Light scandi living room with a grey IKEA sofa

10 of the best grey corner sofas

I get a lot of clients asking about the best grey corner sofas to buy – everyone seems to want a calm, cosy corner in their living room to relax and entertain. Including me! I love the look and style of our current grey three seater sofa for IKEA, but I’m in the market for a lovely, L-shaped design so that there’s more room for us to both stretch out and enjoy.

This one (below) has done us proud, but during renovations we left it downstairs and didn’t cover it all too well when the builders were around. The blankets may look artfully placed and styled but they’re actually hiding big white paint splodges from decorating! A neat corner sofa, still contemporary and Scandinavian in style, would create a snug space, but also work practically – so we’re not arguing over who gets to lie across it while we’re watching TV and we can get a few more bums on seats when friends come over without all sitting and staring at the same wall…

Light scandi living room with a grey IKEA sofa
Our living room as it is now, with a grey IKEA three seater sofa

So I’ve rounded up 10 of the best grey corner sofas on the market, all under £3,000. Most are around the £1,000-£2,000 mark, with a few affordable styles coming under a grand. Almost every one comes with the option of the chaise on the left or right hand side – some are two seater and some are three seater – so there’s something for every shaped space, no matter how small or awkwardly shaped.

You might also notice that they’re all on slender legs, I think it gives a more contemporary impression and increases the sense of space if you can see the flooring continue under them. Narrow arms also create a streamlined profile and mean you get more seat space for your buck. Take your pick…

best of scandi grey corner sofas
10 best grey corner sofas: 1: Vento three seater sofa, in Manhattan grey, £999, 2: Peggy mid-century terminal chaise sectional, £1,999, West Elm 3: Holly corner sofa, £2,130, 4: Brunel corner chaise in Murcia grey, £1,499, Heal’s 5: Alison large corner sofa, £2,581, Camerich, 6: SÖDERHAMN corner sofa in Samsta dark grey, £895, IKEA 7: Merano corner sofa in light grey, £1,469, Swoon Editions 8: Tivoli corner sofa in light grey, £1,319, Swoon Editions 9: Hyde sofa in charcoal herringbone twill, £850, Habitat 10: Wes corner sofa in Whisper grey, £1,499,

Below I’ve highlighted some of my favourites. The Brunel from Heal’s is a clean, mid-century design with simple proportions and a modular design, meaning the footstool bit can be easily detached and switched from a left to a right handed chaise. It’s made in Britain and comprises a hardwood beech and birch frame with tapered aluminium feet, with a comfortable foam seat and fibre-filled back cushions. The button cushions provide a nice detail. All in all, great quality for a great price I think.

Brunel chaise grey corner sofa, Heal’s

IKEA’s SÖDERHAMN deep-seated corner sofa is a popular design because it’s so flexible. It comes in different modules that can be moved around into various configurations depending if it’s movie night or you’re gathering friends together or you just want your own space. Perfect for large spaces where you have the room to move things around, but also ideal for small spaces if you combine just one or two sections. All the materials of the sofa can be recycled too.

IKEA grey corner sofa
SÖDERHAMN corner sofa in Samsta dark grey, IKEA

The Wes corner sofa by has a distinctive shape with it’s rounded cushions. It’s designed by Sweden-founded, London-based studio Cate & Nelson and inspired by Scandinavian design. The name was inspired by their favourite director, Wes Anderson, and I guess that’s why it’s got a slightly quirky character. It has a metal frame and a soft wool blend fabric.

Wes corner sofa,
Wes corner sofa,
Wes corner sofa,
Detail of Wes corner sofa,

So which design catches your eye? What do you think I should go for?

Light scandi living room with a grey IKEA sofa
An l-shaped sofa will create a cosy corner for us both to stretch out on
Light scandi living room with a grey IKEA sofa
I still want to keep the clean, streamlined form of a contemporary grey sofa

I have my eye on the Vento corner sofa by It has generous proportions and smart tailoring. The Vento is inspired by modern European design and has curved armrests, loose back cushions and side bolsters. It’s available in Sterling Grey (dark grey) or Manhattan Grey (a lighter beige-grey) and comes with brushed chrome metal legs. Now sit back, kick your shoes off and relax…

Vento corner sofa manhattan grey
Vento corner sofa Manhattan grey,

All images courtesy of respective brands, except for shots of my living room taken by me. 

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  2. Great selection as I’m looking for one of these. The West Elm one is my favourite.

  3. All of them look great and fit your esthetic. My suggestion would be to pick the one with the deepest seat (non-lounge part) for comfort.

    • That’s a very good idea, our current one doesn’t have a hugely deep seat and it does effect how comfortable it is to recline back on, thank you x

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