Quick delivery sofas – where to shop for pre-Christmas delivery

Get your festive seating sorted fast with these quick-delivery sofas and sofa beds – you could be sitting pretty in just 24 hours!

A quick delivery sofa in a modern living room with a large piece of contemporary art on the wall
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Is time of the essence in your search for a new sofa? Then these quick delivery sofas could help to ease your woes.

Disrupting the usual long 12-16 week lead times that accompany the traditional made-to-order sofa, these fast-delivery sofas prioritise speed and convenience, so if you're looking to give your seating an overhaul before the Christmas festivities commence, they're likely to be your best option for pre-Christmas delivery.

In fact, many of these sofas and sofa beds are available in under 7 days, with some retailers even offering delivery in just 24 hours! Phew.

Of course, it's not all about express delivery when it comes to investment furniture. Our guides to the best sofas and sofa beds offer our top picks from the full spectrum of retailers, as well as plenty of top tips to consider when you shop. However, if you need a new sofa pronto, these quick delivery options are your best bet for sitting pretty this Christmas.

Quick delivery sofas – where to shop for pre-Christmas delivery

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11 of the best places to buy a sofa in time for Christmas

If you'd like some inspiration to help you choose the best sofa for your living room, then you'll find plenty of help in our dedicated living rooms hub. Of course, we've also included sofas to suit all kinds of styles and budgets in this handy guide, so you're bound to find one that fits the bill. Plus, they're all available for delivery before Christmas! 

1. John Lewis & Partners | 7-day delivery

The Ideal Home team can’t get enough of the furniture at John Lewis. With styles and price points to suit every home and budget, it’s a great all-rounder. The brand also has a good selection of sofas with delivery by Christmas available, including options that could be with you in just 7 days. And if you need a sofa that can work a little harder to make guests comfortable this festive season, then there are plenty of sofa beds you can buy in time for Christmas, too.

Whether you have a big family or you just want to spread out while you eat mince pies and watch Christmas films, a corner sofa is always a good shout - and we have a feeling that this Barbican 5+ Seater Corner Sofa should do the trick. The retro aesthetic will make a statement in any living room, and you’ll be happy to know that it’s been designed with comfort in mind, thanks to the fibre-wrapped foam seats. 

2. DUSK | 2-4 week delivery

DUSK is known for its luxurious and high-quality furniture, but you don’t have to sacrifice your family’s Christmas presents to buy a DUSK sofa for your living room. You don’t have to wait too long for this affordable product, either. Depending on the style and size you choose, you could be updating your lounge with a brand-new sofa in just under a month. That gives you more than enough time to enjoy it by yourself before the chaos of Christmas. 

Anyone else want to take a running jump at the Hampshire 3 Seater Sofa? This stunning sofa looks incredibly squishy and inviting, but don’t worry if this colour doesn’t suit the rest of your living room. This sofa comes in four different colourways, including beige, blue, light grey, and the sea green that’s pictured. The soft chenille fabric will definitely keep you warm and cosy over the winter months, and the bonus is that it’ll be delivered way before Christmas. 

3. Furniture Village | 7 or 14-day delivery

You probably don’t need us to tell you that Furniture Village is the place to go when you want high-quality furniture. With a huge selection of sofas – and sofa beds – available in just 7 or 14 days, sofa shopping at Furniture Village allows plenty of time to get seating sorted before the family descends for some festive fun. And that just gives you more time to plan the Christmas games you’ll (attempt to) win.

If you need any more proof that Furniture Village sofas are super stylish, just look at the Legend Classic Back Fabric Corner Sofa. With more than enough space for the whole family, this corner sofa even comes with an additional footstool so you can configure your living room to suit your needs. With countless fabric and leg options, you can also tailor this sofa to your specific tastes. 

4. Barker and Stonehouse | 14-day delivery

Looking for a need-it-quick sofa that still delivers on style and quality? Barker and Stonehouse has got your back. Its ready-to-deliver sofas can be with you in just two weeks, so as long as you order before the 12th of December, you can treat yourself to a contemporary velvet three-seater, stylish scalloped cocktail sofa or statement leather Chesterfield well before the big day. The choice is yours… although it might be a difficult one with so many incredible options.

The bouclé furniture trend is here to stay, which is why we’re adding the Paloma 3 Seater Sofa to our basket immediately. Offering the softness of bouclé with curved edges and wooden legs, this sofa is the epitome of style. Plus, with space for three people, there’s more than enough room for a friendly (or unfriendly) game of Monopoly on this sofa during the festive period. 

5. Habitat at Argos | From 24-hour delivery

Are you just as obsessed with Habitat as we are? Offering on-trend furniture at a budget price, this brand is perfect for those who want to save money but still impress their relatives this Christmas. While 24-hour sofa delivery is available, delivery time is determined on a case-by-case (or should we say couch-by-couch) basis, with some taking a couple of weeks to reach your door. However, all of our favourite options below are available for delivery before Christmas. 

Our top pick at Habitat just has to be the Habitat Regan Left Hand Storage Chaise Sofa Bed. While the sofa bed option works perfectly if you’re hosting guests this festive period, the style and comfortability of this sofa will also serve you well all year round. This sofa not only comes with matching scatter cushions, but if you open the chaise end, you’ll also reveal hidden storage for any pillows, throws, or beddings you want to keep out of the way.

