What type of sofa meets your needs?
Sofas come in a variety of shapes and sizes - have a think about what will work best for you. How many people will need to sit on the sofa? Smaller 2 seater sofas are perfect for 1 or 2 people, whereas if you have a larger family you may want to think about a 3 seater or corner sofa.
How do you tend to use your sofa? If you like to put your feet up or take naps, then a chaise sofa or corner sofa will be perfect.
Consider the space available for your sofa. Make sure you choose a sofa that doesn't take up so much space that the room becomes overcrowded and you can't walk about easily.
Measure the Space
Measure the floor space you have available for your new sofa. Remember to account for skirting boards. The depth and width measurements of our sofas relate to the deepest and widest points of the sofa, so these should be used when planning floor space.
💡 Handy Tip: As you're looking at sofas, mark out the size on your floor with masking tape or newspaper to get a feel for the space they will occupy. Make sure you can walk around easily and that doors and cupboards open freely.
It's also useful to have an understanding of the size of the seat itself. We give dimensions for seat size on our product information pages.
🛑 Important: Make sure you think about how the sofa will be moved to your room of choice. Measure all doorways and stairwells to ensure the sofa will fit through paying close attention to corners - particularly on stairs. The majority of sofas (excluding most corner units) arrive in one piece, so you can use the dimensions as a guide.