One of the reasons we decided to move out into the country was we could afford to buy a house with more space. We loved living in Hampton Wick, but if we were to buy there we’d be lucky to afford a one bedroom flat. Having made the move to Whitchurch we had gained space but one downside of this is our furniture was purchased for a small flat and doesn’t fit. We have therefore decided that it is time to buy a new sofa, well actually a pair of sofas.
We are looking to buy a two seater and a three-seater sofa for the living room, we will compliment these with a couple of accent chairs so we should be able to seat six comfortably. Having gone around several show rooms we managed to decide on style we like – a classic and mid-century inspired. Other considerations were the fabric choices, sizes and availability.
In no particularly order here are our finalists:
Iggy Sofa Three Seater in Taupe Brushed Linen Cotton £1640 Sofa.com
Sofa.com offer a great selection with loads of fabric options. This Iggy sofa met many of our requirements but was probably a bit over our budget.
Paddington Extra Large in Woodstock Linen £1123 Sofa & Stuff
From Sofa & Stuffs pronto range, this Paddington sofa is the right style and size. The pronto range has less fabrics to choose from, but we are after a neutral finish so we managed to find something that would work. We love the style of this sofa, especially the button sofa backs.
Bond St 3 Seater in Denbirgh Ecru £939 Furniture Village
The Bond St Sofa fitted the bill in terms of size and budget, we also loved the Denbirgh Fabric option. A classic and elegant style but missing the mid-century vibe we like.
Cricket 3 Seater in Allure Chocolate Mix £749 Sofology
Sofology was a revelation to us, they had a great range at a reasonable price. The Cricket caught our eye with its mid-century styling. Size wise was a touch too large for us and we weren’t massively keen on the fabric options but overall a great sofa.
Dexter Large 2 Seater Sofa In Oakford Chalk £1569.00 Multiyork
We are probably a bit bias as our godson is called Dexter! We like the simplicity of this style, but not as strongly mid-century as other options, and a bit over budget.
Halston 3 Seater in Pebble Weave £599 Made.com
The Budget option from Made.com. In many ways, this could be a good option, but is only available in limited sizes and fabric options so not quite right.
After looking at lots of options we think we are going to go with the Paddington from Sofa & Stuff. It is the right combination of Price, Size, Style and fabric choices. We will probably buy the sofa soon, although having said that our dishwasher has just given up the ghost that is a priority first!
What do you think, what is your favourite sofa?