John Lewis Sofas Are Some Of The Best – Shop The Most Highly-Rated Styles Here

From trendy bouclé sofas to classic Chesterfields, shop now from £299.

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by Ruby Barry |
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If you feel the inner rumblings of a spring clean within your soul, why not go all the way and treat your living room to a new John Lewis sofa? When it comes to shopping for the best sofas online, our favourite department store has the perfect solution to all your sofa-shaped dreams.

Whether you're looking for a Scandi-inspired sofa or a chaise to lounge ever-so-casually on, John Lewis has you covered. Every sofa, armchair and footstool is made with the highest-quality materials and gorgeous fabrics that'll last you many, many years. Also, if you're on the prowl for a great sofa deal to help you save some money, John Lewis' Home & Furniture Sale will have you beaming.

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The Best John Lewis Sofas, At A Glance:

Editor's Choice: Arlo Medium 2-Seater Sofa, £749 (shop the full Arlo range here)

Best Chesterfield John Lewis sofa: Cromwell Chesterfield Small 2-Seater Leather Sofa, £1,749 (shop the full Cromwell range here)

Best Scandi-inspired John Lewis sofa: Border Large 3 Seater Sofa, £1,799 (shop the full Border range here)

From sumptuous velvet finishes to sleek modular designs, 2024 is all about marrying comfort with style. We've seen a resurgence of retro elements, defined by curved silhouettes and bold, statement colours, perfect for adding a touch of personality to any living space. Texture reigns supreme, with tactile fabrics like bouclé and corduroy adding something extra to your space.

Thankfully, John Lewis' ANYDAY collection is full of top-notch sofas at affordable prices, and its collaborations with fellow sofa makers such as Swoon have produced state-of-the-art pieces of furniture. Durable, long-lasting, and perfect for everyday use, no one does sofas quite like John Lewis, but which sofa is best for your living space? Keep scrolling to find out.

The Best John Lewis Sofas UK 2024

Editor's Choice

John Lewis Arlo Medium 2-Seater Sofajohn lewis

The Arlo Sofa is our Editor's Choice because it encompasses everything you could want in a sofa - and then some. It's got a modern look, with a vintage feel and under £1,000. Most importantly, it comes in a range of shades, including greens, browns, oranges and blues, with a light or dark wood finish.

Pros

  • Design Your Own service allows you to create your own bespoke sofa
  • 10-year frame guarantee
  • Easy assembly

Cons

  • Cushions cannot be plumped, and are fixed to the frame
  • John Lewis rating
    3.7
Access Dimensions196 cm
DimensionsH83 x W175 x D88 cm
Height of seat47 cm
Removable legsYes
SuspensionSepentine Springs
Weight37.5 kg
  • "Perfect for my first home, it's very comfortable material is lovely! And it's a great size bigger than I expected which is great! Finishes off my living room beautifully. Delivery men were first class!"

Best bouclé John Lewis sofa

John Lewis Lozenge Grand 5 Seater LHF Chaise End Sofa, Metal Legjohn lewis

Everyone on the internet is after a bouclé sofa, but what are some of the best bouclé sofas to buy online, you ask? Up there is the John Lewis Lozenge Grand five-seater, with a sweeping chaise end and the looped yarn in a lovely cream shade.

Pros

  • The Lozenge range brings softness to your room, making a perfect spot for snuggling
  • Very comfy
  • Chaise end for smooth rounded edge

Cons

  • John Lewis rating
    5.0
Access Dimensions135 cm
DimensionsH80 x W264 x D164 cm
Height of seat40 cm
Removable legsYes
Weight48 kg
SuspensionNot listed
  • "We loved this sofa when seeing it instore but in our home, it looks even more stunning! Super stylish and a great size. It's really comfortable and you can sit in many different ways. The neutral colour is perfect and the fabric is a great texture. Absolutely LOVE it!!"

Best Chesterfield John Lewis sofa

John Lewis Cromwell Chesterfield Small 2 Seater Leather Sofa, Dark Legjohn lewis

If you're looking to accessorise your office like a 1920s detective, the Cromwell Chesterfield is ideal. A Chesterfield is a key addition to any classic British home, and this two-seater from John Lewis is available in 18 finishes.

