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Best leather sofas
Best leather sofas

Fabric or Leather - Which Sofa is Best For Me?

When it comes to choosing a new sofa, a good place to start is to decide whether to purchase a fabric or leather model. To help you choose, we’ve put together the pros and cons of both. Read on to find out which type of sofa suits you best.

Blue duck feather filled sofa
Blue duck feather filled sofa

How to Choose the Right Duck Feather Filled Sofa

The days of stiff, three-piece suites with rigid foam seats are increasingly a thing of the past. Our tastes have changed, and so too have our sofa fillings. We want a super soft seat to disappear into instead of sitting on top. That’s where duck feather filled sofas come into their own.

How to decorate white walls
How to decorate white walls

18 Tips for Decorating With White Walls

White is simple and sophisticated, and when implemented correctly, white walls can give your rooms a crisp appearance that is ideal for a fresh design approach. Our 18 tips for decorating white walls will provide you with the inspiration you need.

How to clean leather
How to clean leather

How to Clean Your Leather Sofa

Whether your leather sofa is white and hideously exposing all the dirt, or black and naughtily disguising all the grime, you can learn the best methods for cleaning leather sofas, and how to keep your sofa clean in the long-run on our blog.

White fibre filled sofa
White fibre filled sofa

Sofa Fillings: Fibre, Foam, & Feather

Whilst the style and fabric of your sofa may be important now, it is the comfort that will, in time, lead you to consider your faithful sofa as an old friend. There are three different main types of filling that are commonly used in sofas: foam, fibre and feather. There are also numerous hybrids and quirky variations.

history of the sofa
history of the sofa

A History of the Sofa in 30 Seconds

Of course, we’re a little bit barmy about sofas. It’s what we make, it’s what we sell, and it’s who we are. But, it seems lots of other people have had a thing for sofas, too, over the years. So much so that we decided to put together a short history. 

14 Hobbies to Take Up From Your Sofa
14 Hobbies to Take Up From Your Sofa

14 Hobbies to Take Up From Your Sofa

Free time is precious, a chance to relax or develop your interests outside of work. So, when you get a moment to yourself, why not try something different or something you've been meaning to do for ages? There are plenty of hobbies waiting to be taken up – and many don't even require leaving the house!

How to Sell Your Old Sofa
How to Sell Your Old Sofa

How to Sell Your Old Sofa

There are many possible reasons for wanting to replace an old sofa. Perhaps it’s tired and worn, no longer big enough to accommodate your family, or just downright unfashionable! While finding a new sofa is fun, what do you do with the old one? We've got you covered. 

Dark sofa vs light sofa
Dark sofa vs light sofa

How to Choose Between Dark Sofas and Light Sofas

Are you struggling to choose between a dark sofa and a light sofa? You're not alone. In fact, it’s one of the hardest decisions for sofa-seekers to make. It all depends on your lifestyle, personal taste, where the sofa will be, and whether it complements your design style.

Steel blue modern velvet sofa
Steel blue modern velvet sofa

Designing Your Home with Velvet Sofas

Deep-coloured velvet fabrics are the hottest new trend in interiors – and with a naturally cosy and luxurious feel, velvet is the ideal choice for your sofa. Discover all the different looks you can achieve with our new opulent range of velvets.

How to tell real leather from fake
How to tell real leather from fake

How to Identify if a Sofa is Made From Real Leather

Telling good leather from bad leather, or more fundamentally real leather from fake leather, can seem like a daunting task. However, it may not be as hard as you think. All you need to do is look for a few tell tale clues, such as feel, grain, and backing.

Neutral loose cover 3 seater sofa
Neutral loose cover 3 seater sofa

A Secret Guide to Loose Cover Sofas

In and out of fashion and trend magazines, loose cover sofas have seen a revival in recent years - and for good reason. With removable covers, you can easily clean and pop them into the washing machine, giving your sofa a fresh look in a matter of hours. Discover other benefits of loose cover sofas on our blog.

Traditional gold velvet sofa
Traditional gold velvet sofa

Elegant Home Design Ideas with a Gold Sofa

Yellow, mustard, saffron, honey - there are many beautiful shades of gold for an elegant home. But, which one is right for you? Well, it depends whether you're seeking bold and empowering decor or elegant and luxurious decor. We've compiled some tips to get you started.

Painting wooden furniture
Painting wooden furniture

How to Paint Wooden Cabinets & Furniture: 14 Steps

Upcycling is all the rage right now, and painting wooden furniture is a great way to give an old cabinet or other wooden piece a new lease of life. We've compiled 14 critical steps to painting wooden furniture, including how to select the right paint, prepare, and achieve the perfect finish.

Linen 3 seater sofa from sofasofa
Linen 3 seater sofa from sofasofa

SofaSofa's Guide to Small Sofas

Finding the right sofa for a small living space can be a difficult task. You must find a way to comfortably fit your sofa without sacrificing function or comfort. We've outlined the considerations and preparations it takes in order to ensure you make the right decision.