Best Deep Seat Sofa 2020 Review & Buying Guide

Ask an interior designer what sofa to get, and most likely, they’ll recommend a deep seat sofa. This type of sofa is widespread in western countries where most of the population is taller compared to their eastern neighbors.

What is a deep seat sofa? To understand, you need to know about seat depth. It’s the distance from the front to the back of the seat. Traditionally, anything with a seat depth of around 23 inches is considered a deep seat sofa. Over time, the market has seen deep sofa couches missing an inch or two of the said requirement.

The right sofa gives a comfortable seating experience, but a great one will do that too while also giving life to your living room. It is where your guests will first sit down, so it acts as the “viewing deck” of the entire room.

Most importantly, you will spend a lot of time on it. If you are planning to get one of your own, we have compiled the 10 best deep seat sofas based on comfort, price, warranty, and other factors. Read on to know which sofa you should buy next!

Our Top Recommended Deep Seat Sofas

Below are our top 10 recommended deep seat sofas with their unique features. The products have distinct dimensions, warranty, other features, as well as pros and cons.

Product nameDimensionsSeat depth
Divano Roma Furniture Large Classic Sofa38 x 48-62-69 x 37 inches22 inches
Stone & Beam Lauren Sofa38  x 89 x 45 inches45 inches
Meridian Furniture Isabelle Collection31 x 87 x 36 inches25 inches
Christopher Knight Home Karen Traditional Chesterfield Loveseat28 x 61 x 34 inches24 inches
Homelegance Laurelton Microfiber Double Reclining Sofa40 x 90 x 40 inches23 inches
Glory Furniture Delray Sofa32 x 87 x 34 inches24 inches
Stone & Beam Kristin Round Arm Performance Fabric Loveseat Couch38 x 88 x 37 inches24 inches
Furniture of America Charlton Contemporary Corner Sectional37 x 99 x 64 inches22 inches
Serta Colton Sofa with Slipcover38 x 84 x 34 inches21 inches
UrbanMod Modern Reversible Sectional Sofa91 x 121 x 32 inches25 inches

1. Divano Roma Furniture Large Classic Sofa

Divano Roma Large Classic sofa

This sectional sofa is a mix of classic design and modern engineering. The Divano Roma Furniture Large Classic Sofa comes in this deep, luxurious black and rich, reddish-brown. The warm tones complement wooden or vintage furniture in the living room, such as barn TV stands.

First, this one is for a big family. With its L-shaped form, it can fit up to six people with a lot of elbow room. The seat cushion is extra deep at 37 inches (including the back cushion) that you will sink right in when you sit, but not too deep that it is hard to stand up.

When we took a look at the sofa, we immediately noticed how supple yet firm the leather is. It’s bonded to make it durable. The leather does not deform, but it will, however, soften up over time for more comfort. After all, leather becomes better as you use it.

The seats and armrests are overstuffed for everyone to be cozy. The position is 19 inches off the ground and has a 22-inch seat depth/seating space for a person. The assembly is secure, making it easy for anyone to do.

Pros
  • Easy assembly
  • Seat depth is moderate and can accommodate most customers
  • L-shaped design is excellent for tight spaces
  • Large seating area
Cons
  • The person sitting on the corner seat will have a cramped legroom

Nothing beats a big leather sofa. It is one of those couches that will forever be present in family photos from this generation to the next. The comfort is easily one of the best you will experience.

2. Stone & Beam Lauren Sofa

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For a more modern look for your small studio apartment, the Stone & Beam Lauren is an excellent choice for anyone. This sofa comes in a muted color that doesn’t clash with modern flatscreen stands and other contemporary living room furniture. It comes in two sizes: 74 or 89 inches wide. You can also buy it with a living room chair if you want an individual chair or an ottoman to pair up with your contemporary sofa.

What we love about this sofa is that the seat cushions are removable, and the covers are washable. The fabric used resists the stain and has a very luxe feel to it.

