Sofa Buying Guide

At Rockett St George, we know how hard it can be to decide where to buy a sofa. Our Sofa Buying Guide will introduce you to our effortlessly stylish new sofa collection so you can look no further. Featuring some ravishing pieces with useful buying tips along the way, this guide has everything you will need to know so that you can shop with ease.

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Fabulous Extra Large 4 Seater Sofa Alabaster Boucle Fabric | Click To Shop

When thinking about where to buy a sofa, it can sometimes prove to be a tricky task. Moreover, when making that all-important decision, there are a lot of factors that come into play. This guide is going to take you through all of the elements to consider when searching for your new showpiece. We hope that this sofa styling guide will help you from the buying to the styling of your new sofa!

Searching For Your Perfect Match

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Fabulous Small 2 Seater Sofa Indigo Blue Velvet | Click To Shop

Sofas are not just about comfort, many things come into play when thinking about where to buy a sofa. A stunning sofa will become the hero piece of your interior when styled in the right setting. On top of this, as you start to look for which sofa is right for you, this is where you can really start to express your personal style. Mixing functionality with dazzling design, the Rockett St George Bespoke Sofa Collection showcases a range of colours and fabrics to suit every home. Offering three fabric choices, thirty colourways and a range of five chic sofa shapes, this collection has something for everyone.  

Quality Is Key 

When searching for your perfect match, quality is imperative for a long-lasting piece. Furthermore, you want something that will last for years to come, an investment that can be treasured within your home. Our sofa collection has been carefully crafted to ensure the utmost quality. 

Made and manufactured in the UK, these upholstered sofas do not leave style behind when it comes to practicality. Moreover, you need that perfect sinking in feeling when you sit which is what each of our delightful shapes will provide. A harmonious pairing that you can count on, this bespoke range promises luxury and style all rolled into one. 

Complimenting Your Style 

As the marvellous centrepiece of any space, your new sofa will set the tone for the rest of your interior. As such, you will need to consider your existing style in order to create a harmonious pairing with your decor. Think about what feeling you want to portray within the room. Are you looking for a unique show-stopper to steal the show or a plush piece that exudes a calming allure? 

With the importance of stylish seating at the forefront, we understand the power of a statement sofa. For this reason, our new collection has been designed to seamlessly uplift any interior style. When thinking about which sofa you are going for, remember to visualise it in your space. Will your choice complement your existing scheme? 

Deciding On A Colour 

When looking for where to buy a sofa, colour choices are so important. You will want to choose a colourway that you adore and can pair with the existing palette in your space. In addition to this, choosing the right colour for you is all down to personal preference. How does a certain colour make you feel and how does it affect the rest of your decor? The Rockett St George Bespoke Collection reveals some fabulous colours that command attention and encapsulate a sophisticated charm.

Whether you want to create a striking look or the feeling of tranquillity, our new collection has a colour for every mood. From peaceful neutrals to playful pastels and marvellous modern tones, the colourways have been chosen to add character to any scheme. Moreover, a daring colour is a brilliant way to make your scheme come together. On top of this, with such an array of divine hues, it would be rude not to experiment with colour! 

Finding A Shape For Your Space

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Gorgeous Vine Green Velvet Sofa Vine Green Velvet | Click To Shop

Now, time to discuss the all-important sofa shape! If you are thinking about where to buy a sofa, the shape and style are what you will see first. This section will outline what sofa shape to look for depending on how you will use your sofa. Above all, we want to ensure that when your sofa arrives, it is just what you need for your space!

The Practicality Factor 

Something that you don’t want to forget about, the practicality factor. When finding that perfect sofa that does it all, you need to ensure that everything has been thought about. Firstly, you must measure the space that you plan to style your sofa. This includes doorways, entryways and access routes to the room. As well as the sofa fitting through the door, remember to consider how much space it will take up in your chosen room. For a larger sofa, it is a good idea to put down masking tape to see if you are happy with it in situ.

Secondly, what material is going to be suitable for you? Our collection offers a glorious, highly textured boucle, a soft intricately woven fabric or a plush velvet. Easy cleaning is also so important when it comes to a long-lasting and functional sofa. Promising practicality, our collection uses fabrics to ensure a fuss-free way of cleaning. The velvet especially, this material has a super stain guard finish to repel harsh stains on the surface.

Sofa Functions 

Before investing in a sumptuous sofa, you must think about what you are going to use it for. From designs for showcasing in a hallway to styles for social living spaces, our sofas are perfect for every purpose. The first question you must ask is what will the main purpose of your sofa be?

A must-have for family film nights and evenings of entertaining friends, the Gorgeous Corner Sofa Range is ideal for socialising. These sofas come in a 3 seater chaise and a 5 seater corner option, brilliant for lounging with your loved ones. A classic design that won’t disappoint, the gorgeous range is a magnificent all-rounder that will tick every box.

If you want to make a statement in any corner, our glorious Loveseat Sofas and Chaise will steal the show. The most glamorous showpiece for snuggling up with a special someone, our loveseat range creates the wow factor. Ideal for smaller spaces or curating a dazzling style spot, these loveseats can be displayed with delight in any room. 

A Style For Your Interior

The style of your sofa is something that will instantly transform your space. Moreover, when choosing a style to suit your space, you must look at the structure of the room. Is your space ultra-modern or does it showcase more traditional features? Having carefully considered different styles, each sofa, chaise and armchair combines classic elements with chic contemporary design influences. This means that you can pick a style with ease with these divine designs that all exude a unique charm. 

