Expert advice on how to buy the right sofa for optimum style and comfort

Key factors to consider when purchasing the right sofa for your home

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When looking for a new sofa, we often experience the paradox of choice, overwhelmed by different designs, colours and styles. And because it’s a fundamental piece of furniture that anchors a living space and needs to live up to the demands of everyday life, it feels like a big decision. It’s an investment, and it’s something you want to get right because it’s going to be a central feature in your living room for years to come.

With, ‘the one’ might be much closer than you think. The company provides high-quality designs and excellent service, as well as allowing you to design your dream sofa, with plenty of help along the way. Whether you’re just beginning some sofa research or have a clear vision of a mid-century modern inspired velvet corner sofa, we’re sharing our expert tips on purchasing the sofa that’s right for you.

Seek sustainable, quality design

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Sustainability is at the top of everyone’s agenda and ‘fast furniture’ is no longer something we’re buying into.’s sofas are all handmade to order, with beechwood frames that are guaranteed for life. The frame materials are responsibly sourced, and many ranges contain 75% sustainably sourced wood.

Plus, the fabrics are sourced from the finest mills in Italy, and each piece of furniture is built by skilled craftsmen in the workshop in Europe – reducing their carbon footprint.

Choose fast delivery

The worst thing about purchasing furniture is the frustration of long lead times. Skip the waiting around with, which offers one of the best delivery lead times on the market. You can expect your new sofa to be delivered in as little as 4-6 weeks, by a white-glove delivery service and extra-careful drivers. On arrival, your piece of furniture will be assembled, steamed if required and fully unboxed for you. The packaging will even be taken away and recycled. 

Shop in person

We can measure out our spaces with masking tape to get a sense of the size and how it works with our existing layouts, and we can order free swatches to ascertain how the colour and fabric appear in the light and shade in our living rooms. 

But nothing beats testing out the furniture in real life, feeling the fabric, and trying them out to see if they offer the support and comfort you deserve.’s showrooms and concessions in House of Fraser nationwide allow you to explore the range with absolutely no pressure to make any decisions or purchases. A children’s entertainment area, barista-style lattes, and a team of knowledgeable staff are there to make the process frictionless. There’s also a free design consultation service, and samples to take home. 

Express your personal style

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The sofa is such a key piece of furniture, often providing a focal point in living rooms as well as the backdrop to family movie nights and conversations with friends over coffee. So it should feel in keeping with your individual interior design style. allows you to design a sofa tailored to your personal style so it fits in seamlessly with the rest of your scheme. Choose from a vast range of styles, sizes and over 100 fabrics to create something that looks and feels just right. 

Enjoy outstanding service

Excellent customer service makes all the difference when you're investing in a new sofa, and it's great to be able to speak to someone every step of the way. The showroom staff at are always on hand to help share their knowledge and expertise, welcoming you (and little ones and furry friends) in store and providing outstanding service – whether it’s in person, over the phone or on email. has over 3,000 excellent reviews on Trustpilot, and is ranked 4.6 stars. 

Enjoy luxury at an affordable price

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(Image credit: prides itself on exceptionally placed prices for pieces of furniture of high quality and craftsmanship. Simple and flexible finance plans also provide the option of spreading the cost over a period of between 6 months and four years, including 2 years interest free credit. 

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