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Luxury Fabric Sofas - What To Consider When Buying

Luxury fabric sofas are widely available today, presenting you with the perfect way to add some style and comfort to your living room. However, how do you choose the right sofa for you? With so many different styles to select from, it can be difficult to know where to start. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the different factors to consider. The first thing you need to consider is the size of the sofa. Measure the space that you have available to you. You wouldn’t believe how many people buy luxury sofas, only to discover that they don’t fit or that they look too cramped in the room.

You also need to consider the design of the backs and the seats of luxury designer sofas. Generally, you can choose between a cushion back, scatter back or fixed back. A cushion back sofa is the conventional look of a British sofa, featuring two or three box-sided cushions of an equal size. A scatter back cushion features a unique arrangement of loose cushions, providing a more informal style; while a fixed back frame is one that is upholstered and sprung itself, rather than having cushions. You can then choose between fixed seats and cushion seats. The arm and leg designs are another consideration. In broad terms, you can choose between square, flared, Howard and scroll arms.

When buying luxury sofas online, some of the most popular leg frames include glides (that is, those with no visible feet), sabre legs, plinth, bun feet, turned legs and stiletto legs, which are thin and modern. When choosing a leg design, it largely comes down to the appearance. Stiletto legs are more contemporary; while turned legs are ideal if you are looking for a traditional style of sofa. Other considerations include the filling and suspension, which will determine the comfort and durability of the sofa. Popular fillings include feather, fibre and foam. Suspensions include webbing, fish mouth spring, serpentine, eight-way hand tied spring, pocket spring and coil spring.

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Think about how your room will be used. How you are planning to use the room indicates the type of fabrics you should consider when choosing your sofa. The living room is the heart of the home, whether you choose to lounge with family every day or only use it to celebrate with friends on special occasions. The right fabric will have an impact on your decision-making process. Fabric sofas come in all combinations and textures. Textured wool blends and velvets may elevate an otherwise ordinary room into luxury. However, they may require professional cleaning if the room is a busy one frequented by pets and small handprints. Selecting the wrong colour for the fabric you like can be a big mistake. It is always sensible to request a fabric sample so that you can look at it against wall colour, sunlight in the room, curtains and other soft furnishings. Also think about the floor coverings - is the colour too similar to the carpet? Does the smooth hardwood floor require a contrast in texture? Pick out a few similar colour combinations and a selection of textures. Contact our Customer Service team through our online chat or call +44 (0) 203 904 6888 to request a wide range of free fabric samples.

Needless to say, you will also need to think about the material of the sofa: primarily, do you want a leather or fabric sofa? Colour choice is something else to keep in mind. By considering all of these aspects, you will be able to find the perfect sofa for you. The only thing you need to do is find a luxury furniture company with a wide range of stunning sofas to choose from. Luckily, you don’t need to search far, as this is exactly what you will find at Tulip Interiors Ltd. From modern to classic luxury sofas, we have something for everyone at