The ultimate Netflix binge needs the best couch

Jeremy Cabral 26 March 2015

Getting prepared for your big Netflix binge takes more than just popcorn and dimmable lights; it requires the comfiest couch money can find.

Right now, all across this big brown land, lovers of the flatscreen have one more reason to stay at home - as if we needed one - with Oz and Netflix together at last. But as we stream our way through our free one month trial, we’ll realise it’s a hell of a lot easier to sit still if we’re comfortable. And why stop at just being comfortable? What we watch on the box defines who we are, so why not take the national pastime to the next level and park our butts on something that expresses our personality? Something that gives our date, family, friends, neighbours and even pets a little glimpse into why we’re watching what we’re watching.

Get comfortable, and check out our top ten Netflix couches.

Happy Netflix Australia!

  1. The Gentlemen’s Club:


The Chesterfield is a true classic, and a must for tech-savvy TV watchers hoping to retain a semblance of tradition in the lounge room. From the Italian leather to the buttoned padding, the Earl of Chesterfield after which this style of sofa is named would have been proud to take a seat in the Anonimo. He’d be a little confused by Netflix, but at least he’d feel at home.

  1. The Bohemian:

Couch2Lovers of exotic spices and fine fabrics will almost feel the trade winds on their cheeks while seated in the Wolfgang. For those who’ve seen beyond the horizon - and those that dream to - you could be anywhere, so why not feel like you are. Light the incense; this one goes out to the bohemians. Find it here @

  1. The Stoner:


Dude, where’s my couch? One for the well-funded herb lover, the Racer looks like it has come straight from a Kubrick set, and the one month free trial will be over by the time your friends have run out of interesting things to say about it. But hey, at least they’ll be happy, and almost as confused as the Earl of Chesterfield. Find it here @

  1. The Great Outdoors:


Take the fun outside with the Ivy Outdoor Sofa. If there’s two things Australia loves, it’s the great outdoors and seeing what’s on “the box” - with the Ivy you can do both at the same time. The cool steel curves over the rounded metal frame, making for a perfect complement to long summers on your balcony or in your outdoor room. Multitasking like a true modern Australian - getting a breath of fresh air and enjoying the cricket. Find it here @

  1. Chic:


You’ve got great taste darling, you should flaunt it. Open a bottle of your finest red and settle into the fine Brazilian leather of the Unwind; you deserve it. This one has plenty of room to impress your friends - with curves, lines and style that speak to your chic sensibilities. Find it here @

  1. For The Rugrats:

Couch6 The Togo’s bright, cheerful range of colours and otherworldly contours will appeal to both kids and kids at heart, making it a perfect choice for streaming Netflix to the rumpus room. Out of sight and out of mind, means you can get back to the more important adult’s business of catching up on Arrow. Find it here @

  1. Man’s Best Friend:

Couch7Okay, so the kids are happily squared away in the rumpus room on the Togo, but what about the pets? Don’t they deserve some comfort as well? That’s where Best Friends by Sheri comes in. The zippered, removable and machine washable shell makes for easy cleaning, while the high-quality foam and faux suede fabric will keep your four-legged family members out of your hair, so you can stay focused on the task at hand. Job done.

  1. Going Solo:

Couch8 What about the loners: those who have no problem enjoying their own company? Don’t feel sorry for them, they’ve no need to share the snacks or the remote, and they can park themselves right dead centre in front of the TV. You know who you are, and this one’s for you, mate. With push-button electric reclining and a full suite of Shiatsu massage settings, you can ease into this bad boy, relax, and then really relax. Stream on baby.

  1. Going Mobile:


With Netflix available on tablets and mobiles, our time in front of the flatscreen is no longer limited to the lounge room. Lujo’s giant indoor and outdoor cushions will help you match that freedom with comfort. The waterproof lining makes what Lujo calls its “clouds of relaxation”perfect for a sunny day by the pool; headphones in, Netflix streaming to your device of choice, and you are a world away. Find it here @

  1. At The Movies:


For decades, David and Margaret taught movie lovers to step it up and talk like film critics, adding terms like character arc, plot device and dolly tracking to our filmic vocabulary. With big screens and projectors, surround sound systems and now Netflix, there’s never been a better time to bring the cinema back home. But to truly take home-cinema to the next level, you need cinema seating. Leather electric recliners, armrests, lighted cupholders, tray tables - it sounds like a cinephiles’ wet dream.

The SeatCraft Aston Collection makes it a reality. Available in several seating configurations, and colours of cognac or black, this is a classy collision of function and style. You’ll never have to shush a stranger ever again.

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