Best sofa deals 2021 – the pick of the sales at ScS, Argos, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and more

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  • Are you sitting comfortably? No? Then you need to take a look at our pick the best of the New Year sofa deals. We’ve scoured our favourite stores to pick out the true bargain sales, from stores such as Marks & Spencer, Argos, John Lewis, IKEA, ScS and more.

    Related: Best sofa beds 2020 – the top sofas for sleepovers in your living room

    When making this edit, we’ve paid close attention to styles and colours – after all, you don’t want to shell out a fortune, only for the style to date in a couple of years. Teal, navy, pink and grey are all classic colours for sofas at the moment, and if you are feeling more daring, you could plump for emerald green or ochre.

    The final choice is yours, but we are confident you’ll find a snuggler, three-seater or corner sofa you love amongst this lot! We’ve even included a couple of armchairs for good measure.

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    Best sofa deals 2021

    Best ScS sofa deals

    ScS is one of the UK’s largest retailers of upholstered furniture. They offer stylish seating solutions at affordable prices. There are often discounts on offer, but none better than the January sales. The current seasonal deals are on offer until the 4th of January.

    Libby 2-seater Sofa Scatter Back: was £1,619, now £789.99, ScS
    It’s all in the detail with this chic model. The studded trim on the frame lifts this design from smart to special. It comes in five classically chic colours, including grey and Nickle, with four foot/trim options.

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    Cosmo 3-seater Sofa: was £1,599, now £779, ScS
    Save on this sumptuous chenille sofa from ScS’s Signature collection. The pillow-like cushions make it irresistibly welcoming to nestle into. Not only does it look good, but it also has a 20-year frame guarantee.

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    Joni 3 Seater Sofa: was £899, now £599, ScS
    This natural, beige Joni sofa is great choice to bag a bargain on a timeless sofa that will last for years to come. The three-seater standard back sofa is complete with plaid accent cushions and oak or mahogany effect feet.

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    Harry 3 Seater Sofa: was £599, Now £299, ScS
    This popular upholstered sofa is a favourable design to suit any number of decor styles. and right now you can save £300! The on-trend charcoal is the most popular choice but it is also available in a softer, neutral beige and light grey.

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     Best Furniture Village sofa deals

    Furniture Village offers lots of own-brand sofas on offer, as well as big-name brands too.

    Jarvis Large Fabric Sofa With Piping: was £2,369, Now £1,895, Furniture Village
    If you’re after an investment sofa to last, then look no further than the Jarvis design. It offers a lot for the price tag. The soft-feel textured design is handcrafted to offer a supreme finish.

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    Ercol Novara Large Fabric Sofa: was £1,820, Now £1,4195, Furniture Village
    Always wanted to own a contemporary piece of classic furniture design? Furniture village offers big names at brilliant prices. This Ercol could be yours for £476 less than RRP.

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    Chill Chaise Sofa: was £1,595, Now £1,195, Furniture Village
    The definition of comfort, we present the Chill Chaise. Is it a sofa? Or is it a bed? Let’s just call it a hybrid of the two and simply refer to the ‘Chill’ as the best place to binge-watch box sets. And with £400 off, lets call it a bargain too.

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    Homebird 3 Seater Sofa: was £1495, Now £1045, Furniture Village
    A classic button-back design is always going to be in fashion for any living room – specially a country-style one. This fine example even more so, in chic charcoal grey velvet upholstery – adding a hint of glam to the timeless shape.

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    Versatile Small Sofa Bed: was £799, Now £599, Furniture Village
    This simple, yet stylish sofa bed is ideal for small space living. With no arms the design allows the sofa to seamlessly become a bed with very little restriction. With an easy-to-use frame mechanism this design goes from sofa to bed in an impressive six seconds.

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    Best Marks & Spencer sofa deals

    Good old M&S has some cracking deals on sofas at the minute, including some of its best-loved styles.

    Rochester love seat, WAS £749, now £599.20, Marks & Spencer
    We’ll start with the space-saving and on-trend Rochester love seat, which has 20 per cent off its already-affordable price tag. The 105 finish options might be rather overwhelming, so we’d direct you to the selection of velvets, including pink (shown), emerald green and teal blue.

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    Rupert large sofa, was £999, now £599.40 (save 40%), Marks & Spencer
    The classic Rupert comes with two extra side cushions so it’s great for lazing around on. There are 11 fabric options, including this cheery teal.

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    Hardy extra large sofa, WAS £1,099, Now £659.40 (Save £439.60), Marks & Spencer
    Meanwhile, the mid-century styled Hardy range is on sale for 40 per cent off. Choose from nine house fabrics, including blush pink, emerald green and this smart navy – all have a lead time of 12 weeks.

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    Best Argos sofa deals

    If you are looking for a budget sofa, Argos is a great place to start. Many of its designs are built for smaller homes – a great choice if you’re worried about getting your sofa through the door or up the stairs.

    Whitney 2 Seater Velvet Sofa, was £330, Now £264, Argos
    This petite sofa offers all the ingredients you need – velvet upholstery; compact size; on-trend navy colour and a 20% discount. Ideal for making a statement, this fashionable sofa is a great investment if you’re looking to lift your home style credentials.

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    Ghost 2 Seater Recliner Sofa, was £550, Now £440, Habitat at Argos
    You can buy stylish Habitat sofas at better prices thanks to Argos. Such as this sleek Ghost sofa. Ideal for a contemporary interior this design boasts chic charcoal upholstery to look the part, while the recliner function offers complete comfort. This mode marries function with style.

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    Argos Home Trenton 4 Seater Sofa Set, reduced to clear, now £225
    A smart seating solution for  gardens or conservatories, this neat set features two armchairs, a sofa and a coffee table, and all for £225. The modern metal frame is easy to maintain and we love the little design details like the eucalyptus armrests.

