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3 Steps: To choosing a sofa

3 Steps: To choosing a sofa

Finding the right sofa for your living space will depend on a many of factors, including the size of the room, interior design and lifestyle. We’ve put together 3 steps to consider before choosing a new sofa



1. Measure Up


For larger living spaces a bountiful corner sofa or a modular design boasts plenty of seats for the whole household. On the other hand, a selection of smaller sofaand armchairs could be a better fit. Defining the dimensions to play with is the first step on the sofa buying journey. How much space do you want the sofa to fill and how much room is needed for side tables and storage? Curved lines and voluptuous sofas create a focal point, whilst an L-shaped sofa can help define the layout. 

Left to right: Noora 2.5 Seater Sofa by Bolia, Petra 2-Seater Corner Sofa by Sits


Above: Brandon Set 2 Corner Sofa by Sits




From left to right: Cosima Sofa by Bolia, Vela Sofa by Saba Italia



2. Function & Lifestyle


Lifestyle and how you like to unwind will play a big part in choosing your sofa. Do you dream of a dedicated listening space for your vinyl collection? Or maybe you prefer to hunker down with a good movie. For busy family households a durable upholstery fabric is key. Explore our selection of sofas with stain-resistant and removable covers. Pairing your sofa with lounge chairs and cushions creates multiple seating areas that can be enjoyed solo or aa larger group.

3. Form & Fabric


Next up it’s time to decide on the sofa’s silhouette. For a timeless look, low-profile styles, corner settees and modular designs are the best bet. Whilst a modern L-shape is great for dividing space in an open-plan layout. Our collection of curvaceous designs and plumped up forms are perfect for creating a focal point with the ultimate comfort. Whether opulent velvet, tactile corduroy or natural linen is more your style, you’re sure to find the perfect upholstery in our extensive fabric collection. Visit our team at Barnsbury hall to personalize your sofa.


Clockwise from left: New York Suite Sofa by Saba Italia, Taru Chaise by Ligne Roset, Pukka Armchair by Ligne Roset, Pumpkin 2-Seater sofa by Ligne Roset