4 things to consider when buying a sofa

October 19, 2015

Even knowing when it’s time to buy a new sofa, whether you’re replacing an old one or making a first purchase, can be a difficult decision. It may have been comfortable and you’ll happily sit on it for another few years but perhaps your needs have changed or it is the odd thing out in your living room. Here at Russell Francis we’ve put together the four most important things you should consider when buying a new sofa.


Finding a sofa you like won’t be too difficult. You’ll be drawn to what you already know and the colours you like. There are plenty of things to consider when regarding style whether its scatter backs or solid frames, leather or fabric upholstery, neutral colours with colourful soft furnishings or a bold sofa. If you enjoy reading on the sofa you might prefer something with a taller back rest or perhaps a reclining function so you can put your feet up. Maybe you would be the option of changing your sofa’s cover for a different look or for laundering, we stock a range of stylish Collins & Hayes sofas, which include the Lavinia, model with removable covers.

Size and function

This is perhaps the most important thing to consider. Many people love the idea of a corner group, they’re great for families and social occasions but due to their size and shape, they can be difficult to fit in a room without making compromises. Another thing to consider is who will be using it, large sofas are great for large families, whereas small two-seater and snuggle chairs are good for couples.

Colour and Pattern

What’s great about the sofas we sell is that you can literally have them in almost any colour you want. There are hundreds of different colour choices, patterns and leathers. Some prefer to have contrasting but matching suites - where the sofa is in one colour and an armchair is bought in a pattern of the same colour.
Duresta have a fantastic array of colours and patterns from royal reds and gold to casual blues and browns, whereas Stressless offer wonderful leather options up to the highest quality in neutral and bold tones.


Buying furniture is a major investment in your home so you want to make sure that whatever you choose will live up to your expectations and make your investment worthwhile. We only stock the best of British and European manufactured sofas, chairs and recliners guaranteeing you that you can find the perfect sofa that meets your requirements in our store in Market Harborough.

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