The sofa offers lots of sitting room Its about eighty one inches long so several can sit three or will hold one if they want to stretch out for a nap. I think it is called faux leather or some might call it a vinyl leather but whatever it is, it looks great and has reinforced stitching on the sides and back cushions. We were surprised at how study the frame is and how solid even the legs on it are. . If you bump into the sofa, it doesn't scoot across the floor. It is somewhat contemporary in style and design and fits it well with our assortment of furniture. What I appreciate the most about this couch is, I don't have to worry if someone is eating or has a drink that gets spilled. I just use a little leather cleaner on it, wiped dry and it looked new again. I would highly recommend this sofa if you are furnishing a college apartment or a vacation home. It looks good, stands the test of wear, and we think it is a good buy.