If the living area sets the scene of an interior, the sofa is the undisputed star of the show. A subtle shift in seat or back height, arm thickness, sprung or loose cushion upholstery can change the tone of a home entirely. Consider your style carefully as this will be a piece you may live with for decades. Comfort is crucial, and fabric choice even more so if you share your home with children and pets.
Measure up your living space and try taping out your preferred dimensions on the floor; this will help you better understand the scale and proportions. You should look for longevity and luxury in this investment piece, and pair it with statement armchairs, coffee or side tables. Scatter cushions and throws are your go-to accessories – take colour cues from an artwork or an area rug in the room.