5 things you should know before buying a new sofa

PUBLISHED: 13:39 20 July 2016 | UPDATED: 13:39 20 July 2016

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Purchasing a new model is about more than just finding a fabric that matches your wallpaper, so here are 5 tips for buying a new sofa that you should consider before making a final decision

Your sofa has been with you through thick and thin. From napping through exams at university to acting as a makeshift trampoline for the little ones, it’s starting to look the worse for wear. Purchasing a new model is about more than just finding a fabric that matches your wallpaper, so here are 5 tips for buying a new sofa that you should consider before making a final decision:

Know your measurements

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There is nothing worse than lugging a brand new sofa all the way into your flat only to discover that it doesn’t fit in the lounge no matter which way you turn it. Make sure you have a good idea of where it will go and how large it should be. Another way to avoid the hassle of trial and error is to order a made-to-measure sofa. Just provide your desired measurements to an experienced designer, and they will create a brand new sofa that exactly fits your specifications.

Check guarantees

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Sofas get a lot of use, so make sure that you check all guarantees ahead of time to prevent out of pocket repairs down the road. Some companies even offer LIFETIME guarantees, allowing you to rest easy in the knowledge that your sofa is covered if anything should go wrong.

Check the frame and cushion type

Quality, safety, and comfort are very important factors when it comes to purchasing a new sofa. Mike Hackworthy, CEO of Sofa Design, recommends looking for sofa frames that are made from solid Beech Hardwood to ensure the most durable and solid sofa base. You will also want to confirm that all cushions are fully sprung, so sit down on various sections of the sofa in question to test the comfort level. When in doubt, don’t hesitate to ask an expert for advice!

Fabric quality

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If your sofa is meant to withstand the everyday rigors of children, pets, and general wear and tear, then choose a high quality fabric that is durable and easy to clean. With thousands of fabrics to choose from, you can also try mixing textures and prints in order to create bespoke sofas that truly fit your personality.

Colour selection

When choosing a colour for your sofa, take some time to think about what will work best for your home. That white sofa may seem perfect, but how practical is it really when you have two kids and a black Labrador? Also, choose colours that will stay up-to-date with the latest trends. If you need advice on your final colour selection, talking to a dedicated designer can help point you in the right direction.

Show off your signature style by going bespoke on your next sofa purchase. The experienced team at Sofa Design can help you create the perfect solution to your seating needs with unique, made-to-measure, on-trend pieces created from the highest quality materials that will remain looking beautiful for many years to come.

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