TAKE A SEAT
Measure up your room and take note of tight spaces and doorways. Make sure that the sofa can fit through these when it’s delivered.
Most sofas come in several sizes. A large option usually seats three adults comfortably, while a small one will fit two.
Snugglers are like an oversized armchair and are designed to seat two, or offer generous space for one.
The arms of a sofa can take up a lot of space, so narrow armrests are ideal for smaller rooms. High seat backs work best in rooms with lofty ceilings.
Open-plan layouts are great for modular sofas or large corner styles.
Fixed backs are sprung and upholstered, while scatter backs feature a loose collection of cushions against an upholstered back. Cushion-back sofas come with two or three box-sided cushions along the rear.
Removable covers that can be cleaned are an advantage in family homes. For fixed covers, you can opt for stain-guard protection.
For a co-ordinated look, choose a range that comes with a matching armchair, footstool and cushions.