There really is a sofa for everyone at Furniture Village. No matter how much room you have in your living space, and regardless of whether you prefer a classic or contemporary design, there are sofas that cater to every need. Follow the simple steps below to find the right sofa for you or check out our Top 20 Sofas.
Choosing the right sofa size
Sofas come in all shapes and sizes, and how big you go for will likely come down to how much space you have available. In a small room or apartment, a 2-seater sofa might be the best option. If you have more space in your living room, go for a 3-seater sofa or a 4-seater sofa.
In larger spaces, a corner sofa or a chaise-end sofa works well. These types of sofas also make the best use of unused corners and extra space in the middle of the room. Choose a modular sofa and you can grow or shrink your sofa according to your needs.
Use our handy sofa sizer to find the right one for you and take a look at our sofa buying guide for more tips and advice.
What style sofa should I go for?
In addition to the size, an important consideration for any sofa is style. What look are you going for?
A modern sofa might be the way to go, and our Scandi, industrial and eye-catching glamourous sofas also tick the contemporary box. Don’t forget about traditional sofas too. Consider a Chesterfield sofa for that classic look with button detailing, perhaps in a daring colour or unusual material.
Where you’re going to position your sofa will influence the style you choose. You might want a petite sofa to sit in the centre of your living room, or you could be looking for a sofa to hug the walls, like a corner sofa. Choose a modular sofa and you can vary the length on either side so it fits your space perfectly.
Then how much comfort and self-indulgence are you after? Recliner sofas, which allow you to lie back with added foot support, are often available as easy-to-accommodate 2-seater sofas. Recliners can even be built into larger corner sofas. And if you are expecting guests, you might like to consider the convenience and flexibility of a sofa bed.
Choosing the right material for your sofa
Which upholstery is best for a new sofa? Is your preference for a leather sofa
or a fabric sofa
? And which colour do you go for?
For a classic feel, a fabric sofa might be the preferred option. Choose from a wide range of sofa fabric types including cotton, woven, microfibre and linen, each of which offers a different feel and texture.
A leather sofa can be a good choice if you have a busy household with children as leather is generally hard-wearing and easy to clean, and available in a range of pleasing shades from timeless chestnut to vibrant red.
Velvet sofa upholstery adds a touch of luxury, and if you want a sofa that is bang on trend, choose a grey sofa
– either in leather or fabric – as it’s definitely the sofa colour of the moment.
The finishing touches
After all of that hard work choosing your new sofa, round out your living room comfort by complementing it with a gorgeous coffee table, or a matching footstool for putting your feet up. A minimal glass coffee table is a great choice for a smaller space, while a footstool with built-in storage is handy for hiding away books, magazines or even blankets.
A few extra places to sit in the space might be handy, and we have plenty of armchairs to choose from. You could even create an attractive centrepiece with a bold, colourful accent chair.
Other ways to make a room feel more vibrant include adding wall art, or a rug on the floor – all to be admired from your new sofa, of course.
Caring for your new sofa
Choosing a new sofa can be a big decision, and there’s a lot to think about. Once you’ve made your choice, be sure to take good care of your new sofa or armchair by following the information in our upholstered furniture care guide
. After all, once you’ve found a sofa you love you’ll want to enjoy it for a long time to come.