The seat height is just right to accommodate adults but still not too high for children. Meanwhile, the seat depth is among the deepest in the brand’s line of couches. The cushions hold their shape over time but are still soft while the backrest is not too upright or reclined for support and comfort. A blend of feather and ultra-soft down fills the cushions.

Do not worry about the frame cracking since it is durable kiln-dried hardwood. The wood used feels very robust and substantial. Of course, it would take damage from your kids jumping on it every day, but for regular use, it will hold up fine.

Pros
  • Removable cushions and washable covers increase the lifespan of these comfortable sofas
  • The color selection has some classy colors
  • The feather-down cushion blend is one of the best we have seen at this price range
Cons
  • Not for taller people

This sofa is for small living rooms and customers who do not want to spend much on buying a couch. It’s a great deal for a piece of furniture essential to an inviting place.

3. Meridian Furniture Isabelle Collection

Meridian Furniture Isabelle-Sofa

Not all of us are into the modern and minimalist grayscale-like living room; some of us want to make our places more daring. If you are one of those persons, then this velvet sofa from Meridian Furniture Isabelle Collection should be on top of your list.

The tufted velvet upholstery is reminiscent of Victorian furniture. It comes in four colors, which are green, navy, grey, and the team-favorite burgundy. The chrome footing adds a shine to the whole furniture. It also comes with a couple of round throw pillows.

The whole sofa measures 86.5 inches wide, 31 inches high, and 35.5 inches thick. With 25 inches of the seat depth, the comfort on this sofa is as good as it looks. You can pair it with a smaller version, which is the Loveseat or a separate chair; all are velvet too.

Lay down on the sofa and be amazed at how it provides complete comfort throughout the whole sitting area. The vast majority of couches have “dead spots” which the cushion has become too soft and beaten through extensive use.

Pros
  • Stunning to look at especially with dim lights
  • Quality construction, no give at all when the armrest tugs
  • Velvet feels luxurious to the skin unusually when cold
Cons
  • The chrome feet does screech when you move the sofa

This one is a statement piece that is not just to be looked at but also to be used just like any other sofa. The velvet lining is unlike any additional sofa.

4. Christopher Knight Home Karen Traditional Chesterfield Loveseat Sofa

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A Chesterfield sofa is hard to miss. It usually comes in a deep chocolate brown leather with deeply tufted buttons and high armrests. The Christopher Knight Home Karen Traditional Chesterfield Loveseat Sofa is an homage to the iconic sofa style without the steep price tag.

The velvet on this stylish accent chair is this subtle blackberry color, which pairs well with walls of neutral tones. The scrolled armrests scream English royalty, especially the nail head accents on it. The armrests are not just for design but comfort as well- even the turned legs are beautiful.

The individual seat cushions are removable so you can have it cleaned. The 23-inch seat depth sofas from this line are ample for most users. The whole furniture feels solidly made, and the velvet fabric does not feel cheap at all.

At least two people can sit on this couch to have enough space between each other. This style is far from the minimalist sofas dominating the market, but there is still demand for old English style furniture.

Pros
  • The Chesterfield style of this love seat demands attention
  • Seat cushions are plush and have great texture
  • Nailhead accents are loud but sophisticated
Cons
  • The space between the cushions sinks which might be uncomfortable if someone sits on it

Couches at this price bracket that imitate the Chesterfield style often look like a plain imitation rather than a fresh remake, which is not the case for this. The attention to detail and the depth of the seats makes this a bargain.

5. Homelegance Laurelton Microfiber Double Reclining Sofa

homelegance laurelton recliner

Want a large cozy couch for movie nights? Then Homelegance Laurelton Microfiber Double Reclining Sofa will have everyone race to the sofa when the movie starts.

This sofa’s outer chairs recline just like the iconic La-Z Boy chair. This feature makes it great for prolonged and relaxing sitting. The oversized armrests can also work as a head pillow if you lie on the sofa.

It comes in this premium dark brown microfiber fabric. It feels snug and cozy during a cold winter night. The stitching on this seems well done that the material did not give signs of ripping when we tried to stretch it apart.

You can buy this with a loveseat or another single glider recliner chair. Take note that the sofa needs a couple of inches of space between the wall if you want to recline it.

Pros
  • Reclining side chairs is another level of usage and comfort
  • Microfiber fabric has such a cozy and snuggly feel
  • The classic look and neutral color makes does not clash with another home decor
Cons
  • Cannot be placed right against the wall in times of recline mode

A couch potato’s dream chair or a film lover’s perfect companion? Either way, this sofa is for living rooms that want to prioritize comfort above else.

6. Glory Furniture Delray Sofa

Glory furniture Delray

Another velvet couch on this list is the Glory Furniture Delray Sofa. While the other velvet couches can only accommodate two to three persons, this one is for an entire small family.

The suede leather is nappy and more exceptional compared to the other velvet couches on this list. The chrome legs feel hefty and seem like it could support more than the prescribed weight capacity. The throw pillows are super comfortable, which is adorned by a single tufted button on both sides. You can also add more accent pillows to your liking.

What makes this above the couches in its price bracket is the welting. It features self-welted piping to make the seams secure and not tear easily. The Pocket Coil Seating is what they call the individual coils that support the user. This feature allows the sofa to conform to the shape of the bottoms of the different people sitting on it at the same time.

If you look at the sofa from afar, it has a bit of a shine to it, which is why the couch outshone other couches in the showroom.

Pros
  • Smaller individual coils conform to multiple users simultaneously
  • Suede velvet leather has a subtle sheen to it
  • Self-welted piping increases the lifespan of the seams
Cons
  • Quite hard to assemble since screwing on the legs is kind of challenging

If you are looking for a large-format velvet sofa, then this might be it. What we love about this is that it allows everyone to enjoy the plush cushions and the luxurious velvet feel.

7. Stone & Beam Kristin Round Arm Performance Fabric Loveseat Couch

Stone & Beam Kristin sofa

The Stone & Beam Kristin Round Arm Performance Fabric Loveseat Sofa Couch in Sand has a conservative look to it, which goes well with a loudly designed living space. If you are a fan of deep seat couches that have a muted yet timeless quality, this one might be it.

This product is the second couch from the Stone & Beam brand we have included on this list. The brand’s sofas are just top-tier in its respective price bracket. The frame is solid hardwood and laminate wood. Meanwhile, the fabric used is a polyester-nylon blend performance fabric.

It has a relatively shallow seat depth because this is for tiny homes with the current real estate pricing taken into consideration. A vacuum cleaner can clean a modern sofa like for a quick clean, so it will not hold on smell and dirt.

You can pair with other furniture from the brand like their chair and half sleeper combo, a living room chair, or an ottoman. This one can only fit two to four people on it with a 300-pound weight limit, so keep that in mind when buying a sofa from this brand.

Pros
  • Modern lines and muted color makes a versatile deep couch
  • One of the most cost-effective sofas in this list
  • The footing is securely attached and does not cause wobbling
Cons
  • Relatively shallow seat depth compared to others listed here

First-time house owners would love this sofa. It is affordable, has a versatile design, and does not take up too much space. While the seat depth is shallower than we would have liked, its purpose is to be small enough for expensive living rooms that have enough space.

8. Furniture of America Charlton Contemporary Corner Sectional Sofa

Furniture of America Charlton

Want a sofa you can sleep on just like your bed? The Furniture of America Charlton Contemporary Corner Sectional has an included pull-out sleeper designed to provide both the comfort of a couch and a mattress.

Deep cushion sofas often ignore the stitching, but this one does not. The stitching in front of the seat is visibly high quality, with every seam feeling secured. The frame of the couch is made from solid wood and veneer, while the tufted cushions are plush foam.

The highlight of this sofa is the reversible chaise structure. This feature means that the side chaise (the more extended chair) can be removed or placed on either side of the couch. The pull-out sleeper can still be with the chaise on any side.

In bed mode, it is extremely comfortable with no difference in softness between the sofa and sleeper cushions. It is indeed a large sofa, but you can also customize this modular sofa to your needs.

