Guide to Buying a Sofa

Alstons Camden

We can spend a huge amount of time on our sofas so it’s no wonder that it can be tricky knowing how to choose the right one. Fear not, as we have come up with a handy guide to help you make the right choice;


How much room have you got?

It’s a good idea to get the measurements of your room before you start to look around. Make sure you note down units in feet and metres just in case you forget your measuring tape when you visit the furniture shop! You will also need to think about the size of your doorframes and whether your ne sofa will fit through.



Which colour to choose….

Colours can have a huge impact on the feel of a room. Selecting darker colours may help to hide any marks or stains but they can make a room feel smaller depending on the colour of the floor and walls. Find a sheet or blanket in the colour you are thinking of choosing and drape it over your existing sofa to see if the colour fits. A light coloured sofa may help to brighten a room up but it will present its own challenges when it comes to wear and tear.



What’s it for?

If your sofa it going to be used frequently then it is important to select one which will be durable and long lasting. Have a think about getting one with removable covers so that they can be easily washed in the event of an accident. If you decide to go for a fixed cover, make sure the weave is relatively tight to prevent the chances of stains developing. You may also need to consider whether to get a dual purpose sofa bed to create more sleeping space for when friends and relatives come to stay.


So many styles to choose from!  

Gone are the days of the simple three seater. Modern sofas include a huge range of styles to suit everyone’s tastes, such as corner sofas, modular sofas, recliners, futons, chaise longues and loveseats. Think about which style would fit in with the rest of your décor.


Mix it up

Don’t feel obliged to purchase matching armchairs with your new sofa, mix it up by choosing a set of chairs which complement the upholstery of your new couch.


Come and see the wide range of sofas available at our store in Weston-super-Mare. 

For friendly advice get in touch with our experienced, knowledgeable staff by calling 01934 513740 or email us via the Contact Us page. You can also visit us at our furniture and carpet showroom on the High Street in Weston-super-Mare. 

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Posted by Brian Skidmore
9th January 2017

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