When choosing a sofa, it’s important to think about how you plan to use it and where it’s going to live in your house.

By taking the following into consideration, you can ensure your new sofa is a good investment that provides comfort, durability and style.

How do you like to relax?

For most people, the first consideration when buying a sofa is comfort. After all, we spend a lot of time relaxing on our couches.

If you enjoy watching tv, consider a recliner or a deep sofa that will let you lean right back. You might benefit from an integrated footrest.

If you prefer to sit in a more upright position, a high-backed sofa will offer additional support. You could combine it with a separate footrest.

If you’re a keen gamer, you might want to invest in a gaming armchair that’s designed specifically for this pastime. It will provide both comfort and support.

Modular sofas will give you a high degree of flexibility. You can break up the modules when you have guests and position coffee tables between the units.

Calculate your sofa space

To ensure your sofa is appropriate for the space you have, it helps to map out where you plan to position it in the room. You can do this by placing coloured tape on the floor to outline where the sofa will sit. Or using newspaper to block out the space it will take up.

A small sofa can look odd in a spacious room, while a huge sofa in a compact space will make the room look and feel even smaller.

When you measure a sofa, make sure you take the depth into consideration as well as the width and height. It might stick out further than you think. Also, can you open doors and cupboards without impediment?

If you have radiators or shelving, think about the width and height. Will it block heat? Could you end up hitting your head on a shelf?

How many seats do you need?

Two-seater sofas are a popular choice as they’re suitable for small and large rooms. In a large room, you may opt for a pair of two-seater sofas rather than a four-seater sofa.

Three-seater sofas are also popular as they’re comfortable for lying on as well as sitting. Four-seater sofas are great for families who like to snuggle up together when they watch tv.

Choose a hardwearing cover

Man-made fabric is hardwearing and works well for family sofas, offering comfort and durability. Fabric is versatile as you have so many colours and patterns to choose from – it’s easy to find a design that will suit your colour scheme.

Leather doesn’t offer quite the same range of colour choices, but it’s a good investment due to its longevity. Leather is easy to clean and just requires a wipe with a slightly damp cloth.

A real leather sofa naturally creases and stretches with age when it’s used regularly. It becomes softer, and scuff marks blend in with the textured surface and give character.

Brighten up your home this spring with a brand new sofa

Our sofas are completely customisable and made-to-measure. We have a skilled team who design and manufacture beautiful British sofas for our customers.

You can view our extensive range online or visit our sofa shop in Cannock.

For expert help and advice, give us a ring on 03300 564 111 or send us a message.