Styling a corner sofa: our guide

A corner sofa is a versatile and stylish addition to any living space, providing comfort and functionality. Whether you have a small apartment or a spacious family room, a corner sofa can be the perfect solution for maximising seating and creating a cosy atmosphere. In this guide, we will explore different ways to style a corner sofa to suit your personal taste and the overall aesthetic of your home.

1. Consider the layout of your room

Before styling your corner sofa, it’s important to consider the layout of your room. Take measurements and determine the best placement for your sofa. A corner sofa can be positioned against a wall or in the centre of the room, depending on the available space and your design preferences. Consider factors such as natural light, traffic flow, and focal points when deciding on the placement of your sofa.

2. Choose the right size and shape

Corner sofas come in various sizes and shapes, allowing you to find the perfect fit for your space. If you have a small living room, opt for a compact corner sofa that won’t overwhelm the room. On the other hand, if you have a large open-plan space, a larger corner sofa can create a statement and anchor the seating area. Consider the proportions of your room and the desired seating capacity when selecting the size and shape of your corner sofa.

3. Select a colour and fabric

The colour and fabric of your corner sofa play a crucial role in the overall aesthetic of your room. Neutral colours such as grey, beige, or cream are versatile and can easily blend with different interior styles. If you want to add a pop of colour, consider vibrant shades like teal, mustard, or navy. When it comes to fabric, opt for durable and easy-to-clean materials like our Soft Touch Velvet fabric that is completely stain resistant and easy to clean! Fabrics like our Soft Brushed Fabrics is a hard wearing, durable material which can withstand daily wear and tear while maintaining it’s beautiful appearance.

4. Add cushions and throws

Cushions and throws are a great way to add comfort and style to your corner sofa. Mix and match different patterns, textures, and sizes to create a layered and inviting look. Using cushions in contrasting colours adds visual interest and can tie in with the rest of your décor – and throws can be draped over the armrest or back of the sofa to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere. We offer a fantastic selection of scatter cushions, ranging in theme from abstract through to simplicity. Why not have a look?

5. Incorporate accent chairs or ottomans

To further enhance the seating area around your corner sofa, consider adding other furniture accessories such as accent chairs or ottomans. These additional pieces of furniture can provide extra seating options and add depth to the room. Choose accent chairs or ottomans in complementary colours or patterns to create a cohesive and balanced look.

6. Utilise the corner space

One of the advantages of a corner sofa is the extra corner space it provides. Make the most of this space by adding functional and decorative elements. Install floating shelves or a bookcase to create a mini library or display your favourite decor items. Alternatively, place a floor lamp or a potted plant in the corner to add height and visual interest.

7. Your personal space

Styling a corner sofa requires careful consideration of the room layout, size, colour, and fabric. By following our tips, you can create a stylish and functional seating area that suits your personal taste and enhances the overall aesthetic of your home. Don’t forget to experiment with different cushions, throws, and additional furniture pieces to add depth and personality to your corner sofa arrangement!

In sizes from small to XL, and in a range of different styles and colours, at zofa, we’re sure to have a corner sofa to suit your space. Have a look at the collection!

We want you to love the look and feel of your new zofa from the moment you set eyes on it (and sit on it of course). We’ll happily send you a box of fabric samples and who knows, we might throw a little something extra in with it too.

Our Best Sellers

Our sofas, snugglers, stools and scatter cushions are simply the best (there’s a song in there somewhere!). With a lovely range of styles, sizes, colours and fabrics we’re bound to have something for you, your family and even the pets! Here’s just a few of our fan favourites.

Inspiration & Guides

If you need a helping hand with keeping up to date with the latest tips, trends, inspiration and must haves in the world of interior style then look no further, zofa has got you covered.

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Chunky Textured Weave

The ultimate cosy fabric that is beautifully soft with an easy handle. The fabric has a heavy texture with the structure featuring a tonal weave design, creating a luxurious plush finish.

Soft Touch Velvet

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Luxe Textured Velvet

Stylish, luxury plush fabric with a rich depth of colour. Featuring an antiqued, textured finish that is super soft to touch.

Soft Woven Chenille

A subtle woven texture with an incredibly soft, brushed feel meaning it’s as good to touch as it looks.

Brushed Wool Feel

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Studio Plain*

A linen look, soft flat woven polyester with a textured weft creating an elegant overall finish. *Exclusively available to the hush range.


A sought-after bouclé fabric, offers a wool-like appearance that suits contemporary styles in vogue. Available in Mink & Ivory, the fabric infuses a natural essence into furniture design, aligning perfectly with the current immensely popular trend. *Exclusively available to the Utopia range.

Cosy Chenille

A chenille weave fabric with a subtle tonal effect that adds depth and character, a perfect blend of style and comfort.


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