Your Sofa Set Buying Guide

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There’s a wide, and sometimes overwhelming, variety of sofa sets for your home, and they come in all shapes and sizes. And knowing which sofa set to buy, whether it’s for outdoors or a piece for your living room, can be daunting. 

Here, we’ll go over all kinds of options, some for indoors and some for outdoors, to help you find the perfect sofa set for your home.

Loveseats Are Comfy & Cozy for Small Spaces

You may not have space for larger high-tech furniture with built-in speakers and amplifiers. But thankfully loveseats are a perfectly solid option for small rooms.

For example, the Linen Flared Arm Loveseat with Storage by Ebern Designs, which you can find at Wayfair is just over 53 in. wide and just over 31 in. deep, so it can work perfectly in a tiny space while comfortably seating two people.

Plus, this chic loveseat also features built-in storage. Simply lift up the seat and there’s room to store books, throws, or extra pillows.

The Flared Arm Loveseat features:

  • Stain-resistant linen upholstery
  • A weight capacity of 500 lbs.
  • Included toss pillows
  • Flared arms for extra style

Be Fido-Friendly With a Washable & Stain-Resistant Sofa Set

Pets often love to curl up on the couch next to you, so pet owners know they need to choose a durable, easy-to-clean sofa.

If this is your situation, check out the Bleeker Down-Filled Slipcover Modular Sofa from West Elm. This very stylish sofa comes in two sizes to choose from, so you can really fit your space.

But the genius of this sofa set is that it comes covered in a removable skirted slip cover. And this isn’t your grandma’s slip cover. It comes fully upholstered in several colors and finishes from velvet to tweed, so you can still have a stylish centerpiece to your living room. Then when your pet makes a mess on your sofa, simply remove the slip cover and throw it in the wash.

But all this practicality doesn’t mean it’s not a comfortable sofa. The seat cushions have a foam core surrounded by feathers and a poly-fiber blend. West Elm also mentions that on a scale of one to five, one being very soft and five being very firm, this sofa set scores a one.

Big Groups Are No Problem For a Sectional

If you have a big family or lots of regular guests, you can definitely find a sofa set that can seat everyone comfortably. In this case, consider a sectional sofa set to accommodate everyone without feeling squeezed together.

For instance, choose an option like the Ashley Tracling 3-Piece U-Shaped Stationary Sectional at Nebraska Furniture Mart.

This u-shaped sofa offers:

  • Stable construction that’s been tested to withstand transportation and moving wear
  • Cushions made from high-quality foam encased in low melt fiber
  • Ample space with 145 in. W, 100 in. D, 40 in. H

It is worth noting that these larger sofa sets tend to have a large price tag, but are a good option if you have a space to fill.

A Small Sofa Complements a Compact Outdoor Space

Sofa sets aren’t just for inside. You may be looking for a piece for your outside space, but maybe your outside area isn’t so expansive. No worries, you can still find a sofa that’s comfortable and fits the area. In this case, consider an outdoor loveseat.

For example, this stylish Bradenton Outdoor Wicker Loveseat from Crosley, which you can find at Target is:

  • 55 in. wide
  • 31.75 in. deep
  • 32.5 in. high

This loveseat also features:

  • A steel frame that’s rust resistant
  • UV-resistant resin wicker
  • Cushions that are UV-resistant that can also stand up to moisture and fading

Seat Plenty of People Outside With a Sectional Outdoor Sofa Set

Just as with indoor entertaining, if you plan on hosting several barbecues and other outdoor events, go for a sectional sofa set designed for the outdoors. This way, you’ll have seating for plenty of people and won’t have to worry about dragging extra chairs outside.

So, if you’ll be hosting during the warmer months, consider the Nestfair 6-Piece Wicker Outdoor Sectional Sofa Set, which you can find at The Home Depot.

This sofa set is durable, featuring rattan that can stand up to the elements, over a strong steel frame. The rattan is easy to clean so will look stylish and new for a long time. Meanwhile, the cushions are zippered and removable for easy cleaning

Other practical elements of this sectional is that it comes with a glass-top coffee table. Plus, there are three under-seat storage areas. This is perfect for storing blankets if it gets chilly when the sun goes down.

Relax & Unwind On Your New Sofa Set

As you can see, it is possible find a sofa for every sized room and family, in both indoor and outdoor options.

So whether you have a large family that needs a modular sectional sofa, or you want your fur babies to curl up with you on a pet-friendly sofa set, the choices are truly endless when it comes to finding a piece for your lifestyle.