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Fabric Sofas

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The type of sofa in a living room reveals a lot about the style and character of the owner. People who prefer leather sofas love tasteful and elegant items that are durable. On The other hand, a person who prefers a fabric sofa is willing to take a chance and experiment with fabrics to get a unique look that expresses their individual taste. They are also likely to be risk takers in other areas of their lives. Fabric sofas have been around for long but they seem to have attracted a renewed interest lately. Some of the reasons that have led to this preference for fabric sofas include;

Variety of Choice

One of the most powerful attractions of fabrics on sofas is the variety of choice available. One can get numerous fabrics available in every colour and texture to suit their taste. Fabrics also make it easy to match with the décor of the living room, one can get the exact colour and pattern to achieve the perfect look. It is also possible to tailor the fabrics in to any design you want. Being flexible, fabrics give you more leeway in adapting unique and trendy designs.


It has been said that fabric sofas are not long lasting, this cannot be further from the truth. The durability of fabric sofas is dependent on the type of material used. There are some really tough materials that can withstand heavy usage and last for years.

Ease of Cleaning

One of the reasons usually mentioned against fabric sofas is that they are difficult to clean. One can get around this by having removable covers which are easy to clean. All one has to do is remove them and wash them along with the rest of the laundry at home. There are also some fabric protection products in the market that you can wash the material with and they provide the fabric with an invisible protective layer.

While shopping around for a good fabric sofa, there are a few other considerations to look at. The size of your living room will determine they design of the sofa. If the room is small then you should look for a compact design while the pattern on the fabric should also be small. If you choose a fabric with large patterns, it may make your living room appear smaller than it really is. A large living room can accommodate all types of designs and fabric patterns. Another important consideration is the number of cushions on the sofa and whether you prefer them attached or loose. The number of cushions will determine the type of fabric you choose. If you prefer loose cushions, then you should use tough and durable fabrics with less prominent patterns. On the other hand, if your cushions are few and attached to the seat, you can be more adventurous in terms of the patterns and fabric.

One reason that makes fabrics easy to work with is that should you choose to redecorate, fabrics are a cheaper option compared to other materials. With so many patterns coming up daily, you will find something fresh and trendy when you seek to change your décor. You can make your choice of fantastic fabric sofas right here and give your living room a completely new look.

Corner Sofa

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If you are living in your starter home or an apartment in a big city and are considering furnishing your living room, the limitation of space will affect how you go about it. You are likely to go for items that allow you to maximize on the available floor space. There are many types of sofas and each has its own advantages. A corner sofa is the best option for you because not only does it make the room seem larger than it actually is, it also looks good. Because you place the corner sofa at the corner of the room, it leaves you with some extra space to arrange other items. The typical corner sofa comes in an L-shape and fits comfortably in your living room. It is however important to have the exact dimensions of your room before making a purchase to ensure a perfect fit. Although corner sofas create extra space in small rooms, they can also be a good option for large rooms. When placed in large rooms, the sofas are usually longer than the ordinary sofa and offer an ideal resting place for a person looking to lie down and stretch their body.

There are many other reasons for opting for a corner sofa.

One of the most important reasons is the fact that they make the living room appear more open. This is good for relaxing because the mind gets the impression you have more freedom to move around, hence you feel more relaxed. While the traditional sofa arrangement leaves some space in the corner unoccupied, the corner seat utilizes all available space.  For a family and guests alike, the corner seats have a touch of intimacy which is a good way to promote more conversations. In case you have some unexpected guest, you can have them sleep comfortably on the corner sofa. With so many corner sofa options available, you cannot fail to find something suitable for you. The only other factor that can influence your choice is the budget available. However, you are likely to find something that falls within your budget range. You also have the option of choosing from a wide range of materials and colours to match you overall style and décor.

As you go about looking for the ideal corner sofa, the material you choose will determine the durability of your seats. Leather is a good option for a long lasting sofa, while some fabrics types are equally durable. If you prefer colourful prints, fabric sofas are the way to go. The support structure of your sofa is also important and it is always wise to ask about the type of wood used. Although hardwoods are expensive they are durable and if you ever need to change the look of the seat, you can use a different material on the same structure. The number and size of cushions will influence the comfort of the sofa. While some prefer a few large cushions others love smaller cushions. It all depends on your personal choice and preference. If you would like to purchase high quality corner sofas, we have a wide range in stock and you are likely to find one that you will absolutely love.

Leather Sofas

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In any living room, the sofa is one of the most prominent features. The type of sofa in the room forms the first impression about the house to a visitor. For the residents, the sofa provides the much needed rest and relief after a hard day’s work. The sofa can also in a way affect your overall mood. If you have a comfortable sofa in cool and relaxing colours, your mind will feel at ease the moment you enter the room because your subconscious associates the sofa with relaxation. The choice of the sofa therefore has many implications including some which are not so obvious. One of the best sofa types you can go for is a leather sofa because leather adds a certain level of warmth in a room and has a cosy feel about it. There are a few more compelling reasons to choose leather sofas and they include;

Great appearance

Leather has a timeless elegance about it and appears alive in a room. It is nice to look at and seems more refined than ordinary fabrics. If properly maintained and polished, it looks radiant and adds character to a living room. Although leather has for a long time been associated with the rich, there are now many affordable leather types available in a range of exciting colours. If you choose a leather sofa in neutral colours, it will look good on any décor and will still match with new colours if you choose to redecorate.


Leather is one of the most durable materials to use for a sofa. It can last for many years and the most appealing character of leather is that is looks better with time. It also does not lose its original shape easily unlike other materials.