Pros

  • The Cromwell range has a classic Chesterfield style, with rolled arms and deep buttoned back
  • Fibre seat filling gives a medium and supportive sit
  • 15 leather colours available

Cons

  • No faux leather option
  • John Lewis rating
    4.6
Access Dimensions197 cm
DimensionsH77 x W169 x D101 cm
Height of seat53 cm
Removable legsYes
SuspensionSerpentine Springs
Weight40 kg
  • "Great Sofa! We bought the large and the Grande and are so pleased with them. They look great together. Very comfy and soft leather. We looked at other sofas from other retailers but they just didnt seem as good a quality as these John Lewis sofas. So glad we opted for these, from ordering to deliver was less than a week. The staff were helpful and as always a great John Lewis service. Would recommend these sofas."

Best Scandi-inspired John Lewis sofa

John Lewis Border Large 3 Seater Sofa, Dark Legjohn lewis

Inspired by the homes of celebs such as Dakota Johnson and Emma Chamberlain, the Scandi home trend took off in popularity in 2021 and never stopped. This three-seater is an IKEA-but-high-end vibe, and we particularly love the olive colour.

Pros

  • The Border range considers modern ways of living, mixing a modular build with Scandinavian design
  • Origin™ Foam uses polyols from plants such as sunflowers and soy oil
  • French seam detail

Cons

  • Low design
  • John Lewis rating
    4.3
Access Dimensions63 cm
DimensionsH79 x W200 x D100 cm
Height of seat39 cm
Removable legsYes
Weight64 kg
SuspensionNot listed
  • "Absolutely love my new Border sofa (bought with the footstool) Looks great and is extremely comfortable and arrived in 7 days … plus FREE DELIVERY."

Best modern John Lewis sofa

John Lewis Hendricks Medium 2-Seater Sofajohn lewis

An easy way to modernise your living room or office space is to grab a sofa with wooden armrests. Sure, you can't lean your head on them, but they look so stylish that it's worth the sacrifice. The Hendricks is ideal for smaller rooms, or even a bedroom.

Pros

  • The Hendricks range has a mid-century style which complements any interior
  • 67 fabrics to choose from, light or dark armrests
  • Perfect for small rooms
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • After a year, the fabric may fade slightly if left in the sun
  • John Lewis rating
    3.9
Access Dimensions88 cm
DimensionsH76.5 x W164 x D82 cm
Height of seat44 cm
Removable legsYes
Weight29 kg
SuspensionNot listed
  • "We searched long and hard for 2 compact sofas to sit in our orangery as space is limited. We are so pleased with the quality of the loveseats which fit both my 6'2'' husband and I side by side (albeit snugly). Very pleased with our purchase and well worth the 17-week wait! We chose a natural-coloured fabric to avoid too much fading as it is a sunny room. We will move them and the cushions around to ensure they don't fade too much. JL do make you aware that the fabric will fade so maybe avoid a dark fabric in a sunny room."

Best velvet John Lewis sofa

Swoon Althaea Large 3 Seater Sofa, Easy Velvet Burnt Orangejohn lewis

We at Grazia are always on the lookout for the best Swoon sofas, so imagine our delight when we found out Swoon had collaborated with John Lewis to produce the most elegant of velvet sofas, introducing: the Althaea three-seater.

Pros

  • The Althaea range shares its name with the marshmallow plant, so it's not hard to see where Swoon got its inspiration
  • Five velvet shades, as well as wool and weave fabrics
  • Deep seats

Cons

  • Needs a large access (see specifications)
  • John Lewis rating
    5.0
Access Dimensions253 cm
DimensionsH84 x W225 x D100 cm
Height of seat44 cm
Removable legsYes
Weight48 kg
SuspensionNot listed
  • "Sofa is as nice in real life as it was advertised top quality."

