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When I purchased my mid-century couch many moons ago, I thought it’d be the best seat in the house. You know, the place where I’d read a book, check emails, and eat takeout. But in reality? I’ll use any excuse to sit anywhere else. The problem with my couch, I’ve decided, is its size. You see, I live in a studio apartment, so my couch is technically a pint-sized loveseat. Translation? There’s no room to stretch out or kick up my feet. Since using my own sofa isn’t part of my daily routine, I rarely think about couches in general. But a chance encounter with one made me borderline obsessed with ’em.
A couple of years back, my boyfriend and I went to Sunday brunch at a friend’s house, where I spotted the coziest deep sofa I had ever seen. At first glance, it looked like your average couch; however, it had extra deep seats (think at least 30 inches) so you could kick up your legs — or sit crisscrossed — and relax. If I’m being totally honest, I’ve probably thought more about my friend’s couch than my own. Alas, while I won’t be able to fit an extra-deep couch in my small studio apartment anytime soon, you can bet I’ve bookmarked a few for the future. Check out 12 of the best deep sofas on the market today. But be warned: Once you sink into one, you might have a hard time sitting anywhere else.
This post was originally published on April 4, 2019, and was last updated on March 5, 2021, to reflect current prices and offerings. Sarah Lyon and Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting.