Autumn is here and as they say on Game of Thrones, ‘winter is coming’. You know what that means? Staying in is the new going out! Who wants to go gallivanting in the dark, drizzly Irish weather when you can be wrapped up on a comfy, cozy sofa with an enthralling box set (or Netflix series) to get through?
Better yet, TV channels on both sides of the Atlantic are launching their Autumn programming schedule right around now. That means a whole host of new and exciting shows to get stuck into – perfect if you’re suffering from Westeros Withdrawal and guaranteed to keep you busy for hours on end.
Before you get started however, you’ll need to make sure you have a comfortable seat. Here’s our top 3 sofas that are ideal for box set bingeing. Just add snacks!
For Family Living
Leather is the most practical choice for young families. It’s tough, stains and crumbs can simply be wiped away, and it’s pretty damn nice to sit on too. For family movie nights, the Bayle is the perfect leather sofa. With added lumbar padding it’s very supportive, and a recliner with very generously proportioned seats takes your comfort to new heights. Plus you can pick a colour and leather grade to suit your existing decor (or match the shade of your pet to hide all those shed hairs!)
What to watch: Sitcoms like Modern Family or old classics like The Simpsons or Fawlty Towers always go down well with both older and younger family members.
For Nights In with Friends
The aptly named Phoebe is a perfect sofa for a bunch of friends (see what we did there?) to enjoy a movie and each other’s company. It’s a corner sofa that easily fits 4+ people, with a squishy foam-filled pillow back for casual comfort and stylish chrome feet for some contemporary elegance. If it’s just the two of you, the Phoebe ends with a chaise seat that’s perfect for lounging back with your feet up. Available in silver, beige, charcoal or chocolate.
What to watch: Stranger Things or Making a Murderer is guaranteed to spark some vibrant conversation, or try some much-hyped new shows like Atlanta for size.
For All-Out TV Marathons
Sometimes you just want to sit around and watch TV all day, only getting off the couch for food and toilet breaks. For that, the Sasha sofa is your ideal companion. It reclines, it’s got a luxurious chaise, and it’s spacious. But best of all, it has a central console unit with two cup holders and a cubby hole for your snacks. You’ll literally never have to get up (apart from the aforementioned toilet breaks)! It also comes in multiple corner combinations, so you can build a sofa customised for your living room space.
What to watch: This is a match made in heaven for unmissable, edge-of-your-seat dramas like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos or Narcos.