The Essential Autumn Guide To Buying The Perfect Sofa
The sofa is the centrepiece of a living room and no home’s living space is complete without one. Whether they’re providing seating for hordes of friends, family and loved ones, or simply a place to curl up alone with a book or a good TV show, the sofa will always need to be multipurpose and fulfil many briefs. It will undoubtedly be one of the most important purchases when furnishing a living room; this importance and reliance on a sofa means that a number of things will need to be considered before buying. This guide details the most important aspects of a sofa to take in to account before committing to one, and examines the most popular and enduring sofa design features of the past century.
One of the primary considerations to be made when buying a new leather sofa is its size. Prospective sofa buyers should assess how much space they will need on their sofa before starting their search; a home with two adults could quite easily opt for a two-seater sofa, a family with children might require the space facilitated by a three-seater, and a household which entertains on a regular basis might need to purchase a three-piece suite to ensure everyone has somewhere to sit. The size of the room should also be carefully considered; sofas with low backs can give the illusion of more space and counteract a low ceiling, while corner sofas with footrests are great for breaking up a large space. Even the doors of a property should be carefully measured beforehand; it would be no good ordering a luxurious, spacious sofa if it couldn’t fit through the front door.
Material – Fabric or Leather?
Vinyl sofas and fabric sofas have all been en vogue at some point in the past century, but the enduring material has always been leather. The surfeit of advantages that leather offers is not just limited to the aesthetic quality; the durability of leather sofas is second to none where materials are concerned and where fabric sofas might become threadbare over time, a leather sofa becomes softer and more supple as it ages. Leather is a natural material which means it offers a breathable surface, and along with being non-allergenic, responsive to the environment, long-lasting and attractive, it is the ideal choice for any new sofa. A design such as the Montreux genuine leather sofa or the St Sulpice two seat leather sofa look wonderful and are eminently affordable but are also durable and hard wearing. All LeatherSofasOnline sofas are covered with a special finish which protects the leather and helps to extend its longevity.
The filling of a sofa is integral to the comfort and support levels it offers. Feather-filled upholstery needs to be adjusted and plumped up on a regular basis, but offers sturdy support for those who like to curl up on their sofa for long periods of time. Sofas which are filled with foam are ideal for those with limited mobility as they offer firmness and don’t need much maintenance to keep them perfectly comfortable. Fibre upholstery is the middle ground between the two; it offers support but has a more relaxed finish. It doesn’t need constant maintenance and plumping, but has an all-around softer sit than the foam filling.
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