Often the social hub of family life, your living room is one of the most frequented spaces in your home. (Yes, you spend a lot of time in the bedroom, but mostly asleep!). The living room is also where you are likely to entertain. This important room needs to reflect your good taste, and offer an inviting and comfortable welcome. Sofas are integral to the way your own living room makes you feel; a reputable sofa shop will help you to achieve this.
PH Gammons is a family-owned business founded in 1959. Over the years we have acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of home furnishing. Feel free to use our guide to help you choose the right sofa for your home.
Choosing the right sofa
Looking for sofas in Peterborough? Not sure where to turn? Relax, you’re in safe hands with PH Gammons. Below are our top tips on choosing your new sofa.
Slipcovered sofas: Slipcovered sofas have many advantages, not least of which is the fact that they are easy to keep clean. Simply remove the covers and put them through the wash. This is an important consideration in a home that includes animals and/or children. Covers also make your sofa highly adaptable if you decide to redecorate your living room. A change of style or colour can easily be matched with a new set from your sofa shop. You can also use slipcovers to blend your sofa with other furniture.
Leather sofas: Not only does a leather sofa look beautiful and stylish, it also offers terrific durability. Certainly, this is important where children and pets are concerned. Leather will retain its appearance for far longer than fabric, being more resistant to wear and colour fade. A leather sofa will even improve with age, acquiring an attractive shabby chic appearance that ageing fabric simply cannot match. Leather can also cope with the majority of spills, and is easy to wipe clean.
Sectional sofas: Not everyone’s living room is a conventional shape. A sectional sofa provides an effective solution to this problem, offering much more flexible positioning. In a small room a sectional sofa will help create space by fitting within corners. In an open plan space you can use a sectional sofa to define your living area and your dining area. Sectional sofas are also great for naps, and provide additional comfortable sleeping space for stay-overs.
What to look for in a quality sofa
A traditional timber frame is strong enough to withstand the rigours of everyday life. Along with robust, craftsman-made joints, this will allow the sofa to hold its shape. Cushion fillings should offer comfort, but also provide a good level of support. Good suspension is also important, and quality sofas are tested for their resistance to frequent use. Finally, the upholstery (or leather) should feel luxurious and of high quality.
Here at PH Gammons we have a range of quality sofas in stock. Pay us a visit for some ideas or friendly advice, or call us for more information.