to order by expert craftspeople in the UK. £6,320 from Darlings of Chelsea.
5. Gaia by George Clarke for Sofology
Gaia, designed with architect and TV presenter George Clarke, utilises innovative technology to make sure that every part of it can be recycled or repurposed. At the end of the sofa’s life, each element can be unclipped, unbolted and unscrewed quickly to make recycling easier. The Gaia has a Scandi-inspired design and silhouette so you have plenty of room to stretch out and relax. Starting at £3,499 from Sofology.
6. The Rebel, Snug
The Rebel sofa collection is Snug’s most popular. Designed to make a statement in any home with its sleek mid-century design, it features removable, spill-resistant cushions, slender arms and wooden brown or wooden black tapered legs. The collection is modular, so you can simply add a corner unit to create an L- or U-shape sofa. £2,899 from Snug.
7. Zoe velvet corner sofa, Dunelm
Bring some retro styling to your home with the Zoe corner sofa. Available in a choice of colours, this sofa features soft-touch velvet upholstery, styled with a tufted seat cushion, piped-edge detailing and tapered solid wood legs. Featuring a foam filled, sprung seat and fibre-filled back cushions, as well as two matching bolster cushions, it’s also made with recycled materials. Priced £999 via ufurnish.com.
8. Branson linen corner sofa, Pepper Sq.
This oversized Branson corner sofa provides ample seating with deep-filled cushions and soft, Italian linen upholstery, complemented by oak-finished wood legs. Designed and made in Europe, it is available with a left- or right-hand chaise and in a variety of fabrics and colours. The comfort level is medium-soft and extra cushions are available on request. £4,899 from Pepper Sq.
9. Muuto Outline corner sofa, Heal’s
The Outline sofa family by Muuto is an architectural, refined set of sofas that comes in two and three-seater versions, as well as a chair. A visually light and elegant sofa, the Outline has deep seating for high comfort. Available in textiles and refined leathers, the Outline is a sturdy combination of Scandinavian design and craftsmanship with superior comfort. Priced £9,196 via ufurnish.com.
10. Harlow Dove, Furniture and Choice
Soft, plush upholstery with button-back detailing and classic mid-century tapered legs make this grey corner sofa both comfortable and stylish. With a hardwood frame, supportive cushions and a choice of light or dark colourway, the Harlow Dove corner is a solid and versatile selection for the contemporary home. It also has pocket-sprung seat cushions. Priced £1,199.99 from Furniture and Choice.