The 3-piece sofa is a popular choice for a lot of households. Offering ample room to stretch out when you’re by yourself and providing plenty of perches when friends and family come to visit, the 3-seater sofa is a multifunctional furnishing.
Because it’s neither big nor small, the 3-seater is often known as a medium sofa. It won’t dominate a cosy living room and it won’t get lost in a more generously sized space. This makes it the ideal fit for most homes.
Because they are a very popular choice, 3-seater sofas are available in a wide choice of fabrics, colours and styles. Whether you’re looking for a 3-seater chaise sofa, a mid-century modern design or a contemporary piece, you should be able to find the sofa that works perfectly with your décor.
To help you decide which style, size and fabric is right for your home, we’re taking a closer look at 3-seater sofas and answering your common sofa queries.
3 seater fabric sofas
Fabric sofas are an excellent choice for households that want a colourful, classic look for their living room. Fabric sofas are available in a selection of eye-catching colours. Choosing a bold tone like teal, vine or brick, for your fabric 3-seater will help you transform your furnishing into a real centrepiece.
If you want a clean, timeless look, opt for a linen finish on your 3-seater. Easy to care for and always on trend, linen is ideal for all styles of interior. Alternatively, if you want something a little more opulent and a little more tactile, why not choose a velvet sofa? The textured finished helps to give the tone of your sofa an extra layer of richness and ensures you and your guests will find it irresistible.
Another option for your 3-seater is leather. Like fabric, leather is available in a choice of colours and finishes. Choose a dark leather sofa for your cosy living space or opt for a lighter design to open the room up and make it feel a little bigger.
3 seater sofas with 3 seat cushions
If you want to clearly define the seating areas on your sofa, and make the furnishing look as long as possible, choose a 3 seater sofa with 3 seat cushions. Designs like our Swyft Model 01 3 seater sofa ensure everyone has a place to sit and emphasise the idea of the sofa being designed for a trio.
3 seater sofas with 2 seat cushions
A lot of 3 seater sofa designs have two seat cushions instead of three. This style of sofa is a great choice for couples who like to stretch out. It’s also a good option for households that have multiple sofas and want each seating area to be as generous as possible.
Why some 3 seater sofas have only 2 cushions?
When looking for a new living room centrepiece, a lot of people ask why do 3 seater sofas only have 2 cushions? This is purely a design feature. The sofa will still be spacious enough to accommodate three people, but, thanks to its reduced number of cushions, will look a little smaller in the space.
3 seater sofas with 1 seat cushion
Another option is a 3 seater sofa with just one seat cushion. Reducing the number of cushions on your furnishing to the bare minimum gives it a unique look and ensures the piece stands out from the crowd. Take a look at the stunning velvet and linen sofas in our Swyft Model 02 3 seater sofa collection to see exactly what we mean.
3-seater chaise modular sofa
Modular sofa designs allow you to configure your furnishing in the way that best suits your household. Opt for a Swyft Model 03 3 seater chaise modular sofa and you can have it as a stand-alone piece or connect it to another 3 seater modular sofa to create an eye-catching corner design.
3 seater sofas’ size and dimensions
When buying any new sofa, it’s important to check the dimensions of the piece before ordering. This will allow you to ensure it fits perfectly in your living room and provides enough space for all of your household.
Although they’re all designed to fit three people, 3 seaters sofa dimensions can actually vary considerably. A small 3 seater sofa will measure around 188cm in width while a longer design could measure up to 255cm.
What is the average size of a 3 seater sofa?
A lot of customers ask what is the average length of a 3 seater sofa? However, there is no standard 3 seater sofa size. This means you’ll need to check the measurements of each piece you’re considering before you buy. You can find out more about measuring your space and your sofa using our sofa size and dimensions guide.
How heavy is a 3 seater sofa?
A 3 seater sofa is a substantial piece of furniture. When fully assembled, they can easily weigh over 100kg. If you’re concerned about getting your new sofa into your living room, choose a model that’s delivered flat packed in a number of different parts. This makes it easy to move your sofa into place and ensures it will fit through even the narrowest of doorways.
When looking for a 3 seater sofa, cheap doesn’t always mean poor quality. To explore our range of affordable, beautifully crafted 3 seater sofas, take a look around our collection today.