Find the perfect 4-seater sofa for your needs with four of our favourites.
For anyone serious about their living room comfort, a spacious sofa is a must-have.
There’s nothing worse than squeezing onto a cramped sofa when you’ve got friends round, and it can be difficult to get that Sunday lounging session started when you’re struggling to fit into the available space with your other half. If expansive comfort is your key sofa criteria – but you don’t want to end up with a living room sofa as big as your bed – going for a 4-seater might be the way to go.
4-seater sofas are spacious enough to fit the whole family, without dominating your living room. They’re roomy enough for some serious chilling out and, when you have company over, they’re the perfect size for socialising. Whether you’re ready to relax or invite your friends round, here are four of our favourite 4-seater sofas, and why we love them.
Alexander and James New England Hampton 4-Seater Leather Pillow Back Sofa
Let’s start with a regal take on the 4-seater with the Chesterfield-inspired Alexander and James New England Hampton 4 Seater Leather Pillow Back Sofa.
Giving a modern twist to the classic style, the handcrafted Hampton comes with studded scroll arms and lavish buttoning throughout, adding plenty of interest. Reflect the gilding on the buttons with metallic accessories in the same shade, whether you go for a floor lamp placed by the side of the sofa, a plant pot on a side table, or a decorative bowl on a coffee table.
This extra-roomy, deep-seated beauty also has double-sided scatter cushions, for a scatter-back look can be refined or casual. Handily, the cushions also serve as the perfect source of inspiration when decorating – simply pick the colour you’re most drawn to and decorate with accessories in a similar shade.
As the cushions make clear, luxurious textures are the way to go with this exclusive Furniture Village creation, so you can’t go wrong with velvet curtains, a plush rug or brocade lamp shade, to give it plenty of tactile companionship.
Duresta The Prestige Collection Bayswater 4 Seater Fabric Pillow Back Sofa
Staying with the scatter-back style, Duresta’s The Prestige Collection Bayswater 4 Seater Fabric Pillow Back Sofa comes with five, luxuriously plump, feather-filled pillow back cushions for deep, sumptuous comfort. Add the sprung-edge fibre seats and sprung backs, and The Prestige will make you question whether you’re floating rather than sitting.
With its beechwood ebony legs and angled arms, giving it a contemporary look, why not go with a modern monochrome to decorate around your new 4-seater Duresta? Simply find accessories to complement the upholstery, mix in ebony decorations and you’ve got a living room that effortlessly echoes your lavish new sofa.
If you’re the alternative type, you could also do a complete 180, decorating with vivid, contrasting colours including jewel tones, deep purples, bright reds and even touches of neon. This elegant sofa can take plenty of competition for attention, so don’t be afraid to exhibit out-there style. Just be careful not to go too overboard – a few choice accessories (or a contrasting accent wall right behind the sofa) will be enough to add interest, without looking tacky.
Annalise II 4 Seater Fabric Sofa
We love the understated simplicity of the Annalise II 4 Seater Fabric Sofa. Roomy and comfortable, this 4-seater classic-back sofa’s soft lines and restrained design mean it’ll be at home in almost any living room, and can blend in seamlessly with most décor styles.
Of course, that means you can’t go too far wrong when it comes to decoration. Stick with gently refined pieces to keep that classic vibe going, or go all-out with wacky takes on modern style for a playful contrast. If you like contrast, why not hang an abstract painting just behind the sofa, place a patterned coffee table in front, or go below with a funky rug?
This British-made Annalise II 4-seater is available in a range of neutral shades, with a choice of light or dark wood feet. The grey-based colours offered, such as truffle and ash, work well with a blue and grey colour scheme, especially when surrounded by jet-black accessories or metallic silver accents. In the meantime, browns, golds and natural elements will make the hazel shades pop, as will sage greens and amber oranges; a playful addition to a design chameleon.
High Street Oxford Street 4 Seater Fabric Sofa
What we love about the High Street Oxford Street 4 Seater Fabric Sofa is its roominess. There are three factors that give it so much extra space without seeming unbearably huge: subtly-curving, substantial arms; deep cushioned seats; and sinking-soft foam and fibre filling. Whether you’re settling down for a family movie or inviting friends around, this extra-large 4-seater can comfortably accommodate all.
Another factor that makes this roomy number so obliging is its elegant style. With clean lines, neat piping and timeless design, this is another sofa that can suit any home, easy to accessorise and decorate around. Offset the unassuming simplicity of the Oxford Street 4-seater with equally simple accessories, including minimalist accessories and understated metallics.
Of course, a classically-inspired sofa like this one would be equally at home surrounded by rustic, country-style touches. We’re talking wooden side tables and coffee tables, homely photo frames, mismatched bookshelves and accompanying furnishings. Need a final touch? Place a vase of wild flowers on a side table. Bliss!
Adaptable enough for any home, yet distinctive enough to be a decorative element of their own rights, these 4-seater sofas are just the thing when only roominess and comfort will do. Whether you’re looking for a large sofa for some serious loafing, or like to entertain on a regular basis, our choices above could be just what you need for a cosy evening in.