Supersized Style: Extra Long Sofas

Apartment Therapy Shopping Guide

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We've written quite a bit about sofas for small spaces — but what if you're looking for a sofa for an especially large space (or you just have a lot of friends)? In my sofa-shopping experience, the available options usually top out at about 85 - 90 inches — long enough to seat three people (or maybe four really skinny ones). But just a few sofas go beyond, offering room for four or even five. Check out some of our favorites below. 

From Top:
1. Custom Mid Century sofa from Mecox, 108", $5,900. 
2. Luxe sofa from American Leather, in yellow velvet, 110". 
3. Sofa 3031 5-seater from Svenskt Tenn, 140", approx. $7,800. 
4. Field bench with back from Jayson home, 108", $4,895. 
5. Florence-C sofa from Organic Modernism, 95", $2,525. 

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And if you needed more proof of the big impact a big piece can make in a space, look no further than this inspiration photo from the portfolio of designer Amanda Nisbet. A big sofa and big art — all you really need to make a room feel 'done'. And for even more options, check out:

1. The Canyon sofa from Hive Modern, 138", starting at $5,880. 
2. The Axel 5 seat sofa, also from Hive Modern, measures 118" and comes in leather or fabric options. From $6,490. 
3. The Hutton Sofa from Room and Board. 98", $2,229.00. 
4. The Andre Sofa from Room and Board, 101", $1,899.00. 
5. Like the look but don't want to spend a lot? Three IKEA Kiviks, taken together, total 106" for only $687.00. 

Or, try your local vintage and antique furniture stores (or Ebay). Apparently people in the 50s and 60s were fond of filling their giant open-plan ranch homes with really really big sofas. If your city is anything like mine, you'll find your local antique stores to be a gold mine of improbably large upholstered furniture. Happy shopping! 

Disclaimer: sofas not shown to scale. 
Further disclaimer: purchasing a really big sofa may lead to extreme relaxation. Apartment Therapy is not responsible for you never leaving the couch. 

(Images: as linked above)

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