on all UK orders
on all UK orders
Everyone will have their own ideas about what a comfortable sofa means to them. If you are thinking about replacing your sofa for something new, this guide will provide you with everything you need to know. A sofa is one of the largest purchases that you make and it’s one that you don’t make very often so it’s important to make the right decision.
How many hours in an average week do you spend on the sofa, with friends, with family or watching movies with the kids? Comfort is one of the things that we look for first and foremost. But there are so many other things to think about too. From the material and filling to the arms and sizing, the sofa must be just right to fit your home.
So, without further ado, let’s begin our buying guide with one of the most important considerations, the size of the sofa.
When it comes to sofa shopping there are so many choices, often to the point where it can become overwhelming. Luckily our handy guide has summarised all the different types of sofas that you can buy:
The filling of your sofa can make all the difference between something that you think is comfortable and a sofa that isn’t. It’s also important to remember that different fillings will require different levels of maintenance.
For a firmer feeling sofa, foam fillings work really well, but they do lose more than 10% of their firmness after just six months.
A feather filled sofa is a luxury option that offers a more comfortable and relaxed seating option, and if they are well looked after they can last for a very long time. Feather filled sofa cushions will need to be plumped regularly, usually every few weeks to keep them at their best for the longest time.
When it comes to choosing the right filling it’s important to be clear about what it is that you want from your sofa.
Foam filling is best suited to those who prefer:
Fibre wrap sofas are typically the best for those who:
Feather filled is best for those who:
Low backed furniture can create an illusion of space while high backed sofas would work well in rooms with high ceilings.
Make sure that the sofa sits evenly on the floor to prevent rocking. This will reduce damage to the frame and prolong the life of your sofa.
Maintain the shape of scatter cushions by plumping daily and avoid sitting on sofa arms as this can distort the shape of the sofa.
Where they can be removed, rotate the back and seat cushions to ensure even wear
Follow care instructions for upholstery and attend to spills immediately using water only.
Be careful of sharp objects such as belt buckles, studs and toys which can tear fabric