Maximizing Space & Style: Tips for Your Perfect Living Room Sofa

When it comes to designing your living room, the sofa is definitely the most important piece of furniture. You'll want a sofa that is both functional and stylish, but how do you go about choosing the perfect one? Here are some tips that will help you make the right decision and avoid any potential couch-potato disasters.



Size and Configuration

When choosing the size of your sofa, it’s good to think about how the room will be used and what works for your space and family. Is it primarily a TV zone, or will it be a multi-purpose socialising/entertaining space? Will a modular, a pair of sofas or a sofa/armchair combination work best? A custom sofa may be the perfect option as you’re not limited at all.

Plan ahead with furniture layout

Before you make any final decisions, it’s a good idea to create a furniture layout. A simple drawing will work (or a CAD drawing is fantastic). This allows you to see exactly how your furniture will look and how it fits together. It’s important to consider the distance to other furniture in the room. You don’t want to be bumping into the coffee table or craning your neck to enjoy your favourite show. It’s like trying on clothes before you buy them, but for furniture, and it avoids costly mistakes.




Fabric and Style

Practical matters dealt with, let's get onto looks! You want this new sofa to look beautiful and complement the room it's going into, so consider the style of your home, your colour scheme, and your existing furniture. The fabric you choose makes a huge difference to the look of a sofa. One sofa covered with a charcoal boucle will be stunning in a modern apartment, but covered in a dove blue chenille will be perfectly at home in a cosy front sitting room.

It’s important to think about what sort of fabric will suit your lifestyle, that will be pet friendly or withstand any spills or stains that may come with everyday life. We don't want any wine disasters ruining your perfect sofa. Try fabric samples at home so you can take your time, let your family weigh in and show your friend who’s great with interiors.

Choosing a new sofa is exciting! It’s a big decision, but by following these tips we know you’ll make the perfect choice and will enjoy your beautiful new sofa for many years to come.

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