How many people does a sofa accommodate? It’s an important question when buying a couch. Of course, it varies whether it’s kids vs. adults, but there are standard dimensions for sofas that accommodate 2, 3, 4 or 5 people.
Below we set out a series of charts and illustrations that show you the proper dimensions of couch depending on how many people you want to accommodate.
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The main dimension you need to concern yourself with when choosing a sofa by how many people can sit in it is the width of the seating area.
- 2-person sofa: 50″ seating width (does not include width of the arms).
- 3-person sofa: 78″ seating width (not including arms).
- 4-person sofa: 90″ seating width (not including sofa arms).
- 5-person sofa: 108″ seating width (not including couch arms).
A. Sofa Dimensions for 2 People
Detailed chart setting out all the many dimensions of a two-seater sofa.
B. Sofa Dimensions for 3 People
Detailed diagram setting out all the key dimensions of a sofa for 3 people.
C. Sofa Dimensions for 4 People
Detailed illustration showing the important sofa dimensions to seat up to four people.
D. Sofa Dimensions for 5 People
Our final custom diagram that explains the dimensions of a sofa that seats up to five people.
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