There’s almost nothing better than kicking off your shoes, putting on a pair of comfy pants and cozying up on the couch for movie night. Or maybe you’re getting ready to binge that new series everyone is talking about.
But would you even believe us if we told you there was a way to make those moments feel even better than they already do? We’re not kidding. There actually is a way to make lounging at home and watching TV extra comfortable.
And it requires just one single item:
A deep sofa.
The deeper your couch, the easier it is to curl up however you like, stretch out to your heart’s content, or cozy up under your favorite blanket or throw. If you prefer to sit upright, a sofa with narrow seats is all you need. But if you’re the type of person who demands major comfort, a deep sofa is the way to go.
Why Buy a Deep, Oversized Couch?
Comfort alone isn’t the only reason to buy a deep, oversized couch, though it is a favorite of ours. For instance, you can make the atmosphere even cozier by ordering a flower centerpiece for your coffee table and enjoying a pizza all to yourself. Plus, there are other reasons as to why a deep couch might be right for you.
If you live in a small space, you might assume that a deep couch or loveseat will only make your living room look even smaller. But the fact of the matter is that a deep couch provides more versatility, meaning you can actually maximize the space in your room with the addition of a deep and oversized couch.
And that’s because, with a deep and comfortable sofa, you won’t have to find room for a recliner or a chaise lounge. Instead, your deep couch will be all you need.
Another reason why we love deep sofas is that they’re great for larger and taller people. The deeper the seats, the more room you’ll have for your legs and the rest of your body! Deep sofas are also great if you don’t have a guest bedroom yet you’d love to invite your friends over for the night. The deeper the sofa, the easier it is to lay on your back, just like you would in bed.
How Deep is a Deep Sofa?
Most standard size sofas have a depth of between 28 inches and 32 inches. A couch is considered deep and oversized if it has a depth of 34 inches or more.
But that depth doesn’t necessarily refer to the depth of the seats themselves. Unless they’re removable, back cushions will take up a decent percentage of that space.
To ensure that you’re buying a couch that’s deep enough for your preferences, make sure you check the measurements of the seat depth as well as the overall depth of the couch. Also, before you buy, always measure your space to make sure it will fit!
Ready to find an oversized couch that fits your style and your budget? Here are our faves!
Types of Deep Sofas
Not all deep sofas are the same. While all on our list may be oversized, they’re not necessarily that similar in terms of form or fashion. Here are the different types of deep sofas that you might encounter as you shop.
Sectional deep sofas are very popular among families and those who do a large amount of entertaining, as they offer so much seating space. You can pretty much expect to seat everyone with one piece of furniture if you buy a sectional, no need to invest in extra armchairs.
Sleeper sofas or sofa beds are a nice option if you frequently host overnight guests, but have no guest room. Like sleeper chairs and sleeper ottomans, sleeper sofas perform one function by day, and another by night, folding out into a bed as required. The deeper the sleeper sofa, the more space your guest will enjoy come nightfall.
Modular sofas are fun if you find yourself frequently redecorating or rearranging your space, as they can be pulled apart and rebuilt as needed, thanks to carefully crafted seat cushions and back cushions. It’s almost like they’re made from building blocks, so you can configure and reconfigure the couch as much as you need to.
You can, of course, also find deep loveseats, but they’re not at all as popular as deep, standard sofas.
Our Top 25 Favorite Deep Couches
Without further ado, here is our list of the 19 best deep couches on the market today!
Anthropologie doesn’t just sell great dresses and cool jewelry – they also have an entire collection of home goods, including furniture.
With clean lines and slender metal legs, the Bowen Sofa is one of our favorites. It’s simple and sophisticated. It also features removable cushions and slim, flat armrests.
You can customize it in a variety of different fabrics, colors and finishes, making it easy to incorporate into any home with a minimalist, modern sense of style.
The Mags Soft Low Sectional Sofa from Hays features a low profile design with deep seats and a configurable design so that you can customize it to fit your home and your style.
This sectional has modern, rounded edges and comes as a one-arm design or can be customized with a chaise lounge or two corner seats for a more traditional look.
It’s super comfy, super stylish, and it’s available in a range of upholstery colors and textures.
If you love the look and feel of leather, you’re sure to appreciate the AllModern Josiah Genuine Leather Sofa. A perfect option for any modern or industrial living space, this extra deep three-seater sofa is built on an engineered wood frame and features clean lines and square angles.
The seats are extra deep at 35 inches, while the neutral color makes it a perfect complement to any room decorated in any color palette.
Restoration Hardware’s Cloud Modular Sofa is equal parts stunning, stylish and comfortable. It’s on the pricey side, as many RH products are, but this is an investment that’s worth every single penny.
You can configure this deep-seat multi-piece sectional in a number of different ways. The more people you want to be able to fit, the more armless chair units you can purchase to fit between the corner sections.
