Buyer’s Guide

Most peo­ple re­gard it as the most im­por­tant seat in the house, so the stakes are high when you’re in the mar­ket for a sofa. has it cov­ered. Ge­or­gia Mad­den

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Asofa is one of the larger house­hold in­vest­ments, in terms of style and fi­nan­cial out­lay. Ev­ery­one’s needs are dif­fer­ent: per­haps you’re look­ing to breathe new life into a tired liv­ing room, ac­com­mo­date an overnight guest, or sim­ply want a soft spot to col­lapse at the end of the day. What­ever you’re af­ter, two things are es­sen­tial – com­fort and dura­bil­ity.

There’s no short­age of de­signs on of­fer. Take your pick from sleek, con­tem­po­rary de­signs; mod­u­lars that can be con­fig­ured in any num­ber of ways; low-slung styles; and ones with clever ex­tras such as built-in stor­age and recharg­ing sta­tions. While bud­get and looks will steer your choices, you should fac­tor in your lifestyle too, says Jo Law­less, in­te­rior de­signer and di­rec­tor of Law­less & Mey­er­son. “Do you want a mod­ern or tra­di­tional look? Will the sofa be used reg­u­larly, and by whom? Do you have small chil­dren or pets, in which case you prob­a­bly wouldn’t want a white linen sofa, or is it about look­ing fab­u­lous?”

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