The sofa is the centrepiece in every home and choosing the perfect one is not a decision you want to make in a rush. After all, it’s where we spend the most time relaxing and entertaining with family and guests as well as it being the hub to our home life.

When choosing a sofa, size matters! Make sure you know the dimensions of the space you have to fill. If you choose a sofa that’s too small for your living space, it will look lost among your other pieces of furniture. If it’s too large, it will make your room appear cramped and crowded.

Here are a few tips on how to choose a sofa: 

  • Determine the best size of the sofa for your room.
  • Decide on a style, whether its contemporary, traditional, corner or recliner.
  • Choose the material. Fabric and leather are the main sofa choices.
  • Consider which sofa filling works best.
  • Test the springs. Sit on the sofa to see how comfortable you find it.

With that in mind, we’ve handpicked several incredible options from our wide range of sofas and corner pieces, to help you choose the perfect design for your space and style needs.Thomasville Room High_ResIf you’re looking to combine style and comfort, try the Thomasville range. This carefully crafted collection is made with the highest quality materials and finished with plush button detailing, giving an air of luxury and elegance, while still offering ultimate comfort. The range is available in a variety of seat and corner options, allowing you to curate your design to fit your space and living needs.Summer 16 Burlington Room High_ResFor beautiful yet super-comfortable design that comes in a wide range of fashionable stripes and checks, opt for the Burlington sofa range. The frame is crafted from a selection of quality hardwoods to provide you with a firm, lasting design that has a choice of sizes, a chair and Footstall. The traditional, curved shape will flow around your living room and provide you with comfort for years to come.Veyron RoomFor ultra-modern Scandinavian-inspired design that will seat the whole family and more, the Veyron sofa collection is the ideal choice. The unique made-to-measure design allows you to tailor your sofa to slot perfectly into your living space. Add the smart Q-Box to welcome in lazy lounging this year, complete with USB charging and a smart storage drawer.Brindisi Room Set High_ResFor a more practical wipe-clean option that still channels a stylish look, consider the Brindisi leather sofa collection. This truly versatile collection has over 20 leather colours to choose from, as well as corner and two-seat options, which are all fitted with supportive high backs and hug-friendly cushions. The compact options available for this range make it an ideal choice for those with saving space in mind.Jenson FabricSpeaking of saving space, the Jenson fabric sofa collection provides compact yet incredibly supportive design that comes in a range of sofas and chairs. Take your relaxation to new heights by adding power recliner options that will make you look forward to sinking into your sofa.

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