Can’t decide if you want a fabric sofa or a leather sofa? This modular design is available in over 160 fabric choices plus an additional 50 different types of leather, so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.
Looking for a modern sofa that you can customize to fit your particular living space? The West Elm Haven Sectional boasts extra-deep seating, a configurable design, and low, padded arms so you can sink into it with ease.
This sectional sofa features soft cushioning as well as reversible cushions, and it’s available in a variety of textures and fabrics, including linen, velvet, twill, microfiber, and performance fabrics.
Add instant sophistication to your living space with the deep-seated comfort and style of the Ansonia Contemporary Velvet Sofa. This design measures about 34″ deep and features a sturdy frame, square arms, velvet upholstery and thick foam-padded cushions that make it perfect for sitting or lounging.
With two throw pillows included, this sofa is detailed with slender legs so that it’s easy to vacuum and sweep beneath.
As one of Pottery Barn’s best sellers, the Big Sur Square Arm Upholstered Sofa is a cozy and inviting piece that blends seamlessly into any modern home. This deep couch has a simplistic, modern design with square arms, short legs that keep it low to the ground, and removable seat and back cushions.
One of the things we love most about the Big Sur sofa is that you can choose how many cushions you want. In addition to the standard two or three cushion options, this couch can be customized with a single bench-style cushion, which just makes it that much more comfortable for lounging or napping.
The Big Sur sofa comes in a wide range of colors and fabrics. And should you want a matching chaise or armchair to coordinate, Pottery Barn makes those too.
If it’s a multi-purpose sofa you’re looking for, check out the Brentwood Two Piece Sleeper Sectional from Apt2b. Detailed with tufting on the back cushions, this sofa is sure to become a focal point in any living room.
Built on a solid wood frame, this sleeper sofa can be purchased with the chaise on the right or left side, and you can choose from different wood finishes as well as over 60 different fabrics and upholstery colors.
This eco-friendly design is custom-made in the U.S. and features removable cushion covers for easy cleaning. It includes a deluxe innerspring queen-size mattress that makes it a must-have if your home is the party pad and you host a lot of overnight guests.
Not in the market for a sectional or a sleeper sofa? The Brentwood also comes in a standard sofa model for less than half the price.
IKEA is known for its affordable, comfortable, and Scandinavian designs. The Soderhamn Sofa is no exception. This modern sofa features a low profile, deep seats, slim metal legs, and removable, machine washable covers.
IKEA makes an entire collection of Soderhamn designs, including an armchair, an ottoman, a chaise lounge and modular components that you can combine to create a large or small sectional. All pieces in this collection come in a variety of colors, making it easy to find a hue to suit your mood and space.
Hate the thought of assembling IKEA furniture? IKEA has partnered with TaskRabbit, so for a few extra bucks, you can hire a local Tasker to put it together for you.
The Castlery Jonation Sofa proves that furniture doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to look amazing. We love this sofa for its boxy, modern shape, low profile design, and soft cushions. It measures over 39″ in total depth, but with the fixed back and seat cushions, you’ll get about 25″ of actual seating depth – still plenty of room to cozy up with a good book or watch your favorite shows!
With tufted seat cushions and loose bolster pillows, the Article SVEN Sofa will fit perfectly into any mid-century modern living room.
Surprisingly affordable considering how luxe it looks, this sofa is made with a sturdy wooden frame, high density foam-filled cushions and loose back and seat cushions.
It comes in a variety of fabrics and colors, but we especially love the royal, regal look of this piece in Cascadia Blue Velvet. Absolutely gorgeous!
The Rove Concepts Nico Sofa screams casual luxury with plush, rounded cushions that contrast against a squared, geometric frame. Built upon a kiln-dried hardwood frame, this couch practically beckons you to sit down, kick up your feet and relax.
The Nico Sofa is available in a wide range of textures and colors. It also includes three throw pillows with removable covers so you can keep a monochrome look or add your own colorful, printed pillow covers.
If you’re looking for a statement piece for your living room, the Ms. Chesterfield Fabric Sofa is the perfect choice.
This customizable couch from Interior Define is available in over 100 upholstery options as well as more than a dozen leg options in different colors, finishes, and shapes. The standard depth is 34.5”, which makes it deeper than most sofas, but it also comes in an extra deep option that measures 38.5”.
Between the soft, tufted back and cushion, the included throw pillows, and the extra-deep size, this sofa is about as comfy as it gets.
The West Elm Harmony Sofa will draw you in for afternoon naps, late night movie watching, and every moment in between.
This extra deep sofa features a clean, modern design with square arms, removable lumbar back cushions, and wood block legs. It’s available in multiple colors, fabrics, and sizes, and you can customize it with cushions up to 47 inches deep. And trust us when we say that’s really deep! s
Measuring 41 inches deep, the Emilio Recessed Arm Sofa is comfortable, contemporary, and versatile enough to complement a variety of interior design styles.
