Article Written By: Laura Oglethorpe, Houzz
You want your sofa to be super comfortable, right? That’s why you need to pay special attention to the seat cushions. Factors like seat depth and cushion fill work together to create different amounts of support and softness. Not everyone will like the same kind of cushions, so here’s how to choose the best combination for your personal tastes.
Seat depth and design. Don’t forget to consider the size of your room when choosing seat depth. A super deep sofa doesn’t work well in a small space — it just looks out of place. If a deep seat is important to you but you have a small space, go for an inside depth of 23 inches. And to avoid having a comically large-looking sofa, balance a deeper seat with either low arms or visible legs. This keeps your space looking open instead of overwhelmed by the sofa.
Seat height. If you have difficulty getting out of low seats, make sure to measure the seat height of any sofa you’re considering. This is how high off the ground the seat is. If a seat is lower than 18 inches, it might be hard to get up from, especially if the seat depth is more than 23 inches.
Sofas with two seat cushions are a roomy spot for two people to relax. They can be found on both traditional and more modern styles. The downside to this configuration is that if you wanted a third person to sit down, they would have to sit in the crack between the cushions.
Three seat cushions provide an individual spot for three people to sit. While many traditional styles have three seat cushions, this look is also found on more modern styles. Three cushions may not look as clean-lined as a bench seat or two cushions, but this is a great choice if you want to maximize sng space.
Customize for the perfect piece. Having difficulty finding the perfect seat combination? Look into ordering a custom sofa. Many manufacturers can change sofa dimensions and cushion configurations to suit your needs. For example, the sofa in this picture typically comes with two seat cushions, but it was customized to have a bench instead.If you liked this article, check out more below!