Are you thinking about an extra-deep couch for your home?
If you are seeking someplace where you can curl up or stretch out, have some solitude on an island of cushiony comfort or host a party with a group of friends, a deep couch with a larger inside depth (the space from the seat back cushion to the edge) may be just what you need.
Here are 15 of our favorite extra-deep couches.
Best Couch for Hosting Your Book Club - Wedport 3-Pc. Fabric Sofa Return Sectional Sofa with Cuddler
Your book club requires a sophisticated space with lots of seating. If you want everyone to be comfortable and in a good position to interact with each other, consider a sectional-style extra deep couch.
The Wedport 3-Pc. Fabric Sofa Return Sectional Sofa with Cuddler from Macy’s in an up-to-date steel gray includes a slightly angled “cuddler” that makes it easy to have a conversation.
We love the crisp lines and loose pillow backs on this versatile piece from West Elm, offering choices of both width and depth.
Best Couch for Binge-Watching - Eichholtz Taylor Sofa
Binge-watching requires space for at least two people to lounge comfortably. These extra-deep options allow you to stretch out, reach the popcorn and have plenty of space for multiple episodes of your favorite shows or get super comfy for movie night.
Wayfair offers a white fabric sofa, the Eichholtz Taylor Sofa, with loose pillows, with an extreme depth of 60” for perfect TV watching for two or more.
This beautiful, rich blue velvet colored Stockholm Sofa from Ikea is deep with multiple loose cushions for both sitting and lounging is a great option that is a tad more affordable.
Best Couch for Sharing with Pets - Henri Leather Sofa
We love our fur babies, and of course, they MUST share our furniture, but no one likes battling pet hair or having material torn by sharp nails. Try these couches and accessories for pet-friendly options for your living room furniture.
Leather is an option for pet owners, although it may scratch easily depending on your pet. This Henri Leather Sofa from Joybird is low profile with no tufting, buttons or extras to entice your pet to chew or scratch. You and your furry friends can just sit back and enjoy the deep seat.
Another leather option with a more budget-friendly price point, the Claremore Sofa, can be found at Wayfair.
Pet owners may also want to consider a slipcovered sofa, such as this one from Pottery Barn. The covers are removable and can be cleaned, or even replaced, thereby protecting your original sofa investment.
If you’re really concerned about keeping your sofa protected from pet damage, consider purchasing a pet cover for your sofa, such as this one from Amazon, which is offered in a multitude of colors.
Best Couch for Gaming - Best Choice Products Faux Leather Modern Convertible Folding Futon
Who says your extra-deep couch can’t be fun?
If you’re using it in a game room, home office or space where you routinely play video games, consider these options with a few built-in extras and ultimate casual style for your space.
Here’s a very budget-friendly and durable not-quite-extra-deep couch from Amazon that has drink holders and converts to a futon. Great for a college kid’s apartment or your own game room.
The gamers in your house might enjoy the elbow room in this Norvel Reclining two-seater deep couch with center storage console from Wayfair.
Best Couch for Cocktail Parties - Quitaque 135" Symmetrical Sectional
If you love to entertain, your extra-deep couch should be inviting and provide as much seating as possible. If you want people to mix and mingle at your party, then choose a couch that is easy to walk around and provides a firmer seat so that guests don’t sink into it for the entire evening!
The tight back and tufted style provide more formality; the longer middle piece enhances mobility, making this Quitaque 135" Symmetrical Sectional Wayfair sofa a sophisticated update for people who like to entertain.
A great advantage of choosing a sofa with a bench cushion is that the number of people who will sit on it is not limited to the number of seat cushions! A great choice from Crate and Barrel for people who love to party. Plus, you can always add some throw pillows and change up to style by season with different pillowcases!
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Best Kid-Friendly Couch - Rug-Printed Sofa
You may have rules about kids and juice boxes on the couch, but there are always going to be sticky fingers, and a few accidents before your little ones go off to college. Here are some extra-deep couches with fabric options or colors that work well with kids.
The secret to family-friendly furniture is finding the most durable fabrics. For something different, consider this rug-upholstered deep couch with muted colors from Anthropologie.
This 84” microfiber couch from Wayfair is offered in several colors. Its simple straight lines work with several décor styles, and a nice kid-friendly feature includes the completely reversible seat and back cushions.
Best Couch for Romance - Ava Slipcovered Sofa
Lower the lights, build a fire, light the candles, and put the records on for a romantic evening at home. Here are our choices for couples to enjoy.
This inviting, deep couch from Grandin Road is available in several different slipcovers and is perfect for snuggling with your lover.
Available in a variety of coastal-inspired colors and fabrics, this vintage-look deep sofa from Serena & Lily offers a bench cushion, beautifully turned wood legs and a length that works great for stretching out.
Before You Buy
There are a few things to consider before finalizing your purchase. Make sure that your new, extra-deep couch will be able to pass through all doorways, stairwells or elevators. Measure those openings in your home and compare them to the furniture you are interested in. If you have questions about whether it will fit properly, consult a professional mover or interior designer for advice.
If your household includes adults on the petite side, make sure your couch has plenty of plush throw pillows to use along the back for those times when you want to be seated with both feet on the floor. Shorter individuals will need the back support to be comfortable.
It is also important to keep in mind what type of upholstery you want on your couch. If you aren't sure exactly what fabric you like, most stores will let you order swatches to see the exact color and style. Typical couches come in wool, leather, cotton, linen or chenille.
Keep the scale of your room and other furniture pieces in mind when choosing your extra-deep couch. Higher ceilings and larger rooms can handle taller pieces of furniture, such as a tall back on your couch. Smaller rooms with large pieces of furniture usually look best when the pieces are low-slung. Not all seat depths match every living space.
You may want to use a room layout app or draw your own floor plan to see how your planned purchase works in your room. You can also use blue painter’s tape or kraft paper to outline where your furniture pieces will go to make sure you aren’t blocking any windows, doors or pathways. If you are looking to add a chaise, make sure it is on the right side, or it is interchangeable (not all of them are). And if you want to add a loveseat, make sure you measure enough space.
Once you’ve chosen the right extra-deep couch for your home, consider getting a furniture protection warranty from the retailer or manufacturer to maintain its beauty and durability for years to come, no matter how many Taco Tuesdays and Sunday morning mimosas have been enjoyed there!
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Our 15 Favorite Extra-Deep Couches:
Best Couch for Hosting Your Book Club
Best Couch for Binge-Watching
Best Couch for Sharing with Pets
Best Couch for Gaming
Best Couch for Cocktail Parties
Best Kid-Friendly Couch
Best Couch for Romance