Settees and Sofas – Choosing the Right One For You

The living room is the heart of the home, and comfort is what keeps it beating. In order to ensure that your living room is the perfect place to while away your evenings, it’s vital that you ensure to pick settees and sofas that fit in with the décor and space, whilst also offering the most comfort possible.

Sofa by designer Hella Jongerius

First and foremost you need to consider the style of your living room in order to determine the colors, shapes and materials that will best complement the overall feel of the room.

For example, the sofa is a fantastic way to introduce another color to a room, without it dominating or clashing with the decoration and other furniture.

You may find that a number of online retailers will organize their settees and sofas ranges into categories, so there will be ‘classic’ section, a ‘contemporary’ section and perhaps a ‘minimalist’ section. Even if you’re not planning on making your purchases from a website that offers this information, they still serve as fantastic resources for gaining some scope and inspiration on the styles and designs that are best suited to your living room décor.

Leather Soft by Ashley Furniture

Lifestyle is another vital factor and should never be overlooked when on the hunt of the perfect sofa or settee. Unfortunately, when kids are in tow, a luxurious cream fabric sofa just isn’t practical. Although looks are important when it comes to choosing settees and sofas, you want to be able to relax and enjoy your time spent in the living room, and this isn’t easy if you’re constantly on the look out for potential spillages and stains.

An ideal alternative is to choose a hardwearing leather sofa. Leather is easy to care for and spillages as simple to deal with as a wipe of a wet cloth. However don’t splash out on anything too expensive as excitable children can be destructive and you just never know what accidents might occur.

Another point to consider is the type of sofa that would be best fitted to your living room and the space available.

For example, corner sofas are a fantastic way to make the most of a limited space, or a room in which fitting two separate sofas is proving tricky. Modular sofas are also ideal for this situation as they are made up of a number of separate pieces, which can be arranged to form the ideal size and shape for your home.

Or for the ultimate in comfort and luxury, recliner sofas allow you to fully stretch out and relax, without worries that the entire sofa is being occupied by one person and preventing other members of the family from sitting down.

Finally, in regards to choosing where to purchase your settees and sofas it is often best to seek out a local company with a good reputation. For example a quick Google search for sofas Nottingham will reveal the details of your local suppliers and you may even be able to read useful online reviews to help you make the right choice. Buying locally also ensures a quicker customer service response should any issues arise with your purchase.

This post was written by James Harper on behalf of The Suite Company, the expert suppliers of sofas Nottingham. For more info on sofas and settees please visit the
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