Easy to maintain

One of the best features of a leather sofa is the fact that it is so easy to clean. A good wipe with a damp piece of cloth cleans leather effectively. If you would like it to last longer, you can purchase a leather polish to use occasionally and it will look as good as new for a long time. Another good reason for keeping it leather is the fact that it is resistant to most household stains. If you spill wine or any other drink on a leather sofa, some mild warm water and detergent should clean the stain completely. In the event of a cut or crack, leather is easy to repair.

Good for a family with pets

Many households have a family pet. However, pet odour and fur can be a problem if you have cats and dogs. Leather is the perfect material for you because it does not absorb pet odours and is resistant to fur. A simple wide after the pet has slept on the sofa is enough to keep it looking good.


If you are one of the people who care about using eco-friendly materials from renewable sources, leather fits perfectly in that group. It does not harm the environment and its source is renewable. It is also a material that appeals to all genders, which is a good compromise in a household.

If you are looking for well designed leather sofa sets, you have come to the right place. We have a wide range of comfortable traditional and modern sofa designs for your choice. You also have the option of choosing from our wide range of attractive colours to suit your home décor.

Recliner Chairs

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In the journey of life, it is the little comforts that make it more enjoyable. By taking time to have that cup of coffee with a true friend, watching that hit movie and treating yourself to a new pair of shoes, these simple actions are good for your well being. One of the things you can do to give you small pleasures at home is to reward yourself with a recliner chair. This chair with an adjustable back will give you a movie theatre feel as you watch TV or as you sit back and enjoy reading your favourite book. Apart from comfort, a recliner chair offers some more benefits that include;

Offers back pain relief

Recliners are known to offer back pain relief to people who suffer from regular backache. When one reclines, the pressure on their back is spread evenly on the entire back as opposed to just the lower back which is the case while sitting in an upright position. This allows the muscles on the back to relax leading to a relief of the tension on the back.  Also when one lifts their feet off the ground, they experience a better circulation of blood which is good for the entire body.

Stress relief

Apart from the usual sleep at night, it is a good idea to take some time to relax in a comfortable position. This period of relaxation is good for stress relief. It also allows you recharge your batteries and will definitely improve your concentration at work.

Good for Pregnancy

For pregnant women, finding a good position to relax is not easy. Fortunately, a recliner seat offers the ideal position for them to relax. It distributes their weight and spreads the pressure leading to a relaxed feeling.

As you purchase this comfortable chair, there are a few things worth considering. The colour of the chair is important to match your existing décor. The good news is that the recliner is available in numerous colours to match your preference.  You may want to consider a durable material because the recliner chair will likely be your favourite seat for a long time. Because reclining chairs need a bit more space than the ordinary chair, you should measure and identify the best location to place your chair. Recliners are available in a number of options such as diverse reclining mechanisms, cup holders, centre console and fold-down options. You may also want to look for a chair with massage options especially if your back has a problem. Because you will spend quite some time on the seat, you can choose one with drawers for keeping the items you use on a regular basis. If you prefer a fabric material, you may opt for a material treated to make it resistant against stains. In case you like to spend quality time with your partner, a love recliner chair for two is the perfect way to relax after a hard day’s work.  The general rule is that the number of features available on a chair determines its price. Those with more features are more expensive. However because of their popularity, recliner chairs offer a wide range of choice. If you are looking for the best recliner chairs in the market, you can contact us for a variety of choice and chairs that come with many appealing features.

Sofa Beds

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It is a fact that every resource available is scarce. It is therefore important for one to make good use of the available resources to maximize on their benefits. Living space has become a precious resource that should be maximized. If you live in a small house, it is a good idea to invest in furniture that makes good use of the available space. Sofa beds are a sensible choice because of their two main functions which offer economy of space. During the day the sofa bed can be used as a comfortable chair and at night it can be converted to a nice bed. You can get many benefits from purchasing a sofa bed.

If you are the type of family that loves having guests around, a sofa bed is a good solution for their sleeping needs. They can relax during the day and sleep at night on the same space. Some sofa beds come with mattresses that you can deflate when you do not have to use them. This is a perfect solution that allows you to have the best of both worlds whenever you need to. Some people love convertible furniture because it is easier to alter the look of a room whenever they feel like. As you go about choosing the best sofa bed for your needs, one of the most important considerations is the size of your room. The sofa bed should be able to fit comfortably when converted to a bed. If you have to convert it by yourself, you should choose a sofa bed type that is easy to work with. Some mechanisms are easy to use while others require a lot of strength. You should therefore take your time and test its spreading process before you make a purchase.

The position of the sofa bed in your room is important. You should keep in mind that due to the weight of the sofa bed occasioned by the mattress, mechanism and the sofa itself. It should therefore be positioned in a place you do not have to move it often. Ideally, you should also be able to spread the bed without having to move it from its position. On the same note, the furniture placed in front of the sofa bed should be light and easy to move. A coffee table is ideal because it does not require much effort to move. As you make the purchase, you should also ensure the mattress is of high quality. Comfort is an important factor and you should be totally satisfied with the comfort of the mattress before making the purchase. While making the purchase, it is a good idea to look for a mattress with a standard size. This will ensure it fits all your beddings and you do not have to look for new ones. No doubt the design of the sofa bed should be compatible with the rest of the items in the room. Matching décor is important to give your room a harmonized look. The material of the sofa bed should be compatible with your needs. If you prefer fabrics over leather, then a good strong fabric can offer you good service. For all your sofa bed needs, we welcome you to contact us and enjoy a wide variety of choice.