Looking for bench seat sofa ideas that are modern and contemporary? Check out my favorites that are super comfy too!
So you decided you want to redo your living room and are starting with the sofa. Does that sound familiar?
Most designers (myself included) start with the look and feel of a space, not the sofa. That said, I’ve learned most homeowners start with individual pieces of the room.
Since the largest piece is the sofa it’s where most people like to start. If this is where you’re at AND you’re considering a bench seat sofa you’re in the right place.
I love everything about this style of sofa and there are so many to choose from. Check out my favorite resources in the roundup below.
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Best Bench Seat Sofa Ideas
Here are the best bench seat sofa ideas:
Best Overall: Fabienne Sofa from Lulu and Georgia
Warm earthy colors are trending and this olive velvet vintage-style sofa fits the bill. It is the perfect mix of a timeless classic shape in an updated color.
Best Style: Boucle Sofa from CB2
At just under $1800 this channel-quilted sofa is such a great choice for any contemporary space. It will add a modern touch of sophistication. Available in multiple color options there is one for every home.
Best Budget: Parlour Sofa from West Elm
The beautiful sloped rolled arms add such style to this velvet sofa. We are in love!
Best Leather: Edlyn Sofa from Anthropologie
This premium leather sofa is made in the US but has a modern Italian shape. I don’t always show the leather options but had to include this one.
Best Splurge: Miramar Sofa with Bench Seat from Serena & Lily
This neutral sofa is at a higher price point but the quality and fabric are superb. The high-performance fabric will resist wear and tear, staining, mold, and UV radiation.
Best Color: Leonelle Sofa from Anthropologie
One of the trends I’m seeing in sofas and home decor is color, especially rust orange. This modern tuxedo velvet sofa is a beautiful way to update your space.
Best for Small Spaces: Julia Sofa from Anthropologie
This channel-tufted bowed-back chenille sofa is super cute for any small space!
This video will help you create a floor plan based on the measurements of your space.
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Benefits Of Bench Seat Sofas
Here are the benefits of a Bench Seat Sofa:
- Great for napping or unexpected overnight guests.
- They make your space appear larger.
- No gaps in between seats so more people fit comfortably.
- Cleaner lines for a more modern contemporary look.
- Looks neater since there is only one seat cushion.
- Streamlined simple look.
Now let’s get into all the bench seat sofa ideas for your living room.
1. Boucle Sofa
There’s so much to love about this channel-tufted boucle sofa from CB2. The vintage ’70s-inspired sofa is so cozy your guests will never want to leave!
The gorgeous modern silhouette is upholstered over a certified sustainable hardwood frame. There’s no need to worry about cushions falling off this clean-lined sofa style.
Just add your favorite throw pillows if you’d like to infuse a pop of color and personality into your living space.
2. Channel Stitch Sofa
Add a futuristic vibe to your home with this trendy channel bench seat sofa from Jonathan Adler. It has a pitched back, capsule-shaped arms, and recessed legs.
If you’re looking for a unique but comfy couch this beauty is calling your name! This unique champagne velvet sofa is sure to be a conversation starter. Relax in comfort and style on this beautiful contemporary couch.
3. Tufted Back Sofa
This stunning tufted back sofa will look fabulous in any contemporary home. Available in three colorways you just may have a hard time picking your favorite.
The charcoal tufted velvet sofa shown above will bring the look of Hollywood glamour to your design. A high tuxedo back gives this sofa a formal but elegant look and feel.
Love the self-fabric velvet bolsters that make this sofa super comfy for lounging with your favorite book.
4. Scarpa Sofa
For all my fashionistas this gorgeous diamond quilted back was designed just for you! Bring a touch of glam and sophistication into your home with this stunning modern couch.
The retro-inspired Soriano sofa is a replica of the 60s and 70s furniture style. It has a funky vibe, low profile, and curvaceous silhouette.
The beauty of designing with a neutral sofa is it creates a timeless design. In the future, you can just change out your pop color and accessories for a new vibe.
BTW there were only 4 sofas left at the time of this post so run, don’t walk, to place your order today!
5. Leather Bench Seat Sofa
If you’re a leather lover there is a bench seat sofa for you too! This Italian-inspired sofa features fiber-padded cushions, minimalist legs, and a gently reclining back.
For those who prefer fabric instead, you can customize your sofa in performance wool, basketweave linen, velvet, slub velvet, or linen. Each fabric is also available in multiple colorways.
When it comes to the leg finish it’s also customizable. You can choose from brass, silver, cast iron, and rose gold.
The classic clean lines of this modern leather couch will make a fabulous addition to any contemporary home
6. White Sleeper Sofa
If you follow the blog you will have seen this performance fabric sleeper sofa before. This is one of the most practical bench sofas and it’s super stylish too.
It turns into a fold-out sleeper sofa when you unbuckle the leather straps that wrap from the side to the front.
Made of luxe white Crypton fabric there is no need to worry when you entertain. This stain-resistant sofa will give you peace of mind especially if you have clumsy friends!
7. Velvet Bench Seat Sofa
For those who love a colored sofa, this velvet beauty is perfect for you! Caitlin By The Everygirl is the exact sofa I have in my sitting room.
Since the first day I saw her in the Interior Define showroom in Soho, NY I was in LOVE!
