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How to Measure a Corner Sofa For Your Living Space

How to Measure a Corner Sofa For Your Living Space

Have you ever seen a sofa that looked great in the shop but thought it could be a problem fitting it into your living space? At Tech Sofa, we know that feeling all too well. That's why we're here to guide you through measuring your living space for that perfect corner sofa fit. 

With our electric recliner sofas, which come packed with luxurious and functional tech features, you can make sure they fit perfectly and enhance your living area with modern comfort and convenience. Let’s get that tape measure rolling and ensure your new corner sofa feels just right in your cosy nook.

 

Tech Sofa Corner Sofa Sizes

Here are some of the basic measurements for our Tech Sofas: 


Sofa Model

Height (cm)

Width (cm)

Length (cm)

Series One Corner Electric Recliner Sofa

105

300 & 262

98

Series One Large Corner Electric Recliner Sofa

105

300 & 262

98

Series Two Large Corner Electric Recliner Sofa

102

250 & 281

90

Series Four Corner Electric Recliner Sofa

105

285 & 228

98

Series Four Large Corner Electric Recliner Sofa

76

312 & 280

100

Series Five Corner Electric Recliner Sofa

105

285 & 263

98

Series Seven Corner Electric Recliner Sofa

104

300 & 195

97

Series Eight Corner Electric Recliner Sofa

94

294 & 205

103

Series Eight Large Corner Electric Recliner Sofa

94

294 & 265

103



How To Measure a Corner Sofa for Your Living Space

To effectively demonstrate how to measure a corner sofa or a living space to guarantee a comfortable fit, we'll use a practical example featuring one of our newest Tech Sofa Corner Sofas.


Here are the full dimensions for the series 8:


  • Arm Height: 66 cm
  • Arm Width: 30 cm
  • Back Height: 55 cm
  • Depth: 103 cm
  • Full Recline Depth: 152 cm
  • Height: 94 cm
  • Seat Depth: 59 cm
  • Seat Height: 50 cm
  • Seat Width: 220 cm x 130 cm
  • Width: 294 cm x 205 cm

Height

To measure the height of your potential new sofa, start from the floor and extend your measuring tape up to the highest point, typically the top of the backrest. For the example sofa with a back height of 94 cm, consider how this height interacts with elements like window sills or wall art in your room. 

Additionally, the sofa has an arm height of 66 cm and a seat height of 50 cm. These measurements are important for understanding how the sofa will align with other furniture, like side tables, and facilitate comfortable seating.

Keep in mind that sofas with a lower back height can give a more open and airy feel to the space, which is especially advantageous in smaller living areas. This design ensures that the sofa fits comfortably under any overhanging decor and enhances the overall spatial dynamics of your room, making it feel more expansive and welcoming.



Width

When measuring for the width of a new sofa, it’s essential to account for the overall dimensions as well as specific sectional widths and arm widths. For the example sofa, the total width is 294 cm, with an additional dimension of 205 cm, likely indicating a sectional element like a chaise. To accurately gauge the space it will occupy, measure the room's width where the sofa will sit and ensure that it can accommodate these dimensions.

Also, consider the seat width, which varies between 220 cm and 130 cm for different sections of the sofa. This measurement is critical for understanding how much seating area the sofa provides and how it will fit into the living space layout.

Include the arm width of 30 cm at both ends of the sofa in your measurements. This often-overlooked dimension can affect how the sofa fits between other furniture pieces or against walls. Add the widths of the arms to the overall width to get a complete picture of the space needed, ensuring that the sofa does not overcrowd your room or impede the flow of traffic.


Depth

When measuring for the depth of a sofa, consider the standard depth, seat depth, and the full recline depth to ensure it fits comfortably in your living space without obstructing movement. For the example sofa, the overall depth is 103 cm, which is the distance from the front to the back at its deepest point when not reclined. This measurement helps determine how far the sofa will extend into the room.

The seat depth is 59 cm, indicating the space from the front of the seat to where it meets the back cushion. This dimension is crucial for comfort, affecting how you can sit and relax on the sofa.

The full recline depth of the sofa extends to 152 cm. This feature is particularly important if the sofa has a recline function, as it indicates the maximum space required when fully extended. Make sure to measure the area in front of where the sofa will be placed to ensure there is ample room for the recline feature to be used without hitting other furniture or blocking pathways. This consideration is essential for maintaining a functional and accessible living area, especially in tighter spaces where every centimeter counts. Consider using tape on the floor to mark out the extended depth to visualize how it interacts with the rest of your furniture and ensures ease of use.

 

Check Access Points

Doorways and Hallways: Before purchasing, make sure that each piece of the sofa can fit through your doorways, hallways, or any other points of entry. Measure the width and height of your doors and compare them with the sofa's dimensions, including height (94 cm), width (294 cm), and depth (103 cm). At Tech Sofa, we provide a white glove delivery service, there’s not a lot our specialist teams haven’t seen before from narrow staircases to low ceilings so don’t worry, they’ve got it covered

 

 

Top Tips

  1. Use Painter’s Tape: Outline the dimensions of the sofa on your floor with painter’s tape. This helps visualise the space it will occupy and how it affects movement around the room.
  2. Consider the Recline: Always check how far back your recliner goes. Ensure there’s enough room behind the sofa for the reclining feature to operate freely.
  3. Think About the View: If your sofa faces a TV or fireplace, make sure the view isn’t obstructed by other furniture.
  4. Doorways and Stairs: Measure any doorways, hallways, and stairs that lead into your living room. It’s crucial that your new sofa can reach its destination!

 

Imagine a sofa that not only charges your devices wirelessly but also keeps your drinks cool with built-in cup holders. Envision sinking into heated seats on a chilly evening, your favourite seating position automatically adjusting with the touch of a button thanks to power reclining features. And all the while, music flows from integrated Bluetooth speakers, enhancing the atmosphere. That’s the reality with a Tech Sofa. But before this marvel of modern comfort graces your home, let’s make sure it fits perfectly into your space.

Measuring up for a new sofa doesn't have to be a chore. With these handy tips and your trusty tape measure, you’ll be ready to bring home a sofa that fits just right and feels like a dream. At Tech Sofa, we’re all about making sure your living space and technology live in perfect harmony.

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