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Choosing the Right Height for Your Sofa

The height of your new sofa can make a huge impact on your comfort. As one of the biggest investments you can make on your home décor, make sure you're getting the couch that meets the needs of you and your family—and one that fits your space beautifully!

The Average Sofa Height

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The standard height of a couch can range between 30" to 36", which is a common measurement across most seated furniture. However, based on the size of your living room and home, you may find that the sofa you’re looking for needs to be higher or lower.

For instance, apartment dwellers may find that a shorter couch is better, not only for smaller living rooms, but also because they are easier to move if they can fit in elevators, up stairs and down hallways.

Homeowners, on the other hand, have more freedom to choose which seat height they prefer, especially based on the style they're interested in.

Different Styles Mean Different Heights

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Depending on the type of sofa you're interested in for your home, you may find that some styles mean smaller measurements than what you were looking for.

For instance, modern and contemporary furniture tend to be smaller in size than traditional and classical furniture pieces. This is because the point of minimalism is to have each piece blend in with its surroundings. So having a bold, large piece defeats the purpose of designing minimally.

Meanwhile, traditional and classical furniture styles are meant to be seen as ornate statement pieces in your home. This means that these sofa heights may even be larger than the average measurement, as it attempts to attract attention in your living space.

Choose the Right Sofa Height at Bassett Furniture 

With both our collection of sofas and custom designs, our designers will work with you to create the perfect new addition to your home. Visit one of our retail locations today to see how we will help you find the perfect new couch!



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