Monday, October 6, 2008

7 Top Tips To Buying Your First Sofa

Leather Sofa World not only provides exceptionally low discounted leather sofas and furniture, we also like to advise our customers on what sofa choice may be best for them by offering professional advice and opinions. Our 7 steps to buying your first sofa are a few suggestions about what you should take in to consideration if this is your first time buying a new sofa.

1) Budget: It is really important that before you even start looking at sofas that you decide what your maximum budget is to spend. Be realistic with what sort of investment you want to make in a piece of furniture that will hopefully last for a number of years. Once you have organized you budget you may be surprised at what you can get for your money!

2) Space: Don’t make the mistake of being disappointed when your chosen sofa won’t even fit through your door! Measure carefully your doors or windows to make sure that you will manage to get the item in to your living room. It’s also vital that you choose a sofa / suite that is not going to completely take over your room, so have a good idea about how much space you have to play with and how much of this space is going to be filled up by your chosen sofa. For small rooms why not think about purchasing a corner sofa unit? These are compact and a real space saver - take a look at our ‘Rio’ model which shows this brilliantly.

3) Users: Who is your sofa going to be used by? If you live on your own you may feel that you only need maybe a single 2 or 3 seater sofa, if you are a family with children then you may want to opt for a 3 piece suite to accommodate for all those people.

4) Comfort: It is imperative when selecting a new sofa that it is comfortable for you; after all, you are going to have to sit on it practically every day for the next few years! The majority of our leather sofas have pocket sprung seat technology made from independent springs allowing them to individually adjust to your body weight and position for a supremely comfortable and supportive seat.

5) Leather: When buying a leather sofa you should always do a bit of homework to see what type of leather you are actually buying. For more information on this you can check out our blog on Leather Types. It is important to keep in mind that leather does need looking after so we strongly recommend our leather care kits to make sure that you get the best out of your sofa for years to come. Also, little things like keeping your sofa away from heat sources that can induce cracking and splitting of the leather is a great way to keep it in good condition.

6) Rented Accommodation: If you are living in rented accommodation it is critical that your sofa meets British Standard UK Fire Regulations as it is against the law to have an unsafe sofa if you are renting. All of Leather Sofa Worlds products exceed these regulations as safety is a major priority when we select our new sofa ranges.

7) Style: Remember that you are going to have to live with your sofa for a few years to come so choose a style that will wear well with the future trends that may come about…for example…in five years time will you still love that lime green low backed sofa that you love so much now? Maybe not, so think wisely and purchase something that will blend in with whatever d├ęcor you may subject your home to in the future!

Leather Sofa World advises taking these 7 factors in to consideration before buying your first sofa


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  3. The tips that you provided are indeed the top ones to consider before actual purchase. Having a leather sofa is itself an investment so a well-thought decision is imperative.

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