Sofas UK 2022: best sofas and couches, and how to choose the best for your home, from velor to leather to budget Bedford News

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A new sofa should be cause for excitement, offering, as it does, the chance to introduce a distinct element of style into your home, and increase comfort levels at the same time.

The possibilities are endless – from timeless practicality to avant-garde fashionable sofas, there is something for everyone. And contrary to what you might fear, there are some great options that cost under £500.

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You probably haven’t failed to notice that sofas are available at every price imaginable. And yes, as always, spending more will likely result in a more luxurious sofa, made of tough materials and with a firmer, more durable wrapper. But there are great choices for those on a tighter budget and Wayfair are reliable.

What style should I go for?

We are wary of quoting interior trends, because in our experience, it makes more sense to buy furniture that suits your living situation, rather than buying a trendy piece that won’t blend in with the rest of your home. environment. We still have some advice.

If you’re a tenant, bright colors or more interesting prints can be a great way to introduce personality into an apartment that might otherwise not have decor to match your tastes.

Think about fabrics that you enjoy the feel of or that will serve your lifestyle.

Velvet is fantastic if you like tactility. Leather is a great choice if you live with filthy creatures, which will leave paw prints or hand prints wherever you go.

If you’re worried about the feel of leather under (ahem) bottoms, rest assured that there are deliciously soft and buttery options now, which simply get softer and better with age.

If you’re in an open-plan home or studio, consider a sofa that can act as a room divider, which can help create a sense of specific, fit-for-purpose areas without interrupting the attractive flow of an open plan. . Hall.

Small rooms and a sofa with a small footprint can create comfort without taking up what little space you have. Consider low sofas with raised legs (to let in light) – this helps suggest space in a room that is anything but.

John Lewis & Partners Draper Large 3 Seater Sofa

John Lewis & Partners Draper Large 3 Seater Sofa

Why we love it: We love a modern sofa that harkens back to tradition, and this sofa nods to Chesterfields, with its buttoned cushions, while maintaining modern comforts.

Choose from a two-, three-, four-seater or chaise longue option, it’s a reasonably priced number – the cheapest option is £1449.

But enough of that – what about comfort levels? Ooo, boy, they’re good. With high back cushions, this is a sofa for those of you who want things soft but firm. A high back provides extra support if you have an aching spine.

Not as plush as some sofas, but you’ll still be amply supported, and the seat cushions are spongy enough for when you want to spread out.

Can you customize it: Yes – in terms of size and padding

Key specs: Materials: 90 different upholstery styles available

H87 x W202 x D95cm *other sizes available*

Lennox 2-seater sofa

Lennox 2-seater sofa

Why we love it: Everything Conran Shop produces is of exceptional quality, and the Lennox 2-seater is one of the few sofas they sell at an affordable price. Made of plush velor, this is a deep and plush sofa, yet still provides enough support to care for a back or ailing back.

Sober and chic, it will adapt to almost any environment. Pretty feet in stained beech wood as well.

Can you customize it: there are 42 different color options, combined with 6 fabric options.Key specs: 178cm (w) x 78cm (h) x 91cm (d) Seat height: 45cm

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Harper sofa in old pink velvet

Why we love it: If you’re looking for a sofa you can crash into and never want to get up from, the Harper sofa is for you. With a gorgeous velvet upholstery, it’s soft to the touch, while the sofa itself is perfect for slouching on. – the inclined backrest is ideal for long periods of idleness. Nice low armrests for if you need an afternoon nap too. The shell-shaped design is as chic as ever. We like that.

Can you customize it: Absoutely. There are too many to list here, but it can be made in any color or material you can imagine. That said, we think the dusty pink velvet model is too, too gorgeous.

Key specs: It depends so much on how you chose to customize that it’s not worth going into detail here.

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Joules Fluted Sofa

Why we love it: This is a very reasonably priced sofa that, made by Joules in conjunction with DFS, will nevertheless last well (and is awfully comfortable). The Art Deco, fluted design is effortlessly cool, and by being armless, it avoids the “boxed-in” feeling that some more traditional sofas can give a room.

