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How to Choose the MOST Comfortable Sofa

Arguably the most important investment piece in your home, we all want to make sure we have the most comfortable sofa. Comfort is very personal and there are several elements to consider, to ensure your sofa suits your needs. We’ve pulled together our top tips to consider when picking your perfect sofa.

G Plan Riley sofa and snuggler

Measuring up

First and foremost, you need to think about who is using the sofa. Whether it’s a place for the whole family to gather or a cosy spot for you to curl up at the end of the day – the size of your sofa needs to work for your lifestyle. From 3 seater and 2 seater sofas, to corner and chaise sofas – we have a range of sizes available to choose from.

G Plan Malvern sofa

Once you’ve decided on the size, it’s time to consider the style. The back and arm height, combined with seat depth can make a real impact on how comfortable you find your sofa. Our Classic collection offers exceptional comfort, with a higher back and arms, lumbar support and premium fibre back cushions. Some of our ranges in this collection also offer standard and compact size choices.

If you’re the type of person who prefers lying down or lounging out on your sofa, then you may find your ideal style in our Lounge collection. A slightly larger seat depth and full sumptuous cushions means a deeper sit. Combine this with chaise end options to create the perfect relaxation spot.

G Plan Jackson corner sofa with chaise end

With a lower back and contemporary lines, our Vintage collection blends iconic style without compromising on comfort. We have a range of corner sofa and modular options, as well as The Fifty Four Sofa Bed – the ideal choice for flexible living.

The Fifty Four Sofa Bed

 It’s all in the detail

Once you’ve decided on the size and style of your sofa, it’s time to consider adding those extra touches to help elevate your comfort levels.

Market leading recliners

We have a range of manual and power recliner options across our sofa collections. Our carefully crafted design effortlessly glides you into your chosen seating position. Our power recliners also include an optional integrated USB charging port on selected models to charge your phone or tablet. If you simply want to put your feet up, our Sixty Eight and Hatton ranges also offer a footrest only option to maximise your comfort.


Pop your feet up in style with a footstool – the perfect companion to your sofa. These versatile pieces offer both comfort and practicality, offering an opportunity for decorative styling or even a storage solution. Explore the full range here.

Headrest and lumbar support

If you’re looking for extra support, our Kingsbury range offers an innovative power headrest and lumbar options. This means you can customise your comfort, so that your sofa is personalised to you.


When it comes to fillings, it’s important that you understand the best material to suit your needs. Feather fillings are incredibly soft and allow you to sink into the sofa. However, they are prone to lumpiness and need a lot of maintenance. Foam fillings are renowned for being comfortable and holding their shape, whilst fibre filled sofas are a little softer with a more bouncy feel.

At G Plan, all our seat cushions are made using premium quality foams for lasting comfort and shape after use, maximising the durability of the furniture. Fibre in the back cushions is held in compartments separated by baffles, to prevent thinning of heavily used areas.

Pick your cover

Your choice of sofa cover can have a big impact on how you feel when you sit down to relax. Whether you’re looking for a soft, supple leather or the smooth and luxurious feel of a velvet – we have a wide range of options to choose from. We offer a choice of up to 8 free samples to be sent to your home, helping you to colour match and feel the texture for yourself.

Experience our signature comfort

If we could give one piece of advice, it would be to head to your nearest G Plan stockist and take a seat on our sofas. Comfort is unique to everyone, so we want to ensure you’re getting the most out of your G Plan sofa or chair. Find your nearest stockist here.

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