A Go-To Guide To Choosing The Perfect Sofa

We have put together a guide to Britain’s best-loved sofa styles for a little inspiration... read more

Your sofa is one of the most-used pieces of furniture in your home. Whether you’re having friends round for a catch-up or spending a cosy evening binge-watching the latest series drama, it’s often all centred around the focal point of a room – your sofa. They can also make or break your design scheme, so picking one you love and that works for your space is important.

When it comes to choosing the right sofa, there are a few rules to consider based on the size of your room and the look you want to achieve. Whether you’re considering bringing a room together or opting for an arrangement that breathes new life into your space, it’s crucial that you get it right. To help you make your decision, we’ve taken a look at a few styles you could consider and have given some tips on how to make them work for the space you have.

For smaller spaces

3 Even though it may seem counterintuitive, a corner sofa can work well to maximise the space. Though your first instinct may be to pick a smaller style, like a two-seater sofa, these can sometimes make a small room feel smaller. Choosing a larger style will help make the most of the space you have available, and create a focal point in the room. Our Padstow Chaise End sofa is a great choice to make the most of your space.

 For larger rooms

1 There is scope to pick a more dramatic style. The Knole sofa was originally designed to protect from the draughts of large country homes. With a high back, the Knole has sides that can be raised or lowered. This feature was created to allow for the size of clothing at the time. Our take on this historical style is the Langham Sofa, which will add a sense of grandeur to your room.

 Opting for Opulence

4 If you to introduce a sense of Parisian chic, a chaise longue can create a luxurious feeling and an instant touch of elegance. This timeless style has long been a favourite for bedrooms, with its laid-back looks and sleek lines. Choosing one for a living room makes a bold, classical style statement and works in both traditional and modern settings. See our Hereford Chaise for this gorgeous style.

Laidback and low-key

2 If you prefer a sleeker, Scandinavian style then a mid-century modern design like the Aldeburgh sofa, could be the one for you. Sleek and stylish, this option is the epitome of smart clean lines. Raised up on legs giving the illusion of more space, this sofa brings a light, airy feeling to your room.

For more tips and inspiration when you’re thinking of updating your seating we’ve created the Laura Ashley Guide to Choosing the Perfect Sofa. We’ve looked at some of Britain’s best-loved styles, and included tips and a little about the history of each design. From the classic three-seater to the chaise longue, our guide to choosing the perfect sofa will help you select your perfect style.

What look is your favourite? Let us know below or at @Laura AshleyUK

One Comment

Corner sofas, like the Padstow Chaise End, are fantastic for those with little room who want plenty of space to relax. As you said, corner sofas can also prove a magical focal point and, when guests stop by, make for a perfect sleeping area.

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