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
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?”