The sapphire mod velvet is as stunning in person as it is on the website. I ordered a swatch of the fabric so I could make sure everything in my design worked together. Swatches are free and ship within 2-3 business days.
Above is another photo of the completed sitting room design featuring the Caitlin velvet sofa. The luxurious fabric, clean lines, and brass legs will add an elevated look to your living space too!
7b. AllModern Bench Seat Sofa
If you’re on a budget and need a super affordable bench couch AllModern has you covered. This 89″ navy upholstered sofa has a similar vibe to the Interior Define sofa but you’ll save over $500!
It’s available in six colorways and you can order free fabric samples. That’s always smart when you’re coordinating different materials in your interior design.
8. Rust Velvet Bench Seat Sofa
If you have a larger space this Lulu and Georgia sofa is calling your name. At 95.5″ wide there’s plenty of room for company or stretching out for a power nap.
The sleek design and luxurious fabric will add a focal point to any room it’s in. This design comes in five colorways so there’s sure to be one perfect for your living room.
9. Pollack Slipcovered Sofa
This sofa style is perfect no matter your design style. She is so versatile she’ll fit in almost any living space.
Whether you have a California mansion, contemporary space, urban loft, or a prairie-style cottage this bench seat couch will look fabulous.
The slipcover is made by skilled seamstresses and tailors who fit each one perfectly onto the sturdy frame. It’s even removable and machine washable so no need to fret while entertaining.
10. Parlour Sofa
If you’re a girlie girl look no further! Available in two widths this bench seat sofa will fit whether your space is small or large. If pink is not your jam choose from one of the many other fabric and color options.
You’ll create a focal point with the beautiful curved lines and silhouette of this stylish sofa. She features sloped rolled arms, a deep, down-wrapped bench seat cushion, and two down-filled lumbar pillows.
11. Fabienne Sofa
Add a vintage look to your design with this moss-green velvet sofa. She features bench seating, curved back legs with brass-finished casters, and bolster cushions.
The sinuous wire seat construction will be both durable and super comfy. This style is perfect to elevate the look of any modern contemporary home.
This nature-inspired design will give you an idea of how you can style your green sofa in your living room. It’s full of layers of texture, pattern, and neutral colors.
12. Sculptural Couch
The rounded corners and plush silhouette of this sculptural couch will update any boring living space. Not to mention the neutral performance fabric will go perfectly with any color palette.
This in-stock furniture sofa will ship in 2-3 weeks which is awesome considering all the supply chain issues that are still going on. If you’re moving to a new apartment or home you’ll be ready to entertain in no time with the purchase of this modern sofa.
13. Folded Arm Bench Seat Couch
For those with little ones or animals, a modern leather sofa is a great option. The timeless material is meant to be durable and comfortable.
This style has folded sofa arms, a bench seat cushion, and an iron frame. It has mid-century influences and a trendy silhouette that’ll update any living space.
Shipping is possible within 2-3 weeks making it awesome for those on a tight timeline.
14. Julia Sofa
This stunning beauty will look fabulous in a parlor, sitting room, bedroom, and more! Add a luxe sophisticated look with this channel tufted curved back Julia sofa.
It has a modern contemporary silhouette with a comfy bench seat cushion that’ll have you relaxing in style. This one is the perfect choice for my fashionistas looking to add a touch of glam to their living space.
It’s awesome for a cloffice design as well. Just saying!
15. Leonelle Sofa
Here is another stunning velvet sofa from Anthropologie that will level up your interior design. This sofa with a bench seat features down-filled cushions, straight arms, and a square back.
The modern take on the classic tuxedo sofa will look gorgeous in any contemporary space. I must also call attention to that stunning color which is perfect to add personality and drama to your space.
If you love the sofa but not the color no worries! Just click the link and choose from any of the options available in slub velvet, chenille, or classic velvet.
16. Miramar Sofa with Bench Seat
If you’re worried about another white sofa… DON’T BE!! I promise this one will have you entertaining with confidence.
The bench seat sofa shown features luxurious performance fabric that will resist wear and tear, staining, mold, and UV radiation.
17. Modern Bench Sofa
How gorgeous is this stunning silhouette?!
If you’re looking to add style and personality to your interior design this bad boy will do the trick. This sofa mixes the drama of exaggerated proportions with plush comfort.
The bench seat couch design features rolled arms, a sheltered back, and solid wood legs which contrast against the ivory upholstery.
You’ll relax in style and comfort for hours on this super comfy sofa.
18. Sloped Camelback Sofa
For those looking to add personality and drama, I have the perfect sofa for you! Here is another bench seat couch that features a gently sloped camelback, maple legs, and stunning two-tone fabric.
Make a statement in any room with the addition of this gorgeous print sofa style.
19. York Slope Arm Grand Sofa
Be sure to check out all the customization options for this bench cushion sofa from Pottery Barn. Available in four different widths there is a size perfect no matter your space.
Since you made it this far I’m sure you’re interested in the bench seat cushion. If not there is also a two or three-seat version available too. You can also choose between two or three back cushions and multiple fabrics.
This truly is one of the most customizable options of the bunch.
And that’s a wrap, my friends!
I hope this post gave you ideas and inspiration for your next interior design project.
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Last Updated on December 20, 2023 by Nicole DelaCruz