An easy guide to choosing (and measuring) sofas
and chairs, the doors they go through
and the rooms they go in.
Choosing your sofa
Windermere sofa in Malin Rose
Choosing the most appropriate sofas and chairs
for your home is an important decision, and it should not be
complicated, but there are a few suggestions we can offer that
might help to make the process a little easier. Here at Sofas &
Stuff, we can help ensure your selection is exactly what you want
and that you are happy with your choice in the long term.
We make a special effort at Sofas & Stuff
to give as much support as possible at the early selection stage,
supplying free fabric swatches to help you find the exact match of
fabric for the sofa style of your choice.
Our user friendly website also enables you to
try different styles and fabrics online, and to check dimensions to
ensure they can go through doors and fit comfortably in rooms.
Sizing and proportion
We offer sofas and beds in a range of sizes,
from large sofas, king size beds to 'snugglers' and single beds, so
there is something for everyone and for every size of room.
Combining a mixture of different styles of sofas, chairs and beds
may also offer a solution where space is at a premium.
cover bed in Mark Alexander York
Full dimensions are given for all sofas, chairs
and beds. Allow for the space taken up by the recline of sofas
(i.e. the area taken up by the angled upper back) when calculating
space requirements. It may be helpful to plot out a grid square
plan of your room on paper or use objects, tape, newspapers or
cardboard cutouts so you can explore options that will allow
adequate space for both furniture, tables, leg room, traffic areas
and clearance from heaters and fires.
Obviously larger sofas are suitable for bigger
spaces, but there are also matters of proportion to be considered,
such as the height and depth of sofas and chairs - higher backed
chairs, for example, look better in high ceilinged rooms; sofas
with a lower profile can help make rooms look more spacious.