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The sofa of your dreams

20 July 14 Author:Michelle Gaffaney

Perhaps more than any other piece of furniture, sofas really express personality. They can make or break a room and you should expect one to last you long enough that it feels like an old friend.

A fitting way of sitting

The first thing to think about is how you like to sit on your sofa. This might sound like a silly question, but you would be surprised how much variety there is in whether people like firm support, something soft and pillowy, or a nice deep seat. The best way to find out your preference is to take a trip to a store and get sitting!

An expression of your style

Obviously sofas are pretty big, so it will make a big impact on the overall look of your room. We can help you find something that expresses your personal style, whether it’s sleek and modern like this capsule sofa or pretty and retro like this patterned number. We recommend spending time to find the perfect piece and going for quality – after all, you will spend a long time sitting on it!

Multifunctional and practical

When someone mentions a sofa bed to me, I tend to groan – we’ve all had uncomfortable night staying at a friend’s house on something cheap and uncomfortable. It doesn’t have to be that way – there are some great, well-made sofas out there with inbuilt storage, integral coffee shelves and guest beds that still look great and deliver on comfort. You can even have an inbuilt sound system and iPod dock. Check out these ideas for multifunctional pieces.

Give it detail

Once you’ve chosen your dream sofa, you’re going to want to make sure it look as good as possible in your room. You might want to keep the sofa clear but hang a picture or position a rug to accentuate a particular colour or part of your room. Alternatively, you might want to get super cosy with cushions and throws that make you feel snug. For a really comforting style, there’s nothing like having bespoke cushions made with photographs of loved ones, children’s drawings or a favourite saying. Or why not get one of these beautiful cushions from Spoonflower showing an aerial photograph of your home?

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Michelle Gaffaney
Michelle Gaffaney - Architectural Director
With a wealth of experience working on a range of projects, Michelle Gaffaney has a passion for design and strong relationships with her clients. Connect with Michelle on LinkedIn