Finding the Right Sofa for Your Home


The sofa is one of the most important pieces of furniture in the home, providing us with a place to unwind and relax day in, day out.

Most households hold onto their sofa for 7-15 years, which is why it’s important to find the right sofa for you and your family.

Remember to brush up on the following before you head off to purchase your new sofa and you should find the buying process to be quick, easy and rewarding.


The first thing to consider is how many seats you need. 2-seater sofas like the Apollo 2-Seater Recliner Sofa are perfect for couples and smaller families, while 3-seater options like the Adela 3-Seater Sofa are obviously more suitable for bigger families.

Corner sofas like the Miro Corner Sofa offer even more seats and such sofas typically sit between 5 to 7 people comfortably. Additionally, a large number of corner sofas are modular in design and support multiple seating arrangements, so you can add even more seats if needed.


You’ll find that the majority of sofas today are made from leather or fabric and both materials have their own advantages. Leather sofas like the Caruba 2-Seater Sofa for instance, are extremely easy to clean whereas fabric sofas like the Julia 2-Seater Sofa are understandably softer to touch and warmer than their leathery cousins.

Think about who will be using the sofa as this will help to inform your decision e.g. a soft and cosy fabric will likely be preferred by young children. Also consider if the material fits in with the rest of the room’s décor as certain interior styles work better with one sofa material over the other (rustic interiors and leather sofas are a favoured combination for example).

Spend some time thinking about the above before you head out to purchase your next sofa and you should find it easier to choose the right option for your home.

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