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How To Choose A Sofa For Your Home

How To Choose A Sofa That's Right For Your Home

Whether you are looking to purchase a new sofa or move an existing one into a new room, there are a few simple things to consider when choosing a sofa for your home. After all, buying a new sofa is not a considered purchase and you should spend time researching to ensure you find a sofa that stands the test of time. That's why we have written this short, how to choose a sofa for your home guide to ensure that you've covered all the bases before making your purchase. Read on for our quick guide on choosing the right sofa for you and your room.

Beautiful hot pink sofa in a living room.


It might sound obvious, but when you're looking to choose a sofa for your home, start off by deciding on its position. It could be joining other seating in a living room, adding a cosy touch to a bedroom, or providing a welcoming spot in a kitchen. Knowing exactly where your new sofa is going will help you make the right adjustments.

Consider what you want to be looking out onto when sitting on your sofa. If your sofa is in the middle of a room, will you want to put something behind it, such as a console table or a stylish room divider? We recommend drawing out a plan for your room and its furniture to work out the best position for your sofa. This step will help you visualise the space and ensure your new addition fits perfectly with your existing décor.

Think about how the sofa will be used. Is it for lounging and watching TV, or do you need a more conversational seating area for entertaining guests? Your sofa should not only complement your interior style but also meet your functional needs.

Additionally, consider the room's traffic flow. You want to ensure that your sofa doesn't obstruct pathways or make the room feel cramped. A well-placed sofa can enhance the sense of space and make your home feel more inviting.

Finally, think about the view from your sofa. Do you want to face a fireplace, a window with a lovely garden view, or your TV? Positioning your sofa thoughtfully can transform your room into a space where you love to relax.

Moss green sofa in a modern minimal living room.


Next up on how to choose a sofa for your home is making sure you get the right size. The importance of this step cannot be overstated. 

Here's how to ensure your new sofa fits perfectly:

  • Start by measuring your space meticulously: the width, depth, and height of the area where you plan to place your sofa. Picking the right size sofa is crucial for several reasons.
  • Secondly, consider who will be using it. Is it for a family, a couple, or just one person? How does the size affect the rest of the room and the other furniture? You want your sofa to be in proportion with everything else. A sofa that's too large can overwhelm the room, while one that's too small might look out of place.
  • The next key aspect of how to choose a sofa for your home is ensuring it can actually fit into your home and, more specifically, the intended room. Measure door frames, hallways, and staircases to avoid any potential issues and disappointment. There's nothing worse than finding the perfect sofa only to discover it can't make it through your front door!

We have a handy 'How to Measure Your Sofa Guide' right here to help you with these steps. This guide will provide detailed instructions to make sure your sofa fits through all entryways and into its designated spot effortlessly.

Beautiful blue and white stripe sofa in a living room.

How To Choose A Sofa For A Living Room

Sofa Style

You may have fallen in love with a new sofa, but know it doesn't work with the room it's intended for, what do you do? Be prepared to change up the whole room for the new sofa, or if you are in the middle of decorating you can work around it. Alternatively, think about the style of your room as it is. Lean towards a sofa that will complement your existing interior.

Also, think about choosing a style of sofa that is not trend-driven and instead a classic shape that is fabulously timeless. Any style changes you want to make to the room in the future should ideally be able to fit around the sofa without having to change it. 

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At Rockett St George, we believe in investing in high-quality pieces that will last for years to come. When considering how to choose a sofa for your home, price plays a significant role. It’s essential to see your sofa as a long-term investment, a piece that combines style, comfort, and durability.

We have created a beautiful ready-to-deliver sofa collection for every interior style, ensuring that there is something for everyone. Our sofas are crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using the finest materials to provide you with both comfort and elegance. After all, a sofa is something that you should absolutely love amongst your interior, a statement piece that can stand the test of time.

When determining your budget for a new sofa, think about how often it will be used and by whom. A high-traffic sofa in a family living room might require more investment in robust materials and construction than a less frequently used piece in a guest room. It’s worth considering spending a bit more on a sofa that offers superior comfort and durability, ensuring it remains a beloved feature of your home for many years.

In our collection, you’ll find a range of options to suit different price points without compromising on quality or style. We understand that choosing the perfect sofa is a significant decision, and we’re here to help you make a choice that you’ll be happy with for a long time.

Pink lips sofa styled in a dark grey living room

We hope this short how to choose a sofa for your home guide has been useful. By taking these factors into account, you'll be well on your way to finding the perfect sofa that not only fits your home but also enhances your living experience. Happy sofa hunting!

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