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The Best Sofa Fabrics to Invite Comfort Into Your Home

As Comfort Specialists with over 50 years of experience, we value the fit of a chair or sofa first and foremost. Our 7-Point Seating Assessment™ designed by our Occupational Therapist, Julie Jennings DIP COT HCPC, ensures that every single piece provides support in all the right places and is as comfortable as possible.

However, we also know that the look and feel of furniture is important. That’s why, all of our chairs and sofas are available in a range of modern and traditional fabrics like silky velvets, plush leathers, super-soft cottons and wools, in neutral tones, bold colours and beautiful patterns.

Whether practicality is your top priority, you have your heart set on a durable leather, or you’re on the hunt for something with a designer feel, we’ve rounded up the best sofa fabrics that will take your interiors to the next level, without compromising on comfort.

1. Understated Yet Sophisticated: The Aysgarth Sofa in Lucerne Aqua

If you’re looking for an understated fabric that still provides a sleek and sophisticated aesthetic, then this Aysgarth 2-Seater sofa in Lucerne Aqua is exactly what you need. The rich turquoise tones of this fabric will look stunning in modern and traditional homes alike. It is oh-so-soft to touch and has a velvety finish. The darker shade also makes it more practical if you’re prone to the odd spillage now and again!

The Aysgarth sofa is designed with a padded cascading waterfall back for maximum comfort and lumbar spine protection. You can discover more information on why posture is important and how to improve it in our correct posture guide.

Waterfall Back Sofa Aysgarth Fireside Chair
Aysgarth 2 Seater Sofa in Lucerne Aqua and Glenmore Chair in Mr Straw's House Aqua
Cushions And Throws In Light Blush Pink With Fireside Chair And Recliners
The Burrows Relax Power Recliner 2 Seater Sofa and Power Recliner Armchair, shown in Helliar Grey with a Glenmore Button Back Fireside Chair in Blake Blush.

2. Timeless Style: The Burrows Relax Sofa in Helliar Grey

Upgrade your living room with a fabric Burrows Relax sofa in classic soft Helliar Grey. There is something so soothing and elegant about the colour grey; it’s a tone that will never go out of style. It’s also highly versatile and can be incorporated into just about any space.

Enjoy the soft feel of this fabric, ideal for snuggling up on during the winter months – you’ll never want to get off this sofa!

The Burrows Relax recliner sofa also comes with a single or dual motor, enabling you to have full control of the backrest and footrest, and ensure maximum comfort at all times.

3. Make a Statement: The Carnaby Sofa in Sleadale Flame

This plush, show-stopping Carnaby 3-Seater Sofa would be the focal point of any room with its rich and warming red hue, silky finish and statement wooden legs.

It has been specially designed to provide superior comfort without detracting from its elegant silhouette. So, you can sink back into the sofa and enjoy a figure-hugging fit. Don’t worry about the Carnaby looking squashed and untidy though, as the cushions quickly return to their original plump shape once you have moved.

If red isn’t your colour, browse our wide selection of shades from beige to deep purple, navy and intricate patterned designs.

Carnaby Sofa in Sedale Flame
The Carnaby Sofa in Sedale Flame
Leather 2 Seater Sofa Penrith
Penrith 2 Seater Sofa in Vermont Pewter

4. Practical and Durable: The Penrith Sofa in Vermont Pewter Leather

Leather is undoubtedly one of the best sofa fabrics; it’s practical, low maintenance and extremely durable – simply wipe off any food or drink spillages with ease.

Our Penrith recliner sofa in slate grey leather is a great choice for a long-lasting sofa that will show little sign of wear and tear. Rest your elbows on the plump pillow arms and use the easy-touch button on the armrest to adjust the sofa to your perfect relaxed position. There’s a reason it’s one of our best-selling sofas.

We have a huge selection of leathers to choose from, so you can find the one that suits your taste and budget. Struggling to decide which leather is for you? See our leather colour palette guide to find your perfect shade.

5. Sleek and Sophisticated: The Eltham Sofa in Capri Wicker

For something with a luxurious and high-end feel, this Eltham sofa delivers refined style and comfort in abundance.

The Eltham is first choice for muted neutral tones, like the soft greens of Lucerne Charteruse or clean greys like Sleadale Elephant and Silver. Whatever colour you choose, the mix of contemporary and ergonomic design makes it a fantastic addition to any space.

Hsl 590x400 Eltham Sofa Capri Wicker & Merletto Stone (1)
The Eltham Sofa in Capri Wicker & Merletto Stone
The Ripley Reclining Corner Sofa in Kentash Grey
The Ripley Reclining Corner Sofa in Kentash Grey

6. Everyday Use: Ripley Corner Sofa in Kentash Grey

For a simple yet stylish sofa fabric that you can use every day, you can’t go wrong with a neutral. This light-grey Ripley corner sofa features curved arms, a high back and luxury fibre-filled cushions for our comfiest fit yet, and the soft-yet-durable fabric means it can withstand anything from quiet evenings at home to full family visits – with pets!

Browse a range of different fabrics from simple neutrals to striking patterns and choose from the standard, manual or power recliner options.

We have hundreds of fabric and leather options to choose from in our house, premium and designer ranges, so you can find the material of your dreams at the right price.

7. A Luxurious Feel: The Leyburn Sofa in Lucerene Amber

Want to add a touch of elegance to your interiors? The luxurious velvety fabric of this Leyburn sofa gives it a designer feel without the price tag. The drop-arm design offers the flexibility of four arm positions, transforming it from a sofa to a chaise longue and an occasional bed in a matter of seconds. The Leyburn offers a modern and stylish aesthetic that you will adore.

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The Leyburn Sofa in Lucerene Amber

We hope this round-up of the best sofa fabrics has helped you to decide in your search for seated bliss. If you’re still unsure which sofa fabric is best for you, try our Leather or Fabric guide.

We offer a wide range of fabrics from established British brands such as Morris & Co., Moon and Sanderson. If you’d like to take a look at our full collection of sofas, you can find our range here.

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