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Transforming Your Living Room: How to Choose the Right Sofa Size and Placement

Transforming Your Living Room: How to Choose the Right Sofa Size and Placement

The living room is the heart of the home, a place for relaxation, entertainment, and family gatherings. Central to this space is your sofa, a key piece of furniture that sets the tone for comfort and style. Choosing the right sofa size and placement can dramatically transform your living room, balancing aesthetics, functionality, and flow. In this guide, we'll walk you through essential tips to make an informed choice.
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1. Measure Your Space:

Before you start sofa shopping, it’s crucial to know the dimensions of your living room. Measure the length, width, and height of the room. Don’t forget to consider the size of doorways, stairs, and hallways that your new sofa will need to pass through upon delivery.

2. Understand Scale:


The size of your sofa should be in proportion to the size of your room. A large, overstuffed sofa can overwhelm a small room, while a petite sofa can look lost in a spacious loft. Use painter’s tape to outline the dimensions of potential sofas directly on your living room floor, giving you a visual sense of the space it will occupy.

3. Consider the Layout:


Think about how you use your living room. Is it for watching TV, hosting guests, or as a kids' play area? Your activities will dictate the sofa's placement. Ensure there’s enough room to move around and that the sofa complements other furniture pieces.

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4. Optimise Seating:

Before you start sofa shopping, it’s crucial to know the dimensions of your living room. Measure the length, width, and height of the room. Don’t forget to consider the size of doorways, stairs, and hallways that your new sofa will need to pass through upon delivery.

5. Balance with Other Furniture:

Your sofa should harmonise with other pieces in the room. Consider the size and height of coffee tables, chairs, and shelves. There should be a comfortable distance between these items and your sofa to create a well-balanced space.

7. Aesthetics Matter:

Beyond size and functionality, the sofa should complement your room's aesthetic. Consider the style, colour, and material of your sofa and how it fits with your existing décor.

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Give your home plenty of appeal, with this two-seater sofa. A design inspired by traditional French looks, it features scrolled ends and antique bubbled legs.
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2 Seater Sofa with Nailhead Trim and Throw Pillows - Grey

Thickly padded on the seats and backs, with two cushions included for comfort. Linen-look upholstery looks great, with stylish studding on the front to complete.
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2-Seater Convertible Sofa Bed with Cushions & Hidden Storage - Dark Blue

Effortlessly switch from a sitting to a sleeping arrangement with the help of this practical sofa bed.
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Linen-Look Corner Sofa Bed with Storage Space - Grey

The 3-seater size is spacious for you and friends. Converts into a bed and is finished with handy storage space.
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Two-Seater Sofa with Pillow - Light Blue

The sofa comes with thick padded cushions on the back and seat, with linen upholstery and solid eucalyptus wood frame.
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8. Consider Longevity and Maintenance:

When choosing a sofa, think about its durability and ease of maintenance. Opt for high-quality fabrics and sturdy frames that promise longevity. If you have pets or children, look for sofas with removable and washable covers or materials that are easy to clean and resistant to wear and tear. This ensures that your sofa not only fits your immediate needs but also remains a valued piece in your living room for years to come.

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Selecting the right sofa is more than just picking a style you love. It involves considering the size, layout, functionality, and aesthetics of your living room. By following these tips, you can choose a sofa that not only looks great but also enhances the comfort and functionality of your living space.

Remember, the perfect sofa is one that fits your space and meets your specific needs, creating a cosy and inviting atmosphere in your home.

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