How to design the perfect sofa

We get a lot of questions from customers about what makes a sofa comfortable and uncomfortable. We’ve included here some design resources to help understand how to design the perfect sofa. Use these design resources as a guide whether you’re looking to build a new piece or understand what can be done to make your sofa more comfortable. If you need additional information, contact us. Our designers will help you decide how best to engineer your custom sofa so it not only looks great, but feels amazing. If you’re paying for custom furniture, why settle for anything less than the best quality sofa or chair available to you.

Here are some basic dimensions for a sofa. You’ll need to understand these in order to build this to your perfect size and specifications. Wild Willow Bespoke Furniture created these images and the design resources. For further information about each measurement, see their design resources page. Most builders will use these same terms.

Don’t worry if you already have a sofa (chair, sectional, etc) that is uncomfortable and aren’t ready to buy a new one. Used appropriately, you can extend the life of your upholstery with different (or new) cushion fill, pillows, etc. There are also half-way steps possible to modify your sofa without completely tearing it apart.

Request a free quote on your next project here (reupholstery or new, custom piece).