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The colder weather is here, and that can only mean one thing, Christmas is just around the corner!

That means mince pies, mulled wine, and plenty of festive visitors… which can often lead to a reassessment of our home’s seating options and a slightly panicked search for where to get a new sofa in time for Christmas!

We’ve pulled together our tried and tested favourite seating in our guide to the best sofas, but, Father Christmas operates on a strict timeframe, and both the best sofas and the best sofa beds are renowned for having long lead times – think 12 – 16 weeks, eek! – which doesn’t necessarily gel with the festive hosting you might have planned.

But fear not, we’ve rounded up a crib sheet of retailers offering sofa delivery before Christmas, and many a lot sooner, with multiple options available in just 7 days!

Phew… at least that’s one thing to cross off the Christmas to-do list…


A compact blue corner sofa in a contemporary living room

Whether you’re looking for a sofa or a sofa bed, has pre-Christmas delivery available on most orders placed in October – as long as you hit the deadline and order before October 31st. Find the perfect colour and get fabric swatches delivered to your door, or shop online at

2. John Lewis

A grey modular sofa in a colourful family living room

John Lewis has a wide selection of sofas with delivery available before Christmas, including many options that can be with you in just 7 days! You might need to compromise a little on upholstery choice with one of the 7-day options, but as long as you’re happy with grey or navy – two of John Lewis’ bestselling colour options – then you could be putting your feet up on your new settee before you know it. If you need a sofa that can work a little harder to make guests comfortable this festive season, then there are plenty of sofa beds you can buy in time for Christmas too. Shop today at

3. Swyft

A green velvet sofa in a contemporary living room

Sofa-in-a-box champions Swyft aim to make sofa – and sofa bed – shopping easier in more ways than one, offering flat-packed sofas that are delivered in sections to make manoeuvring your new sofa into rooms with tricky access far simpler, and offering delivery in well under 7 days – just 24 hours in fact, as long as you book before 3pm for next day delivery. We’ve done plenty of testing out of the brand’s range in our Swyft Model 03 sofa review and Swyft Model 04 sofa bed reviews, and if it’s quick and easy convenience you’re after we think they’re well worth the investment – perfect for Christmas seating in a hurry! Shop online at

4. Darlings of Chelsea

A classic grey sofa in a living room with a large window overlooking trees

You’ll have to move fast to bagsy a Darlings of Chelsea sofa in time for Christmas, as you need to order before October 15th to beat the pre-xmas delivery cut-off date. The brand’s pre-festivities sofa selection may be small, but there are some gems in the mix. Shop online at


A traditional cream sofa with turned wooden feet in a modern living room

In our experience, MADE’s delivery estimates can sometimes be a little bit hit and miss – the price you pay for designer-look furniture at high-street prices we suppose. But the brand has a wide selection of furniture that is currently available on its ‘express’ delivery timeframe, meaning many options should arrive with you in under a week – great news if you’re looking for modern design with a super-fast turnaround. Just be careful when choosing your fabric, as different colours and upholstery options can have different leadtimes. Shop online at

6. Snug

A bright turquoise velvet corner sofa with a rounded shape in a modern living room

Another worthy sofa-in-a-box contender, Snug offers a similar service with flat-packed sofas meaning even some of its largest designs can still fit into homes with tight access, and 24-hour next day delivery available Tuesday to Saturday as long as you order before 1pm; perfect for festive get togethers. Shop online at

7. Sofology

A grey 3 seater sofa in a dark blue living room

Sofology’s pre-Christmas delivery sofa collection might be a little smaller than some of its competitors, but there are definitely some options that Nan and Grandad will approve of, with several power recliner options available to take you from upright to horizontal at the touch of a button. Sounds like the perfect way to relax after the turkey eating to us. Shop online at

8. Furniture Village

A mustard yellow leather recliner sofa in a warehouse apartment

A selection of sofas available in 14, 21 or 28 days means that sofa shopping at the Furniture Village allows plenty of time to get seating sorted before the family descend for some festive fun. Shop online at

As you’ll see, there are plenty of sofas with delivery in time for Christmas to choose from, although we suggest striking whilst the iron is hot, as quite a few retailers have October orders as the pre-xmas cut-off point.

If you need some more inspiration to help you choose the best sofa for your living room, then you’ll find plenty of help in our dedicated living rooms hub, including modern living room ideas, small living room ideas and – all importantly! – how to get your sofa measurements right, as well as some useful advice on your consumer rights when buying a sofa.

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