How To Choose A Sofa

A sofa is one of the most important pieces of furniture you will buy for your home, so you'll want to make sure you get it right. We've put together a few things to consider, to ensure you make the best decision.

MEASURE
Measure the space where you want your sofa to go. If you are nervous about what size will work in your space, measure it out with masking tape on the floor or bits of newspaper. Also, check your access. If there are narrow doorways, hallways or stairs to navigate, then take these into consideration. If this is potentially an issue, consider a sofa that has removable legs or a modular one that comes in sections. Evaluate the space around the sofa too. We'd advise going as big as you can but make sure to leave enough space to circulate comfortably.

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY
On average a sofa lasts between 7 and 15 years. There is therefore no point in simply guessing how it might feel. You'll be lounging on it daily for years and years, so really consider it as an investment and make sure that you know you like how it feels. We have a selection of sofas that you can stretch out on at Maven. We'll even make you a cuppa to enjoy whilst you try them out for size.

FABRIC
Choose a fabric that fits with your scheme and also your lifestyle. If you need a hand with this, take a few photos of your room and our team can make some recommendations. All sofas at Maven come in a wide variety of fabrics and we offer customers a free swatch service. Choose a few samples and we will arrange to have them sent to your home to let you compare with colours and fabrics that you already have in your space.

We also offer a delivery service. Our friendly, two man team will deliver your sofa at a convenient time, install it in your room, assemble it if required and remove the packaging. We can give you a quote for this based on where you live.

We delivered the Mags sofa below to our customer Cathy McFadden in Dublin this week and received this lovely feedback - 'I mostly wanted to write to tell you that your customer service is second to none. You are the reason people should shop independent. Your patience is a credit to you and we thoroughly enjoyed shopping with you'.

If you're considering a new sofa, please do call in. Our experienced, knowledgeable and friendly team are here to help. Bring in your measurements and we'll make some recommendations for your space.


Hay Mags Modular Sofa in Linara | Cathy’s home, Dublin

Hay Mags Modular Sofa in Linara | Cathy’s home, Dublin

Muuto Rest Sofa & Pouf in Hallingdal alongside HAY About a Lounge, Ottoman and Muuto Stacked & Pull Lamps | MAVEN Customer, Malone

Muuto Rest Sofa & Pouf in Hallingdal alongside HAY About a Lounge, Ottoman and Muuto Stacked & Pull Lamps |
MAVEN Customer, Malone

Patricia McGinnis