Features of Comfortable Sofas

Enhance your living room or add seating to your bedroom with one of the comfortable sofas from Pottery Barn. The selection contains sofas in a wide array of styles, so it's easy to find one that fits your room size and coordinates with your other furnishings, such as curtains and rugs.

How to Choose a Sofa

When shopping the selection of comfortable sofas, there are some basic guidelines that can help you learn how to choose a sofa, such as:

  • Consider the atmosphere you're trying to achieve. If you're looking for home office seating to accommodate clients or want something for a formal living room, a sofa with a low back and average depth may be a good choice. However, if you're seeking a sofa for relaxing in front of the television or reclining with a book, a high-backed sofa with deep seating may be a better choice.
  • Another factor that can contribute to the comfort level of a sofa is the fill. Pottery Barn has two primary options when it comes to cushion fill -- down blend and standard poly. There's also deluxe down and memory foam, which are part of the PB Air and PB Comfort collections, respectively.
  • Details make all the difference when it comes to choosing a sofa that suits your home. Pottery Barn has sofas with box edges for a streamlined look and those with scatter-back cushions for versatile, casual comfort. There are also bench-seat and multi-seat sofas that coordinate well with most any design style.
  • Upholstery is another consideration when shopping for a new sofa. If you prefer a sophisticated look that never goes out of style, consider one of the leather sofas at Pottery Barn. They come in a variety of colors and textures, making it easy to achieve the look you want. If casual is more your style, a high-performance fabric or something classic like twill may be the right option.

Other Sofa Considerations

The length of your sofa can make a big difference when it comes to the look of a room. The average length for a sofa is between 74 to 88 inches, which is a size that fits most living rooms. If you're decorating a family room or home office, you may want to opt for a loveseat, which has a shorter length. The largest sofas are grand sofas, which are 89 inches and longer.

Shop the selection of comfortable sofas at Pottery Barn to find a wide range of stylish choices for your home. There are also plenty of other furnishings from which to choose, such as coffee tables and accent chairs. Whether your style is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, there's something in the selection that you'll love.