Are you sitting comfortably? No? Then you need to take a look at our pick the best of the New Year sofa deals. We’ve scoured our favourite stores to pick out the true bargain sales, from stores such as Marks & Spencer, Argos, John Lewis, IKEA, ScS and more.
When making this edit, we’ve paid close attention to styles and colours – after all, you don’t want to shell out a fortune, only for the style to date in a couple of years. Teal, navy, pink and grey are all classic colours for sofas at the moment, and if you are feeling more daring, you could plump for emerald green or ochre.
The final choice is your, but we are confident you’ll find a snuggler, three-seater or corner sofa you love amongst this lot! We’ve even included a couple of armchairs for good measure.
Best sofa deals 2021 – quick links
- Libby 2-seater Sofa Scatter Back: was £1,619, now £789.99, ScS
- Cosmo 3-seater Sofa: was £1,599, now £779, ScS
- Joni 3 Seater Sofa: was £899, now £599, ScS
- Harry 3 Seater Sofa: was £599, Now £299, ScS
- Whitney 2 Seater Velvet Sofa, was £330, Now £264, Argos
- Ghost 2 Seater Recliner Sofa, was £550, Now £440, Habitat at Argos
- Pink Rochester love seat, SAVE £150, now £599.20, Marks & Spencer
- 40% off the Rupert large sofa, NOW £599.40, Marks & Spencer
- Save £439.60 on the Hardy extra large sofa, NOW £659.40, Marks & Spencer
- 50% this Sofa.com sofa: Jack three-seater now £499
- Save £100 on selected IKEA sofas
- Get a stylish sofa, two armchairs and coffee table set: all for £225 in the Argos clearance
- Save 20% on this 4-seater leather sofa: now £1,229, John Lewis & Partners
- Link Armchair, was £599, now £419, John Lewis & Partners
- SAVE £880 on the Elkin 4-seater sofa, now £1,320, Habitat
Best sofa deals 2021
Best ScS sofa deals
ScS is one of the UK’s largest retailers of upholstered furniture. They offer stylish seating solutions at affordable prices. There are often discounts on offer, but none better than the January sales. The current seasonal deals are on offer until the 4th of January.
Best Marks & Spencer sofa deals
Good old M&S has some cracking deals on sofas at the minute, including some of its best-loved styles.
Rochester love seat, WAS £749, now £599.20, Marks & Spencer
We’ll start with the space-saving and on-trend Rochester love seat, which has 20 per cent off its already-affordable price tag. The 105 finish options might be rather overwhelming, so we’d direct you to the selection of velvets, including pink (shown), emerald green and teal blue.
Hardy extra large sofa, WAS £1,099, Now £659.40 (Save £439.60), Marks & Spencer
Meanwhile, the mid-century styled Hardy range is on sale for 40 per cent off. Choose from nine house fabrics, including blush pink, emerald green and this smart navy – all have a lead time of 12 weeks.
Best Argos sofa deals
If you are looking for a budget sofa, Argos is a great place to start. Many of its designs are built for smaller homes – a great choice if you’re worried about getting your sofa through the door or up the stairs.
Whitney 2 Seater Velvet Sofa, was £330, Now £264, Argos
This petite sofa offers all the ingredients you need – velvet upholstery; compact size; on-trend navy colour and a 20% discount. Ideal for making a statement, this fashionable sofa is a great investment if you’re looking to lift your home style credentials.
Ghost 2 Seater Recliner Sofa, was £550, Now £440, Habitat at Argos
You can buy stylish Habitat sofas at better prices thanks to Argos. Such as this sleek Ghost sofa. Ideal for a contemporary interior this design boasts chic charcoal upholstery to look the part, while the recliner function offers complete comfort. This mode marries function with style.
Argos Home Trenton 4 Seater Sofa Set, reduced to clear, now £225
A smart seating solution for gardens or conservatories, this neat set features two armchairs, a sofa and a coffee table, and all for £225. The modern metal frame is easy to maintain and we love the little design details like the eucalyptus armrests.
Best John Lewis sofa deals
John Lewis is offering a generous discount of up to 20 per cent its sofas and upholstery, and these are the pick of the crop.
Best Habitat sales deals
Habitat January sales are always exceptional and this year is no different. Again, it is offering up to 30% off certain sofas, including some of our favourites.
Best Sofa.com sofa deals
Sofa.com is offering 15 per cent off all its hand-crafted sofas. Plus, if you place your order before the 4th January, your sofa will come with a Guardsman Fabric Protection Plan, free of charge.
Jack 3-seater sofa: was £999, Now £499, Sofa.com
Exclusively designed in collaboration with Jack Wills, this mid-century, three-seater design can be with you in between 1-3 weeks. We love the button dealing and choice of textured or velvet fabrics in both grey and navy.
Best IKEA sofa deals
IKEA is always a first thought for great prices on big furniture staples. Of course in the January sales those prices are even lower – a very happy thought indeed.
Best Wayfair sofa deals
Allison 3-Seater Sofa Bed: was £659.99, now £409.99, Wayfair
Benefit from 38% off this clean-lined sofa bed. It opens easily with a click-clack action for overnight guests, and the colour goes with EVERYTHING.
How to buy a sofa
1. Set a budget
This is hugely important, and you’ll need to understand what you are getting for your money. A basic ‘click-clack’ sofa hat has no arms and flattens out to create a sofa bed may sett you back no more than a couple of hundred pounds. But a made-to-measure sofa with deep cushions and a solid-wood frame will likely cost thousands.
2. Measure up
Make sure that the sofa you choose will fit into the space available in your living room. Measure up carefully and, if buying online, double-check the dimensions. Or try putting down newspaper to the size of the sofa so that you can visualise the space it will take up.
It’s not just the size of your room you’ll need to consider – thank about access, too. How wide is your doorway, and are their any stairwells or awkward turns that your sofa will have to negotiate? You need to make sure your sofa will fit through these areas.
3. Go modular
Modular sofas, especially corner seating, can help divide your room without taking away much space or light. Plus there are now lots of smaller, two-seater options that are easier to manoeuvre into flats or compact living rooms.
4. Think about after care
If your new sofa has removable covers then check that they can be washed at home, rather than dry-cleaned. Unless you realistically see yourself covering that extra cost every few months.
If not, choose a colour that will last and be functional in your day-to-day life. If you have kids then go for a dark colour, which will be best for hiding stains.
Many retailers offer extra protective finishes that make your sofa more impervious to stains, which are worth the extra money if you have small children or pets, or like to entertain a lot.
5. Factor in delivery
Want a sofa in a hurry? Best sofas in a box – fancy a sofa that arrives in boxes and is assembled in five minutes?
While some sofas can be with you within the week, the majority will be made to order. If that’s the case, you can expect to wait anywhere from six to 12 weeks for your sofa to arrive.
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