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Which sofa is right for you?

Like everything else in this era of endless choices, there’s a world of options when it comes to finding the perfect sofa. With so many fabrics, styles and sizes to pick from, a couch is a major investment that you and your family can enjoy for years.
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They’re a big part of our life, they can be a play area for the kids, your best friend on a relaxed evening or an inviting, stylish piece of furniture that welcomes your friends and family. To make it easy, here’s a round-up of the best sofas to buy and which type of household they’re suited for:

The corner sofa

Whether you’re a fan of open-plan living or find yourself fighting for space on the sofa, corner sofas are the perfect way to make sure there’s room for all the family. With room for mum, dad, the kids or your next-door neighbour, corner sofas offer plenty of relaxing and socialising space, often seating up to five people. Fancy an afternoon snooze or some serious lounging? They’re great for that too. Giving you the alternative choice to stretch-out and relax, corner sofas offer more flexibility than a regular sofa. While they suit larger room, the more compact corner sofas can make the most of smaller spaces too.

Result? We love the Dune corner sofa for large families.

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Leather sofas

Leather sofas offer the best of both worlds. They lend a high-end appeal and enhance a room in a way fabric sofas can’t, while being comfortable and supportive too.

Believe it or not, leather sofas are easy to clean and care for as well, so you won’t have to worry so much about last night’s wine stains or grubby fingermarks. Leather only requires a light dusting or rub down a few times a year to keep it looking in tip-top condition. They’re also a great a great option for allergy sufferers as they don’t harbour dust mites, pet hair or any other allergens.

Result? We love the Shades sofa for pet owners and socialising.

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Fabric sofas

Think of fabric sofas as a place of retreat. Offering a softer, warmer and – in some people’s opinion – more comfortable finish than leather sofas, they’re a popular, very practical choice for the home.

Most fabric sofas are treated with a stain-resistant finish so if you spill any liquids or if dirt builds up over time, they can be cleaned with a steam cleaner or special fabric cleaner. What’s great about fabric sofas is that they often come in an unlimited range of fabric types, colours and pattern choices so you’ll be sure to find a look and feel that’s perfect for your home.

Result? We love the Flavio three-seater Fabric Sofa for busy households.

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Sofa beds

Don’t have the luxury of a dedicated guest room? You won’t need one when you have a sofa bed. Extremely convenient and equally comfortable, they’re the best way to turn your living room, den or study into an extra bedroom in a matter of seconds with their easy pull-out mechanisms.

Made for lounging, snoozing or socialising, sofa beds are space-saving and stylish too with their choice of colours, styles and fabrics. Many are styled to be part of larger seating collections, and nobody would ever suspect that they have can transform into a bed for the night.

Result? We love the Las Vegas sofa bed for smaller homes.

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