How to Choose Your Perfect Sofa

Posted on 16 October 2018

A sofa is one of the most important aspects of a home. It is where we unwind, socialise, eat, drink, cuddle and, sometimes, sleep; we spend hours every week on our sofas and so we need to make the right choice when buying a new one.

But with so many factors to consider, what exactly should we focus on when trying to choose our perfect sofa? 

Louis Dawson, head of the upholstery department at Barretts of Woodbridge, has provided us with what he believes are the most important things to consider when choosing a new sofa.


'Do you like the modern or the classic look? Think about what will work best in your home. For example, a cottage with rustic oak beams might welcome something with curves and detail, whereas a new build or modern apartment would look great with simple lines and less features to create a cleaner, less fussy look.'


'How many people use the room the sofa will be in? How often do you entertain guests or family? These are the things you need to bear in mind, as well as other simple things such as the way in which you prefer to sit, or lay, on your sofa. Consider whether a combination of sofas or a corner sofa would be most efficient in suiting your needs. Remember, footstools and ottomans can help to add that extra emergency seat, as well as add the finishing touch to your lounge.'


'Buying new furniture provides a great opportunity to create a statement in your room. Whether it's by choosing a strong body colour, or by adding some bright and cheerful scatter cushions to compliment the colour scheme of the room, there are many ways in which a sofa can help tie together the colours of your living space. Our experts can help to guide you in the right direction with our free design advice service.'


'Will your sofa serve purely as a thing of beauty or as something to sink into and have an afternoon snooze on? Ask yourself what your sofa needs to do for you. Is it long enough to lie on? Is is supportive enough for your bad back? Is it cosy enough to tuck your feet up onto to keep your toes warm in winter? Try everything properly and see what works best for you. Just try not to fall asleep in our showroom!'

You've heard it from the expert; that was our guide on how to choose the perfect sofa. With all of that now information, it's time to visit Barretts of Woodbridge's Autumn Furniture & Dining Sale to explore the incredible discounts on our range of sofas and chairs, as well as reductions on living & dining furniture!

With up to 40% off across the department, there's never been a better time to find your perfect sofa!

Barretts of Woodbridge's Autumn Furniture & Dining Sale ends on the 24th November 2018. Visit us in-store to browse our range of reduced sofas, chairs and living and dining furniture by trusted and popular brands such as Alstons, Westbridge, Corndell and Ludwik!

Barretts Autumn Furniture & Dining Sale Now On!

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