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Sofa comfort guide

Compare sofas by seat comfort, seat depth and seat height to learn which sofa will be most comfortable for you.

Seat comfort

Consider softer sofas if you:
  • like plush enveloping comfort
  • prefer a sink-in, personalized feel
  • want a more relaxed look
Consider firmer sofas if you:
  • prefer structured, even comfort
  • like more resistance and support
  • want a tidier look

Seat depth

Consider a shallower seat if you:
  • prefer an upright feel
  • are shorter than average
  • like more back support
Consider a deeper seat if you:
  • like to lean back at a wide angle
  • are taller than average
  • often tuck your legs onto the seat cushion

Seat height

Consider a higher seat if you:
  • like an upright feel
  • prefer a seat height similar to a dining chair
  • have knee or back pain and standing up is uncomfortable
Consider a lower seat if you:
  • like to stretch your legs out in front of you
  • prefer leaning back to sitting upright
  • want a more relaxed feel

Firmer sofas