Sofa Buying Guide: Room Décor, Leather and Fabrics

Top Tip 2: Room Décor, leather and fabrics.

There’s a lot to think about when buying a sofa, so we have put together this series of top tips: sofa-buying guide, to help you find your perfect sofa.


Think about your current room décor and whether it is likely to change in the near future. If you consider yourself as a bit of a Kelly Hoppen, and like to update your colour patterns often, consider buying a neutral coloured sofa that can easily adapt to its surroundings.

Or perhaps you have young children or grandchildren, then a darker colour may be more practical.

Leather or fabric?

You need to decide on a covering to complete your new sofa’s look. All of our fabrics and leathers are rigorously checked and carefully chosen for their quality, soft touch and durability. Would you prefer leather or fabric?

Some things to consider:
• If you prefer luxury material that is beautifully soft, perhaps chenille would be perfect for you.
• Consider whether you need a material that is easier to clean and with care will stand the test of time.

Our fabrics

We offer a huge range of soft fabrics to suit your home, but whichever of our 120 soft fabrics you choose, you can be sure of their quality. We go to great lengths to find the very best materials. Our fabrics are handpicked for their softness and durability, ensuring lasting beauty for years to come.

Our leather

If you are looking for a leather sofa, you should seek quality leather that wears well. All our leather is sourced and treated by an Italian tanner, who supplies premium quality car brands and fashion houses. You can choose from 29 colours and two different types of leather finish.

Why not request a fabric or leather swatch online for free? Choose up to six swatches to add to your favourites and just click to order. Or flick through our full swatch book in store, so you can see and feel the difference for yourself.

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