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How to choose the right sofa style for your living room
Whether you love to snuggle or have a growing family, there’s a perfect sofa style out there for you.
To help you find what you’re looking for, we’ve pulled together a few of our favourite sofa styles for you to mull over, below.
Best for big families: Three-seater
With enough room for mum, dad and a couple of kids, the three-seater is a family home staple, lauded both for its showstopping potential and its everlasting cosiness.
And when the family welcomes a new bundle of joy to the mix? Just add a matching armchair or footstool to complete your suite. Smooth!
Best for couples: Loveseats
If you’re a couple on the hunt for your first home, chances are you won’t be overly blessed with space. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a comfy couch.
Rather than aiming to find the biggest sofa possible, embrace the diminutive dimensions of your living room - and each other – with a petite loveseat or small two-seater sofa. Your bank balance will thank you!
Best for social butterflies: L-shaped sectional
While three-seaters are typically orientated toward the TV, sectionals allow friends to face each other across a coffee table for tea, biscuits and a good chat.
What’s more, they are incredibly space-efficient. Just push your sectional sofa into an empty corner to open up your living space beautifully.
Best for hosts: sofa beds
If you’re rarely without a visiting friend or family member, you’ll want to grab yourself a sofa bed.
The Swiss Army knife of the furniture world, sofa beds provide all the comfortable functionality of a two or three-seater, with the added benefit of offering an extra place to sleep.
Don’t have room to pull out a sofa bed? Try a day bed instead. These act as sofas by day but are deep and comfortable enough to behave as beds by night – no assembly required.
Best for bookworms: chaise lounges
From the French word meaning ‘long chair’, the chaise lounge is an interiors staple, loved for their upper-crust look and elegant posture. In other words, they’re a natural fit for the “studious” types, shall we say.
For those who love nothing more than an evening read, just nestle your chaise longue in the corner, perhaps by a fireplace or a glowing floor lamp - and voila! You have the perfect reading nook to satisfy any literary craving.