This three seat sofa boasts a low profile with short wood legs, soft foam cushions, and toss pillows. It’s available in over 70 fabric and color options and has a chill, relaxed look that only adds to its comfy appeal.
With foam and feather cushions wrapped in vegan leather, the Albany Park Park Sectional Sofa offers the perfect blend of style and comfort.
This L-shaped sectional features standard-sized cushions but has a 52” deep cushion on the end, offering endless hours of comfort for lounging, reading, watching TV, or even sleeping. It comes in left-facing or right-facing options, so you can choose the configuration that works perfectly in your home or apartment.
The very fact that it’s called the Couch Potato Sofa should give you an idea of just how comfortable this BenchMade Modern sofa is.
This sofa features square arms, a floor-hugging profile, and ultra-soft back cushions. The standard depth is 40”, but you can order it extra deep at 43” if you want even more room to stretch your legs. It’s available in your choice of performance fabrics, velvet, and leather, making it easy to customize the exact look you want for your living space.
This modular U-sectional lounger comes with six pieces that can be rearranged to fit your needs. Push all of them together, three in each row, for an extra-deep couch. Create a U-shaped sectional by pulling the inner two cubes to the far sides.
The lounger is made from stain-resistant fabric filled with medium-density foam, for comfort that’s as durable as it is movie night-ready.
The best part? The Burrow system allows you to buy more identical couch cubes later on if you like, so you can then deepen, lengthen or switch up your couch even further.
Another option from AllModern, this mid-century modern selection is as stylish as they come, while giving you ultra-deep seating that you can curl up on with ease. The velvet and polyester-blend sofa comes in three colors and all options are tear-resistant and made-to-order.
Plus, with this brand’s white glove delivery and assembly, you hardly have to lift a finger to go from your current drab couch to a brand-new look.
You might not think of Urban Outfitters as the place you should go to get a great sofa, but that’s exactly what you’ll find when it comes to this particularly comfy couch. The deep sofa features linen upholstery and comes with three throw pillows. The round pillows contrast nicely with the sharp geometric lines of the couch itself.
This couch is a little on the low side, so it might not be too comfortable for older guests with mobility issues. Additionally, the linen isn’t very forgiving to stains and, if you have a pet, watch out for the pet hair. However, if none of that is a worry for you, you’ll love this sofa’s unique, plush vibe.
This deep seat sofa certainly doesn’t look like your average sofa — but then that’s just what makes it so special. Part of a greater modular series of furniture from Anthropologie, the sofa is handwoven from recycled fabric strips for a cheery, textural, multicolored look that’s reminiscent of rag rugs. The fabric is cotton, and the frame is made from tropical hardwoods.
Due to the specialty nature of this unique sofa, it might not be a good fit for families and its ultra-low seating isn’t great for those of us who struggle to get down to, and up from the ground, but it would definitely make a cool addition to a first apartment, college housing or even a teen’s room or hangout space.
This 2-piece sectional sofa is made to order and, as such, it can be made in a variety of fabrics, whether you want something that’ll perfectly match your new paint job, or you want a particularly forgiving hue that’ll hide the occasional wine or food stain (because we all know it’s not just kiddos who are dropping things on the couch on occasion).
This sofa is on the pricier side, but it’s made to last, with poly foam cushions and an independently tested foundation that aims to eliminate sagging over time. The frame is similarly kiln-dried to prevent long-term warping.
If you’d prefer a couch that doesn’t look quite so family room-ready, something maybe a little more upscale and classic or traditional, try this English arm upholstered sofa that’s a best-seller at Pottery Barn.
Another customizable couch, you can pick from three width sizes with this one, for the best fit for your living space. You can also pick between a bench seat or multi-seat configuration, as well as whether you’d prefer a polyester or down blend cushion fill. And that’s all before you select your fabric and color.
If you’re going for the Scandinavian design scheme, try this luxe modern but Nordic sofa that’s covered in indigenous boucle — aka a fabric made from a looped weave with lots of texture and inherent coziness. Boucle has been growing in popularity over the last few years, and it’s easy to see why.
The sofa’s hardwood frame is made from solid kiln-dried ash. The sofa cushions can be removed and the covers unzipped for cleaning as needed.
This is one of the few sofas on our list that comes in a box and requires at-home assembly. The box weighs just under 150 pounds, so you might need a little help getting it in the house. After that, though, assembly is easy and takes under half an hour.
If you’d really just prefer to throw in your new couch purchase with your next order from Amazon, you can totally do that. This Amazon-branded Stone & Beam down-filled deep couch is made from polyester and a solid wood frame and block legs.
You do have to put this one together yourself, but reviewers report that the process is easy and quick.
