Guest Groups: 20 Sofas for Space and Every Budget

A sofa is one of the most used pieces of furniture at a home, particularly in the living room where comfort is essential. In a living room used infrequently, a more formal, elegant sofa may be in order. Sofas are available in all sizes, shapes and styles, and you will find a myriad of alternatives to choose from — skirted or no skirt, one seat cushion or more, square arms or curved, tight back or loose cushions. Which is your preference?

Don’t be fooled by the fabrics displayed on the sofa pictures — you can typically choose from a variety of them. I say keep it simple (no routine, neutral color) as you won’t ever tire of it, and buy the best quality your budget allows. — Vanessa out of Decor Happy


A sofa in a daring colour is striking. As you’ll have it for awhile, choose a colour you love!

Vanessa Francis

This Lee Industries sofa in a neutral cotton cloth is very comfortable and the slipcover is kid-friendly. Pillows and accessories in bold colors are easily changed.

Jayson Home

Morgan Sofa – $2,995

I adore that the William Birch arms and the brass casters on this sofa. Classic, versatile and pretty.

Traditional Sofas

Either you love Chesterfields or you don’t. Even though they are traditional, they work well in a modern interior. (Oh, and that I do love them, particularly the button tufting on the seat )

Traditional Sofas

The barely-there arms, graceful legs and simple silhouette of the modern yet classic sofa signifies it would work well in any space. I would love this for my living room.

Serena & Lily

Spruce Street Sofa – w / nailheads – $2,450

The nailhead trim on the sofa arms adds plenty of personality.

Traditional Sofas – $2,895

Can this sofa be any more attractive? It seriously has me weak in the knees. It’s something that you would see in a très chic Parisian salon with striking architecture and herringbone flooring.

Contemporary Sofas

The arms on this sofa imply it is not conducive to napping. Rather, put this sofa in a living room where guests sip cocktails and wear their Sunday best!

Traditional Sofas

It’s no wonder this sofa is easily the most popular of the Sarah Richardson lineup. Clean lined, comfortable and fashionable, it would work in all but the most ordinary of insides.

Contemporary Sofas

There is something about this sofa I love. Its elegant lines and curved arms allow it to be appropriate for a more formal living room — not a room where lounging is in order!

Traditional Sofas – $1,099

This is my preferred sofa from the West Elm line. Affordable, it comes in two widths and there are quite a few fabrics to choose from.


Azure Sofa

This diminutive, curvy tufted sofa was a long-time love of mine. You might have seen it upholstered in a vibrant blue cloth (that is sadly now discontinued). I’m loving it in this light blue gray cloth named Sky.

Restoration Hardware

English Roll Arm Upholstered Sofa – $2,495

English roll arm couches are always a classic, particularly when put in a linen fabric. I love the curves around the sides of the one.


Klyne Sofa – $1,299

Really like the basic lines of the sofa. In 80″ wide, it is the perfect size for a little space.

Modern Sofas

The set-back arms and T-cushions soften the look of the modern sofa.

Van Gogh Designs

Turner Sofa

This sofa offers something a bit different with its curved, buttoned tight spine. The curved arms and turned feet give a traditional feel.


Ektorp Sofa, Blekinge White – $399

I’ve had my slipcovered Ektorp sofa for almost a decade and it’s held up well. I’ve got three distinct slipcovers: white for the summer, beige for your winter and also a floral for when I feel like it. You can not beat the price stage.

Pottery Barn

Carlisle Slipcovered Sofa – $1,599

Another slipcovered sofa, now with two back and seat cushions which I tend to prefer. This one is designed for comfort at 45″ deep.

Lee Industries

Lee Industries Sofa, Wesley Silver

I adore the gently-curved arms and also the loose back cushions on this Belgian-inspired sofa.

Modern Sofas

This sofa has a beachy vibe. I would choose a fabric and colour similar to the one in the photo, then add some pillows in shades of blue.

Vanessa Francis

Geoffrey Sofa – $3,800

Simply love the long, slender, graceful traces of the sofa — but it is not for your budget-conscious.

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Nicki II Slipcovered Sofa

I’ve blogged about this sofa before. I’ve sat on it and allow me to tell you, it is so comfortable thanks to its 41″ depth. They even note on their website that”the low roll arms create fabulous headrests for napping.”

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