Best Sofas for the Kitchen

In years gone by, the kitchen used to be a space used solely for preparing meals and was reasonably cut off from the social areas of the home. Nowadays, however, due the rise in open-plan living, the kitchen has become a multi-functional space and a social hub of the home. It’s a place where many of us entertain guests, but is often used for more practical tasks such as completing homework or working from home.

An open-plan kitchen with multiple zones is a stylish addition to any modern home. They are great for increasing natural light in the space and giving off the illusion that it’s a bigger room, but they also allow you to come together as a family. It can also become a great space to host guests. 

When designing your kitchen aesthetic, a sofa might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but it’s a great way to provide additional functionality while also giving the space a convivial warmth and cosy feel. Another great benefit of adding a sofa to your kitchen is that it will help you create distinct zones within the grander scheme of the space, which is ideal in an open-plan kitchen. Essentially, it will help turn your kitchen into the heart of your home! Read on for some advice on what you should consider when styling your kitchen with a new sofa…

How Much Space Does Your Kitchen Have?

The type of sofa you choose for your kitchen will depend on a range of factors, including the available space in the room. A large corner or L-shaped sofa will work well in a bigger space and will create a zonal divide, so that you can separate your cooking area with your relaxation zone. A larger sofa will also provide plenty of seating for multiple people, which is great for when you’re entertaining guests or if you have a large family. It will encourage a sense of unity which is important for many homeowners. 

Bear in mind, L shaped sofas aren’t exclusively for big rooms. A smaller corner sofa will work well in a little nook if space isn’t on your side. A built-in bench might also be an option but they don’t tend to be as comfortable, so consider all of your options wisely.

If you often have overnight guests and space isn’t too limited in the kitchen, perhaps you could consider a sofa bed. This will provide an additional option for visitors if you don’t have enough guest bedrooms. Delcor’s luxury sofa beds mean that you don’t have to compromise on comfort, as they are cleverly designed for a restful night’s sleep. 

What Colour is Best for My Kitchen Sofa?

The good news is, you’re not really limited when it comes to the colour of your kitchen sofa. It’s probably best to avoid white as you’ll notice more marks, and a darker colour will be great for adding contrasts if you have white work surfaces, walls, or flooring. Grey tends to go with everything, meaning you’ll be able to add some luxury accessories with very little trouble. 

What Fabric is Best for a Kitchen Sofa?

Durable fabric is imperative when it comes to choosing a sofa in a high-traffic area that is more prone to things like food and drink spills. At Delcor, we always use the highest grade of superior upholstery fabrics that meet our level of quality and endurance. There’s no denying that the hustle and bustle of everyday life is a common feature of any modern-day kitchen, so it’s important to ensure the furniture is functional, not just stylish and comfortable. 

Perhaps opt for something that is wipeable and water-resistant with a higher rub count. Durability is an important consideration for any sofa, but particularly in an environment where general wear and tear is more likely to occur. Leather is always a great option for a kitchen sofa as it’s quick and easy to clean, but there are plenty of other durable options if leather isn’t right for you.

Of course, you should also consider the frame, as this will need to stand the test of time too if the sofa is going to be regularly used. Try to avoid an MDF or particleboard frame; a solid hardwood frame is always the best choice as it’s the most durable, and you should always check the guarantee offered by the manufacturer. 

What Are the Finishing Touches?

Adding some finishing touches on and around your kitchen sofa will allow for a warm and inviting feel, which will encourage people to spend time there. Consider a stylish array of sofa cushions and throws for a cosy vibe, but try not to overdo it if the sofa is reasonably small. Rugs are another great way to help emphasise the different zones and will help ensure the space feels warm and cosy. 

Delcor are more than happy to help you choose the right sofa to meet your requirements. You’re welcome to pop into one of our five amazing showrooms if you’re looking for some inspiration, and our committed team will be able to give you some expert advice.