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Guide to buying upholstered furniture Part 1


When choosing the style of your sofa think not only of your decor but also about how you use your sofa – how do you like to sit? Or do you like to lounge on your sofa with your feet up? Or perhaps you like to recline?

When looking at sofas don’t be afraid to try these different seating positions and take along those in your family who will be using it daily so they can test it too – if you have a large family you may want to see if you can all fit on it for example.

Also when choosing a style consider what shape will best suit your room. For example, a modular corner sofa works well in open spaces that need dividing.


Think about the size and proportions of the furniture you are looking at. Something very large may end up dwarfing the other furniture in your room.

At Multiyork we offer a wide range of sizes from small to grande to suit many different spaces. However, if you are unsure about how a particular sofa will fill a space a simple tip is to lay a newspaper on the floor marking out the area of your sofa to make sure it feels right.

Remember that it is very important to take accurate measurements of your living space. Measure and re-measure and don’t forget to check that the piece will also fit through any doors. If you think you may have difficulty manoeuvering it’s best to look for furniture that can be dismantled – many of our larger sofas come with this option.


Comfort is a very personal thing and so it is recommended you try one of ‘tester sofas’ in-store to get a feel for the different filling types available.

When choosing your cushion fillings it is also important to remember that some, such as our Multiwrap cushions give a pristine and maintenance free look whilst feather cushions with their sumptuous comfort will need a bit more attention as they look their best if they are regularly plumped.

Also remember to consider the depth of seating as people of different heights will find different depths offer different degrees of comfort.

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