When you're the proud owner of a comfy couch, suddenly, going out on the town just doesn't have the same appeal that it once did. Instead, your living room or basement becomes the go-to cozy hub for your household, making it the perfect place to wrap up with a chunky knit blanket or enjoy movies on the big screen.
The best comfy couches are roomy and super plush, but they don't skimp on style. The comfy couches in this guide are the best of all worlds ... and will likely make your living room the new favorite after-hours hangout spot among your friends and family.
The Best Comfy Couches
What to Consider
Size and Shape
Make sure to check the dimensions of your chosen comfy couch, and map it out with painter’s tape on your floor to make sure that it fits in the room without feeling cramped. Beyond the length of the couch’s footprint, also take into consideration the seat depth. A comfy couch is one that the sitter can comfortably sink into without feeling like they’re close to the edge. Deep seats are also more comfortable for taller people, too.
Many of the comfy couches in this guide are sectionals, because there are few things more inviting in a home than a plush, extra-wide chaise. However, if your space can't fit a full-sized sectional, you can always get a regular comfy couch with a separate ottoman and move it into position whenever you'd like to recline.
Other specs you won't want to overlook when shopping for a comfy couch are the available upholstery options and cushion materials. Many retailers will offer free swatches of their upholstery materials, and we highly recommend taking advantage so that you can feel the softness firsthand. Upholstery type may also be a concern if you have pets or kids — synthetic performance fabrics and polyester are typically the best choices if you're concerned about stains, and they usually don't sacrifice softness for practicality. Velvet sofas and leather sofas may be a little more high-maintenance, but they always look amazing.
As far as cushion materials, many comfy couches vary. While some high-density foams can be very comfy after they're broken in, they may feel stiff initially. Some couch cushions are layered with memory foam along with high-density support foam for more of a contoured feel. And others are wrapped in down-alternative fibers to feel a little more like you're sitting on bed pillows (albeit with a bit more seat support).
Finally, always check what's involved in assembling your chosen comfy couch. Several of the brands we've featured in this guide offer white-glove delivery and installation for an additional fee if you want the sofa setup to be taken care of for you.
If you’re opting to go the DIY route with a sofa-in-a-box, the good news is that these products are usually pieced together seat by seat, so you won’t have to stress too much about maneuvering a large intact couch through your front door — although you should certainly always check with the brand, just to be safe. Unless you're very handy, plan to have an extra set of hands (or a few) around help you assemble the sofa, as the pieces may be very large and heavy.
How We Chose
For this guide, we chose comfy couches of various sizes, shapes, cushion materials, and upholstery types to give you a varied selection of styles to choose from. Our team has reviewed a couple of these couches and can speak to their comfort and support firsthand. But for any products that we haven't tried for ourselves, we focused on well-reviewed sofas whose users cited cushion comfort, ease of assembly, and upholstery quality as being the best reasons to buy.
Buying a comfy couch for your home may be a no-brainer, but there's still a lot of thought involved in choosing the right one. Our comfy couch guide zeroes in on the very best and breaks down everything you need to know.