Our Guide To
Sofas & Armchairs

Looking for a new sofa doesn’t have to feel like an impossible task, our handy guide will walk you through some key points about the style, functionality and sizes of our sofas so you can choose the perfect sofa for you.

Our Sofa Categories

Our range of Sofas and Armchairs are broken up into 7 categories – so whether you’re looking for a super comfy corner sofa for the family – or just a matching footstool, you’ll find all of our options below.

Small Sofas work great in smaller spaces as well as being tucked away in a nook, these sofas will comfortably sit 2 people, making these a good option for more compact households. 

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Medium Sofas are one of the more popular choices in the modern home, comfortably seating up to 3 people whilst remaining compact enough for smaller living spaces.

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The range of Large Sofas will comfortably sit between 3-4 people, these are a great option for larger households as well as families looking for the extra seating space.

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Corner Sofas are a great choice for placing in corners of the room to maximise your space or sometimes used to help break up a room, these large sofas are great for bigger households and families alike.

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Snuggler Sofas are the larger armchairs, as the name implies, these snuggler sofas can fit 2 people cosied up, or have 1 person seated if you prefer the extra space to lay down and get comfortable.

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Armchairs are a great addition to sofa setups, whether you choose to co-ordinate it with your existing furniture or clash against it for a statement, armchairs are a great way to add excitement and more seating to your space.

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Footstools bring an easy and versatile way for you to bring more comfort to your sofa, if you like to kick your feet up and lay back then the footstool is an essential.

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The Manchester Large Sofa

Sofa Builds & Upholstery

The build of your sofa and the fabric choice you make will not only impact the aesthetic of your sofa, but also will play a large role in how your sofa will perform and feel, these are important factors to consider when making your decision.

Back Types

The backing type of your sofa will have a large impact on the firmness of it, on top of this they all offer a varied look making them a perfect choice for different home settings.

Tight Back Sofas have their backing cushions integrated onto the sofa, these backs offer sturdy back support while providing a classical, formal look.

Medium Sofas are one of the more popular choices in the modern home, comfortably seating up to 3 people whilst remaining compact enough for smaller living spaces.

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The range of Large Sofas will comfortably sit between 3-4 people, these are a great option for larger households as well as families looking for the extra seating space.

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Seat Types

Similarly to back types, the seat cushion type you choose will also play a vital part in the support provided, the comfort, and the aesthetic of your sofa.

Fixed Seat Cushions are firmly packed, integrated seat cushions. These cushion types offer a firm yet comfortable support and the most formal look. What’s more is that due to the integrated design these cushion types do not require plumping.

Loose Seat Cushions are separated from the sofa base, these cushions are typically softer than fixed cushions and can be plumped when needed. The Loose Seat Cushion also provides a more laid back aesthetic.

Upholstery

When it comes to choosing your upholstery fabric for your sofa there are a few things you’ll want to think over before making a decision; these include the overall look and feel of your sofa as well as the aftercare you’ll require.

Leather

Leather Sofas provide a sleek and stylish look making them great for modern homes. With use, the leather will develop a personal character and charm making your sofa truly a unique piece. Leather sofas are known for being long lasting as well as easy to clean making them ideal for families. 

Fabric

Fabric Sofas will bring a chic and cosy feel to your space, these sofas come in a wide selection of varying colours, patterns, textures and prints making them extremely versatile. Modern upholstery fabrics have been made easier to clean than ever and are now just as durable as leather sofas.

Modular Sofa Units

Perhaps you’re working with a small space, maybe it’s that you have accessibility limitations to your home, or it might even be that you just can’t seem to find that specific sofa style in the size that you’re looking for – Modular Sofas are a great solution to all of these problems. With their customisable sectional nature, you can create the perfect sofa for your home and we’ll talk you through all of the units available.

1 Arm Units are a single seat unit with an arm either on the left or right hand side, these are used as the outer sections of your sofa.

1 Arm Chaise Units are an elongated single seat unit with an arm on the left or right hand side, these are used as the outer sections of your sofa.

Armless Units are single seat units with no arms attached on either side, these can be used as either central sections or outer sections.

A single seat unit with a back built onto two of the adjacent sides, these are used for connecting seat units to create a corner sofa.

1 Arm Sofa Units are a double seat unit with an arm on either the left or right-hand side, these are used as an outer section of your sofa.

Stool Units are perfect for flexibility, you can push these up to your sofa to give yourself an extended seating area, or use them as a footstool.

The Chester Modular Sofa

Tips & Advice

Before you start your journey to finding your new perfect sofa here are some tips and advice to think over. 

Before You Get Started

  • You’ll want to map out the area of your room, making sure the sofa you’re looking at will be the perfect size for you. Don’t forget to include extra space if you’re interested in a reclining sofa or sofa bed.
  • You want to make sure that you leave yourself enough room surrounding your new sofa for other furniture pieces and to be able to walk around comfortably. 
  • You want to ensure that your sofa will be able to fit through your doors and hallways, if you believe there is a tight squeeze then a sofa which is assembled on site – or a modular sofa – is best for you.

Things To Consider

  • Sofas that have lower backs and arms will help you to give the illusion of a more open space, great for smaller rooms and spaces with lower bearing ceilings.
  • On the contrary, sofas with higher backs and arms will help to fill up space in a room, which makes this a great choice for double height rooms and rooms with higher ceilings.
  • Modular Sofas are great for both smaller and larger areas due to the flexibility of the sofa units, and customisability of the style and size.

When Looking For Your New Sofa

  • Try Before You Buy – Trying out a sofa in store before you make the final purchase is an important step in making sure you get the best sofa for you. This will not only give you insight into the comfort of the sofa, but it will also give you the chance to experience the depth of the seats as well as the height that the sofa sits at.
  • Invest In Your Sofa – Sofas are at the heart of your home, so you’ll want to choose a good quality, comfortable sofa that will last you for many years to come.
  • View The Swatches In Person – Seeing the colour swatches for your new sofa is an important step when finalising your decision, this will allow you to see the colours in person as well as see them in a natural lighting ensuring that the shade is perfect for you.
  • Choose a Timeless Or Versatile Sofa – Given that your sofa will be with you for a very long time, you’ll want to choose a sofa style that you’ll be able work with for years to come. Choosing a versatile sofa means you’ll be able to incorporate it into your living room and use accessories like cushions and throws to tie it all in.

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