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The big questions to ask before buying a new sofa

With so much style and variety available at ScS, choosing the right sofa can be a difficult task. To help you get started we’ve put together a useful checklist that ensures you find the perfect sofa to suit your lifestyle.

What shape should you choose?

Corner sofa, 3 seater, 2 seater, sofa bed…. Start by measuring your living room, and you’ll have a much better understanding of the right size and shape of sofa you need.  Deciding on the shape you want is a great starting point, before choosing the materials and aesthetics of your new sofa. To help you get started, we’ve put together a handy sofa buying guide that contains information on how to measure your living room.

The big questions to ask before buying a new sofa

Fabric or leather?

From sleek, durable leather designs to sumptuous fabrics, choosing the right material can be difficult. We’ve got a wide variety of models to choose from, including famous sofa brands such as La-Z-Boy and Parker Knoll, but before making a decision on the look you want, we advise choosing a material based on your home and lifestyle. For more information, read our fabric and leather sofa guide here.

Standard or scatter back?

If you’ve decided that a fabric sofa is the right option for you, the next step is choosing the style of cushions you like best. Scatter back sofas offer much greater variety in terms of patterns and colours; however standard back sofas generally offer much greater support. If you’re unsure of what one to choose, why don’t you call into your local store and try both options for yourself?



Choose you colour carefully, taking into account the décor of your home. Neutral coloured sofas such as beige, grey, black, brown or white will allow you to do more with your décor and make a feature of your walls and accessories, while a brighter, more vibrant sofa will be the focal point of the room.

How should you pay for your new sofa?

We offer up to 4 years interest free credit on all orders over £250 so you can spread the cost of your new sofa into affordable monthly payments that suit you. Alternatively, you can pay for your order in full. This payment must be made at the time you place your order.

Do you need a new carpet as well?

Thinking of giving your home a complete makeover? We are now offering you an additional 10% off carpets when buy a sofa with us. Additionally, you will receive free First Step Underlay with the purchase of your carpet, making it more affordable than ever. Click here for more information.

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