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How To Choose A Great Sofa

What is a sofa….

It’s where you relax and unwind after a long day, it’s a place to retreat with a good book in hand or it’s a place for the family to get together to watch a great movie, whatever your choice a sofa plays an important role in our lives.


Whichever way you look at it a sofa is the central focal point within a living space of any home. A sofa should make a statement and tell the story of who you are and how you live, it should be a statement piece, an object of beauty and design excellence, but also must be a functional part of the environment you have created.


The look, comfort and quality are all important elements to consider when purchasing a sofa, one is not more important than the other.



When making an investment in purchasing a sofa it’s also important to consider what you can’t see. The frame of a sofa is a significant factor, what is it made of? is it durable? how long will it last? The structure of a sofa is commonly made of solid timber. All our frames at Reality Furniture come with a 10 year warranty.



As human beings our comfort levels are different and should be an important consideration when purchasing a sofa. Foam seat and back is the most common choice and there are different comfort levels when it comes to foam. Investing a little more in your sofa may give you the option of a feather filled back cushion, this is the ultimate luxury. At Reality Furniture, we hand make all our sofas so we can customise your sofa to match your comfort level, we welcome all our customers to come and visit our showroom to test some of our sofas so we can design your sofa specifically for you.



The quality of a sofa will determine the materials used. If you are about to purchase a sofa it is always best to ask what it is made of. The quality of leather or fabric should also be considered as this is the part of the sofa that will usually wear the quickest. The use of good quality materials is very important and will ensure your sofa lasts for years to come. A good quality made sofa will also ensure ease of maintenance and care and over time.