The Sofa Factory's guide to buying sofas for small spaces
13th October 2014
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At the end of a long day, there is nothing better than turning on the TV, falling into your big, comfy sofa and putting your feet up.

However, if you're one of the many who have a rather 'cosy' living room (and in cosy we mean teeny tiny!), you may be finding it almost impossible to find a sofa you like that doesn't completely dominate the room.

Firstly, remember that there are lots of reasons to be thankful for a small living room. It's cosy and intimate and it takes very little time to heat up in the colder months. Plus a smaller room usually means less time cleaning. Win!

But it does mean that you have to extra smart with your space to ensure that you make the most out of your room. For example, perhaps a huge four-seater sofa isn't the best idea!

thebestof Wolverhampton thought it best to get advice from the experts, so we had a word with the team at the Sofa Factory Outlet and Manufacturer Wolverhampton, who kindly shared their top tips for buying a the right sofa for a small space.

Get your dimensions right!

Sounds simple, right? You'd be surprised at how many people visit a showroom such as the Sofa Factory in Wolverhampton with no idea how large or small their living room is! Not only that, but you need to factor in doors, radiators (ideally you don't want a sofa in front of your room's main heat source) and any other obstructions.

Plus you need to put a little thought into the dimensions. Just because a sofa will fit the space doesn't mean it'll look good if it completely dominates the room.


You will also want to consider any other furniture that will remain in the room. If you have elegant, petite side tables and chairs, a hulking great leather sofa is likely to look good alongside them.

And finally, make sure you can actually fit the sofa into the living room in the first place! Measure your doors and if you are uncertain whether you can get it through the hall, look into alternative options like bringing it in through the back or in certain cases, taking a window out.

How many seats will you need?

Do you really need three or four seats? Two seater sofas are usually available in most ranges and are usually very generous, so you can often get three people on it at a push.

However, you must bear in mind that a lot of two seaters are just as deep as their larger counterparts, so you will still need to be careful with those dimensions.

What about a corner sofa?

Depending on your room's shape, a corner sofa can provide you with the space you need without having to have a settee and separate chair. Choosing a corner sofa that curves around the space also means you won't end up feeling like you're staring at the opposite wall.

Tricks of the trade

According to the team at the Sofa Factory Outlet and Manufacturer Wolverhampton, it just takes a little creative thinking to make the most out of your room. In fact, by picking the right style of sofa, you can actually create the illusion of space.

For example, a low-backed settee will create an illusion of height. A sofa with slender arms immediately looks less bulky. If you're lacking storage space, opt for a sofa with a gap underneath and you can then store books, toys etc in stylish boxes or crates.

Visit the Sofa Factory Outlet and Manufacturer Wolverhampton

Located on Thomas Street, Wolverhampton, the Sofa Factory Outlet and Manufacturer Wolverhampton is the place to choose for high quality, great value sofas of all shapes and sizes.

If you have a tiny living room and are pulling your hair out at the 'standard' settee dimensions, the Sofa Factory Outlet and Manufacturer Wolverhampton will be a breath of fresh air. With its made to measure, handmade sofas, you can choose the exact measurements to suit your room, whether it's a low back, slender arms, two seater option or corner sofa. Plus you have the choice of more than 2,000 fabrics at no extra cost!

All sofas at the Sofa Factory Outlet and Manufacturer Wolverhampton are handmade by skilled craftsmen in the Black Country and are guaranteed up to ten years.

Don't be scuppered by a challenging living room – with the help of the Sofa Factory Outlet and Manufacturer Wolverhampton, you'll soon find that ideal settee without having to make any compromises.

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