The Suave and Fabulous ranges have been crafted with marvellously modern interiors in mind. Showcasing a sexy allure, the Suave Sofa Range introduces a striking tufting detail that mixes 60s influences with seamless lines. In addition to this, the Fabulous Range embraces the beauty of simplicity with a sleek Scandinavian inspired design. Both styles are truly timeless, serene and oh-so-comfortable for the ultimate expression of everyday luxury.

For ultra-traditional homes, the Beautiful and Perfect range displays soft curves and shapely designs. The Perfect range features sumptuous and subtle curved shapes that is a dream to style in any setting. While the Beautiful range shows off sweeping arched arms and striking sphere wooden legs, a cosy yet bold design. Above all, both of these designs will create an unforgettable place to sink into at the end of the day. Moreover, these two styles bring a luxurious edge to staying in with the benefits of being a stunning pairing to vintage interiors. 

How To Get A Sofa Through A Door

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Beautiful Large 3 Seater Sofa In Umber Rust Velvet | Click To Shop

During looking for where to buy a sofa, you may begin to think about how you are going to get it through the door. On top of this, some may forget that all-important measuring step, which leads to difficulty when the sofa arrives. The following pointers will help you to avoid the stress of thinking about how to move your sofa through the door. 

  • Always measure the width of your doorframe to compare to the height of your sofa to allow room for wiggling either side.
  • Most sofas are most narrow when leaned vertically, ensure that you have help with turning your sofa upwards.
  • If the door width is greater than the height of your sofa, then you have a better chance of being able to move it through with ease.
  • Ensure to detach the sofa legs before trying to manoeuvre anything through doorways.
  • Remember to measure entryways and hallways to your space and any fixed obstructions such as radiators or staircases.
  • Note down the narrowest point of your hallway to compare with your sofa height to avoid getting stuck.

Sofa Styling

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The Extra-Large 4-Seater Sofa In Vine Green Velvet | Click To Shop

Once you have chosen your lovely sofa design from the bespoke collection, it is time to get creative. Styling around your sofa and the pieces that you choose to pair with it is just as important. Moreover, this is a chance to really have fun with your scheme by expressing your style through personal touches and amazing adornments. This section will help you to curate a harmonious look that will complement your charming new sofa so wonderfully. 

Colour Pairing 

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Image From Extraordinary Interiors In Colour By Jane Rockett & Lucy St George | Click To Shop

Featuring such divine colour choices, a sofa from our collection is an amazing start for adding colour. Firstly, you will want to curate a palette that you can pair with your sofa, something that elevates the beauty of your stunning showpiece. On top of this, adding pops of colour that compliment your sofa is the perfect way to uplift your space. 

Think about how you will introduce your harmonious hues into the room. Will you incorporate plush green plants, add a lick of paint to the walls or through the use of accessories? However you choose to bring colour into your space, you can do this as subtly or as bold as you like!

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Adding Interest

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Image From Extraordinary Interiors In Colour By Jane Rockett & Lucy St George | Click To Shop

When styling around your sofa, adding interest is key. There are so many small or striking ways to curate a dazzling look in any room. A great way to make your sofa stand out is through the use of amazing art. A picture wall above your sofa is fabulously eclectic and ultra quirky, we simply love them! Moreover, to stand out from the rest, you can use this wall space to introduce personal touches. This means, as well as art prints, use this display area to incorporate wonderful wall ornaments and marvellous memories. This will make your space all the more meaningful, somewhere that you’ll love to go to relax.

Wallpaper is another excellent way to transform the look of your walls. Pairing a statement pattern with your plush sofa choice is a simple yet effective way to bring a luxurious allure to your space. From tropical to elegant and sophisticated to playful, we have a show-stopping range of wallpapers to choose from. The right wallpaper will really make your room ooze with character, a technique that adds instant charm to your sofa. 

Finishing Touches

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Image From Extraordinary Interiors in Colour by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George | Click To Shop

Adding those finishing touches to your sofa area is imperative to a room that looks inviting and divine. Soft furnishings will bring instant comfort to your space whilst achieving a sumptuous look for all to adore. Furthermore, by adding an eclectic mix of cushions, this is where you can play around with colour, texture and pattern. It is also important to have fun with the functional pieces that bring comfort to your sofa area. Our lovely range of soft furnishings, including throws, cushions and curtains will really help to complete your sofa styling look. 

Every sofa deserves somewhere to rest your morning coffee or evening glass of wine. Moreover, when you are styling your piece, you should consider adding a statement coffee table or small side table alike. A beautiful coffee table is a chance to curate a  playful display. Why not add a chic vase and a cluster of ornamental treasures to accentuate the charm of your unique sofa. Once all of these elements are in place, you will be ready to welcome guests or chill out in style! 

We hope that this guide has helped you to decide where to buy a sofa and how to display it in effortless style. Please see below to view our gorgeous Get The Look edit to get you inspired for your new space...

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Image Featuring The Perfect Large 4-Seater Sofa In Rose Pink Velvet | Click To Shop

Products Featured:

  1. Black Twisted Ribbon Ceiling Light 
  2. Perfect Large 4-Seater Sofa In Rose Pink Velvet
  3. Single Pink Rose Velvet Cushion
  4. Leopard Love Leopard Print Velvet Cushion
  5. Rockett St George Paint - Juniper Leaf
  6. Palm Tree Table Lamp 
  7. Antiqued Mirror Side Table

 

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