Big enough to stretch out on but perfectly sized for most living rooms, large and more compact, our 3-seater sofa collection is the perfect place to start when you’re browsing for a new sofa.
You’ll find plenty of options in all kinds of three-seater sofa styles from traditional to more modern, and in all types of upholstery. There’s a big field but we’re here to help you. Ready to get started?
Choosing the right 3-seater sofa
Let’s begin with perhaps the most important choice – the style of your 3-seater sofa. And where to begin? A 3-seater sofa is a very popular sofa size so you’ll find plenty of different styles in this category.
If you like a more traditional sofa, take a look at a Chesterfield 3-seater sofa. Elegant and stylish, they’re beautifully crafted and feature the typical Chesterfield buttoned backs and scroll arms. You’ll also find a selection of mid-century modern three-seater sofas. Gently retro, these sofas showcase the era’s slanted arms, angled legs and minimal decorative features like a single row of simple buttoning.
Looking for something more modern in a three-seater sofa? Our modern sofa collection has plenty of contemporary 3-seater sofas with low-profile silhouettes, wide arms and ultra-thick cushioning. Many also have built-in recliners making them even more luxuriously comfortable.
For a more compact living room or even as an extra sofa in a guest room or home office, a 3-seater sofa bed can be a really practical solution. Perfect for everyday relaxing, sofa beds make it so quick and easy to turn a home office into a comfortable guest room. Many also have built-in storage, so you won’t even have to think about where to store those extra pillows and blankets.
And a quick word on size. Not all 3-seater sofas are created equal. Three seats may refer to the number of seat cushions or the number of people – adults – a three-seater sofa is designed to accommodate in comfort. But within this category there’s plenty of variation in size, so be very careful to check the dimensions of any sofa you're considering and measure your living space carefully. Our sofa sizer is a really good way of assessing living room size and sofa fit.
Still not sure? Our sofa and armchair buying guide offers a more in-depth look at all the things you'll want to consider as you choose your three seater sofa. Written by the Furniture Village sofa experts, it’s well worth a few minutes of your time as you make your decision.
Choosing the right material for your three-seater sofa
Found the perfect three-seater sofa style? It’s time to make sure that it’s in the right material. Most three-seater sofas are offered in either leather or fabric, although you may find some leather and fabric combination 3-seater sofas.
Of course, there’s nothing like real leather and our 3-seater leather sofas are truly fabulous. Our leather sofas are offered in a huge range of colours – and not just traditional chestnut and chocolate brown – so if you feel like making a little more of a style statement, you’ll definitely find something in a hue to suit you. Leather is also a surprisingly family-friendly upholstery choice as it can be both hardwearing and easy to clean. Different leather sofas may be upholstered in different types of leather so please check carefully before you buy to make sure it’s right for you and your family.
Fabric is always a good choice for a three seater sofa and our collection of fabric 3-seater sofas has something for everyone. Woven fabrics and cotton blends tend to be more durable and are good for busier households with younger children. Velvet and linen upholstery on a fabric sofa looks lovely as it’s so luxurious and glamorous, but it may require more care and maintenance. Velvet does tend to show wear – in the form of crushing to the pile – in areas of more use, and linen can crease. Just think about who’s going to use the sofa and how much daily use it’ll get as you think about material types. The same applies to colour choice too – you may love that white sofa but is it really a practical choice for your young family?
The finishing touches
A new three-seater sofa is a great excuse to give your living room a hit of a spruce up with a few carefully chosen accessories or perhaps even some new living room furniture. Take a look at our collection of living room tables for coffee tables, side tables and even nests of tables. Lamp tables and end tables are also a great way to introduce a design theme – whether that’s Scandi style or the on-trend industrial look – without completely redesigning your space. And if you need extra seating that’s extra comfortable take a look at our armchair collection.
Accessories, too, can help create a whole new ambience in a room. Lighting is a particularly good way to change the whole feel of your room, and we recommend a layered lighting approach. This means introducing lighting from different sources – ceiling or hanging lighting, corner lighting in the form of a floor lamp, and at least two table lamps next to your three seater sofa. Having multiple light sources means you can adjust your lighting level with ease as the occasion demands.
Caring for your new 3-seater sofa
We want you to be completely happy with your new 3-seater sofa. You’ll find plenty of helpful care and cleaning tips in our upholstered furniture care guide. It’s worth keeping on hand as you buy and get to know your new three-seater sofa.