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Trendy sofas for your living room

Trendy Sofas For Your Living Room

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.

Peter H 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 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.

Huntingdon furniture for your living room

Using Furniture to Bring the Most Out of Your Living Room

Sourcing and arranging the right furniture for your living room can seem like a daunting task, but with a bespoke furniture shop in Huntingdon, P H Gammons make the task that bit easier. With our great range of furnishings, you’ll be sure to find the perfect materials and finishes. After sourcing the right furniture, bringing the most out of your living room comes down to arranging it correctly. Not only will the room be more functional, but it will also feel more spacious and aesthetically pleasing. Here are some tips for choosing and placing furniture that will breathe new life into a familiar space.

Sourcing the Finest Wooden Furniture in Huntingdon

When picking your furniture and upholstery, you may be wary of diversifying wood tones. With the variety of furniture in Peterborough for sale, there’s no need to restrict your decorative options. Mixing different woods and wood tones is a good decorative decision. However, it’s best to establish one wood as the dominant tone. As a starting point, this could be the same tone as the wooden floor if you have one, or simply the largest piece of wooden furniture in the room. With a main wood tone anchoring the room’s aesthetic, you can then opt for smaller furnishings with different tones for variety. One way to ensure wood matches is to choose the same undertone, whether it’s warm or cold. Though this may not be an exact match, the two different, yet complementary tones will prove a stylish addition to the living room.

Perfecting the Placement of Huntingdon Furniture

With tones picked, it’s time to think about placement. One especially important thing to consider is the room’s focal point, whether this is a fireplace, window, or television. Establishing a focal point will help you arrange sofas and tables. As well as this, it’s advisable to keep furniture away from the walls. After all, upholstered furniture often looks just as good from the back as the front. Leaving space between the walls and your sofas will help a room feel, well, roomier.

Alongside this, you need to think about the corners of a room. Empty corners will be a conspicuous part of any living room, so it’s important to make use of this space. Whilst keeping furniture away from sidewalls is a handy tip to follow, placing small furniture into corners is a great way to use the space. A small seat or corner shelf is a popular option. Even simpler things like a plant, a screen, or even just a leaning object can work wonders too.

Whatever your furniture needs and living room plans, PH Gammons have the bespoke furniture in Huntingdon to meet your design needs. From fine wood furniture, to luxurious upholstery, you’ll find everything you need to get the most out of your living room’s space. Please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team at PH Gammons.