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How to choose the best family sofa

Our sofas are the heart of our homes – a place to enjoy life’s little moments. Whether it’s somewhere to host a family games night or a place for your children to build a fort, our sofas are the centrepiece of our living spaces. There’s a lot to consider when choosing the best sofa to suit our family’s needs. Durability is a big factor – that’s why all our sofas are carefully handcrafted and built to last, to help stand the test of time. How does your family use the space? Style, size, and practicalities like storage are important elements to consider. We’ve pulled together a guide on what to look for in a family sofa, to help you make your perfect choice. 


Above: G Plan Hurst curved sofa

Sizing up

Depending on the size of your space, we have a range of options to suit the needs of your family. Do you like to cosy up together or sprawl out when you’re relaxing? A 3 seater sofa is ideal for family living and we offer a variety of styles to suit your needs – from the deep, sumptuous cushions of our Lounge collection to the timeless, stylish support of our Classic collection.

Left: G Plan Kingsbury 3 seater sofa, Right: G Plan Riley 3 seater sofa and snuggler

For rooms that are already being taken up by bulky children’s items such as toys, you may want to consider one of our compact sofa ranges such as Spencer or The Sixty Five. These ranges offer signature G Plan comfort and style with smaller proportions, helping you to maximise your space.

Left: G Plan Spencer 3 seater sofa, Right: The Sixty Five large sofa

 Perfect for gatherings

For a sleek and practical solution, you may want to consider a corner sofa such as The Sixty Eight. This style is ideal for larger families to gather for movie nights, as well as being a great space saver. For added impact, why not choose a chaise corner sofa such as Jackson, providing more room to stretch out – as well as creating a real statement for your space.

Left: G Plan Sixty Eight corner sofa – exclusive to John Lewis & Partners, Right: G Plan Jackson corner chaise sofa

Stylish storage

Designed for modern living, our modular sofas allow you to build your perfect combination to suit your space and the needs of your family. Ranges such as Spencer and Hurst also have practical storage solutions – ideal for tidying away those books and crafts at the end of the day.

Left: G Plan Spencer chaise sofa, Right: G Plan Hurst curved sofa with storage unit

 Sleepover party ready

For families that enjoy hosting, you may need your sofa to be multifunctional. Our Fifty Four sofa bed effortlessly transforms from sumptuous seating by day, to a generous king-sized sleeping space by night.

Above: G Plan Fifty Four sofa bed

 Family friendly fabrics

The fabric you choose for your family sofa needs to be durable, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. Our Aquaclean range offers a variety of contemporary velvet-style fabrics, which have a protective treatment incorporated into them. As a result, it enables most household stains to be removed with just water – perfect for families with young children and pets. We also have a range of beautiful leathers that can be easily wiped clean, offering both style and function. Order up to 8 free samples today to discover your perfect cover.



For any questions or advice, please get in touch at [email protected], or give us a call on 01225 792327.

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