Interior design tips from the sofa experts

05-02-2010 15:43 (0 comments)

How to choose the right sofa for your living room.

English-Sofas has a range of sofa beds produce by Flame who are part of the Tetrad group. Tetrad have a long history within the British furniture industry and with this experience, what advice can they offer anyone looking to bring a new sofa into their home?

 

Light coloured walls

 

Think about contrasting them with bolder furniture colours to make an individual statement.

 

Vibrant colours on walls

 

They can overpower furniture and make a room feel smaller. It is definitely better to use lighter tones if you don’t want your furniture to be ignored.

 

Use paint charts or magazines for inspiration

 

These are useful when you want a colour scheme for the whole room, not just the walls. Correctly used, they will help you choose “a harmonious group of colours” which suit “your furniture and other room accessories.”

 

Materials

 

The materials you choose make a statement. Plush velvets and chenilles add luxury, while cottons and other natural fibres provide the utilitarian and functional feel.  

 

Cushions

 

Here’s an easy way to introduce another colour to your room. The word is patterned cushions are popular and can brighten up a room.

 

Leather

 

Brown or lighter colour leather will suit most rooms, while black leather tends to fit with ultra modern, minimalist interiors. 

 

Options

 

Two 2-seater sofas may suit a smaller room better than one 3-seater and armchair and offer more flexibility.

 

Final advice

 

Sofas can often look bigger in your home than in the showroom so measure your living space carefully.

 

English Leather Sofas provides a wide range of Traditional Chesterfield Leather Sofas, Designer Leather Sofas, Italian leather Sofas and Leather Sofa beds at highly competitive prices.

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