do I want a corner sofa?

(22 Posts)
recyclingbag Sun 08-Nov-15 22:48:55

I can't decide if o like them.

Currently we have a 3 seater sofa and a chair but they don't really fit the room (we've bought them 10 years 2 houses ago) and need replacing.

The room is 5m square but there are lots of doors into different rooms so no unbroken wall anywhere.

It needs to point at the TV grin

lougle Sun 08-Nov-15 23:02:33

We have one. It's lovely. It's quite big though, 3mx3m, I think.

recyclingbag Sun 08-Nov-15 23:04:14

Where did you get yours from?

Anaffaquine Sun 08-Nov-15 23:27:10

I miss mine. We replaced it with more practical dark leather sofas at the beginning of the year. Although they are nice and they do recline, it isn't they same. However beige faux suede non removable covers were never going to work once we had kids. They looked like a biological experiment!confused
When we do our extension, we are having another corner sofa. I have decided.

lougle Mon 09-Nov-15 08:40:34

I was given it. It's very similar to this one.

recyclingbag Mon 09-Nov-15 08:58:30

Excellent. I feared it was going to be one of those things Mumsnet frowned upon.

I'm off to get my tape measure.

Sgtmajormummy Mon 09-Nov-15 09:29:22

I had to look around for ages to get a corner sofa with a usable corner. Otherwise with a 2+chaise longue corner sofa, you're actually losing a seat compared to 3 seater + armchair!

Mine is like the PP's picture (2+losenge shaped corner+1). We also use bolster-type cushions to have an internal armrest barrier.

I'm not a great fan but it was the best solution in the space available.

Sgtmajormummy Mon 09-Nov-15 09:31:36

Oh, and the person on the right has to watch tv sideways!

Rosie70 Fri 13-Nov-15 16:05:29

We love ours. The whole family - 5 of us - fit on it with room to spare. When the kids go to bed DH lies on the chaise longue bit and i lie across the other bit so we are at right angles. So comfy and sociable for telly watching!

Lozza1990 Fri 13-Nov-15 16:22:23

I think you do smile

SilentBob Fri 13-Nov-15 16:32:22

I veer between loving and loathing mine.

I have a massive corner sofa and a 2 seater 'cuddle chair' thing. It's basically a small sofa. Not one of the swivelly circular ones, it's rectangular. So yes, a sofa. I digress.

I love how bloody comfortable and huge the corner sofa is- I like my space in general- but is also perfect for cuddling should said occasion ahem arise, due to the frankly extortionate bottom-thigh area available. On sofa, not me. Well me also, but mainly on sofa.

One of the main reasons I fall out of love with mine is that I cannot flip the seat cushions- the sticky outy but of the L is bigger than the equivalent shape cushion on the straight bit of the L. So if either end of said L gets a bit worn it must stay worn for eternity.

Does that even make sense? V. Tired.

Youareyou Tue 24-Nov-15 21:36:41

Please link to some massive but affordable corner sofas. We are a family of 6 and I covet one but all the huge ones cost £££££

flanjabelle Tue 24-Nov-15 21:41:53

I love mine! It's 6ftx6ft and was only £399. I got it off of eBay, brand new and its fab.

Youareyou Tue 24-Nov-15 21:55:17

I've been hunting on eBay. Maybe need to have another look.
I was hoping for one in red or green and they are all brown or grey.

moonbells Tue 24-Nov-15 22:24:07

We got ours custom built by Nabru. It solved our guest bed problem and living room storage problem. And was really quite reasonable in cost. No regrets here! Even if all my internet ads got directed to their site for weeks till I deleted all my cookies.

moonbells Tue 24-Nov-15 22:25:53

Oh and call them and get fabric samples sent. They have a very wide range. Including green.

coffeetasteslikeshit Tue 24-Nov-15 22:28:38

I want one too!

dun1urkin Tue 24-Nov-15 22:30:56

We got a modular one, in case we changed our minds about wanting the corner! From Multiyork. We've not changed our minds grin

TeamSteady Fri 27-Nov-15 10:36:54

You are you, we got ours from ikea 4 or 5 years ago, it's huge!! I think 6 seater? It certainly has a lot of room. It is super comfy and the covers come off to wash. We have it in a dark brown colour- sensible with kids. Don't think they do the brown any more... but you can buy covers separately if you fancy a change...

www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/30249117/

I have to say i'm not a huge fan of the colour choices now, the purple is the best of a bad bunch, imo.

BeautifulLiar Wed 09-Dec-15 13:30:48

I like ours. Good job we got it as we're soon to be a family of 6!

ouryve Wed 09-Dec-15 13:34:28

Ours is fab - a big 5 seater from M&S (though DS2's knackered the hooks moving it around to rescue toys that have gone behind it.)

Proper corner sofas are great. Those corner "chaise" things are a waist of space - only 2 seats you can sit on with your feet on the floor and your back supported, yet they still take up half the room.

ouryve Wed 09-Dec-15 13:43:36

This is DS2's first encounter with ours - he instantly made it his own!

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