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    Argos Home Snuggle Velvet Armchair in Pink, was £230, now £184, Argos
    Pink is a huge colour for sofas at the moment, as is the space-saving Snuggler format – so you’re on to a winner with this design, currently reduced by £46 in the Argos January sales. It also comes in a fetching blue.

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    Best John Lewis sofa deals

    John Lewis  is offering a generous discount of up to 20 per cent its sofas and upholstery, and these are the pick of the crop.

    Bailey Leather Grand 4 Seater Sofa, save 20%, now £1,239, John Lewis & Partners
    There’s plenty of room on board this sumptuous leather sofa. Its finish will only improve over time as it ‘weathers’ in, and the colour is a classic.

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    Link Armchair, Light Leg, Disperse Indigo, was £599, now £419, John Lewis & Partners
    The Danish design influence behind the link armchair is clear to see. The elliptical seat encourages you to sink back and relax, and the soft blue colour works beautifully with grey or blush interiors.

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    Best Habitat sales deals

    Habitat January sales are always exceptional and this year is no different. Again, it is offering up to 30% off certain sofas, including some of our favourites.

    Elkin 4-seater sofa, was £2,200, now £1,320, Habitat
    If you struggled to squeeze your whole family on the sofa this Christmas, this squidgy sofa could be a wise January sales investment.

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    Best Sofa.com sofa deals

    Sofa.com is offering 15 per cent off all its hand-crafted sofas. Plus, if you place your order before the 4th January, your sofa will come with a Guardsman Fabric Protection Plan, free of charge.

    Jack 3-seater sofa: was £999, Now £499, Sofa.com
    Exclusively designed in collaboration with Jack Wills, this mid-century, three-seater design can be with you in between 1-3 weeks. We love the button dealing and choice of textured or velvet fabrics in both grey and navy.

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    Best IKEA sofa deals

    IKEA is always a first thought for great prices on big furniture staples. Of course in the January sales those prices are even lower – a very happy thought indeed.

    VALLENTUNA 2-seat modular sofa in Hillared light blue, was £670, now £570, IKEA
    This is your last chance to buy Ikea’s VALLENTUNA modular sofa range at a discount. The reduction depends on the colour way you choose – other options include a light grey and olive green

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    DELAKTIG three-seater sofa, was £760, now £605, IKEA
    Talk about space saving. This sofa has a side table and lamp built in, for a self-contained reading nook.  Its blush pink finish is a real head turner and bang on trend.

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    Best Wayfair sofa deals

    Anabella 3-Seater Sofa: was £728, now £629.99, Wayfair
    Simple but sumptuous, this sofa is 31% off. Available in mint (pictured) but also yellow, aquamarine, grey, blue, brown, light grey and dark lavender.

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    Stclair Reversible Sleeper Corner Sofa: was £1,411, now £1,999.99, Wayfair
    This genius design folds completely flat to create a bed. We love the on-trend Jade colour, but there are five other options to choose from. A bold colour sofa goes a long way to inject personality to any living room.

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    Best Made sofa deals

    Harlow Chaise End Sofa: was £1,199, now £999, Made
    This smart sofa, with pulled detailing on the seats, is all about comfort. The chaise ends means you can stretch out, and the plump cushions are perfect for lounging around. This grey colour is smart and versatile,

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    Ritchie 3-Seater Sofa: was £599, now £499, Made
    The rainbow button detail adds a fun touch to this elegant mid-century-style compact sofa from Made.com. Available in 8 shades, we love how the rainbow buttons pop against the contemporary Anthracite Grey.

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    Kooper 2-Seater Sofa in Blush Pink: was £499, now £399, Made
    This sofa exudes glam, with its gorgeous curved back, plush velvet finish and tapered gold legs. We love this soft pink shade, but the sofa comes in five other colours from daring Nutmeg Orange, to smart black.

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    How to buy a sofa

    pink living room with green sofa

    Image credit: Colin Poole

    1. Set a budget

    This is hugely important, and you’ll need to understand what you are getting for your money. A basic ‘click-clack’ sofa hat has no arms and flattens out to create a sofa bed may sett you back no more than a couple of hundred pounds. But a made-to-measure sofa with deep cushions and a solid-wood frame will likely cost thousands.

    2. Measure up

    Make sure that the sofa you choose will fit into the space available in your living room. Measure up carefully, and, if buying online, double check the dimensions. Or try putting down newspaper to the size of the sofa so that you can visualise the space it will take up.

    It’s not just the size of your room you’ll need to consider – thank about access, too. How wide is your doorway, and are their any stairwells or awkward turns that your sofa will have to negotiate? You need to make sure your sofa will fit through these areas.

    3. Go modular

    Modular sofas, especially corner seating, can help divide your room without taking away much space or light. Plus there are now lots of smaller, two-seater options that are easier to manoeuvre into flats or compact living rooms.

    blue living room with grey button back sofas

    Image credit: Brent Darby

    4. Think about after care

    If your new sofa has removable covers then check that they can be washed at home, rather than dry-cleaned. Unless you realistically see yourself covering that extra cost every few months.

    If not, choose a colour that will last and be functional in your day-to-day life. If you have kids then go for a dark colour, which will be best for hiding stains.

    Many retailers offer extra protective finishes that make your sofa more impervious to stains, which are worth the extra money if you have small children or pets, or like to entertain a lot.

    5. Factor in delivery

    Want a sofa in a hurry? Best sofas in a box – fancy a sofa that arrives in boxes and is assembled in five minutes?

    While some sofas can be with you within the week, the majority will be made to order. If that’s the case, you can expect to wait anywhere from six to 12 weeks for your sofa to arrive.

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