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Choosing a sofa can be tricky, especially when there are so many gorgeous suites available.


Choosing a sofa can be tricky, especially when there are so many gorgeous suites available. But if you don't think carefully before you buy, you may end up making the wrong decision. A sofa is a big purchase often for the long term, so you need to get it right, the first time around…


We list seven things to consider when you are choosing a sofa:


1. What functions do you need?

Yes, you heard correctly… Nowadays, many sofas come with similar functions as armchairs, which includes the ability to RECLINE! And, you can choose between manual and electric models too. All you need to decide is who, what and how your sofa is likely to be used. Read on…

2. How many people will it seat?

If you have a large family, then every seat will count. However, you might be looking for a sofa that’s only really going to be used for occasional family visits. Assess each sofa on its own merits and consider the comfort of each family member who will use it. From the very young to the very old, everyone needs something different from their sofa. So, look for one that ticks most of the boxes, but always keep comfort firmly at the top of your checklist.

3. Who will use the sofa?


First, think about practicality. If your sofa is likely to be in constant use by little ones with sticky fingers, then the Cheshire Manual 2 Seater Leather Recliner Sofa in Brown is a highly practical choice. With its wipe-clean, super-smooth, bond grade leather, you won’t have to worry about any food or drinks spills.

And, the Cheshire sofa has a reclining function too, which makes it a great choice for every age. From nursing mums to older people with joint issues, simply lift the side-latch and put your feet up…

4. How often will the sofa be used?

Wear and tear is another important factor to consider, so think carefully about the type of cover you’ll need. If you want upholstery that will really last the distance, then go for a strong yet soft bond grade leather, which is easy to keep clean. Linen fabric covers are also very hard-wearing and are a great solution for contemporary room styles.

5. How big is your room?

An obvious point, but you need to think about how much space the sofa is likely to take up in your living room. Also, consider how much space you will have to move around the room, once the sofa is in place. If the room already has lots of furniture items, then you may decide it’s best to remove a few, so you are able to fit n the sofa.

6. Does it need to match an existing armchair?


if you’re only choosing a sofa and not a full suite, then it’s important that everything blends in well together. You may already have a feature armchair that you want to keep in your living room, alongside your sofa. If you are the lucky owner of one of our super-popular Keston chairs, then the matching Keston Electric 2 Seater Recliner Sofa in Grey Jumbo Cord may just be the ticket!

If you also need to upgrade your armchair, then why not consider buying the full Keston range? After all, nothing quite beats a brand-new matching suite…

7. What’s your colour scheme?

Nowadays, sofas come in a range of different colours, so it’s important to check whether your new sofa will complement your interior design scheme. If you have swatches of furnishings, wallpaper or a paint card, then put these together to decide on a suitable shade for your sofa.

For example, choose a neutral coloured linen cover for modern, minimal schemes. And, classic brown leather upholstery will blend into virtually any décor scheme.

Whatever sofa you choose, make sure you choose a model that suits your needs, as well as your family’s.


Why not check out our sofa range for yourself? If you need any advice, then speak to our friendly, expert customer service advisors, who will be only too happy to help.

Call 0116 218 2900 – our phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 9 am - 5.30 pm.


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