Corner Sofa Coveting

Whether you are a single mum of one of a larger family of six, a sofa is one of the key pieces in your home. I might go even further  and say a corner sofa is even better.

I’ve been pondering a corner sofa for a while now. I love the classic look of the leather chesterfield we currently have, but  we cant all sit on it comfortably together- its just not big enough. (see it here)

One of out favourite family activities is watching films and I’d love for us all to be stretched out together not with one person feeling squashed or sitting on the floor.

west elm corner sofa brown leather will age really wellWest Elm ~ Hamilton

This West Elm one has got to be one of my current favorite corner sofas, the perfect shade of tan leather, almost like that classic cowboy boot tan brown. The space is designed for sitting and lounging, meaning the arms don’t take up masses of valuable sitting space- which is part of our current issue.

graham and green corner sofaGraham & Green ~ Dakota

This one above, from Graham & Green looks soooo cosy! I could imagine stretching out like a cat and snatching an afternoon nap very easily on this corner sofa. I’d never want to get up. The great thing about this one is that there is a choice of fabrics too so you can personalise it to your space. I’d probably go for a emerald green velvet or a leather that would age well.

leather corner sofa laura ashleyLaura Ashley– Bradford

I swear whenever we stay in a cottage there is always a Laura Ashley sofa in there. I’m guessing they are chosen because, apart from their good looks, they are well made and last a long time. This one above is very much a classic style and one that I don’t think would date. Again with Laura Ashley you can choose your fabric (all types of leather with this particular one). A real investment piece.


dfs vintage look midcentury corner sofa
DFS- Kennedy

Yes its another brown leather corner sofa! This one has a mid century vibe with the slightly splayed legs, but the leather looks like it could take some real wear and tear. Always good when you’ve got kids or pets.

john lewis vintage style corner sofaJohn Lewis ~ Barbican

This John Lewis one is gorgeous and heavy on the vintage style with its mid century splayed legs and tufted back cushions. John Lewis do a HUGE number of fabrics that you can choose from too- probably anything you can think of.

The trick is, as I’ve found out, is to know your measurements.

Unless you’ve a large open plan living area, then you can probably go as big as you like.

I’ve sat on a few sofa’s in the shops recently that look like they’d be okay, but turn out to be huge things. Something to do with the relative size of the shop its in I suppose.

In our case we’ve a very specific area that would suit a corner sofa so it narrows the search down a bit.

Do you have a corner sofa? If so has it improved your living space, does it work for you? What did you go for?? How many more questions can I ask 😉

Do let me know in the comments.

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24 Comments

  1. May 11, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Love corner sofa’s….a bit more easy going than a formal sofa group….the trick is most definately to know your meassurements, or you could end up making a big mistake! Love all that tan leather as well!

    • May 11, 2016 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks June! Yes I think they a perfect for relaxing in- just need to find the ONE

  2. May 11, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    We have a new chaise sofa and it is the best thing that ever happened to us – finally space for everyone! x

    • May 11, 2016 / 8:12 pm

      Aw Katy that sounds exactly what we need- what did you go for?

  3. May 11, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    I’m such a lounger, a massive corner sofa would suit me fine!

    • May 11, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Me too! Thanks for stopping by Hannah x

  4. May 11, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    Ahh, a corner sofa would be a dream! That John Lewis Barbican one looks perfect to me 🙂

    • May 11, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Yes its a modern classic isnt it!

  5. May 11, 2016 / 11:28 pm

    Some lovely choices here but I’d go for the Graham and Green one I think. Looks so comfy.

    • May 16, 2016 / 10:47 am

      Doesn’t it just! Thanks for popping by xx

  6. May 12, 2016 / 12:05 am

    I don’t have a corner sofa but I’d LOVE the last one on grey X

  7. May 12, 2016 / 6:18 am

    That Graham and Green one is my dream sofa!! Corner sofas are the best, I can’t wait to have more space to fit one

  8. May 12, 2016 / 10:58 am

    I love a corner sofa, so much better for stretching out and if there’s a couple of you to fit on! I love the John Lewis Barbican too! x

    • May 16, 2016 / 10:46 am

      So true! That JL one is getting a lot of love!

  9. May 13, 2016 / 9:14 am

    I don’t have the space for a corner sofa.

    I considered the grey John Lewis sofa (small version) when I bought mine, it’s a beauty! x

    • May 16, 2016 / 10:43 am

      Ah yes it all depends on the shape of the room- great taste Natasha!

  10. Alessandra
    May 13, 2016 / 10:41 am

    Hi Susie! Would you mind charing where the table in the first picture is from? It is astonishing, I love the beautiful and simple lines with the marble table top.

    • May 16, 2016 / 10:42 am

      Hi there- I’m assuming as the sofa is West Elm the coffee table is too- worth a look!

  11. May 19, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    The Laura Ashley one might have to be the replacement to my current sofa, love it. Thanks for sharing such a great post.

    • May 19, 2016 / 7:19 pm

      Aw happy to help! Thanks for stopping by

  12. May 26, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    I loved our corner sofa and wished we had never sold it, but our old flat was just not big enough. We are on the look out for another as now the Hubby and I have to sit seperate and I do not likey.

    I have seen JL one and it is a beaut xx

    • May 29, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Thats another of my reasons too Kara!

  13. June 2, 2016 / 10:52 am

    So many sofas, so little time…I love the West Elm one. Actually saw a gorgeous, traditional style, pale grey corner sofa in Homebase over the weekend. It was just £450! Was *this* close to buying it but had to admit it would probably only last five minutes before getting covered in cat hair and red wine stains….Ah, one can but dream.

    • June 2, 2016 / 8:26 pm

      *sigh* I do think I need to sit on it first- that the thing if you bought online- risky! Might look that Homebase one up!