Know How: Our 6 top sofa picks for first-time buyers

May is a popular month for homebuyers and in general for anyone moving house. If you happen to be a first-time buyer, you’ll likely be in the market for some new furniture; namely a comfortable sofa to spend many cosy evenings in your new home. First-time buyers will often be faced with space issues, since their first home may be on the small side. Whether you find yourself in a studio, one/two bed flat, or a starter house, here are our top sofa picks for first-time buyers.

Bertie Sofa Bed

When you’re limited on space but are the kind of people who love to entertain and open your home to guests, then a sofa bed is your ideal solution. Doubling as two pieces of furniture in one, it transforms your living room or study into a guest room with just a quick flip.

Bertie sofa and sofa bed

Earnshaw Compact  Sofa

Starter homes are becoming smaller and smaller, with many young people starting out in studio flats. However, limited space shouldn’t mean you have to compromise on comfort. We have a range of compact sofas that are ideal for this scenario. They have shallower seats and slimmer proportions, but we haven’t compromised on the cushion fills, meaning they are just as comfortable as the bulkier styles, without taking up the same footprint. Our Earnshaw is a mid-century style sofa with slim proportions and beautifully tapered legs that raise the sofa off the ground giving the illusion of more surrounding space.

earnshaw large grey sofa

Ferdinand Compact Sofa

The size of your first home also shouldn’t dictate your interior style. That’s why we offer various styles of compact sofas, plus corner and chaise designs, to accommodate your individual tastes. Whether you’re a fan of modern sofas like our compact, geometric Ferdinand, mid-century or more traditional styles, we have a compact sofa that will suit your style of interior design.

Ferdinand compact sofa

Henry Family Sofa

If your first home also happens to be your first family home, or you plan on starting a family shortly after moving in, then we think our Henry is the ultimate family sofa that everyone can’t wait to come home to. Plus, the style goes with every type of interior décor so the Henry sofa will easily move with you as you move from your first property to your forever home. Opt for a linen or velvet fabric that will wear beautifully over time and be as comfortable in ten years as it was on the day it was delivered.

Henry sofa

Harriet Removable Cover Sofa

If you’re someone who likes to update their interior with the seasons or with trends, you might want to consider a removable cover sofa. Quality sofas are an investment and should last you a lifetime, but we know it can be all too tempting to want a complete interior refresh. Your first-home will probably go through many iterations and face-lifts over the period you live there so a removable cover sofa could save you lots of money over the years. Our Harriet sofa is a completely removable cover style that comes in various configurations and sizes. When you’re tired of your current cover or need to replace it after the kids have grown up, you can order an individual cover to replace the old one and completely transform your sofa into something new.

Harriet sofa

Philo Sofa in House Weave

When you move home, we know that finances can be tight what with deposits, savings, mortgage fees and just the general cost of moving. Therefore, you’ll want to make the most of what money you have left when you move in. If you’re looking for style and substance that will stand the test of time, then the Philo is one of our continuous bestsellers for a reason. We suggest saving some pennies by opting for our house weave fabric – the most affordable of all our fabric options. It’s incredibly hardwearing and comes in five colourways, so you’ll find one that suits your décor. Then, later down the line when you have more money to spare, you can always consider reupholstering it in a more luxurious fabric.

philo medium grey sofa

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