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Tips for choosing the perfect sofa

A sofa is an important furniture item for your home’s interior design. It’s where you lounge, read, eat and drink, entertain family and friends, watch TV and even sleep, so it’s important to make the right decision. At John Long Furniture Centre you will find stylish and comfortable sofas in all shapes and sizes and of course you can also choose from various colours, fabrics, synthetic leathers or leathers. From 2, 2.5, 3-seater to recliner sofas, armchairs, chaise sofas and corner sofas. Not sure which sofa is perfect for your house? John Long Furniture will provide you with some important tips for choosing the perfect sofa for your house.

The seat depth of a sofa is very important

Finding the right sofa starts with thinking about how you like to sit. Do you usually sit with your feet on the floor, or with your feet on the couch? The seat depth of a sofa is the difference between a couch you can lounge and relax on for a movie night and a sofa where you and friends can sit up straight while chatting over a drink. The average sofa has a seat depth of at least 60 cm, which gives enough room to move if you have long legs and you can tuck them under if you have shorter legs. But seat depths vary, so be sure to try out different styles to make sure you get good back support.

Make sure to measure correctly

There really is nothing worse than buying furniture that is too big or too small for your home. So make sure you measure the maximum dimensions that suit your space. It is important to note both the width and the depth (the measurement from the back of the sofa to the front). A tip to make sure your sofa fits into the allocated space is to mark the measurements of the sofa on your floor with painter’s tape. This gives you a chance to visualize the overall size and check that all walkways are clear and don’t feel too cramped. Finally check the dimensions of any doors and stairs that the sofa will pass through upon delivery.

Tips for choosing the perfect sofa

Tips for choosing the perfect sofa for a family

If you’re a family with kids and pets or have a taste for red wine, consider a sofa made of melange fabrics, leather, or faux leather. These fabrics are made to withstand the daily mess and stains will come out easier.

Unlike their fabric counterparts, leather sofas are impressively stain resistant and easy to clean. Not only are they easy to clean, but it is also important that the sofa can withstand the wear and tear of everyday life. Leather furniture is known for its durability. Leather sofas are more resistant to spills, stains, holes and tears. Prefer no real leather? Then go for a faux leather sofa! Artificial leather is almost indistinguishable from real leather, only much cheaper, animal-friendly and easy to clean.

Tips choosing the perfect fabric sofa

Do you prefer a fabric sofa? Then take a sofa with a mixed fabric, this is a finely woven fabric consisting of different colours of threads or thread thicknesses. The advantage of a mixed fabric is that it is very suitable for intensive residential use. If you want extra security for your fabric sofa, make sure you get suitable insurance.

John Long Furniture for your perfect sofa

At John Long Furniture Centre we have a wide range of sofas to make sure you always find your perfect sofa with us. We have quality and durable leather sofas for sale but also fabric sofas, corner sofas and recliner sofas to provide the perfect sofa for your interior. Contact us today to discuss or come and visit us at our Swansea furniture showroom.


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