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2. Measure

Ordering your new sofa can be an exciting process - but we want to be sure your new sofa will fit before you place your order! You'll want your new sofa to be in proportion to the rest of the room. A great way to check is to map out the space on your floor using our sofa dimensions, with masking tape.

"Remember to leave yourself enough space to walk around the room comfortably, not overcrowding the space so you can retain a spacious look and feel."

1. Comfort

The comfort offered by your sofa is our number one thing to consider when buying a sofa. When sitting in a normal position on a sofa, you shouldn't be able to slide your arm easily behind the base of your spine if the sit is correct. If there's a large gap, you wont get the correct level of lumbar support.

There are three different comfort/style options to choose from for the back of your sofa - Scatter Back, Fixed Back or Cushion Back. We recommend giving this some thought before starting your hunt for the perfect Sofa.

4. Purpose

Do you plan to spend a lot of time lying on the sofa reading or taking a nap? You want to make sure your new sofa is perfect for your purpose. 

How many people do you want to seat? That might sound like a silly question, but the truth is, nobody likes sitting on the crack. So if you get a sofa with two cushions, expect just two people to use it. To accommodate more people, get a sofa with three cushions.

3. Style

Be sure to choose a sofa that compliments the style of your home. If your interior is traditional, look for a sofa with rolled arms and a contoured back. Contemporary sofas tend to have cleaner lines, fewer flourishes and understates upholstery.

You want your sofa to stay in fashion as long as possible. For that reason, its best to stick with a neutral fabric. You can always add a splash of colour with throw pillows with are easy and inexpensive to change in the future.

5. Scotchgard

Here at Best Furniture Online, we recommend and offer a Sofa protection service called Scotchgard. It provides extra protection, repels oil and water, extends the life of your sofa and makes it easy to tackle spills! Perfect if you have kids with muddy hands of pets that are likely to jump on the sofa!

It works by coating every fibre with an invisible UV resistant shield. When an accidental spillage occurs, the liquid beads up and remains on the surface rather than soaking in which gives you time to react and prevent stains from setting in!

Once you have ordered your Sofa, a member of our team will drop you a message to see if you wish to add Scotchgard to your order!