Love your home: Sofa shopping; how to choose the right style

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Written by Alex C – The Interior DIYer for Harvey Norman

When it comes to choosing a sofa for your home there are a few points to consider. To start, it all depends on what your requirements are. Does it have to be stain resistant? Be multi functioning? Have special back support? Or are you purely looking for a statement piece? We each have different needs when it comes to how we spend our down time, so here are some points to consider when you’re on the lookout for a new sofa …

‘Oops’ Proof

If you have a young family and are on the lookout for a new sofa, it’s inevitable that you’ll be in the market for a durable, playground-potential sofa with a finish that will stand the test of time. You’ll want to look for a hardy finish so it’s easy to clean, not too light in colour (to disguise any oops’s that don’t come out) and has a sturdy frame. The Senna 3-Seater Sofa meets all those marks as well as being a beautifully rustic addition to any living space.

Serious Watching

If an evening watching movies with friends and family is how you love to spend your time, than a couch that boasts utmost comfort is just for you. For ultimate marathoning, look for a couch that is plentiful in pillows, has a built-in chaise footstool as well as a couch that can easily change to suit each person’s comfort needs. The ‘Capri’ Corner Sofa is perfect for just that and may be exactly what you need.

Double Duty

Like many items in our home these days, sometimes our couches also have to serve more than one purpose. If you have a small sofa in your home office, spare bedroom or living room, then it might be worth your while to invest in a sofa bed so, should you have friends and family staying over the holidays, you have an extra bed at hand within minutes. The Utah 2-Seater Sofa is perfect for just an occasion and is ready to unfold at a moments notice.

Support Network

If what you need in a sofa is something sturdy to support your posture and the likes, at the very least be on lookout for a recliner style sofa with firm back support. Some additional points to consider is going with a leather finish as you may find it easier to get in and out of, as well as getting a sofa with a built-in padded headrest for additional back and neck support. The Mayfair 3 Seater Recliner Sofa meets all of the above with room to spare and would be a great sofa to consider.

Make a Statement

Should you simply be on the lookout for a statement for your living space and you have the luxury of a lot of space, a corner sofa is an option that will make the most of your room. A corner sofa will pull a room together and make it feel like a more social space. A sofa with attention to detail, a luxurious finish, perfect for sitting large parties and has the utmost in comfort is just the beginning. The Imperia Corner Sofa is a fine example of the impact a statement sofa can make in a space. Comfort and luxury all rolled into one.


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