Our guide to buying a sofa

A high-quality sofa will live in your home for years, so it’s important to buy the perfect one. You want a sofa that won't go out of style and easily adapt to your room as your decor evolves. But how do you know you're buying the right one? Here is our quick guide to help you choose the perfect sofa.

Sofa Shape

The first thing you need to decide on is the shape of sofa you want. Even if you have a small room, you’re not limited to a traditional two or three-seater sofa. In fact, corner or L shape sofas are an easy way to add more seating to a small or awkwardly shaped room.

If you have a large room and you’re concerned a sofa will look lost, consider two sofas facing each other to help break the room up and give a focal point.

Sofa Size

Next, think about the size of sofa that will work best in your space. In a large room, a small sofa is going to look lost. On the other hand, if you have a small space, an overly large sofa will make the room feel claustrophobic.

If you’re having trouble visualizing how much space a sofa will take up, grab some tape or string and mark out the dimensions. This way, you’ll be able to see how much space is left for walkways or other pieces of furniture.

The Fabric

The fabric you choose will help define the style of the room. For example, a leather sofa is a classic option that gives an elegant, vintage look. Whereas a velvet sofa is more luxurious and stands out as a feature piece in a room.

Don’t forget about maintenance when choosing the fabric. Leather tends to be easier to keep clean but is prone to scratch marks if you have pets. Whereas fabric will need stain protection to keep it safe from accidental spills. 

Sofa Style

The style of the sofa you choose comes down to personal preference. Many people prefer a minimal, contemporary style that helps the sofa blend in with the decor. Contrastingly, others prefer a bold style that stands out as a focal point.

Our range of Chesterfield sofas has a vintage, roll-top style that is a classic trend. They also come in a range of colours and fabrics to match the decor of any room.

Sofa Colour

Natural tones such as brown and cream are a timeless classic when it comes to sofa colours. But don’t be afraid to go for a bold pop of colour to give your room interest.

Mustard yellow and royal blue are just two of the most popular accent colours that look incredible on a sofa.

Looking for the perfect sofa?

If you still can’t decide which sofa is best for your space, take a look at our full sofa collection for more inspiration. Or come and visit us in our Northamptonshire furniture store to get some expert advice.

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