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> Mea­sure up the space you’ve al­lo­cated for your sofa be­fore head­ing to the shops. Make sure you mea­sure the door­frame of the room your sofa is go­ing into to en­sure it will fit through.

> In style Your sofa should be the same style and scale as your other fur­ni­ture so it doesn’t seem oddly sized or out of place in your home.

> Fab­ric and func­tion The fab­ric se­lec­tion should be based on how it will be used and where. If your sofa is for a busy area such as a fam­ily liv­ing room, a del­i­cate fab­ric or light colour will quickly de­grade. Also con­sider sun ex­po­sure as dark fab­rics will fade in sunny spots.

> Ask about the sofa frame, con­struc­tion, fab­ric, cush­ions and clean­ing. > Choose a colour you can live with for a long time. You can al­ways change things up with cush­ions and ac­ces­sories.

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