How to choose a sofa

Dan Cooper

Buyer, Home accessories

Make sure you find the best seat in the house

We know from experience that most of our customers consider looks, comfort and price first and foremost when buying a sofa. But before you commit yourself, think about whether the scale and size of the sofa you're considering are right for your home, and whether the cushion fillings and cover will give you the support and resilience you're looking for.

If you'd like to measure up and deliberate at home before you place an order, we have buying guides including Sofas and Chairs and Measuring up for furniture. We can also deliver fabric swatches to you in around 5 working days.

We try hard to build a range that offers something for everyone, delivered in 7 days, but we also offer a number of custom services to help you get the perfect piece of furniture in about 4-6 weeks - find out more about Options here. We offer a wide range of branded fabrics on many of our sofa shapes too, allowing you to create your own unique look.

A new sofa’s a major investment, and choosing the right one should be a pleasure rather than a chore. To help you make the right choice, and avoid the pitfalls, we've made this video to guide you through the decision making process, step by step. And Partners in our shops will be delighted to help you further.