6. Marks & Spencer | 7-day delivery

They’re not just any sofas… they’re M&S sofas. This brand is known for its Christmas offerings, from delicious Christmas food to festive decorations. But it turns out that M&S is one of the best places to buy a sofa, too. Its ready-to-order offerings can be with you in a week, while made-to-order sofas take around 6 weeks. So, you’ll have to act quickly if you want an M&S made-to-order sofa before Christmas. 

If you want a stylish sofa that will arrive before Christmas, look no further than the Scarlett Large 3 Seater Sofa. Featuring ample space for the whole family this festive period, it's also squishy enough to keep you comfortable for your post-turkey nap. As one of M&S’s top made-to-order sofas, you can choose from 131 fabric options, 4 filling options, and 4 feet styles. 

7. ScS | 5-7 weeks

ScS is one of our favourite sofa brands out there, and one look at their website will explain why. Offering stylish and affordable sofa options, you’re bound to find one that suits your needs perfectly. And while you'll need to move sharpish, ScS currently has a selection of sofas available for pre-Christmas delivery, including options from just £399. You can even shop the Ideal Home x ScS sofa edit for affordable seating that's big on style if you really want to make your annoying cousin jealous. 

If you love our Ideal Home x ScS sofa edit as much as we do, you’ll be happy to know that you can still grab the Drake Fabric 4 Seater Split Sofa for delivery before the big day. Coming in six colourways and with gold or chrome feet options, this sofa will no doubt make a statement in your living room. It even has gold or chrome side detailing - which means you can also match it to your Christmas decorations!

8. Oak Furnitureland | 7-day delivery

If you’re looking for a solid and sturdy sofa that will survive potential family feuds and very important games of Twister, Oak Furnitureland will no doubt have a sofa option for you. With a wide selection of sofas available for delivery in just 7 days, this brand offers everything from compact two-seaters to three-seaters, chaise options, and modular corner sofas that have room for all the family this Christmas.

The Milner 2 Seater Sofa is undoubtedly a very attractive sofa, but what we love most about it is the fact that it’s so versatile. No matter whether your living room is decked out in a Scandi theme or you’ve opted for a more retro style, this sofa will complement any colour and theme. Of course, we love the granite colourway for its flexible nature - but it’s safe to say that the mustard is a close second. 

9. Snug | 24-hour delivery

Sofa-in-a-box brand Snug is one of the most uncomplicated brands out there. After all, it quite literally offers a sofa in a box - meaning everyone from homeowners to flat renters can make the most of its stylish seating options. The super-simple designs also make for stress-free delivery to rooms with awkward access. Plus, Snug offers 24-hour next-day delivery available Tuesday to Saturday as long as you order before 1 p.m. 

Snug is all about comfort - something we all need after a Turkey dinner. That’s exactly why we’ve chosen The Small Biggie as our star pick for this sofa brand. This small corner sofa is made from the softest, marshmallowiest cushions and will make the perfect snuggle spot after a Christmas feast. The smaller design also means that it’s perfect for those who have a small living room but still want the benefits of a corner sofa.

10. Furniture and Choice | 3-5 day delivery

Although Furniture Choice offers everything from dining room tables to bedroom furniture, its sofas are a particular favourite of ours. Stylish but perfect for those on a budget, this brand is currently offering a good selection of sofa models with delivery in just 3-5 working days. Prices are also super affordable, with two-seater sofas starting from just £399, three-seaters from £499, and recliner sofas available for under £650 – perfect for kicking back after Christmas lunch.

You probably don’t need us to tell you why we picked the Loren 3+2 Seater Sofa Set for our star pick - but we’ll tell you anyway. It’s not often you’ll find a 3-seater and 2-seater set for under £800, making this offering an absolute steal. But while the price is cheap, the quality isn’t. Made from classic plush fabric, this set will be super soft and comfortable for you and your guests this Christmas. 

11. Swyft | 24-hour delivery

Swyft is all about sofas - and that’s exactly why we love this brand. But while this brand is perfect for year-round purchases, it's particularly popular during the festive period. Yes, if you choose from Swyft’s core colour range, you’ll be able to pick a delivery date within 24 hours if you order before 3pm. But even if you prefer one of the made-to-order fabrics, you’ll only have to wait two weeks for delivery. A major bonus is that all of Swyft’s models are also incredibly attractive. 

Swyft’s Model 03 is a fan-favourite at Ideal Home, and we’ve previously raved about this sofa in our review of the popular model. This modular sofa lets you make the rules, allowing you to mix and match everything from the main sofa to the additional ottoman sections. You can seat anywhere between two people to ten people - making it the perfect sofa for a busy Christmas period. With over 55 fabric choices, you basically get to design your own bespoke sofa.

We have no doubts that at least one of these sofas will make Christmas even more special, but remember to get your sofa measurements right if you want it to be perfect for the festive period. 

Amy Lockwood
Content Editor

After studying Print Design at Winchester School of Art, Amy spent multiple years working in the interior industry as a copywriter, content creator, and product stylist. She’s now Content Editor at Ideal Home, offering expert advice on the best products for decorating your home and ensuring it functions smoothly. That includes sourcing stylish yet affordable furniture – from the best sofa beds for combining style, comfort, and function, to the best artificial Christmas trees for a stress-free festive season – helping our readers to find the best mattress for their sleep style, and testing top-rated dehumidifiers and air purifiers to narrow down the best-in-class.

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