Whether you’re a sofa snuggler, a loveseat lounger, a couch potato or a settee surfer, there’s nothing like sitting back, relaxing and putting your feet up at the end of a long day. We’ve pulled together some handy hints to help you learn how to tell your sofa from your loveseat.

Discover the similarities

Oak Furnitureland neutral Bassett loveseat with contrasting grey scatter cushion in a living room with inky blue painted and rustic oak furniture.

Bassett loveseat

When it comes to living room seating, all of our sizes feature the same high-quality details. We use hardwood in the frame and feet to offer a solid foundation for our sofas and loveseats, and all our seating comes with a lifetime frame guarantee.

We’ve got styles for any home, with all made from either durable and cosy fabrics, or genuine leather, and many (loveseats and sofas alike) include scatter cushions to add additional style and comfort.

So, what’s the difference?

Cream Oak Furnitureland sofa close up of the corner featuring a mustard scatter cushion and a houseplant in the background.

Malvern sofa | @pretty_poplar

The only technical difference between a sofa and a loveseat is the size. A 2-seater sofa and a loveseat are both designed for two people but are proportioned slightly differently. Loveseats tend to be smaller in size, with ours ranging from 117cm to 162cm in width, while our 2-seater sofas starts from 155cm for our most compact styles and go up to 195cm. The best way to choose between them is to look at the measurements of your room and select the size that works best.

Styling your furniture

Vibrant blue Oak Furnitureland velvet Houston sofa styled next to houseplants and a stack of books.

Houston loveseat

While offering space for two people to curl up together, loveseats are also an ideal cosy spot for one. Add tactile throws and textured cushions to maximise the comfort factor.

Place yours in the corner of a room to create a spacious reading nook and pair with a nest of tables or side table for a handy perch for drinks and snacks.

Our 2-seater sofas are ideal for smaller multipurpose spaces such as playrooms, kitchen/diners, or home offices. Alternatively, pair your sofa with a coordinating piece from the same range for a complete living room suite.

Discover our complete range of loveseats and make sure to browse our selection of sofas to find the right fit for your home, whatever your needs, budget and tastes. We’d love to see how you style your sofas or loveseats. Make sure to tag us at #OakFurnitureland on Instagram to share your photos.

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