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12 of the best sofas you can buy, according to our interiors experts

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Photo credit: Hearst UK
Photo credit: Hearst UK

We all know that a sofa is one of the biggest investment pieces you can buy for your home. Choosing the right one can really transform your living room, so it pays to do your research before taking the plunge.

To help inspire you, we asked Good Housekeeping's Homes & Gardens Director Carolyn Bailey and Style and Interiors Editor, James Cunningham, to reveal their best sofa recommendations for 2021.

Whether you're looking for a large corner sofa or a small two-seater, we can promise there's a sofa here for every home – no matter your style, budget or the size of your living space.

Here are the best sofas you can buy right now, according to an interiors experts...

Homes & Gardens Director Carolyn says: "This British made sofa looks both comfortable and elegant and its timeless shape means it won’t date."

Style and Interiors Editor James says: "The low arms of this sofa mean that it feels even bigger, giving more room to stretch out. Very cleverly, Oka also stock separate loose covers for this design meaning that the upholstery can be changed easily over the years."

Homes & Gardens Director Carolyn says: "It’s so exciting to see the launch of the first ever Good Housekeeping sofa. This sofa oozes elegance with its silky velvet fabric and glam golden legs. It would look great in any living room and instantly elevate your space."

Homes & Gardens Director Carolyn says: "I adore the informality of this sofa as it creates a casual and relaxed feel. I am also a huge fan of linen so its removable Belgian linen washable cover is a dream."

Homes & Gardens Director Carolyn says: "This super-cute design is perfect for small spaces and will create a statement in any room. Why not try it in a bedroom or office?"

Homes & Gardens Director Carolyn says: "I fell in love with this sofa when I visited the new Soho Home store a few weeks ago! It is super-smart in luxurious velvet, is extremely comfortable and the turned legs make it look elegant. I also love the fact it’s made in England."

Homes & Gardens Director Carolyn says: "As I'm always on the lookout for compact solutions, this mid-century classic sofa with neat, compact arms caught my eye. Its high back ensures comfort."

Homes & Gardens Director Carolyn says: "‘The new ANYDAY range from John Lewis has furniture at rock bottom prices – this tailored, compact sofa with clean lines would work well in small spaces and would make a great addition an office or kitchen."

Homes & Gardens Director Carolyn says: "I love the contemporary style of this sofa. It would look great in both modern and traditional settings."

Style and Interiors Editor James says: "Made to order in the UK, this classic sofa is an original design from interior destination Heal’s. I love the elegant shape, which features on-trend curves, and the comfortable cushions which are filled with duck feathers."

Homes & Gardens Director Carolyn says: "This sofa is the perfect choice for a super relaxing experience with its deep cushions and padded arms. The loose covers gives flexibility, allowing you can change the look each season - such as velvet for winter and linen for the warmer months."

Homes & Gardens Director Carolyn says: "This is my dream sofa – it’s a classic that won’t date which is one of things I love about it. It is also an investment piece which comes with a high price tag but provides peace of mind."

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