With such an extensive range of chairs and sofas available, it should be easy for everyone to find the right furniture for their home. However, with so much choice available, it can sometimes be difficult to choose the right style.
Traditional sofas tend to have rounded arms and ball feet and can often be available as leather or Chippendale style. Contemporary or modern sofas often have square arms and feet, giving them a chunkier and more contemporary look than their traditional counterparts. Like sofas, fabric armchairs are also available in a variety of styles, such as Chippendale, club chair, wingback chairs and many others.
Although some people still prefer a 3 seater sofa plus two chairs, many homes now offer informal seating, such as with a 3 and 2 seater sofa or even sofas and chaise. There are also loose cover sofas available, not only are these practical for those with children, they also allow replacement covers - an easy way to change a room without buying new furniture. Many sofas are also available as sofabeds, ensuring that a spare bed is always available for unexpected guests.
Leather remains a popular choice for furniture as well as fabrics such as plaids, prints and corduroys. Both leather and fabric are able to stand up to everyday wear. Specialist cleaners and protectors are available for leather and fabric furniture usually containing a protector such as Scotchgard that helps withstand stains.
One final suggestion when buying sofas and armchairs is to always look carefully at the room in which these will be placed, as this will help you to make decisions on size, colour and even style.