Design Feature - The perfect sofa
A new sofa is an investment in comfort and a pivotal style statement in your living room. Here, the experts from BoConcept share some top tips to help you choose.
Before you hit the showrooms, it pays to do your homework to understand what kind of sofa will work well in your space. When you do your measure up, as well as calculating the floor space, think about factors such as the height of the sofa, the distance of the seats from the floor, and the thickness of the armrests. To help you work out what shape you need, use your old sofa as a reference point. You may find a different configuration will suit the space or by choosing a sofa with narrower arms you will gain more seating room within the same area.
Have a seat
You and your family will spend many hours sitting (or lounging) on your new sofa, so take plenty of time – at least three minutes – to sit and evaluate every seat. Notice the comfort levels and watch for things like a hard frame or springs you can feel. BoConcept designs are known for their quality; incorporating high-density foam that’s mixed with down for superior comfort.
Stay for a while
Perching on sofas in a showroom can feel awkward but try not to let your good manners stop you from being thorough. At BoConcept, the team knows what an important decision your sofa is, so it is recommended you to take all the time you need.
What are you made of?
Technology has advanced the durability of fabric in recent years, however, if you have pets or young children, leather is still the safer choice. Sofas are there to be used, and for the odd mishap, leather continues to be a more durable and an easy-clean option. Depending on the look you want, a fabric can give a more contemporary feel to your space while leather adds an air of luxury. You will be spoilt for choice with over 100 swatches of leather and fabric samples in store.
Ask the experts
Having expert help is always a good idea as setting out to buy your new sofa can be a daunting exercise. The trained in-house interior designers at BoConcept will come to your home to discuss your likes and dislikes, measure up, and offer advice as part of its no-obligation service.
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