Corner sofas

10 of the best corner sofas

L-shaped options for living rooms large and small

By Victoria Purcell |

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 highcarbon steel. Available in six colours. Priced £2,999 from DFS. 

large taupe corner sofa with chunky arms and cushions and throws in brown, rust and orange

The Grand Designs Lambourne corner sofa in taupe 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. 

blue corner sofa in various shades from sky blue to green and teal with scatterback cushions and squishy seat pads

Big Softie corner unit and footstool in Portland Velvet Teal mix 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 

ochre corner sofa in a 70s retro style on a white background

Mossley corner sofa in velvet ochre from Soho House

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. 

blue velvet corner sofa with scatterback cushions and teak legs in a a living room with exposed brick and a large arched window

Middleton sofa 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. 

sustainable green corner sofa with yellow and green scatterback cusions and right-hand chaise

Gaia in Buckingham Olive mix by George Clarke for 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.

mustard yellow corner sofa in a period living room with large bay window and feature wall painted raspberry

The Rebel medium corner sofa 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

retro green couch with chaise in a living room with orange accessories and wooden wall panelling

Zoe velvet sofa in olive with left-hand chaise from Dunelm

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.

large linen coach in a warehouse-style loft apartment with exposed bricks, large grey rug and french bulldog

Large Branson linen corner sofa 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

minimalist grey corner sofa with slim black legs in a contemporary open-plan living space with home office

Muuto Outline grey corner sofa in Hallingdal fabric from Heal’s

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.

modern living room with grey furniture, blue wall, colourful wall art, wooden floor and yellow rug

Harlow corner sofa in dove grey plush fabric from Furniture and Choice