Best corner John Lewis sofa

John Lewis Retreat RHF 5+ Seater Corner End Sofa, Metal Legjohn lewis

There's nothing quite as luxurious as a corner sofa, so if you've got the room, opt for the dramatic Retreat RHF 5+ Seater. Its comfort is achieved through a foam core and duck feather topper that gives supportive yet luxurious comfort.

Pros

  • The Retreat range offers refined aesthetics with contemporary chrome feet adding to its design credentials
  • 67 fabrics and colours available
  • More than 20 quality checks

Cons

  • No reviews on the site
  • No rating available
    0.0
Access Dimensions95 cm
DimensionsH80 x W302 x D202 cm
Height of seat42 cm
Removable legsYes
Weight175 kg
SuspensionNot listed
  • No reviews available

Best quilted John Lewis sofa

John Lewis + Swoon Radley LHF Chaise End Sofajohn lewis

Lounge like royalty with this quilted John Lewis chaise sofa, another top-notch collaboration with Swoon. Plucked straight out of a Jane Austen novel, the Radley is pure vintage.

Pros

  • The Radley range is truly palatial, coming out of a country mansion drawing room
  • Pleated button tufting
  • Velvet is easy to clean, just hoover

Cons

  • Weight and dimensions not listed
  • John Lewis rating
    5.0
Access Dimensions222 cm
DimensionsNot listed
Height of seat48 cm
Removable legsYes
WeightNot listed
SuspensionNot listed
  • "Perfect colour. Fits the space. Comfortable. Comfortable seating of foot to knee, then knee to hips. Velvet fabric is easy to clean, just hoover. And it makes me smile every time I enter the lounge."

Best John Lewis sofa bed

ANYDAY John Lewis Clapton Fixed Back Sofa Bed, Light Legjohn lewis

Purchasing a sofa bed can be quite an expense, but not with John Lewis' ANYDAY Collection. The Clapton sofa bed makes a fantastic addition to the living room, spare room, or even a bedroom to maximise space.

Pros

  • John Lewis' sofa bed range is affordable and chic
  • Two back positions
  • ANYDAY collection means it's under £300

Cons

  • Firm to sit on
  • Bed may be too small for very tall adults
  • John Lewis rating
    4.5
Access Dimensions190 cm
DimensionsH76 x W182 x D90 cm
Extending to110 cm
Height of seat41 cm
Movement typeClic Clac
Removable legsYes
SuspensionSerpentine Springs
Weight40 kg
  • "Bought this sofa bed in grey to replace a very similar one. Delivery was excellent - the team were quick and efficient. The recycle option was also very handy. So far, we've found the sofa to be very comfortable and even better than the old one. Unlike some other clic clac-type sofa beds, the seat part doesn't have the quilting effect so should be more comfortable when used as a bed. Although the sofa can easily seat three adults, the fold-down bed is fairly small so probably too small for adult males.
    The sofa looks stylish and we would have chosen the blue option had it been available. After ordering, the sofa was delivered within two weeks so very happy. Good value for money too."

Are John Lewis Sofas Any Good?

John Lewis sofas are arguably the best you can get on the UK high street. They have a wide range of fabrics for you to choose from as part of John Lewis' Design Your Own service - where you can choose from a spectrum of colours and textures, as well as a mix of plain and patterned designs. They test every fabric to make sure they exceed the industry standard for normal domestic wear.

Quality is assured - every detail is carefully considered, with more than 20 quality checks on every sofa. Their frames are carefully sourced and rigorously tested, which is why John Lewis offers a 15-year frame guarantee.

You can even call John Lewis on 03452 661805, and they can help you find a nearby location to see, sit or even lie on a sofa before ordering.

Do John Lewis Do Interest-Free?

On most of their sofas, John Lewis offers Interest-Free Credit. John Lewis overall offers Interest-Free Credit on Home products worth £200 or more, paying it in either a 6, 12, 18 or 24-month instalment, with no deposit.

Ruby Barry is a Product Writer for Grazia, specialising in fashion and beauty. She loves finding dupes for clothes worn in TV & film and is currently binge-watching Succession.

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