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A Sofa Fit for the Family

How to choose the perfect family sofa

Many say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but we believe it’s the sofa! It’s somewhere the whole family gathers, spends time together, relaxes and enjoys themselves. Apparently we spend around 17 years of our lives sat on a sofa, so it’s worth making sure you buy the one that’s perfect for you and your brood. A good family sofa is a definite investment, so browse our top tips for finding ‘the one’.

How to choose the perfect family sofa

Great memories are made on the family sofa. Images sourced from Pinterest

Family Sofa Factors


We understand that money can sometimes be in short supply when you’ve got a family to look after. At The Lounge Co. we offer great quality, British-made sofas at prices that won’t break the bank.

Our 2 Seater Sofas start from just £999; you may find them cheaper elsewhere, but are they handmade in the UK and do they come with a 25-year frame guarantee? If you’re after something a bit bigger then our Chaise-End Sofas start at £1,869 and you’ll find contemporary Corner Sofas from £2,499.

If spreading the cost of a sofa sounds like a good idea, we offer up to 2 years Interest Free Credit* on orders over £799 which means you can get a lovely new sofa from just £37 a month. *Terms and Conditions apply.

Family Friendly Modular Sofa

Lola Corner End in Marble Arch


We’re sure to have a sofa that will comfortably fit every member of your family. We’ve got a choice of ten 4 Seater Sofas - just right for mum, dad and a couple of little people! If you’re looking for a bit more room then our corner sofas could be the solution; making the most of the space in your lounge and providing a place on which to stretch out and put your feet up.

Need more versatility with a growing family? Our modular sofa ranges, Lola and Imogen have been designed with modern living in mind. You can choose from left and right hand units, centre, chaise end and corner units plus a footstool, meaning that they can be tailored to your specific living space. You can add or remove units at any time and reconfigure the layout depending on the size and shape of your room.

Kid Friendly Sofas

Modular Sofas are perfect for a growing family


The choice of fabric for your family sofa is key. You want something hard-wearing, easy to clean, but beautiful and comfortable. At The Lounge Co. we offer a fantastic choice of fabrics including velvets, tweeds, linens and cottons, but for a family sofa that is going to last, we’d highly recommend our innovative Family Friendly fabrics. You’ll find eight ranges of these best-selling fabrics, which use either Aquaclean® or Crypton® technology, meaning that with the minimum of fuss, you can keep your sofa looking as good as new.

For families who like to share their sofa with their four legged friends, we offer a range of Pet-Friendly fabrics which harness the power of Aquaclean Extreme® and help to minimise the effects your pet has on your sofa fabric.

Family Friendly Leather Sofas

Penelope 4 Seater in Vintage Leather - Tobacco

Leather sofas are a more expensive option, but a great investment. Leather is a naturally hard-wearing material, and is surprisingly easy to care for. Our two leathers, Vintage and Classic, are both semi-aniline, which is more hard-wearing than full-aniline whilst still retaining a natural appearance. Increased durability is provided by the application of a light surface coating which contains a small amount of pigment, which also makes it easier to clean.


Because a family sofa is a big investment, we also offer extra peace of mind of with PremierCare Protection. The protection covers your furniture for 5 years, making sure its appearance is not spoiled by everyday accidents such as household spills, rips, tears or burns. And with a house full of busy people (and we know pets love sitting on the sofa too) it’s an idea worth thinking about.

Family Friendly Leather Sofas

Our furry friends are part of the family


The Lounge Co. is part of Sofa Brands International - a group who have been making great sofas and chairs for years. In fact, Parker Knoll - one of our sister brands - was established in 1869. That means we’ve got over 150 years’ experience at our disposal. All of The Lounge Co. sofas are designed in-house and made by expert craftsmen in one of our three UK-based factories; we’re so confident in our quality, we’ve given all of our sofas and chairs a 25-year frame guarantee. That’s great peace of mind for you, after all a sofa needs to cope with the rigours of everyday family life.

Our Top Three Family Sofas

Top Family Sofas

From top to bottom: Lola Corner Sofa in Ammonite, Paloma 4 Seater Sofa in Bywater Street, Imogen Chaise End in River Thames

1. LOLA A great choice if you want versatility for a growing family. Tailor Lola’s modular units to fit your lounge and your life perfectly. Available from £1,538 for a 3 Seater Sofa, but we think it’s more fun to make your own!

2. PALOMA Big and comfy, soft and sumptuous; the perfect family sofa for lazy Sunday afternoons. A great choice for kids, although we can’t guarantee they won’t want to jump and down on it!

3. IMOGEN Low slung and sumptuously deep, Imogen is a modular sofa system that offers an array of configurations. Clean, tailored lines are highlighted with piping detail and finished with a choice of wood or chrome feet.

So choose your favourite sofa, get the family together and start making some memories...


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