A Comprehensive Guide to discover the Perfect Sofa for Your Melbourne Home

Choosing the right sofa is a crucial decision for any home, especially in a style-conscious city like Melbourne. With countless options available, finding the perfect sofa that combines comfort, durability, and aesthetic appeal can be challenging. This guide will help you navigate through the process of selecting the ideal sofa for your living space.

A beautiful picture of the Sofa, perfect for any modern living space.

The Importance of a Good Sofa

Why Your Sofa Matters

A sofa is more than just a piece of furniture; it's the heart of your living room. It's where you relax after a long day, entertain guests, and spend quality time with family. A well-chosen sofa can enhance the overall look and feel of your home, making it a cosy and inviting space.

Reflecting Melbourne’s Style

Melbourne is renowned for its eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional styles. Whether you live in a modern apartment or a heritage home, your sofa should reflect the city’s unique character and your personal taste.

Types of Sofas to Consider

Sectional Sofas

Sectional sofas are perfect for larger living spaces. They offer ample seating and can be configured in various ways to suit your room’s layout. Ideal for families and those who love to entertain, sectionals provide both comfort and versatility.


For smaller living rooms or cosy corners, loveseats are an excellent choice. These compact sofas provide comfortable seating for two people without overwhelming the space. They are perfect for apartments or as an additional seating area in larger rooms.

Sofa Beds

In Melbourne’s bustling city life, space can often be a premium. Sofa beds offer a practical solution for those who need to maximise their living area. They provide a comfortable place to sit during the day and can be easily converted into a bed for overnight guests.

Chesterfield Sofas

Chesterfield sofas add a touch of elegance to any home. With their distinctive deep button tufting and rolled arms, they are perfect for those who appreciate classic design. Chesterfields are often made of leather, adding to their luxurious feel.

Modular Sofas

Modular sofas are incredibly versatile, allowing you to customise the arrangement to fit your space. They are perfect for modern homes where flexibility is key. You can easily add or remove sections to adapt to changing needs.

Choosing the Right Sofa Material

Leather Sofas

Leather sofas are durable, easy to clean, and add a sophisticated touch to any living room. They come in various colours and finishes, from sleek black to rich browns and vibrant hues. Leather is ideal for those who want a low-maintenance yet stylish option.

Fabric Sofas

Fabric sofas offer a wide range of textures, patterns, and colours. They are comfortable and can be chosen to match any interior design style. Consider removable covers for easy cleaning, especially if you have pets or young children.

Velvet Sofas

Velvet sofas are making a comeback with their luxurious feel and vibrant colours. They add a touch of glamour and are perfect for creating a statement piece in your living room. Velvet, however, requires more maintenance to keep it looking pristine.

A beautiful picture of modular seating that blends style and comfort.

Considerations for Sofa Size and Fit

Measuring Your Space

Before purchasing a sofa, measure your living room to ensure it fits comfortably. Consider the room's layout and how the sofa will interact with other furniture pieces. Leave enough space for movement and avoid crowding the room.

Proportions and Scale

Choose a sofa that is proportional to the size of your room. A large sofa in a small space can make the room feel cramped, while a tiny sofa in a large room can look out of place. Balance is key to creating a harmonious living area.

Sofa Styles to Complement Your Decor

Modern Sofas

Modern sofas feature clean lines, minimalistic design, and neutral colours. They are perfect for contemporary homes and can be easily styled with bold cushions and throws to add personality.

Traditional Sofas

Traditional sofas often have ornate details, curved lines, and rich fabrics. They are perfect for heritage homes or those who prefer a classic aesthetic. Pair them with antique furniture and classic decor for a cohesive look.

Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Mid-century modern sofas are known for their sleek design, tapered legs, and functional form. They are perfect for those who appreciate retro style with a modern twist. These sofas can be styled with geometric patterns and vibrant colours.


Discover the Perfect Sofa for Your Home at MOMU, Melbourne

Hugo: Dive into Plush Comfort

Hugo is plump and plush, designed with classic elegance and extra deep seat cushions for unparalleled comfort. This 2.0 seat sofa, measuring L 165 x D 105 x H 85 cm, is crafted to be the ultimate in relaxation, perfect for sinking into after a long day. Custom sizes are available to suit your specific needs.

Regular price: $5,950
Warranty: All our sofas come with a full 10-year warranty as a sign of our commitment to their durability and longevity.
Showroom: Made in Melbourne.

grey boucle sofa with three seat cushions

Palermo: Experience Luxurious Comfort

Palermo features subtle curves in its generous arms, combined with deep seats and plump cushions to offer luxury and style. This 2.0 seat sofa measures L 160 x D 103 x H 84 cm and provides exceptional comfort. Custom sizes are available to ensure a perfect fit for your living space.

Regular price: $5,450
Warranty: All our sofas come with a full 10-year warranty as a sign of our commitment to their durability and longevity.
Showroom: Palermo is on display in our showroom.
Made in Melbourne.

Carter: Timeless Architectural Form

Carter embodies a blend of Mid Century modern and contemporary design with its strong architectural form. Measuring L 145 x D 95 x H 86 cm, this 2.0 seat sofa offers timeless elegance that suits any modern home. Custom sizes are available to meet your requirements.

Regular price: $5,950
Warranty: All our sofas come with a full 10-year warranty as a sign of our commitment to their durability and longevity.
Showroom: Carter is on display in our showroom.
Made in Melbourne.

dark blue three seater sofa with slim arms and black legs


Choosing the perfect sofa for your Melbourne home involves considering various factors, including style, size, material, and functionality. Whether you opt for a modern sectional, a cosy loveseat, or a luxurious Chesterfield, your sofa should reflect your personal style and meet your comfort needs. Explore local stores, consider custom options, and maintain your sofa to ensure it remains a beloved centrepiece in your home for years to come.

Visit Us Today

Experience the luxury and comfort of MOMU's sofas in person. Visit our showroom located at 12 Ardena Ct, Bentleigh East VIC 3165. Our showroom is open Thursday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. For all other times and virtual appointments, bookings can be made online.

Contact Us
Phone: Our customer care team is available Monday to Saturday, 9 am-5 pm (AEST). Contact us on 1300 052 495 for assistance.
Email: Get in touch with us via email at enquiry@momu.com.au or by filling out the contact form on our website.
Live Chat: Click on the chat icon in the bottom-right corner of your screen. We're available Monday to Saturday, 9 am-5 pm (AEST).

Transform your living space with a custom sofa from MOMU. Enquire now to discover the perfect addition to your home.

Easily accessible from nearby Brighton, Hampton, and Sandringham. It's a straightforward drive south from Richmond and South Yarra, and the journey from Kew, Balwyn, and the northern suburbs, including Fitzroy, Thornbury, Ivanhoe, and Northcote, is a breeze. Visit the MOMU showroom at 12 Ardena Ct, Bentleigh East VIC 3165. You can find MOMU here in  Google Maps.

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