L Shaped Sofa Dimensions – How to Ensure It Fits My Living Room?

If you are the sort who enjoys snuggling up on the sofa with movies or being a couch potato during your spare time, a comfortable sofa is a must-have in your home. Of course, the bigger, the better.

If you want to experience the same comfort in your small living room, an L-shape sofa will be your best choice. It is normally composed of two or three seats, and a chaise lounge long enough to place your legs. For a family with three or four people, an L-shape sofa will give you the maximum relaxing room with minimal space.

To better maneuver your living room, you’ll want to get standard L-shape sofa dimensions.

The average dimensions of L-shaped sofas are 85 inches or 216 centimeters in width, and the depth of the other side can be 54 inches or 137 centimeters. The standard height for most L-shaped sofas with a backrest design is 35 inches or 89 centimeters. While the chair height is 18 inches or 46 centimeters.

Additionally, the selection of L-shape type also varies with your room measurements. Given all these, we also provided custom size choices for you, whether you are a small family or a large family with 6 or 7 persons, you will always find your suitable sizes here.

For a quick glimpse, you can check the multiple L-shape sofa dimensions chart here.

Standard L-shape Sofa Size35” H x 85” W x 54” D
For Small Apartments37” H x 82” W x 32” D
For 3 Seaters34” H x 95.25” W x 65” D
For 4 Seaters34” H x 103” W x 81” D
For 5 Seaters34” H x 124” W x 92” D
For 6 Seaters35” H x 124” W x 124” D
For 7 Seaters35” H x 149.5” W x 98” D
(The chart refers to overall sizes, not just the chair or chaise sizes)

What Is the Standard Size of L-shaped Sofa?

Standard L-shape Sofa Dimensions

The standard L-shaped sofa is properly used in small apartments, with normally two or three seats. If you have a large living room, the following two types, the one with square corner wedge and the sort with curved corner wedge prove to be more comfortable for large families to use.

L-shaped Sofa with Square Corner Wedge

For an L-shaped sectional sofa with a square corner wedge, the average width is 95.25 inches or 242 centimeters, the depth is 65 inches or 165 centimeters. The whole height of the sofa is 34 inches or 86 centimeters, while the chair height is 18.5 inches or 47 centimeters.

L-shaped Sofa with Curved Corner Wedge

As for the sectional sofa with a curved corner wedge, the width can be 102 inches or 259 centimeters, while the depth on the other side is 89 inches or 226 centimeters. The sofa height is 39.5 inches or 100 centimeters, and the seat height, from floor to seat, is 20 inches or 51 centimeters.

Choose a Small L-shape Sofa Size For Your Compact Room

Two Seats L-shape Sofa Dimensions

The small L-shape sofa is designed for small apartments or small living rooms, it is often composed of two seats and a chaise, or you can call it a 2-piece sectional. The average width of this kind is 82 inches or 208 centimeters, the depth from back to front being 57 inches or 145 centimeters. The height from floor to back is 29 inches or 74 centimeters.

What Fits Standard-sized Living Room?

3 Seater L-shape Sofa Dimensions

The standard L-shaped sofa is suitable for standard-sized living rooms and commonly comes with 3 seaters or 4 seaters, fitting families with 3 or 4 people.

The 3-seater L-shaped sofa is composed of 3 seats, 1 corner wedge, and a chaise. The 65 inches (or 165 centimeters) chaise lounge can totally support your legs when you sit on the couch to kill your time. You can also cuddle on the sofa with your friends, for it has 95.25 inches (or 242 centimeters) wide.

4 Seater L-shape Sofa Dimensions

The 4-seater L-shape sofa occupies more of your living room space, but you can change your sofa into a U-shaped sectional with the extra square ottomans, or extend your chaise lounge for a daybed. The width of it is 103 inches or 262 centimeters, and the depth on the other side of the chaise is 81 inches or 206 centimeters. The sofa height from the ground to the seat back is 34 inches or 86 centimeters. While the chair height is 17 inches or 43 centimeters.

What If I Have A Large Living Room?

l shape sofa with square corner wedge
5 Seater L-shape Sofa Dimensions

If you got large extra space in your living room, then a large-sized sectional, such as a 5-seater, 6-seater, or even 7-seater L-shape sofa can help you pull together your seating area and provides extra cozy for your whole household.

6 Seater L-shape Sofa

The average dimensions of a large L-shape sofa are 124 inches or 315 centimeters in width, and 92 inches or 234 centimeters in depth. The height is 34 inches or 86 centimeters and the chair height is 19.5 inches or 50 centimeters.

l shape sofa with 7 seaters dimensions
7 Seater L-shape Sofa

How to Ensure A L-shape Sofa Will Fit My Space?

The style and look of the sofa mean nothing if it cannot go through your doorway and show in your living room. For this reason, you want to make sure the sofa you have chosen fits your space, especially your doorway.

Given all these, let’s start with the three simple tips to check whether the L-shape sofa will fit your space.

1. Measure your entries and passageways

You can start this by simply measuring the height and width of your front door and doorway. This means you need to measure the inside of the doorframe, as you may turn the sofa on its side to get into the living room.

Pro Tips: To protect both your sofa and your doorway, you’ll want to choose the sofa set that is at least 4 inches smaller than the passageway to get it inside of your home.

Additionally, you’ll want to check the odd corners, light fixtures, ceiling, and your expensive paintings, in case they got broken in sofa delivery.

2. Measure the living room

After measuring your doorway, you’ll want to make sure there is plenty of space in your living room for your L-shaped sofa sets.

Just start by measuring the distance between your door and the wall you intend to place your sofa.

And you can also measure the height of your ceiling to the floor, as it determines the overall look of your furniture and your room.

Always stick to the general rule, keep 18 inches between your sofa and coffee table, and leave 3 1/2 to 10 feet of space between seatings.

3. Compare your sofa size with space dimensions

After knowing your room dimensions, you’ll also want to check whether your sofa fits your living room. Doing so is quite simple.

  • Determine your chaise width and sofa seat width. For example, if your room width is 150″, the 3-seat sofa with 31″ width and a chaise width with 31″ is perfect, that makes the overall width 124″.
  • The depth to the other side of the chaise is equally important in L-shape sofa measurement. You can measure the distance from the wall to the TV set – as this affects how much activity space you have.

Remember: You’ll want to leave around 20″ on both sides of your sofa from the wall, to minimize the chance of sofa wear.

Take Away

Knowing the average dimensions of L-shape sofas and the right measurement of them can give you ideas on how to maneuver your living space.

In this post, we provide the frequently used dimensions of L-shape sofas fitting nearly all home situations. And you can get guidance on selecting a suitable sofa size based on your room size.

If you are ready to purchase the types of sofa for your living room, make sure to check back here for all your sizing needs.

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Cora is a furniture designer based in London. Since 2007 she has released over 75 pieces of furniture, which she designs and manufactures under her own label, and has created more than 20 products for other brands. She has also designed over 40 commercial retail, restaurant, bar and residential interiors.