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How to Choose Between a 2 or 3 Seater Sofa

When it comes to settling on the sofa for you, there’s a host of practical considerations that spring to mind. Chief among them tends to be size - and it’s not always as straightforward as dimensions. It’s important to factor in the number of seats on your sofa as well. This generally starts with looking at the space you’ve got to work with, as well as tallying family members or weighing up how many people you expect to seat comfortably. With this in mind, our most popular formats tend to be 2-seater sofas and 3-seater sofas. To help set you off on the right foot, we’ve pulled together some industry wisdom on how to choose between the two.

At Arlo & Jacob, we offer our sofa designs in various sizes. Our medium sofas are typically 2-seaters, while our large size will usually have 3 seats. There are some variations throughout the range, but most of the time you can use this breakdown as a helpful starting point.

Not all seat cushions are made equal. We’ve worked hard to ensure that each of the formats we offer will retain a supportive, comfortable feel. We offer different fill compositions, so be sure to ask about which one is right for you. It’s also important to consider whether an individual cushion format or a single bench-style cushion will be best for your home.

In the case of a multi-cushion sofa, each cushion will generally seat one person. This is a great format for more formal living spaces where you’re not likely to squeeze in together and get cosy. Each cushion will effectively cradle the person sitting in it, giving them a particularly supportive quality.

Single bench-style cushions extend from one end of the sofa to the other, allowing for a bit more wiggle room when it comes to occupancy. There aren’t any boundaries to create clear seating spaces, so the style works well for more informal environments like a family sitting room or home theatre. If you’re not entirely sure how many seats you’d like on your sofa, the bench-style seat cushion can be a great choice. It’s also got a bit more give in it than a sofa with individual seat cushions. The end-to-end bench cushion may dip towards the centre when it’s got a few people on it, enveloping the group in a cosy, relaxed way.

Here are some of our favourite 3 seater sofas

Henry Large Sofa

Crawford Large Sofa

Elton Large Sofa

Whether you go for a 2- or 3-seater sofa, you’ll have lots of options for further customisation. Both formats are available in either a chaise or corner sofa style, giving you the flexibility to fit the design to your space. To create a warm, wrap-around seating arrangement, we’d recommend opting for a corner sofa that makes use of peripheral space, hinging out in an L-shape. In larger, open-plan living rooms, it often works best having a chaise style sofa that stretches out to define discrete zones within the room. For a multi-use living room where you’ll, for example, carve out an area for watching movies and another part of the space for the little ones to play, this sort of room-dividing sofa is often very effective.

We understand there’s a lot to consider when picking out a sofa - and we’re here to help! For expert advice, stop by one of our showrooms or schedule a complimentary online style consultation. We’d be happy to walk you through the whole range of choice and guide you towards the right sofa for you.

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