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6 Things to Think about when Buying a New Sofa

There comes a point in every home where we will begin to think about whether or not our sofa needs replacing. Anyone who has been sofa shopping will know that when the point comes, it can be more than just a little complicated.

There are lots of things to consider when replacing your sofa. Here is MY Sofa Covers’ list of the main points to think about, in hope of making the process a little easier.


Arguably the most important thing to consider when shopping for a new sofa is the size. There is nothing worse than falling in love with a piece of furniture only to find out that when you get it home, it is too large to fit.

Similarly if the sofa is too small for your family it is almost just as useless. Take measurements before you go and measure up the display sofa to ensure it will fit. You could also take a photograph of the space with you to help you visualise the sofa there before making the big purchase.


There is no right or wrong style of sofa for any room. Style is subjective and therefore totally down to personal preference. When considering the style of sofa you would like, think about the colour scheme, whether your décor is modern or classic and what the purpose of your sofa will be. Will it be used for meals, naps and cuddles or more just for decorative purposes?


The way the sofa looks, or style of the sofa, is of course very important but practicality must also be considered. If you have pets or small children a fabric sofa may not stay pretty and pristine for as long as you would hope. It is worth considering whether an easy to clean and maintain leather sofa may be more suitable for your home.


For sofas in rooms which don’t see much use, for example the dining room, comfort is not the most important element. But if the sofa will be living in your main family room, comfort is key. Try them all. Make sure your potential new sofa meets the level of comfort you want and need for your home.


Decide whether you want to replace your furniture every few years or whether you want to invest in a high quality investment piece. With an investment piece you know you will have it for many years to come. You may need to spend a little more on it but it will work out less expensive and better for the environment in the long run. Which bring us to our next and final point…

Do you even need a new sofa?

If you invested in a high quality piece of furniture initially, such as a Multiyork, you may not need a new sofa at all. A sofa well cared for and well built, can over a decade. Perhaps your cushion interiors need replacing to plump up the comfort or perhaps your covers just need replacing. Nine times out of ten, a good quality sofa can be easily revived using a couple of services.

If you think your sofa may just need a little TLC, get in touch today. MY Sofa Covers offer replacement covers and cushion interiors which can bring your sofa back to life. Contact us for your quote today!