Whether you live in a small apartment alone, in shared
accommodation with your friends or you live in a large family home with
your children, naturally you will put great time and effort in ensuring
that the home you create is perfect for you. From the colours of the
walls to the gadgets in the kitchen right down to the taps on your
sinks; everything you chose reflects your personal style and tastes.
the glitzy and glamorous to the simple and classy, we each have our own
personal choices that we inject into our homes in order to make it
comfortable and suited to us as much as possible. In doing so, our homes
become a reflection of our personalities. With that in mind it comes as
no surprise that when choosing furniture we will generally take real
time and care to ensure that we get the perfect piece.
like to lounge in style, snuggle in comfort or literally put our feet
up; we take a lot of time to ensure that we purchase the perfect sofa.
The living room of any home is generally the main communal room of the
home, the place where we put up our feet, share our day and relax with
As a result, for many of us the right sofa can make all the difference but how do you know that you are choosing the right one?
Whether you are looking to upgrade your current sofa or are just shopping around, keep the following points in mind...
Size- In the world of sofa's, size matters and it is crucial to ensure
that chose a sofa that provides more than enough room for you and your
From small, two seater sofa's to large leather seats,
single chairs and corner sofas; there are a range of options available
but if you want everyone to feel comfortable and no one to be left
sitting on the floor then keep the sizing in mind.
Fabric/ Colour It may seem like such a small point but considering the
type of fabric your sofa will be made from is important. Will a leather
sofa suit your living room decor and more importantly is leather
something you and your family are used to and will find comfortable? Or
is a traditional fabric sofa the best?
From the current theme you may have or want to the
personal choices of family members; the colour and the detailing on your
sofa are also important. Again this may seem like a small point but in
order to ensure that your sofa looks the part, choosing the right colour
Additional detailing including the sofa legs and
even any studs or finishes can make all the difference to the overall
theme in your room. The last thing you will want is to have your sofa
look out of place so consider every last detail and how it will fit with
Family- can you picture the scene; your brand new sofa's have just been
delivered and your 3 year old child has just thrown chocolate pudding
everywhere... they didn't stay new for very long did they.
For those who might find themselves faced with a few
spillages, leather sofas are generally considered the best as they are
easier to clean. Try and consider your family and how they might react
to the sofas and being practical (particularly if you have messy
toddlers) is always important!
As much as you might want to walk
into a store and pick the first sofa you like, there is a lot to
consider in order to ensure that you get it perfect... have you covered