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Know How: What size sofa is right for my room?

 

1. Size before you buy
When choosing a sofa think about proportions. In a large or high-ceilinged room opt for a statement sofa with a high back such as our Denny, to ensure it has presence. In a more compact space, your sofa will be a focal point, so choose a smaller sofa with a strong design like Elton. A low-backed sofa pairs perfectly with low ceilings as it gives the illusion of height.

Sketch of Sofa Measuring Height & Length

 

2. Placement
Consider where in the room you want your sofa to sit. If there are doorways nearby, ensure doors can open fully. What other furniture will you have in the room? If you’re opting for side tables, factor this in to the space you’ll need overall. With a coffee table, allow about 16 inches distance for the most ease and comfort.

Top tip: Think you’ve found the one? Lay out newspaper the same size of the sofa in the intended space to see how it will really work in the space.

Sketch of Sofa Next to Living Room Door

 

3. Through the door
Measure, measure and measure again. And not just the entrance to the room; remember you have to get it through the door, around any awkward corners, and perhaps even up or down stairs. Many of our sofas have removable legs, and some even have removable arms, making getting comfy that bit easier.

Sketch of Desconstructed Sofa

 

 

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