How Heavy Is A Couch? (Sectionals, Loveseats, Sleeper Sofas, And More)

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In this article, I’ll answer how heavy is a couch, including charts showing the average couch weight and how much different types of couches weigh. As someone who’s moved a LOT, I know what a pain it is to move a couch. Let’s take a look!

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How Heavy Is A Couch?

US consumers are spending more and more on sofas, and 20% of Americans choose to move themselves instead of hiring professional movers. That means it’s important to find out how much couches weigh so you can ensure you have enough people.

Average Couch Weight Chart

What affects the exact weight of a couch? Aside from size, the following factors add to a sofa’s weight: whether it’s made of metal and solid wood, has an extra middle armrest, or has reclining seats with heavy mechanics inside them.

That said, here’s an average sofa weight chart:

Sofa TypeWeight RangeAverage Cubic Feet Of Space
Sectional Sofas150-350 lbs.200-400 cu. ft.
Loveseats50-150 lbs.25-50 cu. ft.
Sleeper Sofas200-350 lbs.150-300 cu. ft.
Reclining Sofas150-250 lbs.100-200 cu. ft.
Standard Sofas100-250 lbs.100-200 cu. ft.
Chesterfield Sofas200-300 lbs.100-200 cu. ft.
Chaise Lounge Sofas100-200 lbs.50-100 cu. ft.
Futons50-150 lbs.25-75 cu. ft.

How Much Does A Lazy Boy Couch Weigh?

The weight of a Lazy Boy sofa can vary depending on the specific model, size, and materials used. However, on average, a Lazy Boy sofa can weigh between 100 to 250 pounds. Keep in mind that this is just an estimate and the weight of the sofa can vary outside of this range based on the factors mentioned above.

What’s The Average Weight Of Sectional Sofas?

On average, a sectional sofa can weigh between 150 to 350 pounds.

How Heavy Is A 3-Seat Sofa?

On average, a three-seater sofa weighs between 100 to 250 pounds.

How Much Does A 6-Foot Couch Weigh?

On average, a six-foot couch weighs between 100 to 200 pounds.

How Much Does A 7-Foot Leather Couch Weigh?

The average seven-foot leather couch weighs between 100 to 175 pounds.

How Much Does A Pull-Out Couch Weigh?

A pull-out bed weighs an average of between 150 to 350 pounds. The weight varies depending on the type of pull-out mechanism used in the couch. For example, a couch with a more robust and heavy-duty pull-out mechanism may weigh more than a couch with a simpler mechanism.

How Much Does A Typical Couch Weigh?

The average weight of a typical sofa is between 280 to 350 pounds.

How Much Does The Average Sectional Sofa Weigh?

On average, the couch weight for an average sectional is between 150 to 300 pounds.

How Much Does A Large Sectional Sofa Weigh?

An average couch weight for a large sectional is between 200 to 400 pounds.

How Much Does A Sofa Bed Weigh?

The average weight of a sofa bed ranges from 150 to 300 pounds.

NameWeight In Pounds (lbs)
CosmoLiving Strummer Sectional120.15 lbs.
MODWAY Engage Midcentury Modern Sofa100 lbs.
Rivet Sloane Mid-Century Modern Sofa Couch104.9 lbs.
Mopio Chloe Futon Sofa Bed93.92 lbs.
Lilola Home Lucca 2-Piece Sectional Sleeper Sofa192 lbs.
Annjoe Button-Tufted Loveseat47 lbs.
Lifestyle Solutions Grayson Sofa83 lbs.


A room full of boxes and a couch getting ready for moving.

How Do I Guess The Weight Of My Furniture?

Here are some general steps to estimate the weight of your furniture:

1. If you still have the original documentation, manufacturer’s information, or couch tag for your furniture, check if it includes the item’s weight.

2. Hire a professional: If you need an accurate weight for moving purposes, consider hiring a professional moving company. They can provide an accurate weight estimate and help you with your move.

3. To get a general idea of your furniture’s weight, multiply each room of furniture by 1,500 pounds. Don’t forget your basement and garage.

Can I Move A Couch By Myself?

You could move a couch by yourself…but you shouldn’t. Couches can be heavy and bulky, making them difficult to move without help. Moving a sofa by yourself also increases the risk of injury to yourself or damage to the couch.

If you need to move a couch, it’s best to ask for the help of friends or family members or hire professional movers. Professional movers have the necessary equipment and expertise to move furniture safely and efficiently, minimizing the risk of damage to the couch or injury to yourself.

If you do decide to move a couch by yourself, be careful. Use proper lifting techniques like bending at the knees and keeping your back straight. Use furniture sliders or moving blankets to protect the couch and make it easier to move.

Finally, take breaks as needed, and don’t overexert yourself.

How Heavy Is A Couch?

What’s The Weight Capacity Of A Typical Couch?

On average, a typical couch has a weight capacity of 500 to 1,000 pounds. 

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Lucy Henderson is a Seattle-based home décor expert and creator of Palladio Interiors. She loves writing about design trends, home-interior inspiration, and home-decorating tips. She's a fan of coziness and simplicity.