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The Best Couches for Plus-Size People at Couch Potatoes

The Best Couches for Plus-Size People at Couch Potatoes

Do you ever feel like furniture manufacturers don't design for you? That's because plus-size people are often overlooked when it comes to furniture. However, at Couch Potatoes, we believe that everyone deserves to be comfortable in their own home!

In this blog post, we will discuss the best couches for plus-size people that we have at Couch Potatoes. We'll talk about the different types of couches and how they can accommodate plus-size people. We want to help make your shopping experience a little easier, so you can find the perfect couch for your home!

What to Look For When Choosing a Couch for Plus-Sized People

1.) Choose a Couch with Short Legs or No Legs at All

Couches with shorter, sturdier legs are sure to give you more peace of mind than thin, stylistic tapered legs you would find on one of our couches like the Ladybird. Look for wider legs like a block foot rather than opting for a square or splayed leg. Even better, a couch without any legs at all reduces the amount of space between the subframe of the couch and the ground.

2.) A Couch with a Sturdy Frame is a Must

Couch Potatoes prides itself on our quality frames. Most of our frames are made of hardwood or plywood. Hardwood is the best material for couch frames, it is a solid piece of material used primarily on higher-end furniture. Steel frames are also a great choice if you're looking for a couch, but those will be more used on reclining furniture which isn't a part of Couch Potatoes' selections.

Plywood is a more cost-effective material, but it doesn't suffer from the same long-term issues that hardwood does with the expansion or shrinkage of the wood due to moisture or temperature changes. Plywood is a dependable material on couch frames because of the way the sheets are glued together in a rotating grain, which promotes strength and flexibility.

3.) You're Going to Need a Good Fabric

With any couch, a good fabric is a must. You want your fabric to look beautiful in your home, but also last the testament of time and use. All of the fabrics Couch Potatoes use, undergo the double rub test. The double rub test simulates how many times a person on average gets up and off a sofa and tests the durability and longevity of the fabric.

For plus-size people, the fabric of many couches is prone to stretching or tearing. This is disappointing. Couch Potatoes has a range of well-made fabrics to choose from and even some performance fabrics that are stain and tear-resistant (works well with your pets too).

4.) Get Some Firm Cushions

Having a couch that you can sink right into sounds great in theory, but not when it takes all your strength to rise from its clutches. Our Fluffy Collection, for example, is extremely plush, but one does not simply stand up from the Fluffy.

That's no help to plus-size people, who would preferably choose a couch that you don't need to struggle to get out of. Firmer cushions and a good seat depth would be the solution to that problem. It's also better for those with physical restrictions like bad knees, who don't need to plummet a mile downwards to find a seat.

4 Couches From Couch Potatoes We Recommend

1.) The Austonian

couch for plus-size people

The Austonian in Bella Cocoa

Notice the block legs on the Austonian, it will not be easily pushed around. It's also incredibly comfortable, the cushions are large and allow you to have enough space to spread out on. The low-slung sloped track arms provide ample space for your arms to rest on, and the back cushions have great support so you won't feel as if you've become one with your couch.

Seat Height

Standard Height at 19", comfortable for most people

Seat Depth

Standard seat depth, comfortable for most people

Seat Comfort

On a scale of 1-5 (5 being firmest), we rate it a 4

2.) The Mas Mesa

durable couch

The Mesa Estate Sofa in Bella Gold

The Mesa Estate Sofa is a larger version of Couch Potatoes' Mesa Collection. More space is never a bad thing. The block legs, the bold, track arms. This couch is one sturdy creation. The seat depth is deeper than the standard Mesa, but the cushions are made of 1.8 density foam which makes for a cozy yet supportive seat.

Seat Height

Standard Height at 19", comfortable for most people.

Seat Depth

Very deep seat. May be more difficult to get up off of the Mas Mesa.

Seat Comfort

On a scale of 1-5 (5 being firmest), we rate it a 3.

3.) The Parmer

couches without legs

The Parmer in Elliot Dove

The Parmer is a relatively new addition to Couch Potatoes' selection. This one is a good balance for our plus-size guests who want a couch that has an inviting, but minimalistic vibe. The Parmer has no legs and is as close to the ground as a couch can get, and is built from a frame consisting of plywood and kiln-dried hardwood.

Seat Height

Standard Height at 19", comfortable for most people.

Seat Depth

Standard seat depth, comfortable for most people.

Seat Comfort

On a scale of 1-5 (5 being firmest), we rate it a 3.

4.) The Track Sofa

Frame 1 of "TRACK SOFA"

The Track Sofa in Peyton Navy

The Track Sofa has that classic sofa look. Its namesake track arms and block legs possess a sturdy frame for you to feel comfortable and safe on. It has wide cushioned seats, and double-chambered pillows. It's cushions are also pretty firm, so you'll be able to easily move around on this sofa.

Seat Height

Standard Height at 19", comfortable for most people.

Seat Depth

Standard seat depth, comfortable for most people.

Seat Comfort

On a scale of 1-5 (5 being firmest), we rate it a 4.

 

At Couch Potatoes we want everyone to be comfortable, so we put a lot of thought into the design and construction of our couches. You shouldn't have to wait for the world to make space for you, and with our couches, you don't have to wait. Some are better than others, of course, so stop by one of the stores located in Central and South Austin.

We hope this guide was helpful in plus-size couch shopping, and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to us! Our team would be happy to help you find the perfect plus-size couch for your home.

 

Written by Emily Holleran

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