Can you customize it: Available in rich blue or gray.

Key specs: Materials: wooden legs Covering: Velvet Dimensions: H 79.5 x W 130 x D 68 cm

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Ritchie 3 Seater Sofa, Charcoal Gray with Rainbow Buttons

Why we love it: This mid-century Danish sofa is cheerful, fun and eye-catching, with its rainbow buttons and angular design.

With tapered solid wood legs and firm yet flexible upholstery (great for springing back), it has a decidedly modern feel and is perfect for small spaces.

Can you customize it: There are seven different, rather understated color block shades to choose from.

Key specs: Materials: foam padding, wooden legs Padding: polyester Dimensions: Height 86 cm, Width 188 cm, Depth 85 cm, Weight 38 kg

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New Houston leather 3 seater

Why we love it: Because, to be frank, it looks pretty cool. Extremely comfortable, it has a deep seat to sink into, curved armrests and chunky walnut wood legs to give it a rustic look – but still decidedly modern. Best of all, the deep, layered fiber padding makes it a joy to sit on, while the leather upholstery makes it easy to clean.

Key specs: Materials: masonite frame, wooden legs, foam padding with laminated fiber Upholstery: leather Dimensions: L221 x D101 x H84cm

Can you customize it: You have the choice between 27 different leathers, in different colours.

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Why we love it: The Rennes wouldn’t look out of place in an English mansion, but will look just as good in a family home or posh apartment. With brass capped legs, for that classic feel, it contains feathers in its padding to make it softer to sit on.

Key specs: Dimensions: 164 cm x 90 cm x 66 cm Weight: 39 kg Materials: pine and laminated structure, beech legs Filling materials: foam, feather and polyfiber

Can you customize it: Yes, with a velor, elegant wool or soft wool exterior, in a choice of several different colors – all solid colours.

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Why we love it: Inspired by a 19th century Petworth chair, the Chiddingfold has that old-school elegance, matched with today’s high-performance materials. With a Howard arm and a deep buttoned back, it looks chic, great to sit on and will forever be in style.

Key specs: Materials: Traditional hardwood frame, solid oak legs, feather wrapped foam seat cushions. The dimensions depend on the model purchased.

Can you customize it: With fabrics to choose from in velvet, linen, plain, cotton, wool and corduroy, in a choice of solid colors or patterned fabric, and as a chair, two, three or four seater – if you can dream it, they can match the Chiddingfold.

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Deni large sofa

Why we love it: Do you like sinking into your couch? The Deni is for you, sitting deep with soft cushions for good relaxation. It’s for two people who want to stretch out and relax – no fighting for couch space here.

Key specs: Dimensions: 78 X 225 X 110cm Materials: wooden structure and legs Covering: pure linen cloth

Aesthetically, its soft contours look contemporary, not stuffy, but also manage the trick of being timeless. If you like real hard floors, exposed brick and earthy tones, the Deni will probably suit you at a T.

Can you customize it: The fabric is always pure linen, but you can choose one of six solid colors, in neutral tones.

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Rondo Leather Tan 3 Seater Sofa

Why we love it: The Conran Shop proclaims that this sofa was “created as a celebration of the art of leatherworking” and my word, is that still the case.

British designer Lucy Kurrein collaborated with design house Molinari Living and the Conran Shop to create a luxury leather 3-seater sofa that’s supposed to be reminiscent of a punching bag. We think this understates this stunning piece, which is simply effortlessly glamorous.

The cushions are heavy and full, while the feet are thin and discreet. With leather so smooth you’ll be tempted to eat it, this masterpiece is ideal if you’re looking for a sofa that’s – miracle of miracles – firm and plush at the same time. If you can afford it, you won’t regret it.

Can you customize it: What, trying to improve on perfection?

Key specs: Materials: Nobilis Tegola brown leather Dimensions: 240 cm (w) x 75 cm (h) x 96 cm (d)

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