Make Sure You’re Sitting Comfortably


Thinking about purchasing a new sofa for your home? There’s a couple of things you should always keep in mind when shopping for a new sofa, and considering the following before you buy will help ensure you pick the right sofa for you, your family and your home.


The first thing to consider is how much space is available for the sofa, as this will determine what sizes are suitable. You can get a good idea about whether a particular sofa will fit or not by laying some newspapers out in the measurements of the sofa in the space it will be kept. This will show how much room the sofa takes up and how much space will be left.

You should also consider the size of the doorways you’ll be moving the sofa through as some sofas may be too large to fit. Some of the larger models of sofa have removable arms, whereas others like the Fantasia Corner Sofa with Footstool are modular and can be split into individual pieces, so remember to ask about this before making a purchase.


You should also consider if the style of the sofa will fit in with the décor of the room. For instance, the Harriot Accent Chair looks great in rooms with large open spaces but could appear a bit cramped in a smaller room. Similarly, its more traditional design might not suit all modern homes, but would look wonderful in a rustic setting.


Sofas come in a wide variety of fabrics and materials but these can be mostly split into two material categories; soft fabric and leather. Soft fabric sofas like the Sadie 3 Seat Sofa are durable and comfortable, but can stain if something is spilt onto them.

Leather sofas like the Seline 3 Seater Leather Sofa, are far more resistant to spills and can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth.

For the very best in sofas, shop in-store or online.

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