A Guide to Buying a Corner Sofa
Choosing a new corner sofa can seem a bit daunting but it shouldn’t need to be. Although it is an investment purchase, as long as you measure and do your research, buying a new sofa should be plain sailing. There are many things you need to take into consideration before purchasing a new piece of furniture, but here at ScS, we’ve put together a handy guide to buying a corner sofa to take away all the hard work and make choosing your new sofa as stress free as possible.
Before buying any new pieces of furniture you need to consider a few things…
- Do you want something practical or luxurious?
- Are there any pets in the house?
- How many people will be using the sofa?
Once you’ve established what kind of sofa you are looking for and what style will best suit your needs, it’s time to start browsing. There are a wide range of styles and sizes to choose from, but depending on the size of your room, you need to take into consideration what would work best for your home. Corner sofas are especially good for larger living spaces – they can easily fit into a corner and free up space – or can create a divide in an open plan living area. Available in leather or fabric, recliner or static, there are tons of different styles to choose from.
Measure, measure, and measure again…
So you’ve decided you want a new sofa and you’ve started to look at different styles, now it’s time to get the measuring tape out. All of our pieces of furniture come with a handy measuring guide on our website, giving you all of the important dimensions you will need. Measure the space where your new sofa will be placed, as well as any doors where the furniture will be carried through. Make sure to double check any measurements taken; even the tiniest amount can make a huge difference to how your furniture will look.
Left or right hand facing…
Chances are if you’ve been looking at corner sofas online, you will have seen either RHF or LHF next to products. But don’t let furniture jargon baffle you – this simply means either right hand facing or left hand facing and determines where the longest part of your sofa will lie.
Fabric or Leather…
When it comes to choosing what sofa material to buy always take into consideration your lifestyle. If you have any pets or children around the house who are prone to the odd accident, leather can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth; any spillages can be taken care of right away. Whereas, fabric is more suited to non-scratching or biting pets and can withstand gentle vacuuming to remove any mess.
Static or recliner…
Corner sofas are available in various different styles, so you can choose the right one for your home. Lounge around with the whole family on a reclining corner, or choose a stylish static fabric sofa. Also available are corner sofa beds, perfect for to free up some space when you have extra guests staying over.
Match your sofa to your interiors…
Your new sofa will be the focal point of your living space, so it’s best to either buy a piece of furniture that fits around the décor of the room or add a few accessories to tie into your colour scheme. For a piece that will fit any interior design, opt for neutral colours of beige and cream with bold scatter cushions to create a cosy feel. Whereas for a modern décor and to create a focal point, opt for darker colours of black, grey and brown.
Once you’ve decided on a style and colour scheme to suit your living space, now it’s time to think about any added extras. Choose from foam, fibre, and standard or scatter back cushions for extra comfort. Foam cushions are firmer and give added support, whereas fibre offer a softer more comfortable feel; many of our sofas are complete with foam seats as standard but are also offered as an upgrade on various ranges.
Once you’ve taken all of these things into consideration you should be well on your way to choosing the perfect corner sofa for your home. To browse our full range of corner sofas and get some much needed inspiration visit our website scs.co.uk
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