What shape of sofa is right for you?
3rd July 2020
The sofa: staple of all living rooms. After a long day, the sofa is where we go to relax and feel comfortable in our home. There are many factors to consider, including style, shape, size and fabric. Let us help you find the one...
High back sofa
Saving those high ceiling walls. With a grand feeling, a high back sofa shows off the extra height and draws your eyes upwards. But beware – in a modern space with low ceilings they can disrupt the eyeline and make the space feel smaller.
Modular sofas are ideal for any tricky or unusual spaces. Like building blocks, they come in individual seat units, often with the option of chaise and corner pieces, to build your sofa to suit your space. With a modular sofa, you can create any shape you wish, so you are not limited by normal 2-seaters or corners. If you want to create a U-shaped sofa, or an exceptionally long sofa, then a modular sofa could be right for you.
The ‘L-shaped’ sofa, useful for fitting in to smaller space or to segment longer rooms in to different zones. If you don’t have room for 2 sofas, a corner sofa can be perfect for a large family to maximise the seating and floor space. They often come with storage options and may be converted into sofa beds.
A Chesterfield sofa is often described as the quintessential traditional sofa, and it’s no wonder why. The beautiful scroll arms and deep-buttoned back contribute towards effortless and timeless style. Leather is an excellent choice for traditional sofas as it often looks better with age.
A modern sofa has more clean, angular lines than a traditional style sofa. Often with metal or ski-style legs, they have lower backs and slim frames and arms. A modern sofa can also have smaller proportions in comparison to more traditional sofas that generally have very deep seats and larger arms, which makes a modern sofa an ideal choice for smaller properties and rooms.
Sweeping curves, low backs, and strong angular shapes, mid-century sofas really do make a design statement. Often raised on slim tapered, wooden legs, they are an elegant choice for your living room.