What to Look for When Buying an Oversized, Deep Couch
Even if any of our above, top 25 favorite deep couches caught your eye, pause just a moment before you whip out your credit card and place that order. There are a few factors you’ll want to consider before you buy an oversized couch, to ensure that it’ll meet your needs and won’t become a regrettable addition to your home. As you shop, keep in mind…
Sure, you’re looking for a big couch, but is there a certain point where “big” becomes “too big?” When the big space you thought you had to fit it, suddenly becomes a small space?
Take full stock of the area you plan to place your deep couch. Have you measured the room? Have you measured your other furniture? Once you place your new couch in the space, will you still have plenty of room to live? To use your coffee table? You don’t want a couch that takes up so much floorspace that you can barely walk around, or that it becomes annoying to use the room.
Fully consider how big a couch you need, before making that purchase.
However, don’t just take into account the size of the room where you intend to place the couch. You also should consider how the couch is shipped and who will be responsible for getting the couch into the desired room. For example, if the couch comes fully put together, no assembly required, one big piece of furniture, it might be difficult to then get that couch into your home at all, let alone your living room. Measure all doorways and stairways and consider how you’ll get the couch where it needs to go.
Likewise, keep in mind that some oversized couches that arrive fully assembled come delivered on a semi truck. If that’s the case for your purchase, it’s worth considering where and how that truck will park near your home.
If you’ve decided that size will be no problem for you, consider fabric.
Some fabrics are best left to those with no kids and no pets. Think about how easy it will be to clean your new couch and how often you need to clean your current couch. Is the fabric on your current couch littered with stains and rips? If so, go with a couch made from a very durable, stain-resistant fabric.
Performance fabric is often considered one of the most durable fabrics for couches. However, velvet and leather are among the more popular upholstery choices currently. Leather is durable and easy to clean, but some might not find it very comfy. Velvet, meanwhile, can be difficult to keep clean.
On a related note, consider your lifestyle as you pick your perfect oversized couch. Do you frequently host guests? Who’s most likely to share the couch with you? Friends, family, roommates, pets, kiddos?
You’ll want to pick a style of couch that fits your needs. If you frequently curl up on the couch with a book or for a movie, with loved ones nearby, you might need a larger, comfier couch. If you frequently host events with a wide range of age groups in attendance, you’ll want to consider what will be most comfortable for both elderly guests and children. If you’re shopping for a couch that goes in a room that’s rarely used, you might want to opt for something that’s a little more stylish and fussy, but maybe not spend as much, since the couch won’t get as much use.
All of these are factors to consider.
While you likely already have a top number in mind for what you’d like to spend on a couch, you may want to think about stretching your budget just slightly, if you know you have a tendency to stick to the “cheap” side of things. A well-made, high-quality couch is an investment, one that will last you and your family for years — possibly even decades. As such, don’t hesitate to drop a little more cash if that’s what it takes to truly get the option you want.
You can expect most high-end sofas to cost several thousands of dollars.
Should You Buy a Deep, Oversized Couch?
A deep, oversized couch is the best way to turn your living room into a cozy, comfy space that encourages you to chill, relax, and unwind at the end of a long day.
No matter what your style or budget is, deep-seated couches are available in every color and at every price point.
Just do yourself a favor and be sure to measure properly before ordering an oversized couch. Kicking back and lounging on a new, deep sofa is a great feeling! But having to refuse delivery or return ship an oversized couch? There’s nothing fun about that.
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Best Oversized Deep Couches:
- Anthropologie Bowen Sofa
- Hay Mags Soft Low Sectional Sofa
- AllModern Kianna Genuine Leather Sofa
- Restoration Hardware Cloud Modular Sofa
- West Elm Haven Sectional
- Ansonia Contemporary Velvet Sofa
- Pottery Barn Big Sur Square Arm Upholstered Sofa
- Apt2b Brentwood Two Piece Sleeper Sectional
- IKEA Soderhamn Sofa
- Castlery Jonathan Sofa
- Article SVEN Sofa
- Rove Concepts Nico Sofa
- Interior Design Ms. Chesterfield Fabric Sofa
- West Elm Harmony Sofa Emilio Recessed Arm Sofa
- Emilio Recessed Arm Sofa
- Albany Park Park Sectional Sofa
- BenchMade Modern Couch Potato Sofa
- Range 6-Piece Open U Sectional Lounger
- AllModern Rae 85” Upholstered Sofa
- Urban Outfitters Isobel Sofa
- Anthropologie Woven Marija Kori Modular Armless Sofa
- Crate and Barrel Lounge 2-Piece Double Chaise Sectional Sofa
- Pottery Barn Carlisle English Arm Upholstered Sofa
- Kardiel Nordic Fabric Sofa
- Stone & Beam Westview Extra-Deep Down-Filled Sofa Couch