Pros
  • Reversible chaise structure allows customization, useful when relocating the sofa
  • High-quality stitching
  • Pull-out sleeper makes this one of the most comfortable deep sofa chairs out there
Cons
  • The sofa does require more effort in assembly and reassembly

All of us have our lazy days. What better sofa to lie on the whole day than a large sectional deep sofa with a pull-out sleeper? While the price tag is up there among the premier tier, the quality and craftsmanship put into this remarkable.

9. Serta Colton Sofa with Slipcover

Serta Colton

The reason why a lot of sofas in today’s market go for a muted and timeless look is that people want their room to look streamlined. The Serta Colton Sofa with Slipcover is another modern sofa for modern homeowners.

It is constructed as a single base sofa to keep it durable and avoid breaking points. The fabric used is woven and feels imported. The cushion covers are removable for washing.

What we liked about this is that the cushion feels just right. It is not too stiff that it feels like cardboard, but not too soft that it feels like bread. It also took us less than 30 minutes to assemble it with zero tools.

The lines on this are geometric and clean, with a neutral beige color all over. It is an essential piece to anyone wanting a minimalist living room, or a maximalist living room with a sofa to complement the rest of the room.

Pros
  • Clean lines and minimalist design is fit for today’s modern aesthetics
  • Easy tool-free assembly within 30 minutes
  • High-quality, woven fabric
Cons
  • Seat depth could have been deeper

This sofa is for the younger market where most are living in a studio-type apartment with clean interior design. It is as comfortable as any other sofa and with a price tag friendly to everyone.

10. UrbanMod Modern Reversible Sectional Sofa

UrbanMod Modern Reversible sofa

Now, if you are looking for not just a big sofa but a large one, the UrbanMod Modern Reversible Sectional Sofa is the biggest in this list.

As this product is perfect for large homes and condominiums, this sofa’s width measures 120 to 170 inches depending on the configuration. It is also a reversible chaise type sofa where the side chair can be on any side.

The frame is made with solid wood and reinforced by stainless-steel lines. The fabric is a soft gray, which fits right in, with various decorating ideas. The foam core of the cushion does not sink when pressed.

The L-shaped design allows people to be close to each other. Forget about social distancing with this one. However, you can put the side chair between them to make the sofa long and horizontal.

Pros
  • Reconfigurable design can make the sofa L-shape or a long horizontal one
  • Quality tailoring, fabric, and frame
  • 25 inches of seat depth makes up for a cozy sitting experience
Cons
  • With great design comes an expensive price tag

A sofa this big is more than furniture, but a centerpiece of a comfortable place. It is modular so that it can work with any living space.

The Anatomy of a Nice Deep-seated Couch

A lot of in-depth sofa reviews merely tell you what they recommend but not the basis of why a particular sofa is on the list. Here, we dissect the factors behind the couch that made this list.

Frame material and construction

Without going into the specifications, you can feel how solid a sofa is when you sit on it. Most will wobble when you sit up and down on it repeatedly, some will squeak, and some will feel frail.

Fabric material and tailoring

The right fabric will feel tightly woven and does not look cheap. The sewing should be good too. If not, the seams will burst out, and you will spend more money to repair it. Another thing, if you have kids, make sure you choose with a removable cover and cushions. You do not want your kid’s chocolate milk trapped inside.

Price-to-quality ratio

It might be affordable, but is it any good? It might be award-winning, but is it financially practical? That is why we included sofas in varying price brackets since everyone will be working with a different budget when sofa-hunting.

Aesthetics

The modern and clean-looking sofa is usually bought by younger customers and those who just bought their first home. The more daring sofas are bought by experienced homeowners who know how their living room should look.

Final Verdict

There are sofas out there for everyone: the cost-conscious, the fans of real leather and leather-look sofa, the minimalists, and everyone in between. One thing we want to tell you before you buy your sofa is to buy what you want.

It should be an investment because you will be living with it and looking at it for a long time. The most beautiful deep seat sofa is probably the first thing you will notice when you enter your living room. This furniture will improve anyone’s place and life.

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